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Betrayal, murder and a stolen fortune bring Elise Baxter to Cedar Bend, Michigan, on a quest to solve a family mystery—and recover the missing treasure.
Max Holt impulsively buys a crumbling Victorian mansion and fulfills his dream of restoring it as a restaurant and inn. Aware of its reputation for being haunted, he adds to the mystique by building a garden path of old tombstones, one of which belongs to the original owner of the house, Cyrus Mosby—the man whose legacy Elise has traced, and who allegedly stole her ancestral share of a Colorado silver mine over a century ago.
Following clues gleaned from old diaries and a visit from the spirit of her great-great-grandmother, Elise seeks out Max and his inn. Not knowing if she can trust Max with her family secret, Elise pretends her interest is in researching Cyrus, whose own violent death remains a mystery.
An intense attraction between Max and Elise leads him to believe she may be the girl of his dreams. But when he discovers her true interest in him and his inn, memories of a past betrayal threaten to end their passionate relationship. Elise, finding herself falling in love with Max, fears her deception may cost her more than she is willing to lose.
Once persuaded the stolen silver is hidden somewhere in the inn, and captivated by the idea of a treasure hunt, Max and Elise begin the search together, aided by the resident ghosts, Cyrus and Virginia.
The treasure hunt seems like a harmless adventure until someone tries to steal the diaries. Unknown to Max and Elise, there are others—including an evil presence—who are driven by greed and will stop at nothing to unlock the mystery of the Silver Crescent.
Introducing Debby Grahl:
Debby Grahl lives on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, with her husband, David, and their cat, Tigger. When she’s not writing, she enjoys biking, walking on the beach, and having a glass of wine at sunset. Her favorite places to visit are the Cotswolds of England, Captiva Island in Florida, New Orleans, New York City, and her home state of Michigan. She is a history buff who also enjoys reading murder mysteries, time travel, and of course, romance. Visually impaired since childhood by Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), she uses screen-reading software to research and write her books. Debby belongs to RWA, Florida Romance Writers, Hearts Across History, and Lowcountry Romance Writers.
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Can I first start with this book cover??? Look at it!! It just draws you in and you know that there is a mystery and steamy romance waiting for you! I absolutely love this book and it's cover!
Okay, enough fangirling over it and down to business... Grahl has a hit on her hands. This story that she created left me wanting more! The mystery and hidden treasure is a thrill, finding all the different clues and who and how they link to those who lived long ago.
The paranormal aspect was great! Sometimes, you read about ghosts and they are almost comical and unrealistic, I didn't find that to be true with The Silver Crescent.
The romance was sizzling between Elise and Max, and I might say that I am a fan of that man!! I could go on and on how I swoon over Max Holt!
Let me give you a little taste of what The Silver Crescent has to offer!!
This not only a story of an epic romance, but it's a story about a treasure hunt with ghosts that not only help by leaving clues, but ghosts who tries to ward the characters away by causing unpleasant and horrifying events. With a dark and mysterious history of the Inn and it's past owner.
This book will leave you on the edge of your seat, wanting more and more romance between Elise and Max, as well as more history about what happened to the original owner and his companions.
Who killed who, why did they kill them...was it theft or was there more to it!
Join Elise, Max, Jack, Kathy and Oliver on this amazing journey and see how it ends!
I gave this ♥♥♥♥♥ out of ♥♥♥♥♥ on Goodreads.