"The suspense builds as the questions mount"
I have watched Teri Thackston grow as an author; read each
book as it came out; and have grown to add her to my auto
buy status. Her newest book Scent of Lavender is
definitely her best in my opinion.
Rob Sheridan inherits a home which has great meaning to
him. He grew up in that home and he is now anxious to move
back to Black Tree, Texas and make it his home and studio.
The home is so comforting to him, yet there is now a
strange feel about it. While working outside he sees a
beautiful woman on his porch, which he recognizes as Lily
Graham, a friend whom he grew up with. But the vision is
disturbed as his attention is drawn away to a ringing phone.
Lily Graham arrives to give Rob the keys to the house.
She's disappointed that this is not to be her home. Rob
confronts her with questions about her earlier visit and is
met with her odd responses until he begins to question if
he saw her or not.
The house holds an odd presence that he can see and feel at
night. Doors shut, breezes blow, yet there is no
explanation for these actions.
Rumors are there is a ghost that lives in the home. Rob
doesn't believe in ghosts and is not going to accept that
as an answer.
Lily is also struggling with a presence in her life. She
has come home to help her mother with her catering business
after an accident left her in a wheelchair. Coming home to
Black Tree is a pleasant change from her home and
screenwriting career in California. Yet leaving her
boyfriend behind is hard until she begins to question her
own future and the "presence" in her life.
Romance sparks between Rob and Lily as they are thrown
together by others who have always felt they should be
together since they were childhood playmates. But they
must battle the house and find out who and what doesn't
want them there.
This book was such a good read I could hardly put it down.
The suspense builds as the questions mount. I did not see
the solution until it was revealed (and I love a good
Don't miss this book! It's like a fresh breeze on a warm
sunny fall day!
Reviewed by Jan Crow
Posted October 21, 2008