More from Hedge House, a paranormal/urban fantasy which will hopefully be released this year. This picks up from last week’s snippet.
“Thank you,” she said. “For the chain.” She fastened it around her neck and turned as the door chimed, stiffening as she saw who was in the doorway.
“Good afternoon, ladies. I thought I saw you come in here, Cara. Checking out the books on your grandmother’s business?”
“Getting to know the woman who runs it,” Cara replied, her voice cold and clipped.
Jonas Blackthorn started to walk through the door but faltered and stayed on the threshold. “I’m sorry,” he said. “That didn’t come out the way I’d intended. And I really just came to ask if you’d like to go for a coffee. I was hoping you’d had time to think about my offer and we could discuss it.”
“There is nothing to discuss. I haven’t made any decisions. And I’m afraid that I won’t have time for a get together. There is still a lot to do and I have an appointment with Henry Rupert later this afternoon
“Oh, well, another time then, perhaps.” He bowed and took a step backward before turning and leaving.
Cara shuddered as the door closed behind him. “I feel like I need a shower,” she muttered.
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