In the grand tradition of Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and Rebecca, B.J. Hoff forges a groundbreaking new romantic suspense series in this, the stunning first novel of THE ST. CLARE TRILOGY. Joining the romance and nostalgia of rural Americana with the powerful, page-turning appeal of the Gothic, Hoff has crafted a tale of passion and pathos, introducing these compelling new characters:
Roman St. Clare the Civil War photographer haunted by the slaying of his wife and unborn child. His relentless quest to find their murderer leads him to a remote area on Staten Island, where he must confront and be confronted by his own dark past.
Amanda (Andy) Fairchild the petite, auburn-haired beauty who, as owner of Graystone Manor, a secluded resort hotel, is suspicious of the stranger who has arrived at a time of great mystery and intrigue on the Island.
Niles Rutherford a brilliant young physician and Andy's lifelong friend, who, as her self-proclaimed protector, guards her well and, in return, demands more than her loyalty.
Caught up in conflicting emotions and danger, these three find themselves ensnared in the age-old battle between Light and Darkness, fighting for their very lives - and their love.
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B. J. Hoff is well-known to both Christian and mainstream bookstore shoppers for her award-winning historical novels and mysteries, as well as poetry and other inspirational writings.
Hoff is the author of the critically acclaimed AN EMERALD BALLAD, a best-selling historical fiction series based on the Irish immigrant experience, published by Bethany House Publishers. The series includes a Gold Medallion Award finalist and two Excellence in Media Silver Angel Awards. Sons of an Ancient Glory, Book Four in the series, was a recipient of the Christianity Today's 1994 Critics' Choice Book Award for Fiction. The books have been featured selections in Guideposts Book Club, Family Bookshelf, and Doubleday's Crossings Book Club.
Hoff's other novels include the DAYBREAK MYSTERY series and the two-volume DALTON SAGA, recently reissued by the David C. Cook Publishing Company. Her best-selling books of inspiration, Thorns and Thrones and Faces in the Crowd, continue to be popular gift selections in bookstores throughout the country, while providing resource material for various hospital, rest home, and terminal care ministries.
Acclaimed by critics and readers alike for her dedicated research and dramatic, sensitive portrayal of the human experience, B. J. Hoff holds memberships in the Author's Guild, the Irish American Cultural Institute, the American Conference for Irish Studies, the American Irish Historical Society, and the Ohioana Library Association. She and her husband are the parents of two daughters and make their home in Ohio.From AudioFile:
Innkeeper Amanda Fairchild knows she's supposed to marry physician Niles Rutherford, but she just doesn't want to, especially after a tall, dark, and handsome photographer with a tragic past comes to stay at Graystone Manor. Lise Dominique races through this first installment of Hoff's trilogy with an appropriate sense of page-turning and bodice-ripping haste. Certain plot elements left hanging make this a less-than-satisfying stand-alone book, but Dominique's lively delivery provides light and fun entertainment. R.P.L. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Bethany House Publishers, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1556614357
Book Description Bethany House Publishers, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111556614357