Title: The Secrets of Gable House
Author: Nancy Fraser
Genre: Paranormal/Contemporary Romance
Noah Miller is shocked to learn that an unknown great uncle has named him heir to the family fortune, including the residence known as Gable House. Built by Noah’s fifth-back grandfather, the house is ripe with family secrets and unusual occurrences.
Maggie Shephard has spent the past ten years researching the history of Willow-By-The-Sea, including that of her own ancestors. Considered an authority on New England history, she’s often sought out as a consultant. When Noah Miller asks for her help in acquainting him with both the house and his ancestors, she jumps at the chance to share her knowledge with the handsome architect.
Noah and Maggie have an immediate attraction to one another, made even more so by the time they spend together researching the Gable family history. The fact that each Gable male died an untimely and gruesome death, leads Noah and Maggie on a quest for the truth in hopes of setting a murderous spirit free.
Noah clutched the lapels of his suitcoat, holding them snug against his body. As if upstate New York in mid October wasn’t bad enough, the wind coming off of the Atlantic cut clear through to his bones. He had a couple of hours to kill, plenty of time to drive back to his hotel and change into something a bit more fitting for the chilly fall weather.
As he drove, he thought back about his first two meetings of the day.
“Other than one trust account set up in perpetuity, your great uncle left you everything,”
Gallagher had said. “In addition to a very healthy bank balance, you also inherit the family home, known as Gable House.”
Noah had shifted in his seat, absorbing the man’s words. “Henry never married?”
“I remember him telling me once, he was not inclined to marry as he had no intention of carrying on the bloodline. He left that task up to your grandmother, Adriana.”
“Was he ill before he passed?” Noah had asked.
His gaze glued to the top of his mahogany desk, the attorney admitted, “Henry died from unusual circumstances.”
“He hung himself,” Gallagher explained. “In the library.”
With a rope.
Although he’d not said the words aloud, Noah couldn’t have supressed the off-humor retort if he’d tried.
“Was there an investigation?”
The older man nodded. “They took a look. No sign of forced entry, nor anything indicating foul play. The local sheriff ruled it a suicide.”
He’d signed paper after paper before leaving the attorney’s office. Mr. Gallagher’s assistant had booked him an appointment with the realtor, and told him where he could find the librarian who was also considered an expert on the area’s history.
His second meeting, with Maggie Shephard, had been much more pleasant than his first. She’d turned out to be quite different than he was expecting.
He’d thought back about the librarians he’d known as a child and adolescent. Quiet, studious, middle-aged. Bland.
None of them had made him want to lift the loose tendrils of blonde hair from their cheeks and run the silky strands through his fingers. Maggie Shephard, although obviously well-educated and knowledgeable, was neither middle-aged nor bland. If anything, she inspired the cliché’ of every young man’s fantasy...toss the glasses off, shake out the tight bun until luxurious hair falls enticingly across her...
Yes, she was attractive. Very attractive, but without the tightly drawn knot of hair and glasses. Her sapphire blue eyes were mesmerizing, unlike any he’d seen before. And, when she’d shot him a coy smile, he’d felt something stir in him he hadn’t felt in ages.
A longing, both primal and instinctive.
Blinking away Maggie Shephard’s enticing image, he drove up to the hotel’s valet parking and slid from behind the steering wheel, his thoughts on everything he’d absorbed in the few brief hours he’d been in town.
His uncle’s suicide, the area’s unique history. Maggie Shephard’s beautiful blue eyes.
“Keep it close,” he instructed the young valet. “I’ll be going out again in an hour.”
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NANCY FRASER—Jumping Across Romance Genres with Gleeful Abandon—is an Amazon Top 100 and Award-Winning author who can’t seem to decide which romance genre suits her best. So, she writes them all.
Like most authors, Nancy began writing at an early age, usually on the walls and with crayons or, heaven forbid, permanent markers. Her love of writing often made her the English teacher’s pet which, of course, resulted in a whole lot of teasing. Still, it was worth it.
Published in multiple genres, Nancy currently writes for two publishers, and has recently thrown her hat into the self-publishing ring. She has published over thirty-five books in full-length, novella, and short format.
When not writing (which is almost never), Nancy dotes on her five wonderful grandchildren and looks forward to traveling and reading when time permits. Nancy lives in Atlantic Canada where she enjoys the relaxed pace and colorful people.
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