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The Ladies of Garrison Gardens


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Charles Valleys legendary dowagers, the three Miss Margarets, have lost one of their own: Peggy Garrison, who married into a huge fortune but was constantly overshadowed by the legacy her husbands first wife, the great Myrtis Garrison. When Peggys will is read, the news of who will take over the Garrison fortune shakes the town to its core. To everyones shock, Peggy has left all of the Garrison holdings-the world-famous botanical gardens, the massive resort, and the lovely Garrison “Cottage,” where FDR once visited-to the towns down-and-out wild child, Laurel Selene McCready.

Laurel was like a daughter to Miss Peggy, but the last thing she wants to do is step into Miss Peggys shoes as the wealthiest, most powerful person in town, especially since the Garrison fortune never bought Peggy any happiness. On top of that, when Laurel reluctantly explores her hew home, the storied Garrison Cottage, she discovers that mysteries abound when it comes to the great Miss Myrtis. What clues are hidden in an old suitcase containing a childs dress and sheet music dating back to the Southern Vaudeville circuit? Who is the elderly woman outside Atlanta who has been keeping track of the Garrison estates every development via the Charles Valley Gazette? And how will Laurel avoid the fate of her two predecessors whose secrets have far greater implications than Laurel could ever have imagined? Culminating in an unforgettable sleight of hand, proving that behind every great fortune there is a great crime, The Ladies of Garrison Gardens is as page-turning and irresistible as its predecessor.

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Small-town secrets, star-crossed lovers, and the power of the past to determine the future come together to prove that behind every great fortune there is a great crime.

About the Author

LOUISE SHAFFER is the author of The Three Miss Margarets. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, she has also written for television and has appeared on Broadway, in TV movies, and in daytime dramas, earning an Emmy for her work on Ryans Hope. She and her husband live in the Lower Hudson Valley.

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Shaffer, Louise
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