Painted Secrets by Maria Mitchell
Approx. 80,810 words.
Published on January 17, 2013 by
The Trashy Novel Corp.
As a child Zia Somerset feels alone and lost.. At the age of eighteen, her mother commits suicide and her friend Grandpa Murphy dies unexpectedly of a heart attack. She learns from his attorney that she was adopted and Grandpa Murphy was her maternal grandfather.
Attorney Watson has no other information to give Zia except that she has become heir to a sizable fortune from her grandfather.