Come meet writer Lucretia Bingham at a luncheon Friday, January 30th! Call the store (860-536-3795), or RSVP below.
Blended Families. Stepchildren. Romance. Attempted Murder. A Haunted House.
Did the evil housekeeper try to kill? Or was it one of the stepdaughters?
THE TALCOTT HOUSE is set along the glittering waters of the Mekong River in Cambodia and then in a shingle style mansion on the shoreline of Eastern Connecticut. When they meet on a riverboat, Ophelia Tiffany Sawyer, a newly divorced mother of two, is swept up into a sexual whirl with the enigmatic widower and hotelier, Stuart Winslow. Though she seems a naïve candidate for Stuart’s sophisticated world, their sexual connection is profound. But their growing attachment is severely tested when they return to Connecticut and Ophelia moves into his mansion where she has to deal with his four young girls and a deeply suspicious housekeeper/companion to the girls. But is it the lurking housekeeper who threatens Ophelia’s very existence? Or one of his daughters? Or is it possibly the ghost of his very charismatic but troubled ex-wife who died mysteriously in a fire?
Though the story is a product of Lucretia Bingham’s imagination, she actually does live in The Talcott House, which is a grand Edwardian mansion, supposedly haunted, situated on the shores of Long Island Sound. As a travel writer and photographer, Lucretia Bingham’s credits include The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel and Leisure,Smithsonian and Saveur, among others.
Adventure is in Lucretia Bingham’s blood. Her grandfather is the famed Hiram Bingham, rediscoverer of Macchu Picchu, a Senator from Connecticut, and the basis for the character of Indiana Jones played by Harrison Ford.
Here’s what others are saying about THE TALCOTT HOUSE:
Ophelia Sawyer is a modern heroine in a Victorian predicament. With whispers of Bronte and echoes of Du Maurier, THE TALCOTT HOUSE casts a spell that is nonetheless all its own. At once darkly romantic, passionate and chilling, its pages turn as if of their own volition -- with equal measures of hunger and dread.
- Edward Zwick, director of Legends of the Fall, Glory and Executive producer of Thirty Something.
Lucretia Bingham observes the world with a painter's eye and a good friend's sensitivity to subtle shifts of mood, and has a special gift for evoking the landscapes in which her characters live and love — those framed by pines or palms as well as those defined by passion and obsession.
- Colman Andrews, author and editor in chief, The Daily Meal, and founder and former editor in chief, Saveur Magazine
If you would like to schedule a book signing or any other event please contact:
Lucretia Bingham Lucretiawb@aol.com Cell- 860-961-7234 TheTalcottHouse.com
A modern version of Daphne DuMaurier's Rebecca, The Talcott House is a fast paced romantic thriller set in the brooding environs of a waterfront mansion where an evil housekeeper plots to sabotage the passionate love of the two main characters, Stuart and Ophelia.