The Secrets of Ohnita Harbor
Amid a mountain of rain-soaked donations to the Ohnita Harbor Public Library rummage sale, Gabriela Domenici finds a small box that contains an odd-looking cross. When the carved center turns out to be ivory and a clue links the cross to Catherine of Siena, a medieval saint, Gabriela turns to her expertise as an authenticator of historic documents to lead the quest to discover the truth about this mysterious object. But the cross isn’t the only secret in town: beloved Friends of the Library volunteer Ellyn Turkin is found floating in the harbor and an antiques dealer, Derby Collins, is murdered on the library lawn. As Gabriela races to solve the mystery of the cross, she becomes disillusioned by an infatuation, then finds the start of what may be true love. All the while, she must stay one step ahead of the danger that slowly encircles her.
"The book beautifully alternates between tales of Chase and the history of the lighthouse. Drawings of Chase engaged in different activities accompany old photographs of the lighthouse, the island and its inhabitants. A background history of life in America during the period when Chase lived there sheds light on his experiences."
Lucie-Anne Dionne-Thomas, Newport This Week
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About the Author
Patricia Crisafulli is an award-winning, bestselling author. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Northwestern University, where she received the Distinguished Thesis Award in Creative Writing. Her works include the New York Times bestseller House of Dimon: How JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon Rose to the Top of the Financial World (John Wiley & Sons, 2009), and Rwanda, Inc: How a Devastated Nation Became an Economic Model for the Developing World (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012).