Release Date: April 1, 2022
About The Book:
A heart-pounding race for home and treasure.
Kari Bell is a hard core loner. Her debilitating panic attacks have her dependent on potions, salves and thunder shirts for humans. She is summoned to a childhood home to bury her father and conceal her mother’s bloody secret. After that trauma, she buys a rundown ranch house surrounded by pasture and woodland at the end of an isolated rural road. Her two corgis and a Siamese cat are her world. In a single nightly dog walk, her fragile state of calm is gutted.
Set in an historic gossipy town whose glory days are behind it, Kari Bell’s homestead is on land that was once part of a grand plantation. Reggie Raintree, the last Raintree Plantation heir, has returned on a mission to locate and excavate ancient gold hidden somewhere on his family’s remaining acreage. All maps, however, appear to point to Kari’s little plot. Raintree wants it back.
In search of a mate, he posts an ad on a foreign bride website with the headline, “Looking for Love and Treasure.” He includes photos of an intriguing gold coin, but it’s not just any coin. It’s a coin so rare collectors call it, The Lost Love Coin. If authentic, its value is incalculable. Raintree and his Russian bride will stop at nothing to force Kari out. They bribe local officials, unleash mad dogs and cats to stalk her, steal her beloved Corgi and take her to court.
Kari must shed her loner skin, sleep with a gun next to her serenity candle and fight for what feels like home for the first time in her life all while looking for The Lost Love Coin.
In this woman’s story with a suspenseful backbone the twists are only matched by the secrets they reveal.
Kari has purchased a home next to an old plantation. She has set up her home business and she and her dogs are just living their life. Until, her home and her life are threatened. Reggie Raintree has moved back into his old property of the Raintree plantation. He has no intention of letting Kari or anyone else stay anywhere near his property. He is going to make sure Kari leaves and never returns.
This story starts strong! And I thought, what have I gotten myself into. I had to put it down for just a minute to breathe in that first chapter. But, I soon became captivated by this unusual tale. Now, I am not going to lie. There were times, especially when an animal was involved, that I thought…I can’t do this. There was just something about this story, I could not stop. I had to find out what was going on!
Kari is a character which is an introvert but she has a kick. She did make some “out of character” decisions. But, she is someone I enjoyed and rooted for. I wanted her to kick some butt and win this war!
Need a good novel which will have you wanting to know the truth…THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today.
I received this novel from the author for a honest review.
About The Author:
Susan Dennis lives in North Carolina and runs a management consultancy supporting public health research. In 2021, she published a memoir about her life and marriage to the photographer Charles Dennis titled, The Swing – A Muse’s Memoir About Keeping The Artist Alive. Her first novel, The Secret Field, is available April 1 2022. Further information about her books and Charles’ legacy can be found at www.susandennisauthor.com.