The Broken Shade
The Broken Shade
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An old Denver home holds the shade of a haunted past.

It’s 1986, and waitress Freja O’Connell is remodeling a century-old house in a slightly seedy part of Denver known as Five Points. Dead broke and needing money to restore the old Victorian charmer, she elects to take a job slinging cocktails at a local men’s club, marking the beginning of her otherworldly adventures.

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Book Details


  • Historical Fiction
  • Humor
  • Paranormal

Age Level: 

  • Mature Young Adult
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It’s 1986, and Freja O’Connell has moved to Denver from Las Vegas. She’s rid herself of unwanted baggage and is looking to start life anew. Part of her rebuilding involves reconnecting with her family, some new love interests, and an old Victorian home given to her by her father. Although it’s not in an excellent living area, Freja is immediately captivated by this home and decides to restore it as best she can to showcase all the beauty and immaculate curb appeal it has to offer.

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In 1986, Freja O’Connell moves home to Denver from Las Vegas after her current relationship ends—the latest in a long line of drunken, cheating men. Determined to start over, Freja buys from her father a rundown home in a bad neighborhood and decides to fix it up on her own using money earned as a waitress at Shotgun Willie’s Gentleman’s Cabaret. Aside from meeting a crowd of colorful characters at work, she also befriends (and lusts after) the cashier at the local home improvement store, which she frequents as part of her home remodeling project.

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