Katherine Forrister - Author

The Hand-me-down Maiden

It’s 1921, and for Guy Barrett, “home” is a suitcase as he jumps from city to city to oversee hotel openings. When he learns that his long-lost parents died and bequeathed him their estate, Guy rushes to the small town of Wakeforest, New York. What he finds is a tacky mansion—a patchwork of architecture from three different centuries—and a young, beautiful caretaker who claims to have lived there for 261 years.
Thomasin Bonnet is more than a simple caretaker. After a miraculous lifetime of caring for generations of Barretts, she is distraught over the death of Guy’s parents, believing the lineage to be at an end. When Guy returns, she is overjoyed, especially when he reveals a fiancée from New York City to carry on the Barrett line.
Thomasin and Guy work together to restore the house, and Guy begins to question his big city life as he is immersed in memories, while Thomasin struggles with her conflicted desires to live her own life, or to accept her growing feelings for Guy that threaten to upend the steady world she has known for centuries.

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Katherine Forrister


Katherine Forrister is an author of speculative fiction with a love of fantasy, history, science, and romance. Her dark fantasy novel, Lodestone, is available from GenZ Publishing, her historical fantasy romance, The Hand-me-down Maiden, is forthcoming from GenZ Publishing in 2022, and her science fiction romance novel, Curio Citizen, is forthcoming from Inkshares, Inc.

Katherine lives near Kansas City with her family, where she enjoys local festivals and conventions, hiking, playing open-world video games, and curling up on the sofa to read on cold winter days.

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