Romantic Times Rating: 4 out of 5
A hundred years ago, The Sedgwick Curse damned Lord Donovan’s family. Donovan doesn’t believe in the dire prophecy, which promises the resurrection of Donovan’s tyrannical great-grandfather, a crazed murderer. But he can’t shake the impending sense of danger that haunts him or explain away the grisly discovery of a new murder on the estate grounds. When Taylor, a temptation with a hidden agenda, visits Sedgwick Manor, Donovan realizes she holds the key to the horrors of the past and to his future happiness.
Shawna Delacorte pens a fun read with lots of spooky ambience and a daring twosome.
CataRomance Rating: 4 Stars out of 5
Have you ever had that creepy feeling when the hairs stand up on your neck and you just know someone is watching you? THE SEDGWICK CURSE by Shawna Delacorte will definitely have you on the edge of your seat and checking your back as you read faster to find out what happens next. Ms. Delacorte’s handsome brooding hero and beautiful compassionate heroine lead us on a thrilling foray full of romance, danger and suspense.
Donovan Sedgwick is the new lord of the manor and has not only inherited the Sedgwick estate but also the Sedgwick Curse. One hundred years ago his great grandfather murdered two tenants and brought a curse on the family. It is rumored that his ancestor’s ghost will come back to kill again. The curse seems all too real as the former Lord Sedgwick commits suicide and a mad man commits a series of homicides. Could Donovan’s blackouts have anything to do with the deadly happenings?
Taylor MacKenzie corresponded with Donovan’s late father and was invited to stay at the manor to research British country festivals. Her true reason for coming to England is to discover what happened to her Grandmother’s murdered parents. She finds out more than she bargains for as she seems to be watched by a lurking evil presence.
Donovan and Taylor sense an uncanny connection and find solace in each other’s arms. They work closely together to find answers to the many unanswered questions surrounding the murders. But will Taylor be the next victim and can Donovan truly be trusted?
THE SEDGWICK CURSE by Shawna Delacorte is a spine tingler from the very beginning. I spent a nail biting evening racing through the pages to a wonderfully, satisfying, aha ending. Lovers of romantic intrigue and suspense will be totally captivated by THE SEDGWICK CURSE.
Still getting over the shock of his father’s death, Lord Donovan Sedgwick is surprised to learn that his father had made arrangements for a journalist to visit during the festival. This was a bad time—someone had bombed their crypt and his enemies continue to fictionalize stories. He’s trying to keep the scandal his great-grandfather caused from being revived. They both are surprised when they meet—Donovan was expecting a man and Taylor MacKenzie was expecting someone older. But neither is prepared for the spontaneous combustion between them. At first Donovan was going to try to convince her to leave, but after each person she talks to are found murdered, he decides the only way to protect her was to keep her close to him. Is the curse affecting him—the headaches and blackouts were getting more frequent. The strange incidents all seem to be happening because of her resemblance to Emily, the person his great-grandfather supposedly murdered. Together they set out to discover who is behind everything.
Every emotion is felt by the reader in this dramatic story which mesmerizes the reader as it builds to one shattering revelation after another. A cast of secondary characters add spice to the story.
THE SEDGWICK CURSE, a Harlequin Intrigue by Shawna Delacorte has been reissued in ebook available at http://ebooks.eharlequin.com (do search for author name Shawna Delacorte). Also available at Barnes and Noble in NookBooks (www.bn.com) and Amazon for Kindle at www.amazon.com. Information is available on my website www.shawnadelacorte.com
THE CHILLING TRUTH
To learn the truth behind her great-grandmother’s past—and the curse that still surrounded both her family and the old woman’s tiny country village—Taylor MacKenzie made her way to England. But from the moment she arrived at her ancestors’ manor house, an eerie chill echoed the evil of the past and a shadowy figure seemed to follow her every move.
Donovan Sedgwick, the new lord of the manor, had eyes that pierced Taylor’s soul and held her in an otherworldly thrall. But he seemed ravaged by demons of his own—demons that only her kisses were able to calm.