Released: September 18, 2008
Lucy Scarborough is only 17, but she carries the burden of a curse that has already struck down several women in her family. Each of her afflicted ancestors failed at completing three seemingly impossible tasks, and each succumbed to madness at the birth of her first child. Facing this tragic fate, Lucy braces herself for a losing battle. Mercifully, she has allies in her struggle: intensely sympathetic foster parents and her loyal childhood friend Zach.
Wow. Just wow. This book was thrilling, I absolutely loved every single page and word of it. The plot was unique and quite haunting. It was written so well and it had me captivated till the very end. As the story progressed it got stranger and very unpredictable. The mystery in this novel was great and so were the characters. I found my self very fond of Zach; he was such a sweetheart. The idea of this novel was just brilliant and it had me gasping and turning pages rapidly. Nancy Werlin wrote it so well it had me wondering what would happen in the end every second.
Lucy, the main character is your average seventeen year old teen. She is an athlete, spends time with her best friend, she lives with her foster parents who she loves dearly. Lucy's mother went insane because of a curse over her family which Lucy learns about later in story and has to solve in order to break the curse and not go insane herself. Her only guide is the ballad "Scarborough Fair," which describes three impossible tasks she must accomplish: she must make a shirt without needles or seams; find an acre of land between the ocean and the shore; and plow that land with a goat's horn, sowing it all with one grain of corn.
Lucy is put on one huge emotional rollarcoaster ride as she has to dig into her family's history, and learns about the deadly curse that is set on her ancestors..including her. Lucy will need more help than ever, good thing she has her loving family, and protective friends, Sarah and Zach. This story has you captivated with the haunting mystery, unpredictable romance, and the character's hope and dedication. Lucy must lift the deadly curse before it's too late...
I highly recommend this book to everyone.