Anne and her fiancée, Jeremy, are a happy couple caught up in the throes of young love. Their blissful state is short-lived, however, as the onset of World War II soon threatens to tear them apart. Could their struggle to remain together, despite the dangers and distance created by war, be linked to their purchase of Morton Farmhouse? The young couple had ignored warnings of the supposed ‘curse’ accompanying the farmhouse, but this shadow seems to remain, lurking in the background and spreading misery for generations. Finally Chris, a descendent of the Anne and Jeremy, steps in to try to solve the Curse of Morton Farmhouse that has caused his family such tragedy.
Derek Smith writes in a style that is both bewitching and thrilling, ensnaring readers with words encapsulating love, mystery and devastation. Smith depicts the curse itself very skilfully, weaving subtle hints of it throughout the plot to tie together the more dramatic events of farm life and war. Readers will be left reeling from the relentless impact of war, yearning to discover the truth and to see if Chris proves more successful than his forbears in overcoming the curse and finding happiness.