By Lucy Richardson, from the Lighthouse Library series by Eva Gates.
I don’t know if anyone else has noticed but our Teddy appears to be smitten by Julia Ruddle. When I say smitten I mean totally heads over heels crazy for.
That would be Theodore Kowalski, faithful patron of the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library, impoverished rare book dealer, and well-known eccentric.
And that would be Julia Ruddle, New York City native, granddaughter of wealthy businessman Jay Ruddle, heir to the furniture empire fortune.
Julia seems rather fond of Teddy, which is good, I guess. Except for the third leg in their little triangle. Greg. Handsome, charming, sophisticated: everything poor Teddy is not. Greg’s the curator of Jay Ruddle’s private, and very extensive, collection of historical documents mostly from the age of sail, and the group is here, at our little library, opening discussions on possibly donating the Ruddle collection to the library.
Wouldn’t that be a coup! I’ve never seen Bertie – the library director – so excited.
I fear that poor Teddy is going to have his heart broken. Or worse, if Julia is found guilty of murder and sent to prison.
Find out if Teddy is able to save Julia from prison and win her heart in the fourth Lighthouse Library book, The Spook in the Stacks.
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