My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Many thanks to Marion Sheperd, Troubador Publishing Limited and Net Galley for a chance to review this book.
An orphan girl meets a very rich widower and goes to his family estate called Hearts-Hope and gets obsessed about the dead wife Natasha. Sounding familiar?? Well, the similarity ends there. The Ghosts of Hearts-Hope is an excellent Gothic suspense novel which feels familiar but is totally different.
Anna Cooke falls in love with Reece and moves to his family home called Hearts-Hope in the wilds of Cornwall by the sea. With her loving and kind heart she sets about befriending her young step-daughter Ophelia. Reece’s wife Natasha had been presumed drowned but her body have never been recovered. Anna has grown up having an intuition about things that would happen and soon begins to sense things in the mansion and starts having strange nightmares. There are rumors about Natasha’s ghost haunting the castle and this adds woes to Anna’s troubled mind.
I could sense the plot line and the mystery behind it but the story is definitely engrossing. The love between Anna and Reece was brilliantly written and the growth of Anna from a young girl into a strong woman capable of being the mistress of Hearts-Hope is conveyed beautifully. Likewise, the efforts of getting a child to trust a step-parent has been written well and I can see that author has a way with using words that brings pictures into the minds of the reader. Looking forward to read more works by this author.
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2 thoughts on “The Ghost of Hearts-Hope: A Ghostly Story of Love and Loss by Marion Shepherd”
Well written review