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The Broken Shade

Michele Poague

An old Denver home holds the shade of a haunted past.

It's 1986 and waitress Freja O'Connell is remodeling a century-old house in a seedy part of Denver known as Five Points. Dead broke and needing money to restore the old Victorian charmer, she elects to take a job slinging cocktails at a local men's club, marking the beginning of her other-worldly adventures.

"Back in the sixties, when I was a little girl, I dreamed of being a successful interior designer, hosting fabulous cocktail parties, and having lots of boyfriends. If I could go back and have a conversation with my eight-year old self, I'd tell her to be a whole lot more specific..."

"...I get my long legs, ample rack, and blond hair from my Swedish mother, and my dark eyes, hot temper, and propensity to shoot whisky from my Irish father. He also passed on to me a bit of the gambling gene, which explains why I'm usually in over my head..."

Freja Hedvig O'Connell

Book Details

  • Publisher: Bent Briar Publishing LLLC
  • Publish Date: Mar 12nd, 2020
  • Pages: 422
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 1.06in - 1.70lb
  • EAN: 9781942665120
  • Categories: Fantasy - HistoricalRomance - Contemporary
Praise for this book

"A rich character-driven paranormal tale." Kirkus Reviews

"Readers who like their romances tempered by engrossing life dilemmas with a dash of the supernatural added for good measure will find The Broken Shade a powerful and fine story of bittersweet endings and new beginnings."
Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

"... a high-energy, tightly packed story with a likable protagonist who has a unique and compelling story to tell. I hope to see this novel adapted for the big screen one day."
Laura335, LitPick Reviewer, Five Stars; Top Choice Award

"Instantly, I was enthralled with this book from beginning till the end. I appreciated the plot, the dialogue, the characters, and the imagery. Each one of these components accentuated the other to create a fantastic read. The bits of historical information and the idea of the situations within this story being real, according to the author, made me appreciate this novel and the author for writing this engaging and well-written content."
MorganLee, LitPick Reviewer; Five Stars; Top Choice Award