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In The Cards

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Cover of the book: Two figures silhouetted against a purple backdrop, one turning away from the other. Stars frame their heads nad shoulders, and three small divination cards can be seen inset in the top right corner.

Laura wants to live her life.

Laura hasn’t had an easy time since she was fifteen. Illness, recovery, and then a rough few years after her father’s presumed death have left her reeling. Now in her mid-twenties, Laura can finally have the life she always dreamed off, full of parties and perhaps even romance and love.

Her first attempt ended badly – disastrously, actually. But now Laura’s determined to put that all behind her. When she’s invited to a house party on a remote island off the coast of Cornwall, she’s glad to accept. If nothing else, the scenery will be stunning.

Friendship is everything.

Martin and Galen have been best friends since their first year in school. Martin is building a career as a journalist, but Galen hasn’t had the same chance. His parents have kept him close since Galen’s brother returned from the Great War with a devastating facial injury.

Recently, Galen’s mother has become determined to get him married. She’s planned an intimate house party and an evening ball. After his father unexpectedly invites a brash American brother and sister, the gathering takes an odd turn.

When the American woman turns up dead in the solarium and the entire island is cut off by storm and magical interference, Galen, Martin, and Laura must work together to find out who killed her and why. The investigation uncovers secret after secret, and Galen and Martin’s membership in a radically progressive group puts them both at risk.

In The Cards is the fifth novel in the Mysterious Charm series. All of Celia Lake’s Albion books exploring the magical community of the British Isles can be read in any order. It is a locked room murder mystery full of Tarot cards, friendship, family secrets, living with chronic illness, and a bit of espionage. Enjoy this charming romantic fantasy with a swirl of sex set in 1925 with a happily ever after ending!

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About the Author
Celia Lake

Celia Lake spends her days as a librarian in the Boston (MA) metro area, and her nights and weekends at home happily writing, reading, and researching. Born and raised in Massachusetts to British parents, she naturally embraced British spelling, classic mysteries, and the Oxford comma before she learned there were any other options.

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Series: Mysterious Charm, Book 5
Genre: Historical fantasy romance
ASIN: B081VBSTTD
List Price: 3.99
In The Cards

Family brings out the best and worst in all of us.

Laura has had a challenging few years, and now she's somewhat at loose ends, looking to rebuild her life. Galen is caught between family expectations and his own progressive interests, and he's not sure what to do. When someone else at the house party is murdered, Laura, Galen, and his best friend Martin have to work together to protect the innocent.

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