Debut author April Genevieve Tucholke’s spine-tingling tale of gothic horror, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, centers on a compelling romance between Violet and River, a mysterious seventeen-year-old stranger renting the guest house behind the rotting seaside mansion where Violet lives. But when eerie, grim events begin to happen, Violet recalls her grandmother’s frequent warnings about the devil and wonders if River is evil.
Kate Morton’s The Forgotten Garden tells the story of an abandoned child leaving her adoptive parents in Australia and traveling to England to find her real identity–a quest that ultimately leads her to Blackhurst Manor on the Cornish coast and the secrets of the doomed Mountrachet family.
Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt is another gothic tale featuring Death as a character. When Lord Death comes to claim sixteen-year-old Keturah while she is lost in the King’s Forest, she charms him with her story and is granted a twenty-four hour reprieve in which to seek her one true love.
The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson is sure to leave you feeling haunted. Drawn to an older man, Eve embarks on a whirlwind romance that soon offers a new life and a new home–Les Genevriers, an old house in a charming hamlet amid the fragrant lavender fields of Provence. Their relationship becomes strained, as Dom grows quiet and distant and Eve feels a haunting presence. The more reluctant Dom is to tell her about his past, the more Eve is drawn to it–and to the mysterious disappearance of his beautiful ex-wife.
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