“Although his voice was gentle, his words struck me with the panic-ridden feeling of being unarmed. He was uncovering buried truths from the deepest recesses of my heart, and I felt completely exposed by it.”
When Annette Downing and her mischievous little brothers were orphaned, Annette closed her heart off, dedicating her life to raising her brothers and protecting them from her abusive aunt. But when her wicked aunt sends them to Kellaway Manor for the summer to reform the boys’ bad behavior, Annette is reunited with the handsome Owen Kellaway, a childhood friend just as mischievous as her brothers. She soon finds her closeted heart in jeopardy in the battle between fear and desire. Does she have room in her heart for another?
This was my debut novel.
I wrote this story as a sophomore in high school, and received a publishing offer from Cedar Fort, Inc. before graduation. This was my discovery book, the one that taught me how to write, and taught me how much I loved it. Mischief and Manors put me on this writing path that I love, and made my dream of being a published author come true. This story and its characters will always hold a special place in my heart.