The Dancing Floor

The Dancing Floor

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For years, Heather Tradescant had dreamed of the journey she and her father would take to England--a pilgrimage to the great gardens of history. Now that her father is dead, Heather is determined to fulfill his dreams. Unfortunately, her request to see the fabled 17th-century garden of Troytan House is denied by the owner. Though unwelcome, she braves the walls of briars and reaches the Victorian manor house beyond. She senses a strange mission of evil lurking, tainting the manor's peaceful beauty. Only then does Heather begin to wonder whether it is only stories of long-vanished witchcraft that haunt Troytan House or whether there is some more modern horror, hearer at hand, and far, far more dangerous.

Continuing in the classic tradition she established with such acclaimed novels of suspense as Stitches in Time, Vanish with the Rose, and House of Stone, New York Times bestselling author Barbara Michaels has penned a chilling tale that will keep you reading until the last page.

ISBN: 9780061092541
0061092541

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CRRL_VirginiaJohnson Jun 08, 2017

Barbara Michaels (also known as Elizabeth Peters) wrote excellent romantic suspense novels, and this one is no exception. A clumsy, attractive, intelligent heroine with a chip on her shoulder plunges through a tangled garden maze and onto the lawn of handsome millionaire whose nose is rather out of joint at having his breakfast interrupted. Complications ensue involving centuries-old witch stories and supernatural presences, as well as plain, old evil. A good beach or cabin read.

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KatherineHere
Apr 25, 2016

This is a nice cozy mystery written by our dearly departed Elizabeth Peters, aka Barbara Mertz, aka Barbara Michaels. It's about an American girl who has suffered the loss of her father and travels to the English countryside to seek out lost great gardens, an interest she shared with her father. There is particular emphasis on garden mazes and Wiccans.

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guinea3
Feb 09, 2015

This is the 2nd book I've read by this author. She seems to have trouble getting to the point, leaves loose ends and then may add something right at the end for which there is little to no foundation. It was a slow read for these reasons.

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