The Vanishing at Loxby Manor

The Vanishing at Loxby Manor : A Regency Mystery

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A story of second chances and secrets, this mysterious Regency romance will transport you to nineteenth-century England where a young lady reunites with her childhood love to find his missing sister.

Her friend is missing.

After five years abroad, Charity Halliwell returns to Loxby Manor, the home of dear friends-and her lost love. No longer a young girl, she is now haunted by a painful secret and the demise of her dreams. She hopes to find a place of healing and happiness, but instead she encounters a darkness lurking in the shadows of the once-familiar house. Then her friend, Seline, disappears the very night of her arrival, and Charity is determined to uncover the truth.

Her only hope is the man who broke her heart.

Branded a coward, Piers Cavanaugh has lived the last five years as an outcast far from his family home. When his sister presumably elopes with a stable hand, Piers joins forces with an unlikely partner-the one woman he thought he'd never see again. Together they launch an investigation that leads to strange nightly meetings in the ruins of an old abbey and disturbing whispers of a secret organization. The more they learn, the more desperate the situation becomes.

The house seems determined to keep its secrets.

As they struggle to piece together the clues, Charity and Piers also endeavor to rebuild their friendship. One cryptic letter changed everything between them. To find happiness they must overcome the grief and shame keeping them apart. But first they must discover why Seline vanished and confront the growing fear that she may never return.

Settle in, because once you start The Vanishing at Loxby Manor, you won't be able to put it down.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 139 x 213 x 21mm | 271g
  • Nashville, United States
  • English
  • 0785232958
  • 9780785232957
  • 853,152

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'Wilson's fourth outing in G-rated Regency romantic suspense (following Masquerade at Middlecrest Abbey) is dense with Gothic incident . . . the result is a light, atmospheric outing.' * Publishers Weekly * 'The Vanishing at Loxby Manor cleverly combines Regency romance with Gothic intrigue, and the result is a suspenseful, thoroughly entertaining read. Charming and lovely.' * Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author * 'Abigail Wilson's latest Gothic romance hits the notes readers have come to expect from her talented pen: romance, shadows and intrigue and a brilliantly executed atmosphere. She is a master at her craft and a rare stand-out in a popular genre.' * Rachel McMillan, author of The London Restoration * 'This Gothic mystery hits all the buttons: handsome brothers, invalid father, unpredictable mother, sinister butler, strange noises, abandoned ruins, jilted marriage pacts, and secret societies. I would recommend it to anyone who loves Regency romance with a bit of eerie foreboding.' * Historical Novel Society *
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About Abigail Wilson

Abigail Wilson combines her passion for Regency England with intrigue and adventure to pen historical mysteries with a heart. A registered nurse, chai tea addict, and mother of two crazy kids, Abigail fills her spare time hiking the national parks, attending her daughter's diving meets, and curling up with a great book. Abigail was a 2020 HOLT Medallion Merit Finalist, a 2017 Fab Five contest winner, and a Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence Finalist. She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and currently lives in Dripping Springs, Texas, with her husband and children. Connect with Abigail at; Instagram: @acwilsonbooks; Facebook: @ACWilsonbooks; Twitter: @acwilsonbooks.
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1,163 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
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4 42% (483)
3 20% (227)
2 4% (45)
1 1% (6)
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