Good day, dear readers! Summer has flown by, and I cannot believe that we are into August already! I would love to go back and start July over again, just to have some more time with the kiddos at home before school starts again.
This month, we are reading The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse, and it promises to be such a great book! I am excited to read this one! If you have not grabbed your copy yet, get it now! I cannot wait to hear what you think about this book. So far, I am enjoying it, and I cannot wait to read further.
August is going to be gone before we know it, and that means there is a new book! There is nothing better than a mystery unless you get to travel back in time a bit to get the beginning of the story. This is going to be one that is going to draw us back to Georgian England, and then pop you forward into modern times. Are you intrigued yet?
Let’s get reading!
Lady Isabella Gerard, a respectable member of Georgian society, orders her maid to take her new golden gown and destroy it, its shimmering beauty tainted by the actions of her brutal husband the night before.
Three months later, Lord Gerard stands at the shoreline of the lake, looking down at a woman wearing the golden gown. As the body slowly rolls over to reveal her face, it’s clear this was not his intended victim…
250 Years Later…
When a gown she stole from a historic home as a child is mysteriously returned to Fenella Brightwell, it begins to possess her in exactly the same way that it did as a girl. Soon the fragile new life Fen has created for herself away from her abusive ex-husband is threatened at its foundations by the gown’s power over her until she can’t tell what is real and what is imaginary.
As Fen uncovers more about the gown and Isabella’s story, she begins to see the parallels with her own life. When each piece of history is revealed, the gown—and its past—seems to possess her more and more, culminating in a dramatic revelation set to destroy her sanity.