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The Jessabelle House

(The first book in the Coleman series)
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The Coleman Family of Nantucket hides a heartbreaking secret. When Samantha's Great-Aunt Jessabelle passes away and leaves her a beautiful house on the bluffs, she's forced to reckon with her family's very dark past.

Can the truth bring her family back together again?

The Coleman Family of Nantucket is a piece of work. Samantha's father, Roland, is obsessed with image and money, so much so that Sam's career as a social worker who specializes in addiction recovery is a "stain" on the Coleman reputation.

Now, Samantha is forty-five years old and newly divorced. The further she gets from her relationship with her ex-husband, Daniel, the more she understands she married a manipulative and cruel individual, one not unlike her father. How did that happen?

When her Great-Aunt Jessabelle passes away and leaves her home to Samantha, Sam and her daughters, Darcy and Rachelle, begin refurbishment on The Jessabelle House, a glorious house not far from the town of Siasconset on Nantucket. Once there, Samantha discovers her aunt's diaries, which reveal dramatic secrets from the past -- and still more reasons not to trust the Colemans.

As Samantha dives deeper into her family's history and Jessabelle's stories, she finds herself learning more about what it means to be a powerful woman who knows who she is and what she wants.

More than that, she learns the present is just as complicated as the past ever was. If the Colemans are willing to open their hearts and start anew, Samantha just might have the tools to help them come back together again. But they'll have to start talking to her, first.

The Jessabelle House is book one of The Coleman Series, a heart-wrenching yet hopeful family drama that unfolds between the glittering shores of Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard.

Genre: General Fiction

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