“The Last Heir To Blackwood Library” by Hester Fox – Book Review @GraydonHouse @HarperCollins #TheLastHeirToBlackwoodLibrary #BookReview

"The Last Heir To Blackwood Library" by Hester Fox - Book Review @GraydonHouse @HarperCollins #TheLastHeirToBlackwoodLibrary #BookReview

“Heaven was really an untouched storehouse of books, simply ready to be opened and skim.”

It is a gothic ghost story with fantasy components. There are a number of elements of this novel that I actually loved. The bibliophile of the protagonist particularly. It’s a tribute to books and to those that love them. It is easy to discern the creator’s love of the classics, lots of which have been talked about within the pages. Specifically, it was an homage to the “Jane Eyre” novel, and lots of components of that novel correlate with it. Not least of which the setting, the Yorkshire moors. The second factor that resonated with me was the surprising legacy. This trope takes me again to the books I beloved after I was a young person.

“She had traded the restraints of poverty for the golden bonds of wealth.”

The brooding handyman/driver, the taciturn servants, all helped make the guide extraordinarily atmospheric. Blackwood Abbey had all the weather I like to examine, all the way down to the hidden passageways, mysterious locked doorways, and secret chambers.

I applauded the way in which the creator made point out of the inequality of girls within the Nineteen Twenties. Protagonist Ivy Radcliffe beloved to learn and had an unquenchable thirst for data and studying – one thing that was denied her.

The gorgeous cowl with the phrase library within the title coupled with a Yorkshire setting nearly compelled me to learn it, despite the fact that I hadn’t learn the earlier books by this creator. Generally the plot leaned in direction of paranormal horror story themes, not likely my “cup of tea”.

I loved the ghost story ingredient, however could not fairly recognize how the library was nearly sentient, with its historical historical past of evil monks and alchemy. Maybe readers who benefit from the fantasy style will get pleasure from these points of the guide extra. I savored many points of the writing, however felt that my private enjoyment would have been larger if it had remained extra trustworthy to a purely historic fiction style.

This evaluate was written voluntarily and my score was under no circumstances influenced by the truth that I obtained a free digital copy of this novel from Graydon/HarperCollins Home through Edelweiss.

Launch date: April 4, 2023

ISBN: 9781525804786 – A SIN: B0B1JD7K21 – 336 pages

Hester Fox is a full-time author and mom, with a background in museum work and historic archaeology. She is the creator of novels resembling The Witch of Willow Corridor, A lullaby for witchesand extra not too long ago, The final inheritor to the Blackwood Library. A transplant from New England, she now lives in rural Virginia along with her husband and their two youngsters.

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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 Ebook Excursions.

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