Fascinated by the Legend of the Cornwallis Ghost, Becca sneaks into a military base to see the ghost’s tombstone.
When she finds and follows a secret tunnel to the Officers’ Mess, Becca meets a living and breathing Eve, the betrayed young woman who hanged herself and haunts Cornwallis.
Trapped in the past with Eve in the days leading up to her tragic death, Becca becomes Rebecca, a woman devastated by a shattering loss and failing marriage.
Can Becca unravel the past to give Rebecca and Eve a second chance, and escape with her heart and future intact?
Targeted Age Group:: 18-99
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
In the late 1980s, my husband and I enjoyed a three-year posting at CFB Cornwallis, a training military base in Nova Scotia, Canada. We attended many functions inside the Officers' Mess. It was a beautiful building, rich in history, but what fascinated me the most was the sad story of a nameless young woman who allegedly hanged herself in one of the upstairs rooms after her married lover, a sailor in the British Navy, abandoned her.
The legend of her ghost was very much alive. While I didn’t know of anyone who had ever seen her, there were reports of strange activities inside the Mess, but was there really a ghost roaming the Officers' Mess and only showing herself to unfaithful married men?
Despite all the research I did, I couldn’t find any evidence that a young woman ever killed herself inside the Mess, but the basement of the Base Commander’s Residence did shelter grave markers. The dead no longer rest in the basement, their remains were moved to a different burial site, but two of the markers still stand side by side, each engraved with the names of two young children. The four siblings—Edward (1 month), Amelia (1 yr & 6 months), Gilbert (3 yrs), and W.C. (3 yrs)—died between 1850 and 1858.
"Misguided Honor" is a work of fiction set in the background of this folk legend.