Restoring the Castle by Olivia Stowe
Approx. 38,740 words.
Published on July 28, 2012 by
The bombing of a U.S. embassy building in Amman, Jordan, has left cultural affairs officer, Ally Templeton, wounded, both physically and emotionally, and without a job and a fiancé. On top of that, her eccentric, man-hater mother, Miranda, has for the third time tried to burn down the scaled-down replica of a Transylvanian castle she has been living in in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia.