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Orchard Rest Series
A Southern Gothic tale of love, loss, and betrayal in the dark days after the Civil War…
Somerset Forrest, a former Civil War nurse, is expected to live up to the legacy of her mother’s crumbling society family and restore them to their former prestige, but she yearns for independence. She’s never gotten over Eric Rutherford, her first love who disappeared years before in the hills along the Chickamauga. As she struggles to find her place among a family all too adept at keeping secrets and tries to make peace with the past, her fiancé Sawyer Russell reveals a secret that threatens the peace of Century Grove, Alabama.
Joseph Forrest, Somerset’s brother, is recovering from a farming accident when Fairlee, his former great love, returns to Century Grove. Joseph wants nothing more than for the two of them to marry, but Fairlee demands change before she can accept his proposal.
And Blanche Forrest, mother to Somerset and Joseph as well as proud mistress of Orchard Rest, struggles to improve her children’s lives while coping with a haunting family tragedy.
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The first in the Orchard Rest Series.
Hope Denney writes character-driven novels with a distinctly Southern Gothic voice.
She is currently at work on the fourth novel in the Orchard Rest series as well as two standalone novels.
When she isn’t arguing with her characters, you can find her in the kitchen trying to outdo her last chocolate cake.
Amazon Author Page (Please check out her other books here)
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