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HIGH-WIRE HEARTBREAK by Anna Schmidt
SERIES: Doors to the Past
GENRE: Inspirational Dual Timeline Fiction
PUBLISHER: Barbour Fiction
RELEASE DATE: January 1, 2022
In 1936–A party at the Ringling mansion Ca d’Zan in Sarasota, Florida, leads to a robbery–and possibly death.
A successful historical mystery writer, Chloe Whitfield comes to Ca’ d’Zan to research her next novel. Chloe’s fascination with the circus is rooted in family stories of her great-grandmother Lucinda Conroy, who reportedly was a trapeze artist of some renown. She’s heard hints of scandal—and perhaps larceny, but no details.
Chloe’s grandmother—rumored to be Lucinda’s only offspring—was raised in an orphanage and never knew her mother. Intrigued as she is, Chloe has no intent of writing about Lucinda until she sees a poster featuring Lucinda as the star performer for a 70th birthday gala for John Ringling in May of 1936. From there the trail goes cold.
Who was Lucinda and what happened to her?
Balancing on her good leg, she leaned in to study a double row of photographs – clowns and jugglers and strong men and …
She flicked on the light on her phone and held it closer to an image half hidden behind the door to the restroom. Her attraction to this particular photo was that it was of a woman, and it had a certain aura of glamour to it. She squinted at the neatly typed identification label.
Chloe took a step back and nearly fell again. Holding on to the restroom door, she once again studied the photograph. This was unexpected. She peered at the woman – the bobbed, finger-waved golden hair and the wide dewy eyes that stared back at her. The pouty bow of her painted lips. She’d been a beauty all right.
She startled at Darcy’s voice calling out from the other room. “Pete’s on his way. Says once he has your car key he’ll pick up your suitcases and put the top up on that car of yours.” She had stepped into the hall and flicked on an overhead light. “Can’t predict the rain around here, especially this time of year.” Her voice trailed off as she approached Chloe. “Ah, Lucy Conroy. Word is she was the best – a true star and much beloved by everyone in the company.”
Then why isn’t she in a place of more prominence, Chloe wanted to ask. But instead she said softly, “She was my great-grandmother.”
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