Thursday, July 26, 2018

{ The art of inheriting secrets by Barbara O' Neal - TLC Book Tours }

 

 About The Art of Inheriting Secrets

  • Print Length: 359 pages
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (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.
“Settle in with tea and biscuits for a charming adventure about inheriting an English manor and the means to restore it. Vivid descriptions and characters that read like best friends will stay with you long after this delightful story has ended.” —Cynthia Ellingsen, bestselling author of The Lighthouse Keeper
The Art of Inheriting Secrets is the story of one woman’s journey to uncovering her family’s hidden past. Set against the backdrop of a sprawling English manor, this book is ripe with mystery. It will have you guessing until the end!” —Nicole Meier, author of The House of Bradbury and The Girl Made of Clay
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About Barbara O’Neal

Barbara O’Neal is the author of eleven novels of women’s fiction, including How to Bake a Perfect Life and The Lost Recipe for Happiness. Her award-winning books have been published in a dozen countries, including France, England, Poland, Australia, Turkey, Italy, Germany, and Brazil.
Barbara lives in the stunningly beautiful city of Colorado Springs with her beloved, a British endurance athlete who vows he’ll never lose his accent.

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My Thoughts:

Olivia Shaw inherits a beautiful English Estate, but with that comes a slew of secrets and twists and turns she was not prepared for.

Without even realizing it, Olivia is royalty in her small village, not a title she is quite comfortable in portraying.

Her mother has recently passed away, and therefore catapults Olivia from San Francisco, all the way to a gorgeous village in England.

The story follows Olivia's journey as she tries to uncover more about her family's past, and learns to deal with the new found title of Countess in a place that sees both fans of her family and a few distasteful characters that would be happier with Olivia being far away, back in the United States.


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