From debut author Abigail Wilson comes a shadowy Regency tale of secrets and spies, love and treachery.
Croft Towers holds more than its share of secrets . . . and Sybil is determined to uncover them all.
When Sybil Delafield’s coach to Croft Towers was robbed by highwaymen, she should have realized that her new position as companion to old Mrs. Chalcroft would be no ordinary job. Upon Sybil’s arrival, Mrs. Chalcroft sneaks into her room in the dark of night, imploring her to relay messages to town that are to stay hidden from the rest of the family. Who exactly is she working for and what do the messages contain?
When fellow passengers of the robbed coach are later murdered, Sybil’s hunt for the truth takes on a new urgency. The only person she can rely on is Mr. Sinclair, Mrs. Chalcroft’s godson, but under all his charms he too leads a double life. Sybil must decide if he is the one honest voice she can trust, or if he is simply using her for his own advances.
With murderers, smugglers, and spies on the loose, nothing—and no one—in Regency England is what they claim. Can Sybil even trust what she knows about herself?
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INDUSTRY & AUTHOR PRAISE
“Abigail Wilson's In the Shadow of Croft Tower is the kind of novel I love to recommend. Well written, thoroughly engrossing, and perfectly inspiring. I honestly couldn't flip the pages fast enough.”—New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray
"In the Shadow of Croft Tower is beautifully written, suspenseful, and satisfyingly romantic. Abigail Wilson paints a beautiful picture of pastoral Regency England. This book will keep you riveted to the end, and you'll be rooting for the feisty heroine to get her happily ever after."—Jennifer Beckstrand, author of Home on Huckleberry Hill
"Part mystery and part romance, Abigail Wilson's debut is an atmospheric period novel that will keep readers guessing to the very end."—Amanda Flower, USA Today bestselling author of Death and Daisies
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MEET THE AUTHOR
The same moment Elizabeth Bennett discovered Mr. Darcy’s true character in Pride and Prejudice,Abigail Wilson realized she would never be the same. Caught up in an endless supply of Regency novels for the past decade, she’s used this unique passion to create Gothic mysteries with a heart.
A self-proclaimed chai tea addict and mother of two crazy kids, Abigail fills her spare time with camping, hiking, water skiing, and canoeing. She hopes to visit all 59 national parks in her lifetime, and with a dozen or so under her belt, she is well on her way. She currently resides in Dripping Springs, Texas with her husband and children.
In 2017 Abigail won WisRWA’s Fab Five contest and American Christian Fiction Writers’ First Impresssions contest in the Historical Romance category. She was also chosen as a finalist in the Daphne du Maurier Contest and the Genesis Contest in the same year. In 2015, she earned a Harlequin Blurb Stage II placement.