The Vanishing at Castle Moreau
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A haunting legend. An ominous curse. A search for a secret buried deep within the castle walls.
In 1870, orphaned Daisy François takes a position as housemaid at a Wisconsin castle to escape the horrors of her past life. There she finds a reclusive and eccentric Gothic authoress who hides tales more harrowing than the ones in her novels. As women disappear from the area and the eerie circumstances seem to parallel a local legend, Daisy is thrust into a web that could ultimately steal her sanity, if not her life.
In the present day, Cleo Clemmons is hired by the grandson of an American aristocratic family to help his grandmother face her hoarding in the dilapidated Castle Moreau. But when Cleo uncovers more than just the woman's stash of collectibles, a century-old mystery and the dust of the old castle's curse threaten to rise again . . . this time to leave no one alive to tell the sordid tale.
Award-winning author Jaime Jo Wright seamlessly weaves a dual-time tale of two women who must do all they can to seek the light amid the darkness shrouding Castle Moreau.
"An imaginative and mysterious tale."--New York Times bestselling author RACHEL HAUCK
"Jaime Jo Wright never disappoints, and The Vanishing at Castle Moreau is no exception. With real, flawed characters who grapple with real-life struggles, this gripping suspense novel will draw readers in from the very first page. Good luck putting it down. I couldn't."--LYNETTE EASON, bestselling author of the Extreme Measures series
"In The Vanishing at Castle Moreau, Wright pens an imaginative and mysterious tale that is both haunting and heartwarming."
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hauck
"Jaime Jo Wright never disappoints, and The Vanishing at Castle Moreau is no exception. With real, flawed characters who grapple with real-life struggles, this gripping suspense novel will draw readers in from the very first page. Good luck putting it down. I couldn't."
Lynette Eason, bestselling, award-winning author of the Extreme Measures series
"Tucked between the haunting pages is a story that will quickly draw you into a chilling legend you won't be able to escape until the very end. Fear might keep you turning pages, but it's Jaime Jo Wright's ability to radiate beauty in the dark places that make this story unforgettable and prove again and again why she is a master of her craft."
Natalie Walters, award-winning author of Lights Out, the SNAP Agency series, and the Harbored Secrets series
"Jaime Jo Wright, a pioneer of Gothic inspirational romance, is in her prime! Filled to the brim with atmospheric romance, The Vanishing at Castle Moreau is not only a chilling and resonant exploration of grief, love, and abuse, but also a welcome piece of wonderfully researched Americana. This all-too-real story, underscored by fairy-tale motifs, will leave readers spellbound until the last page."
Rachel McMillan, author of The Mozart Code
"Wright captivates with a thrilling tale of two women who get caught up in the secrets of a Wisconsin castle. . . . The twisting, fast-moving plot is loaded with secrets. Readers won't want to put this down."
"Wright pens another delightfully creepy tale where nothing is quite as it seems and characters seek freedom from nightmares both real and imagined."
"Told in three alternating time lines, Wright portrays women stepping into their power and bravely facing life's darkness in order to more fully embrace beauty and love, and she is especially mesmerizing in the personification of Castle Moreau. The castle breathes, consumes, possesses, and entraps, becoming the most withholding yet redemptive character in the novel."
"A thoroughly enjoyable and creepy atmospheric read that will keep you up until late into the night to find out what happens, from the queen of Christian suspense. . . Wright paints a story of survival and hope."
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"The Vanishing at Castle Moreau is a deliciously spooky gothic horror novel by award-winning author Jaime Jo Wright. Complete with mysterious screams, bumps in the night, a phantom woman and skeletons literally hiding in a closet, Wright crafts a story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats as she reveals the secrets of a supposedly cursed and haunted Wisconsin castle. . . . As suspense builds, romance and inspirational themes combine with the mystery, making this a good choice for those who may avoid dark gothic literature. Wright incorporates the paranormal without compromising the truth of God's Word, and the redemptive arc of the book is uplifting. . . . While this is a story that will have your heart racing, it is the social discourse on the maltreatment of women and girls that will linger in the minds of readers."
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