“The Secrets of Hartwood Hall” by Katie Lumsden – Book Review @DuttonBooks @katiejlumsden #TheSecretsOfHartwoodHall #BookReview @penguinrandom

"The Secrets of Hartwood Hall" by Katie Lumsden - Book Review @DuttonBooks @katiejlumsden #TheSecretsOfHartwoodHall #BookReview @penguinrandom

I at all times need to strive new authors, and this primary novel was a stopper! Anybody who favored Stacey Halls’ “Mrs. England” will in all probability love this one.

Hartwood Corridor is an remoted and considerably dilapidated mansion in Somersetshire, England. The yr is 1852 and Margaret Lennox is barely just lately widowed by her husband of three years, the Reverend Richard Lennox. We be part of the story when Margaret involves Hartwood to tackle the job of governess to ten-year-old Louis Eversham. Louis is a vibrant boy however he’s very lonely. His mom, additionally a widow, may be very protecting of him and he has no mates his personal age.

“…too many locks and too many secrets and techniques”.

Margaret suits in effectively in the home. She loves her younger load. Nevertheless… certainly one of Hartwood’s maids finds out certainly one of Margaret’s secrets and techniques and spitefully blames her for it by means of blackmail! Margaret has many secrets and techniques, as does her employer, Mrs. Eversham. As its title suggests, Hartwood Corridor itself can also be riddled with secrets and techniques. The east wing is closed to all. The superstitious inhabitants of the closest village consider the corridor to be haunted and a spot of evil. When the illness arrives at Hartwood Corridor, all of its residents are examined.

This primary novel was a tribute to the basic novel “Jane Eyre”, though written with a feminist orientation. I used to be completely captivated studying it and would advocate it to all followers of historic fiction. I can not wait to see the sequel from this younger writer.

This evaluate was written voluntarily and my ranking was under no circumstances influenced by the truth that I obtained a free digital copy of this novel from Dutton (Random Penguin Home) through NetGalley.

ISBN: 9780593186923 – ASIN: ‎ B0B44T96XR – 352pages

Katie Lumsden learn Jane Eyre on the age of 13 and has by no means seemed again. She spent her teenage years devouring nineteenth century literature, studying each novel by Dickens, Brontë, Austen and Hardy she might discover. She holds a level in English Literature and Historical past from Durham College and an MA in Inventive Writing from the College of Tub Spa. His quick tales have been shortlisted for the London Quick Story Prize and the Bridport Prize. Katie’s YouTube channel, Books and Issues, has 25,000 subscribers.

She lives in London, England and works as a copywriter. The Secrets and techniques of Hartwood Corridor is his first novel.

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About Fictionophile

fiction criticism; Goodreads Librarian. Retired library cataloguer – extra time to learn! Likes books, gardening and pink wine. I’ve been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I evaluate titles provided by Edelweiss, and take part in weblog excursions with TLC E book Excursions.

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