Susanna Kearsley shared this on Facebook today, and my heart skipped a beat!
This is the Canadian cover — US version still to come — but I’m just head over heels with the gorgeousness of it all. I love Susanna Kearsley’s books, and can’t wait to get my hands on Belleweather!
Here’s the synopsis, as shared on Facebook:
Some houses want to hold their secrets.
It’s 1759 and the world is at war, pulling the North American colonies held by Britain and France into the conflict.
When captured French officers are brought to Long Island to be billeted in private homes, it upends the lives of the Wilde family—deeply fractured by war. Lydia Wilde, struggling to keep the peace in her family, has little time or kindness to spare for her unwanted guests. Jean-Philippe de Sabran—a French Canadian lieutenant—has little desire to be there. But by war’s end, they’ll both learn love, honour, and duty can form tangled bonds that aren’t easily broken.
Their doomed romance becomes a local legend, told and re-told through the years until the present day, when conflict of a different kind brings Charley Van Hoek to Long Island as curator of the Wilde House Museum. Charley doesn’t believe in ghosts. But as she delves into the history of Lydia and her French officer, it becomes clear that the Wilde House holds more than just secrets, and Charley discovers the legend might not tell the whole story . . . or the whole truth.
The book is available now for preorder via Amazon Canada, with a release date of April 24th. Sadly, the US release isn’t until October 2nd, 2018. How will I wait that long?