Redemption (Legends of Graham Mansion Book 1)
Rosa Lee Jude, Mary Lin Brewer
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Be careful what you wish for. When the breakup of her family forces Grae White’s mother to move her two children from their privileged city life to her hometown in the mountains of Virginia, all Grae wants is to be invisible in her new life. But that’s rather hard when everyone knows that her father is the latest headline-grabbing white collar criminal, the most popular boy in school wants to take Grae to the prom, and then there’s that she lives in a haunted mansion. It would make anyone want to get away. Grae soon learns that a simple wish can reveal an unknown ability. Something more than curiosity spirals Grae back in time to seek the truth in the tragedy of a 200 -year-old murder. Along the way, she learns about history, happiness, and heartache in the lives of those who have lived on the property, including her own family. Her first journey reveals secrets that will lead Grae to further explore the legends of Graham Mansion. REDEMPTION is Book One in the award-winning Legends of Graham Mansion series. Books Two-Five are AMBITION, DECEPTION, SALVATION and REVELATION.
REDEMPTION received an honorable mention in the First Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Ebooks Awards.
said before that your mom planned lots of events when you all lived in Charlotte. Didn’t you say that she catered some of the parties at your house?” Grae should have known better than to talk about the past. It always got her in trouble. “Well, I guess I could ask my mom and grandfather, and they could talk to the owner.” Carrie’s face lit up. “Now, I’m not making any promises. It might be a lot of liability, too.” “Oh, one of our committee members’ father owns an insurance agency, and she’s
one stone. Only a few of the words on it were legible, Baker and 1786. “Baker, isn’t that the name of the man that was murdered in the Mansion?” Perry asked as he knelt by the stone with a paper and pencil to make a rubbing. For some reason, making rubbings had become a new hobby of Perry’s. The week earlier when they had been off on a Friday for Easter break, Perry had gone with Kat to work so he could walk to a nearby cemetery and make rubbings. With those he had taken from a cemetery down the
‘this cat’ for quite some time. ‘This cat’ is going to save your life.” Grae knelt down in front of the cat. “I must be hallucinating. Something really bad must have happened to me, and they took me to the hospital and gave me lots of drugs.” “You are not hallucinating.” From this vantage point, it almost looked like the cat’s mouth was moving. “You’ve travelled a long way. Not geographically, but through time.” “I’m sitting down. I surrender. I think I will just let the drugs kick in.” “You
clouds.” “I thinks that Isaiah be trouble. I hears the Massa say that Missa Sayers gonna sell him next time wagon master come through. He be stealin’. Aggie need to stay away from him or she be sent away too, or worse.” “Lawd, I guess I be talkin’ to her then. Stubborn like her mama, it be hard to get her to hear different. She got big eyes for that man.” “Massa says that you and me cans go to the wedding party on Saturday and helps Missa Sayers workers. Says there be some mighty good food and
egg to start their new life. It had been strange to see her mother without all the outward layers that had been so familiar. It was like her mother had shed an artificial cocoon and now was a beautiful butterfly. As worried as her mother seemed at times, there was also a peace that engulfed her, a contentment in their new life. The large closet in the foyer was a rare one in the Mansion. Built in a time before small storage areas had been the norm for homes, the Mansion had many rooms, but few