I’m so pleased to report that my novel, Receive Me Falling, is officially published and ready for purchase. Here’s the book jacket description:
Every slave story is a ghost story.
The haunting words of an historian and former cane worker on the Caribbean island of Nevis launch Meghan Owen on her quest to unlock the secrets of an abandoned sugar plantation and its ghosts.
After Meg’s parents die in a car accident on the night of her engagement party, she calls off her wedding, takes leave of her job in Annapolis, and travels to land she’s inherited on Nevis. A series of discoveries in an old plantation house on the property, Eden, set her on a search for the truth surrounding the shameful past of her ancestors, their slaves, and the tragedy that resulted in the fall of the plantation and its inhabitants.
Through a crushing phone call with her lawyer, Meg learns that her father’s estate was built on stolen money, and is being sued by multiple sources. She is faced with having to sell the land and plantation home, and deal with the betrayal she feels from her deceased father.
In alternating chapters, the historical drama of the Dall family unfolds. Upon the arrival of British abolitionists to the hedonistic 19th century plantation society, Catherine Dall is forced to choose between her lifestyle and the scandal of deserting her family. An angry confrontation with Catherine’s slave, Leah, results in the girl’s death, but was it murder or suicide?
Hidden texts, scandalous diaries, antique paintings, and confessional letters help Meghan Owen uncover the secrets of Eden and put the ghosts to rest.
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You may purchase the novel from my website, www.erikarobuck.com. I will sign all books purchased through the site, and they will ship within three to five business days.
If you like the book, please recommend it to your friends and book clubs. I would be happy to visit book clubs who discuss Receive Me Falling in person or by phone. I have a discussion question guide on my website.
Thanks so much to all of you who have helped me with this endeavor. It has been a labor of love, but well worth the work, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. For all of your editing, feedback, or simple enthusiasm and kind words, I thank you.