The Haunted Lost Rose
by C.L. Bauer
Publication Date: March 17, 2023
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery/Romance
Some secrets should stay hidden. If they come to light, darkness could weaken even the strongest of families.
Real estate agent Charlotte O’Donohue never looks forward to Mondays. Usually, a couple cups of coffee will fix her mood, but today an unexpected voice directs her to a dead body. She’s going to need a bigger cup, and it better be caffeinated!
When the dead body happens to be your client, the scandal could jeopardize her brother’s business, but Charlotte is more worried about a mysterious stranger who decides she’s the number one suspect. He seems familiar and dangerous. He knows she has a secret, and Charlotte will do anything to keep the truth from him. How could he possibly understand that she can hear the dead?
Ghostly whispers from a spirit who haunts the large Kansas City mansion warns of more danger to come for Charlotte, her family, and for the stranger. But as Charlotte discovers a key to one mystery, another one appears…one that could reveal more than a murderer but a long-forbidden love.
The haunted and the living seem to be conspiring against the spunky real estate agent, throwing her into a love of her own that shakes her to the core.
When long hidden secrets expose lost loves, two intertwined families are placed in jeopardy in Charlotte’s Voices of Mystery.
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It was then that he finally examined my look. He burst into laughter again, pointing at my pajamas. “What the heck are those?”
He wiped away a few tears. “Yep, that outfit would certainly slow down a romantic night with me. Slow down, but not prevent.” He stopped laughing. He focused on my face. I was focused on his lips. How had I not noticed those luscious lips? Stop. He wasn’t the man I originally thought he was. He was not a knight in shining armor. He was a devil in a black overcoat.
He stood up quickly. “I should leave, and let you get back to whatever you’ve been doing. Again, thank you for your cooperation, Ms. O’Donohue.”
I stood up too. I wanted to make sure he made it to the door without searching my hallway for guns. “Not my pleasure, Mr. Shaw.”
He grimaced and headed to the door. Before he turned to leave, he smiled. “You know, on second look, those pajamas might just–” He stopped and lowered his voice. “Take care, Charlotte.”
About the Author:
Kansas City, Missouri native C.L. Bauer is the author of three series in mystery genres. Originally a reporter, Bauer worked through jobs in marketing and advertising, to eventually take over the reins of her family’s century old business, Clara’s Flowers. Many of the stories used in her books are based on true events from years in the wedding and event flower world.
You can reach C.L. Bauer on all social mediums, Goodreads, and through her website, www.clbauer.com. You can check out her flower designs at www.clarasflowers.com