Item description for Mourning Meadow by Larion Wills...
Steven came to Morning Meadow just to see the mansion. Then he met Kari, strange, remote-- and the most alluring woman he'd ever met. But Kari has a secret. In fact, everyone at the Meadow has a secret, even the Meadow ghosts, and one of those secrets could kill. Steven and Kari must work together to discover who wants her dead, or there will be nothing left but ghosts at Morning Meadow.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.92 lbs.
Release Date Nov 17, 2007
Publisher Swimming Kangaroo Books
ISBN 1934041165 ISBN13 9781934041161
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Suspicion and doubt, surround the members of the Morning Glory estate and trust fund, but just who is safe and who will die next May 23, 2008
When architect and developer. Steven Chase, and his partner Robert Brown learn of another potential money-maker, they waste no time in tracking down the owner of Fulton DeBain's Morning Meadow Mansion and accidentally (on purpose) bump into her.
Caroleigh is pleased to have someone take an interest in her mansion, and being the confident, outgoing woman she is, is shocked when Steven appears to have more in common with her quiet, shy younger sister, Kari. The tension between them is obvious, and gets worse as Caroleigh watches Steve strike up an undeniable bonding friendship - right before her very eyes. She can't understand it and tries to convince Stephen that her sister Kari is mentally unstable and cannot be trusted.
Then comes the bombshell. There would appear that someone is out to kill one of them, but although their attempts have been futile, the police get involved. When both sisters announce that they are the rightful owners of the mansion suspicion and doubt sets in. In Steven's search for answers past family secrets are revealed, as are hidden scandals and family feuds. Meddling in such matters could cost his reputation, or possibly his life.
This well thought out plot is heightened by several bite-sized chunks of family history, supplying the sturdy and intelligent cast of characters with credibility and warmth. The possibility that the mansion could be haunted also adds to the tension and drama, as does the pressure put upon Kari who is deeply involved with a suspect. This novel has romance, mystery, intrigue and portrays a sense of 'who done it?' to keep you hooked right through the end. Another aspect I enjoyed about this lighthearted mystery is Larion Wills' portrayal of the droll, British Edward Van Philips. He has a dry, but highly amusing sense of humour that made me smile along with him, and you can't help noticing his heart is in the right place.
Sassy Brit Alternative-Read February 2008
Power Packed! Apr 17, 2008
After reading the book Mourning Meadow, by Larion Wills, I am, overall, impressed. Larion Wills, a pseudonym for Larriane Wills writes in the romantic fiction and sci-fi genres. She has books in print and ebooks. This book is a work of romantic suspense with a ghost story thrown in. It centers around four main characters; Kari, Steven, Caroleigh, and Edward. Steven, with ulterior motives came to the Meadow to see the grand mansion and its estate. He found Kari, a remote and reclusive woman with secrets she wasn't ready to reveal. Her sister, Caroleigh, at first a rather wicked woman and a bit of a snob is masking her true feelings as a defense mechanism. Edward, the English jokester and friend of Caroleigh is caught in the middle and just trying to survive the weekend. These four people, of which don't even appear to like each other are swiftly thrown into a murder mystery. They need to get past their differences to find out who exactly it is that wants them dead and why, or no one will be leaving the Meadow. Amongst the chaos there is a budding love attraction between Steven and Kari, as well as Edward and Caroleigh. While reading this book I found a few misspellings and minor grammatical errors. With the rich family history it was a bit overwhelming trying to keep the deceased characters straight. At times, the dialog can be difficult to follow, and I often had to reread a sentence to be sure I understood what the author was trying to get across. It could use a little editing. In saying that, I found the book to be a good read. There were no dead spots and I didn't find myself at any time disinterested. The characters were believable and endearing. The plot flowed well, so much so that every time an incident was over another was thrown at you. What I liked most about the book was the romance element didn't overuse gushy verses or overdo scenarios to where you felt like skimming through them. The segments of action and mystery, the character development, along with the writers unique writing style only adds to the emotions you feel while reading. I, at no time, felt the book was predictable. Even after finishing the book you almost feel there is still mystery left, and leaves you guessing. I look forward to reading more books from her in the future.