Two women. Connected by heartbreak, separated in time. Can Charity save the man she loves, or will Lydia’s vengeful spirit prove too strong?
Two haunting love stories and a hundred and fifty-year-old curse …
When the beloved grandfather who brought her up dies, Charity is left struggling to cope. Alone and rootless, she’s drawn to the sleepy fishing village of Beaumouth near Lyme Regis and begins to research her family tree. A chance encounter with attractive boat-builder Matt sparks a chain of mysterious and unsettling events and leads Charity to uncover the story of a young girl who lived in the village over a hundred years before.
In 1863 all Lydia Pavey wants to do is follow in Mary Anning’s footsteps and become a ‘fossilist.’ Instead, she is being forced into marriage to a man she barely knows.
Charity’s obsession with Lydia becomes all-consuming and she risks losing everything. With a longed-for family tantalisingly in reach, will Charity find the happy ever after she’s yearned for and, most importantly, can she save the man she loves?
I was really intrigued by the blurb after I read it and knew that this was a book I wanted to read, I love historical fiction and this one had the added spookiness that I love in a book, it was very atmospheric and I thought that the author did a great job bringing it to life!
I loved the pace of the story and I found that it was very well written. The plot was well developed and there was plenty happening throughout the story too. I really liked the setting for the book too and the author had a great way with words to bring the setting, characters and past to life.
I liked that the story was told by way of the time slip too, it was a nice touch. We go on holiday very near to where the book was set so that also added to my enjoyment.
Overall I loved the plot and thought that it was well developed – it is 4.5 stars from me for this one, rounded up to 5 stars for Goodreads and Amazon – very highly recommended and one I really enjoyed!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Georgia Hill writes best-selling romcoms and historical fiction with romance at the heart. Although she writes in two genres, they have more in common than you might think; she puts serious issues into her romcoms and lots of humour into her historical novels. She lives by the sea in the south west of England with her two beloved dogs – a spaniel and a delinquent cockapoo puppy, her husband (also beloved and not at all delinquent) and a ghost called Zoe. She loves Jane Austen, elephants, Belgian chocolate (all donations gratefully received) and Strictly Come Dancing. Her stories come from everywhere and anything, so be careful what you tell her as you may end up in a book. She also finds inspiration in the folklore and history of the many places in which she’s lived. To put it politely, she’s had a portfolio career having worked in the theatre, for a charity and as a teacher and educational consultant before giving in and finally acknowledging that making up things was what she really wanted to do. She has a nasty addiction to moving house but is trying to overcome this. After one house move too many, she lost all her notebooks and decided to stop talking about writing and actually do some. She’s been happily creating believably flawed heroines, intriguing men and page-turning stories ever since.
Social Media Links –
Twitter – https://twitter.com/georgiawrites
Website – www.georgiahill.co.uk
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/georgiawrites/
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