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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library BIL (Text) 33500013143987 New Checked out 11/22/2019
Fertile Public Library BIL (Text) 33500013143995 New Checked out 11/08/2019

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  • ISBN: 1250297869
  • ISBN: 9781250297860
  • ISBN: 1250297850
  • ISBN: 9781250297853
  • Physical Description: 352 p.
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "A young widow restores a dilapidated mansion with the assistance of a charming, eccentric genius, only to find the house is full of dangerous secrets in this effervescent Gilded Age debut novel It's 1875, and Alva Webster has perfected her stiff upper lip after three years of being pilloried in the presses of two continents over fleeing her abusive husband. Now his sudden death allows her to return to New York to make a fresh start, restoring Liefdehuis, a dilapidated Hyde Park mansion, and hopefully her reputation at the same time. However, fresh starts aren't as easy as they seem, as Alva discovers when stories of a haunting at Liefdehuis begin to reach her. But Alva doesn't believe in ghosts. So when the eccentric and brilliant professor Samuel Moore appears and informs her that he can get to the bottom of the mystery that surrounds Liefdehuis, she turns him down flat. She doesn't need any more complications in her life--especially not a handsome, convention-flouting, scandal-raising one like Sam. Unfortunately, though Alva is loath to admit it, Sam, a pioneer in electric lighting and a member of the nationally-adored Moore family of scientists, is the only one who can help. Together, the two delve into the tragic secrets wreathing Alva's new home while Sam attempts to unlock Alva's history--and her heart. Set during the Gilded Age in New York City, The Widow of Rose House is a gorgeous debut by Diana Biller, with a darkly Victorian Gothic flair and an intrepid and resilient American heroine guaranteed to delight readers." --
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #1
    In 1875 Alva Webster, a woman of scandalous reputation, returns to New York City, leaving her abusive and murdered husband behind in Europe. To start anew, Alva begins to refurbish an old mansion, Liefdehuis, intending it to be the subject for a manual for interior design. While working on the new plans, the workers get spooked and are convinced that the house is haunted and refuse to go back unless the ghost is gone. Alva has no one to turn to except for inventor and scientist Sam Moore, who has been hounding her about studying the haunting of Liefdehuis. Sam is an extremely attractive man who finds himself pining for Alva, though she pushes aside his advances. Their steamy chemistry cannot be denied, and they enter into a passionate and erotic affair. Alva must decide whether her haunting past can be set aside to fulfill her happiness with Sam while at the same time chasing ghosts. A chemistry-fueled debut with a bit of a ghost story, great for readers of gothic romance. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

DIANA BILLER lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their very good dog. The Widow of Rose House is her debut novel.

Subject: Widows Fiction
Mansions Fiction
Haunted houses Fiction
Electrical engineers Fiction
Dwellings Remodeling Fiction
New York (State) Fiction
Dwellings Remodeling
Electrical engineers
Haunted houses
Mansions
Widows
New York (State)
Genre: Romance fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Love stories.
Mystery fiction.
Fiction.
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