Daughter of the Stars

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Random House Publishing Group, 2004 - Fiction - 320 pages
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"Were they all lying? Misleading me for their own purposes?..."
Lacey Elliot has been a woman without a past since the day her mother whisked her off to Charlottesville, refusing for thirty years to speak of her father, her family, or her history.
But when Lacey intercepts a desperate letter from an aunt in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, Lacey sees her chance to confront the past that has terrified her mother and to fill in the gaps in her own life.
Against the charm and colorful, turbulent history of the picturesque town, the violent history of Lacey's heritage is about to repeat itself. As she finds herself drawn to a man intrigued by the town for reasons of his own, old ghosts reappear and danger returns--as a killer walks among them once more....
"Evocative, moving, suspenseful--another surefire winner from the writer who taught all of us how it should be done."
--BARBARA MICHAELS
PHYLLIS A. WHITNEY IS A WINNER OF THE GRAND MASTER AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT FROM THE MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA

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Phyllis A. Whitney was one of my favorite authors when I was a girl. Her Columbella was one of the two books I checked out the day I proudly received my first adult library card. Eventually I stopped ... Read full review

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This, along with [book: The Golden Unicorn] by the same author, are what my grandmother used to call "Woman in Front of the House Books" from the standard cover art of a young woman in flowing ... Read full review

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In addition to being named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, PHYLLIS A. WHITNEY has received the Agatha Award from Malice Domestic and a Society of Midland Authors Award. All three honors are for lifetime achievement. She has been published in thirty foreign countries. Her other novels include Amethyst Dreams, Singing Stones, and Woman Without a Past. Whitney lives in Nelson County, Virginia.

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