A very enjoyable, creepy fall read!
I love this period – the Gilded Age and the industrial revolution. I love the propriety and all the rules and manners, the language, the fashion, the balls. All of it! Well, not all of it – although women’s rights were just starting to take off, women were still treated as the lesser sex. But I did enjoy how we have some very strong, outspoken, intelligent leading ladies in this story.
We have a family who has moved to the country from Boston due to a scandal that has occurred, however we don’t know what has happened and learn along the way.
I love an unlikable character and this book had several, including a well drawn villain and a wicked sister. I also enjoyed the sweet romance.
As someone who likes my books based in reality, this one had just the right amount of “spooky” in it for me – enough that it was believable and not super over the top.
A great atmospheric, gothic tale!
Thank you to Harlequin Books for my advance copy, this book will be available October 2nd! This was a group read with my @6bookbesties, you can find their reviews here:
Two centuries after the Salem witch trials, there’s still one witch left in Massachusetts. But she doesn’t even know it.
Take this as a warning: if you are not able or willing to control yourself, it will not only be you who suffers the consequences, but those around you, as well.
New Oldbury, 1821
In the wake of a scandal, the Montrose family and their three daughters—Catherine, Lydia and Emeline—flee Boston for their new country home, Willow Hall.
The estate seems sleepy and idyllic. But a subtle menace creeps into the atmosphere, remnants of a dark history that call to Lydia, and to the youngest, Emeline.
All three daughters will be irrevocably changed by what follows, but none more than Lydia, who must draw on a power she never knew she possessed if she wants to protect those she loves. For Willow Hall’s secrets will rise, in the end…