Author(s): Sl Beaumont
Stephanie adores the quaint English village where she is spending the summer, but its sunlit streets lead to two crumbling houses that hide secrets. One house belongs to her family, and one is the ancestral home of James Knox. Can she trust him? This smiling musician has stolen her heart, but her mind is full of doubt. He is a rising rock star, who has captivated her from his first hello, but an old family feud stands between them. Stephanie's beautiful great-aunt Sophie died suddenly seventy years ago, just before she was to elope with James' uncle. After that, the families were enemies. Village gossip about this tragic wartime romance is mingled with whispers of secretive visitors, smuggling, and-perhaps-collaboration with the Nazis. European history reaches forward to intrude on James and Stephanie's modern love. She is driven to find out the truth about her great-aunt, whose lost romance in many ways parallels her own. However great the danger, she must uncover the secrets that lie hidden beneath the ancient roof of Knox Manor.
S. L. Beaumont grew up far from the quaint English village she so vividly brings to life in her first published novel. She graduated from the University of Otago, the oldest university in New Zealand. She has since worked as a chartered accountant in Auckland, London, and New York. When she is not reading or writing, she spends time with her young family. Overseas travel is a favorite hobby, and she spends plenty of time planning her trips. Like the main character in "The Carlswick Affair," she is seriously addicted to coffee. Beaumont is currently working on her next book, another exciting romantic suspense novel.