Romance, mystery and magic, with a touch of spine-tingling suspense …

Secrets of the Shell Sisters

Book 2 of the Rosshaven Romances

“That’s like believing in Father Christmas,” he said. “Or mermaids,” she replied gravely.

Meet the Morgans. Three very different sisters, who each blame themselves for their mother’s mysterious disappearance. Now, over forty years on, they are in crisis.

Cassandra – the eldest – runs the family’s quirky, cliffside hotel. But the business is in trouble, and it seems a secret from the past is determined to resurface and destroy all she’s worked for. Greer – the youngest – walked away from a glittering career to live in London. The mistress of a powerful man, she’s left stranded on the day they were to start a new life together. Now she has no choice but to return to the family home – but what kind of welcome can she expect?

And Orla – the middle sister, whose obsessive shell collecting and messages from the ‘sea- people’ dominate her life. But Orla knows things. She knows Greer is coming home to a new future, that Cassandra’s dark secret will change their lives and that their mother never really left at all.

And there’s another secret, something they all share… but of course nobody’s telling.

‘It will be going in my top books of 2024 because it was that good!’ Yorkshire Carly’s Book Reviews

‘The perfect family drama. The character development is superb and this story completely envelopes you!’ webreakforbooks 

‘A very special book. I was left feeling enchanted and hopeful despite what is happening in the world.’ Books Escapes with BabsW67

‘An absolutely fascinating story that will keep the reader hooked. I am longing to go back to Rosshaven.’ JUST ONE MORE CHAPTER 

‘With mysteries, twists and family history too, this is an enthralling read I highly recommend to you.’ Splashesintobooks

‘I know the secret, but I’ll never tell.’ Stratospherekawaiigirl

‘Adrienne has once again written a hit!’ titleswtyler

‘Well crafted, with surprise twists, a wonderfully vivid sense of place and an emotional impact.’ Between the lines, Cathy Ryan

‘I found the whole book entirely enchanting and deeply moving.’ Being Anne

'Fantastic story, couldn’t put it down. A really good read!!'
5* Amazon Review
Anne’s Books of the Year 2023

What readers say

    Enchanting, emotional, deeply moving – just wonderful

    It’s quite beautifully written, its perfectly described wild setting on the Atlantic coast integral to its highly original and compelling story. Emotionally, it’s absolutely perfect – and I can only urge other readers to give it a try, and hopefully love it as much as I did.

    A gripping story, beautifully written with wonderful characters.

    I have just finished reading Secrets of The Shell Sisters, an amazing novel by Adrienne Vaughan. I was gripped from the beginning. The Morgan sisters – each with very different personalities – are totally believable, as are all the characters. The story is compelling, unique and beautifully written. I highly recommend it.

    A skilful writer tells an amazing story

    It’s a love story with a love for life and living with an intimate knowledge of a wonderful setting. The more I read the greater my love of the unusual characters which are so well drawn.

    Magical tale of secrets, second chances and sisterhood

    A beautifully written tale of relationships, lost love and second chances, laced through with a touch of Irish magic – so deftly delivered it feels as natural as the sea itself.
    This is romantasy at its best and I loved it.

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