The Art of Inheriting Secrets By Barbara O'Neal Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Release Date: July 17, 2018
When Olivia Shaw’s mother dies, the sophisticated food editor is astonished to learn she’s inherited a centuries-old English estate—and a title to go with it. Raw with grief and reeling from the knowledge that her reserved mother hid something so momentous, Olivia leaves San Francisco and crosses the pond to unravel the mystery of a lifetime.
One glance at the breathtaking Rosemere Priory and Olivia understands why the manor, magnificent even in disrepair, was the subject of her mother’s exquisite paintings. What she doesn’t understand is why her mother never mentioned it to her. As Olivia begins digging into her mother’s past, she discovers that the peeling wallpaper, debris-laden halls, and ceiling-high Elizabethan windows covered in lush green vines hide unimaginable secrets.
Although personal problems and her life back home beckon, Olivia finds herself falling for the charming English village and its residents. But before she can decide what Rosemere’s and her own future hold, Olivia must first untangle the secrets of her past.
Barbara Samuel (O'Neal) is a seven-time winner of the Romance Writers of America RITA® award and a member of the RWA Hall of Fame. She's written 10+ women's fiction novels, about dogs, families, food, and second chances. A resident of Colorado Springs, she enjoys gardening, travel, teaching, hiking, and, of course, good food. Learn more about Barbara and her books at her website.