Picking up from last week’s snippet of Hedge House. Jacob has taken Cara into town to show her the shop her grandmother had, and to introduce her to Tamira, the woman who runs it.
Her nerves returned as he pulled into the parking lot of a small building and parked off to the side. The storm door stood open, taking advantage of the fresh air and Cara looked at the building curiously.
“You know, I never did ask what kind of business this is.”
“Antique shop. Curiosities and oddities. Mostly.” he added.
But he was getting out of the truck and she followed, her curiosity roused. “What do you mean by mostly?”
He gave her a wink. “You’ll find out soon enough.”
“It’s nothing illegal, is it?” she asked suspiciously, and he burst into laughter.
“Not in this day and age, although there was a time…”
She looked at him curiously, but he was holding the screen door open and motioning her into the store.
When Cara Hawthorne returns to the childhood home she had been torn away from twenty years earlier, she thinks it will be to do nothing more than settle her grandmother’s estate and return to her job as a junior lawyer at a prestigious law firm in Tulsa.
But every nook and cranny of the house and gardens unearths long-buried memories, and when the town’s mayor sets his sights on her and the property she finds herself caught up in a centuries old battle with powers she has only barely begun to understand