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Can a ghost scare off a young heiress determined to make her new manor her home?

Having inherited a family estate she’d never heard of, Minerva Goodridge travels to Cornwall to take charge of her new home. But fatal memories lurk in the shadows of Trekellis Manor. As the locals keep away from the house, Minnie accepts the help of a stranger. Can she trust him?

Gideon Drake,
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Kindle Edition, 62 pages
Published June 2012 by Cathie Dunn
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Maureen Vincent-Northam
Silent Deception opens with Minnie arriving in Cornwall and seeking out someone to take her to Trekellis Manor, the haunted ancestral home she’s inherited. Step forward Gideon Drake who is eager enough to assist. Does Gideon have an ulterior motive? You bet he does.

With the locals steering clear of the manor, Minnie has no option but to agree to his help even though she suspects not all is as it should be. Before she can settle in her new home she must uncover the truth behind the family scandal
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In her third book and first novella, Cathie Dunn takes us this time to Cornwall and gives us a taste of the rather windy and harsh weather as soon as our heroine, Minerva Goodridge, gets off the coach having reached her destination. The author has a real gift with description and so effortlessly everything comes to life and you're able to visualize the heart of a small and remote mining village, not very far from the sea, before another gust of salty wind come
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Nancy
If you're a fan of short novellas you'll enjoy this book. I would like to have learned more about Gideon and Minnie, and would have enjoyed more development of their relationship, but the novella doesn’t give the scope for that, though the Victorian setting is just right for this plot. I’ve read Miss Dunn's other books and have enjoyed them greatly, and indeed look forward to her next full-length novel.
Joanna Gawn
A feisty heroine, a mystery, ghostly goings-on, and a handsome man with his own secrets and motives.

Cathie Dunn's passion for history is evident, and adding the beautiful county of Cornwall to the mix sealed the deal for me!

This made a good tale, and I very much enjoyed reading it.
K.B. Walker
If you fancy a quick read, with romance, ghosts, historical setting on the wild Cornish cliffs then this is for you.
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Cathie Dunn writes historical fiction & romantic suspense. A hobby historian, she loves researching her favourite eras - Scottish medieval & Jacobite times; medieval England / Normandy & Tudor England.

Cathie is a member of the Historical Novel Society, the Romantic Novelists' Association and the Celtic Hearts Romance Writers.

She lives in Scotland.
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