The Yellow Lantern (True Colors) (Paperback)

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Forced to Spy for Grave Robbers
True Colors – Fiction Based on Strange-But-True History
In 1824, Josephine Clayton is considered dead by everyone in her Massachusetts village—especially the doctor she has assisted for several months. Yet, she is still very much alive.
After the doctor’s illegal dealing with his body snatcher to obtain her body, Josephine awakens, positioned as the next corpse for his research. To cover up his crime, the doctor tries to kill her, but Josephine begs to be spared. They strike a deal—Josephine will leave her village and work at a distant cotton mill. All the while, she’ll await her true mission—posing as a mourner to help the body snatcher procure her replacement.
At the mill though, Josephine is praised for her medical remedies among the other female workers, gaining attention from the handsome factory manager, Braham Taylor. Yet, when Braham’s own loved one becomes the prey for the next grave robbing, Josie must make a choice that could put her dark past behind her or steal away the promise of any future at all.
What price will Josie pay for love when her secrets begin to unravel?

More from the True Colors Series
The White City by Grace Hitchcock (March 2019)
The Pink Bonnet by Liz Tolsma (June 2019)

About the Author

Angie Dicken credits her love of story to reading British literature during life as a military kid in England. Now living in the U.S. heartland, she's a member of ACFW, sharing about author life with her fellow Alley Cats on The Writer's Alley blog and Facebook page. Besides writing, she is a busy mom of four and works in Adult Ministry. Angie enjoys eclectic new restaurants, authentic conversation with friends, and date nights with her Texas Aggie husband. Connect with her online at

Praise For…

“Angie Dicken has created a story replete with the historical details and nuances that pull me into a world I don’t want to leave. Josie is in an impossible predicament, but she’s someone I loved spending time with. This book has it all: compelling characters, historical setting that is a character in its own right, and writing that is lyrical and beautiful. It’s a perfect read for those who love a good historical romance!”
–Cara Putman, award-winning author of Shadowed by Grace and Delayed Justice

“Warning: do not start reading The Yellow Lantern unless you’ve got plenty of time! You will not want to stop reading. With a page-turning style that will keep the reader on the edge of her seat, Dicken’s twists and turns will have you guessing until the very end. Highly recommended!”
–Kathleen Y’Barbo, author of the bestselling The Pirate Bride and The Alamo Bride

“Body snatchers, sabotage, and two people who are trying to rise above the darkness and deception shrouding their worlds. Angie Dicken’s newest novel, The Yellow Lantern, is rife with fantastic historical details, enough intrigue to tickle the fancy of suspense lovers, and it evokes the compelling question—what lengths would we explore to rescue someone we love? Pick up this interesting and unique tale about a shadowy and intriguing part of our country’s history.”
–Pepper Basham, author of My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge and the Mitchells Crossroads series


Fans of gothic tales will enjoy Dicken’s odd mix of horror and inspirational elements.
— Publishers Weekly
Product Details
ISBN: 9781643520834
ISBN-10: 1643520830
Publisher: Barbour Books
Publication Date: August 1st, 2019
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: True Colors