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The Secrets She Carried

(2013)
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When a young woman returns to North Carolina after a thirty-year absence, she finds that the once grand tobacco plantation she called home holds more secrets than she ever imagined.

Though Peak Plantation has been in her family for generations, Leslie Nichols can't wait to rid herself of the farm left to her by her estranged grandmother Maggie - and with it the disturbing memories of her mother's death, her father's disgrace, and her unhappy childhood. But Leslie isn't the only one with a claim to Peak.

Jay Davenport, Peak's reclusive caretaker, has his own reasons for holding onto the land bequeathed to him by Leslie's grandmother. Before she died, Maggie hinted at a terrible secret surrounding Adele Laveau, a lady's maid who came to Peak during the 1930s and died under mysterious circumstances. Jay is haunted by Maggie's story, yet the truth eludes him - until Leslie uncovers a cryptically marked grave on the property.

As they delve into the mystery of Adele's death, Leslie and Jay discover shocking secrets that extend deep into the roots of Leslie's family tree - secrets that have the power to alter her life forever.

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Praise for this book

"Davis paints a picture of two eras and beautifully flawed characters with evocative and caring words." - Susan Crandall


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Paperback Editions

October 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Secrets She Carried
Author(s): Barbara Davis
ISBN: 0-451-41877-8 / 978-0-451-41877-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Secrets She Carried
Author(s): Barbara Davis
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA