We would believe that we have command over destiny, spend our lives trying to carve out our desires. But sometimes the tide sweeps us in paths beyond the imagination. And we have no choice but to swim powerless towards the fog that awaits us, and to wonder why.
This is the story of Eva. Stifled by the repression of women in the 1800s, trapped in a loveless marriage, Eva lives a life of dissatisfaction and frustration. Fate leads her to the Rocky Mountains during the gold rush in 1859, where she finds unexpected hope at Owl Manor, a strange, dark place with owls in the very fabric of its walls. But the stakes are perilous. Shadows wander the dim corridors, and the owner of the manor is moody and volatile. Does she dare trust him?
Owl Manor – the Dawning, the first standalone book in a trilogy of Gothic romantic suspense novels, is inspired by authors such as Daphne du Maurier (Jamaica Inn, Rebecca), Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Marina, Shadow of the Wind), Kate Morton (The Forgotten Garden). Filled with Poe-esque atmosphere, dark desires and supernatural elements, this book is a must read for fans of the modern Gothic.