My Recent Release Review of
The Witch of Willow Hall
Author’s Debut Novel
by Hester Fox
File Size: 1985 KB
Print Length: 368 pages
Publisher: Graydon House; Original edition
Publication Date: October 2, 2018
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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.
This debut novel has both sad and very spooky moments. It is described as being a young adult title but I am not sure I would recommend it as su ch.
To me the paranormal, incestuous and ghostly aspects lean more towards an adult tale.
This well written ghost story with witchly aspects is just the ticket for the upcoming Halloween season.
I gave this book 4.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization. Be prepared for ghosts, ghosts and newly minted ghosts. There is a plethora of paranormal activity in this debut novel.
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Hearts at All Hallows’ Eve
Handful of Hearts Book 5
by Jenna Jaxon
File Size: 2139 KB
Print Length: 30 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Rising Phoenix Publications
Publication Date: October 17, 2017
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
When Miss Cecilia Powell attends her very first masquerade on All Hallows’ Eve, she’s thrilled when a mysterious reveler pays court to her. As their encounter continues, Cecilia is charmed, then smitten with this masked stranger, even though she senses something odd about him.
Is he truly the man of her dreams, or will Cecilia find her dream a true nightmare?
My New Release Review of
by Nancy Naigle
Paperback: 352 pages
File Size: 3374 KB
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication Date: October 16, 2018
Sold by: Macmillan
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From USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle, Dear Santa is a heartwarming Christmas story about finding your passion for life and love.
Angela Carson wants nothing more than to be the third-generation to run her family’s holiday store, Heart of Christmas, successfully. They’ve weathered over sixty tourist seasons, major hurricanes, and urban sprawl, in their old decommissioned lighthouse. But the national chain that set up shop in their small North Carolina town of Pleasant Sands may be more than Heart of Christmas can survive.
Encouraged by her niece to ask Santa for help through the Dear Santa app, Angela gives in and lets the words fly in a way that, if Santa were real, would no doubt land her on the naughty list. What’s the harm when it’s just a computer-generated response?
Geoff Paisley has been at his mother’s side running the mega-chain Christmas Galore for the last ten years. When his mother falls ill, Geoff promises to answer the Dear Santa letters in her stead. Soon he realizes the woman he’s been corresponding with on Dear Santa is Angela. How could the woman that grates his every last nerve in person have intrigued him so deeply through those letters?
When Geoff reveals that he’s her Dear Santa, will Angela be able to set aside their very public feud to embrace the magic of the holiday and possibly find true love?
This heartwarming holiday romance smacks of a Hallmark movie although it’s not a hallmark tale. It is however a Christmas re-telling of You’ve Got Mail.
I always have loved that movie since it came out in 1998 and never miss a re-airing of it when shown on TV.
There is just enough angst between our hero and heroine to make it a page turner and far from dull.
Dear Santa letters answered by Geoff in the place of his mother, Angela’s Dear Santa letters brought on by the urging of her niece; how can these two things bring these enemies to the point of love rather than hate?
Will Angela’s distinctly naughty Santa letter be the beginning of something totally different between this warring pair?
In this must read holiday romance you will find your answers.
I gave this sweet, sexy and enemies to friends to lovers story 4.25 of 5.0 stars for plot, story and character development.
Since this book has a Hallmark flair to it there is no sensual nature to this book.
I read and reviewed a complimentary digital ARC of this title received through NetGalley. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.
About The Author:
USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle whips up small-town love stories with a dash of suspense and a whole lot of heart. She began her contemporary romance series, Adams Grove, while juggling a successful career as an SVP for Bank of America and life on a seventy-six-acre goat farm.
Now enjoying an early retirement from the financial industry, she devotes her time to writing, antiquing, cooking, trail riding on her Palomino, and the occasional spa day with friends. A native of Virginia Beach, she now calls North Carolina home.
Best known for her small town stories set in Adams Grove, Sweet Tea and Secrets leads off this small town series. Stay tuned for news about the release of Porch Swings and Promises.
Nancy writes romance and women’s fiction for Montlake Romance and St. Martin’s Press and enjoys the diversity of adding mysteries to her list of accomplishments through Crossroads Publishing House. She’s also working on several projects with Hallmark.
An International Thriller Writers Debut Author in 2011, Nancy is active in several writer organizations, including:
- Romance Writers of America
- Mystery Writers of America
- International Thriller Writers among others.
Nancy is proud to be a part of the Main Street Romance family, a partnership with bestselling authors, Addison Cole, RaeAnne Thayne and Chris Keniston, that bring sweet happy-ever-after stories to readers in a safe community with other like-minded readers.
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Nancy also enjoys collaborating with other authors on projects like her humorous women’s fiction, THE G Team co-written with Kelsey Browning. Don’t let the series name fool you. Honey, these are not your momma’s grannies. These gals are just like Dirty Harry…only over 50, female and from the South! Get all the details on that series at www.TheGrannySeries.com.
Courting a Spinster for Christmas
Sweet and Clean Regency Romance
His Majesty’s Hounds Book 16
by Arietta Richmond
File Size: 5353 KB
Print Length: 109 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Dreamstone Publishing
Publication Date: October 8, 2018; 1st edition
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A Spinster who has lost purpose in her life, no longer a companion to the aristocracy, a Vicar who has discovered that loneliness makes everything hollow, a mystery that draws them together, a Christmas where everything changes, an unexpected love.
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