Author’s Digest 25th Annual Self-Published Book Awards Honorable Mention
Recognized on ReadFreely’s Best Indie Books of 2017 Shortlist
“In all, What She Inherits is a successful, rich read of self-discovery, and interwoven narratives keep the pace quick and ever-shifting. Southern coastal scenes paint a rich landscape of rocks, ocean, trees, and natural surroundings which strengthen the experience of these characters’ lives. In a similar fashion, seances, mediums, and other mystical themes keep the story edgy and dark, building mystery and intrigue until the very end.”
~Megan Roth for IndieReader
“What She Inherits is a ghost story that reminds us that not all secrets are better off buried. A perfect blend of mystery, longing, and coffee shop romance.”
~Stephanie Monahan, writer of The Mean Girl Apologies and 33 Valentines
About the Book
When Angela Ellis returns to her childhood home on St. Nabor Island, South Carolina, her junior year of college interrupted indefinitely by her mother’s death, she doesn’t know how she’ll ever be able to function in the world without her mother’s love, reinforce, and guidance. Soon after her mother’s funeral, unusual sounds begin to trouble her in the night, sounds she swears are her mother’s angry voice. As a way to find peace for herself and for her mother’s restless spirit, Angela begins a ghost hunt that makes her friends fear for her sanity and that leads her to more questions than answers. Her parents, it turns out, were peculiar secret keepers, and now Angela is on her own to discover the truth.
One thousand miles away on Devil’s Back Island, Casey Seaver has built a sweet life for herself hidden away from the rest of the world in Maine’s Casco Bay. She runs a small café and keeps to herself, rarely visiting the mainland. When a posthumous letter arrives from her estranged mother, old memories and new problems interrupt her island idyll. For twenty years she has been trying to fail to remember the mistakes and injustices of her youth, and she has nearly convinced herself she has succeeded, but her mother’s words shatter that illusion. As she tries ignore her mother’s dying wishes, a stranger arrives on the island, looking to bring Devil’s Back into the twenty-first century at last. If he has his way, Casey’s island haven will be a refuge no more.
As plans for a new resort on Devil’s Back spur Casey to move her life forward, Angela’s ghost investigation forces her to examine the past. Fate has put their lives on a collision course, and through each other, they are going to find the way through their grief.