Goldenseal (Garoul, Book 1) by Gill McKnight
By Gill McKnight
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When Amy Fortune returns to her youth domestic, she discovers whatever sinister within the airbut is former lover Leone Garoul stalking her or preserving her? Amy Fortune and Leone Garoul have been teenage fanatics. Now, years later, Amy returns to Little Dip, the Garoul domestic valley to aid her aunt end a botanical venture. other than Little Dip is not any longer the satisfied position of Amy's formative years thoughts. There's whatever sinister within the woods. And why hasn't Leone moved on? Why does she nonetheless puppy Amy's each flow? As increasingly more of the Garoul relations arrive for a distinct looking weekend, elements of the puzzle come jointly and Amy's fears strengthen as she strikes towards the truthand the key that has eluded her considering childhood.
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Author Name: Gill McKnight
Author Description: Gill McKnight is Irish yet spends as a lot time as attainable in Lesbos, Greece, which she considers domestic. she will usually be stumbled on touring backward and forward among Greece and eire in a rusty previous camper van together with her rusty wee puppy. Gill enjoys writing, roses, and by means of necessity DIY.
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