Special Feature: The Perfect Guests by Emma Rous

A couple of years ago, Emma Rous’s debut novel, The Au Pair, was my first read of 2019. I thought it was a wonderful novel and showed such promise for a new writer. It was a five star book for me and I couldn’t wait to see what she came up with for her next book!

Well this is the next book, The Perfect Guests. It is out now and early reviewers are enjoying this one just as much as the first book! The Perfect Guests promises twists, thrills, Gothic atmosphere, and family secrets. I can hardly wait to read this one. Not only is Rous a marvelous writer but you all know how much I love Gothic novels!

So this one is at the top of my TBR as well. While I couldn’t ft it on my January review calendar, I will certainly have a review up and coming later this winter/early spring! But for now, you can pick up a copy fo yourself and dive into this moody, atmospheric, and thrilling novel now!

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Review: The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware (Audible Edition)

Ruth Ware has been on my radar for quite some time, especially this book. I wanted to read it last year for October but then got on to something else.

I have wanted to pick it up several times this year but I have heard such mixed reviews that I just wasn’t sure which book to pick as my first Ruth Ware experience.

Finally, after much debate, I just decided to go for it and read this book as my first Ruth Ware book since I loved the premise of the summary. It was an interesting read for me and not quite what I was expecting but yet at the same time, exactly what I was expecting if that make sense.

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Special Feature: Reviving The Hawthorn Sisters by Emily Carpenter

Emily Carpenter has written quite a few books and has a healthy following of dedicated fans around the mystery genre. I have yet to read one of her books but this author has been on my radar for quite some time.

This book might be her best yet judging from what early reviews have said and truth be told, this one sounds full of Gothic goodness and suspense that I rearranged my review schedule to fit in a review a little later on this fall!

Today thought, I am sharing all the info with you guys so that you too can pick up a copy and add it to your TBR. Fans of mysteries and rich Gothic atmosphere will want this one on their radar for sure!

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Review: The Orphan of Cemetery Hill by Hester Fox

I read Hester Fox’s debut novel a couple of years ago and I was immediately drawn her to story telling style and characters. I adored her first book and the second book was even better. So to say that I was excited for this one is an understatement.

I am such a fan of her Gothic story telling and how quickly I can read her books, while they might not be as spooky as some other books I have read this Halloween season, this one was still a spooky treat for fans of Gothic novels. Also this one is set in Boston which is such a great spooky city and perfect for a novel like this.

And let me just say, that cover is to die for and I absolutely love it. I think it is my favorite so far. Fox has written three books that all feature some of my favorite Gothic elements but they are not a series so new readers have no worries that what they are picking up to read is not part of a series, they are all standalones!

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Special Feature and Excerpt: The Orphan of Cemetery Hill by Hester Fox

Hester Fox has quickly become a favorite author of mine. I have read all of her books and every fall I look forward to a new release.

I love her story telling style, her novels are full of atmosphere and lovely Gothic elements. I can’t say enough good things about her books and am so thrilled to be sharing a bit about this upcoming book today.

I will be reading it in October and this excerpt is tempting me so much to abandon my current read in favor of this one. I hope you enjoy this excerpt as much as I did and be sure to check this one out if you love a little romance and Gothic novels like Victoria Holt! Continue reading “Special Feature and Excerpt: The Orphan of Cemetery Hill by Hester Fox”