The Curse of Belle Haven
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Alexandra Chandler is returning
after her stepsister's death. She had been in France studying
fashion design in hopes of opening her own salon when she heard of Charlotte's
death. She had already planned to visit Charlotte because she had given birth
to a baby boy. Never did she imagine that she would be coming back to settle her estate. She was also concerned to find out
about how Charlotte had died. Mathew, Charlotte's
husband had written saying that there had been an accident but he did not give any details. Alexandra knew that they had been
having problems in their marriage and that Charlotte was in love with someone
else. When she arrives at Belle Haven she senses she is not welcomed. Matthew, his brother Tyler, and his sister-in-law are
keeping secrets. She finds herself drawn to the handsome Matthew and knows this attraction is mutual. Yet he continues to
act as if she is intruding in his life and watches her every move. This just makes Alexander more determined to discover the
truth behind all the secrets at Belle Haven.
The Curse of Belle Haven
the title may come from the home in the story being named Belle Haven and all the unfortunate and mysterious things that happen.
This imaginative tale written by Irene Pascoe is filled with suspense and intrigue. The plot of the story is getting to the
bottom of all the secrets and discovering the truth behind Charlotte's death.
This is concluded in such a way as to take the reader by surprise. The characters are fully developed in physical description
as well as personality. Alexandra has worked hard for her career. Yet she takes her responsibilities to her family seriously.
Matthew is a person that cares for and protects the unfortunate. It is hard to imagine he may be behind any wrong doings.
Yet you wonder how far he would go to help someone. The dialogue is well written in a logical manner. It conveys the thoughts
and attitudes of the characters and is easily followed. The emotions behind the story are felt, especially as Alexandra becomes
closer to Matthew. She wants to love him but he keeps secrets from her. She begins to care for the family but they do not
tell her what is going on and she feels excluded and unwanted. As Matthew and Alexander become passionate, Alexandra is unsure
if Matthew is just using her. She feels he may even be using their relationship as a distraction. You can imagine the hurt
this character feels. The passion between these two characters burn up the pages. The Curse of Belle Haven is brilliant and
innovating story filled with passion and intrigue.
Sensuality rating: Very sensual
May 26, 2006