2019 Golden Crown Literary Society Award Finalist
Sam Weller, a paranormal novelist, owes her life and writing career to a crow that saved her from certain death in what Sam is convinced was a cosmic act of synchronicity. When she buys an old bookend that looks like her avian muse, her world begins to resemble the plots of her novels.
Determined to find a mate to the bookend, Samantha and her antiquarian sidekick, Liz, go on a search that leads them to the Massachusetts estate of the beautiful and wealthy Gwen Laraway, a philosophy professor and paper company mogul. Samantha is instantly smitten, but the age difference has Gwen resisting Sam’s affections.
Meanwhile, Liz is crushing on Gwen’s niece, Isabel. As clueless as she is sensuous, Isabel hasn’t had a date since her high school prom ten years ago, and is petrified to act on her sudden attraction to Liz.
Romance seems to be blooming all around, but problems arise when the ghost of Gwen’s dead dog emerges from the ether to roam the dark corners of this haunting romance that, with a good dose of humor and just the right amount of spooky, explores the quantum physics of both immortality and love at first sight.