Graphic designer Abby Martin lives with her partner Gayle in England-until Abby secures an assignment to illustrate a biography of the 19th-century author Lucy Pritchard, and travels across the world to the coastal town of Carradine, Canada. Once there, Abby meets Elise, an attractive local French-Canadian whose own grandmother claims to have in her possession Pritchard's ancient Carradine diary, a journal which details a private scandal-and the Lucy Pritchard revealed in the diary is very different from the Lucy Pritchard history remembers. Abby must not only accept the impossible truth about the author's time in Carradine, but in doing so also confront her own truth. For, far from home and falling in love with someone she should not, Abby is faced with a similar dilemma to that which once drove Pritchard from Carradine in disgrace . . . but will Abby make the same choice?
From the author of The Ropemaker's Daughter, this is a poetic, sensually written thriller for lovers of mysteries and fine literary fiction alike.
Praise for The Ropemaker's Daughter:
"Full of unexpected twists . . . Virginia Smith will keep you gripped to the last page."-Reading Evening Post
- Paperback: 250 pages
- Publisher: Diva Books (November 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1873741936
- ISBN-13: 978-1873741931