Cross a Murphy woman and she’ll haunt you the rest of your days.
That’s what they say in Hartman, Connecticut, where the Murphy women are known for their beauty, willfulness, and disastrous luck with men. No one knows the truth of this saying better than Frank Wildermuth. Fifty years ago, he fell in love with Gert Murphy, but through fate and bad timing wound up married to her sister. He spent the rest of his life quietly regretting his mistake. Now Frank’s dead — but not quite gone—and it’s time to do some haunting of his own.
All Andie Murphy ever wanted was to get out of town. But she’s back to settle Evenfall, her Uncle Frank’s estate, where some things never change — and some things have changed a lot. Aunt Gert, for example, still drives her crazy. On the other hand, Cort, the wide-eyed farmboy she used to babysit, is all grown up — with a whole new definition for the word sleepover.
But if you’re a Murphy woman, love never goes smoothly. As Andie struggles with her feelings, Frank sees a chance for redemption — one that could cost his niece dearly. They’ll both need to decide —
Is true love really everlasting? Is home a physical address, or a place you carry in your heart? And can old dreams, long buried, come alive with a little magical help?
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“A haunting, exquisitely written novel of steadfast love and enduring regret. Like the ghosts in the story, this novel will linger in your thoughts long after you finish it.”
“EVENFALL possesses the tranquil beauty implied in its title. The rural New England setting, combined with the characters’ efforts to resolve past heartbreak, yields a story full of healing calm.”
“Graceful, gentle…an orchestra of characters I won’t soon forget, including the unexpected: a dog, a cat, a house—and the ghost of a man whose longing and affection for a woman keeps him tied to this earth.”
“In EVENFALL, Liz Michalski weaves magic and fate, love and history, risk and desire into a novel that is rich with human frailty and emotion. This is one of those books you will not be able to put down until its last beautiful pages.”