There has always been a Harper living at Harper House, the centuries-old mansion close to Memphis. And as far back as anyone can remember, the ghost of the Harper Bride has wandered the hallways at night, singing lullabies.
On the run from the ghosts of her own past, Stella Rothchild, a young widow with two lively little boys, has returned to her roots in southern Tennessee with hopes of finding a new life at In the Garden nursery and Harper House. She is not frightened by the house, nor its legendary mistress Roz Harper. Although she is known as a difficult woman, Roz has been kind and generous with Stella, trusting her to manage the blossoming nursery and offering her a comfortable new home at Harper House.
As Stella happily adjusts to her new job and home, she forges new friendships with Roz, and with an expectant mother named Hayley. At the same time, she finds herself strongly attracted to the landscaper, Logan Kitridge, and his rugged good looks.
But someone cannot abide the flowering romance—The Harper Bride. As Stella and her friends investigate the long history of Harper House, they find that sorrow and anger have kept the Bride's ghost from resting many years after her death. Now, she will stop at nothing to end the love that Stella and Logan enjoy.
Author Nora Roberts, also known as Eleanor Marie Robertson, J.D. Robb, Jill March and Sarah Hardesty, is the bestselling author of more than 200 romance novels. She was the first writer to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame.
A Harper has always lived at Harper House, the centuries-old mansion just outside of Memphis. And for as long as anyone alive remembers, the ghostly Harper Bride has walked the halls, singing lullabies at night.
Trying to escape the ghosts of the past, young widow Stella Rothchild, along with her two energetic little boys, has moved back to her roots in southern Tennessee—and into her new life at Harper House and In the Garden nursery. She isn’t intimidated by the house—nor its mistress, local legend Roz Harper. Despite a reputation for being difficult, Roz has been nothing but kind to Stella, offering her a comfortable new place to live and a challenging new job as manager of the flourishing nursery.
As Stella settles comfortably into her new life, she finds a nurturing friendship with Roz and with expectant mother Hayley. And she discovers a fierce attraction with ruggedly handsome landscaper Logan Kitridge.
But someone isn’t happy about the budding romance—the Harper Bride. As the women dig into the history of Harper House, they discover that grief and rage have kept the Bride’s spirit alive long past her death. And now, she will do anything to destroy the passion that Logan and Stella share. Download and start listening now!