- Baskethound Books
- Release Date
- March 2017
- Book 1 of The Celebration House Trilogy
Carrie Hansen spent her life caring for cardiac patients. Little did she know she would become a patient herself. After recovering from her own heart surgery, she realizes she has a special gift: the ability to see and talk with the dead.
Now, with her new heart failing, she leaves the bustle of Seattle behind and returns to Lexington, Missouri, the small town where she spent her childhood. Here, she sets out to restore an abandoned antebellum mansion and open it as a venue for celebrations.
Carrie's work is cut out for her. The 150-year-old Greek revival house is in need of serious repair. Her sister, Melanie, tries to bully Carrie into returning to Seattle, predicting "her little project" is doomed to fail. Finally, Carrie's health gives out on her, requiring emergency surgery.
But she will not give up. Carrie's unique gift allows her to build relationships with the mansion's original occupants, especially Maj. Tom Gentry, the handsome Civil War soldier who died a hundred years before Carrie was born. He encourages and comforts her, though not in the physical way they both desire.
Will Carrie finish restoring Celebration House or will it finish her? And how can she plan a future with a man who has only a past?
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