Essie Fox

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The Sacred River by Wendy Wallace
The Sacred River by Wendy Wallace
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Once again I must declare an interest in that I am the author/reviewer whose quote appears on the front of the hardback version of The Sacred River. However, I am writing this review because there is so much more to say than I could possibly encapsulate in those brief words.

Essentially The Sacred River is a Victorian novel that follows the physical and emotional journeys of three women who leave England to travel to Egypt. The reason for this journey is primarily due to the illness of the youngest - Harriet Heron - who has spent most her life being cosseted and constrained as an invalid. But when her doctor is persuaded that a different climate might be beneficial to health, she… Read more
The Misbegotten by Katherine Webb
The Misbegotten by Katherine Webb
29 of 37 people found the following review helpful
I must first admit that I know katherine Webb personally, and also that we share a publisher. But it is always my policy never to review a book that I have not loved, and having read The Misbegotten I can honestly say that I did love it.

Katherine often writes with two time frames - with contemporary and historical characters. The Misbegotten remains entirely grounded in the early 1800s. It is all the stronger for that. The story is enthralling. A gritty, beautiful, heart-breaking romance which has an almost Wuthering Heights sense of intensity to the passion between two of the characters - both of whom you will fall in love with too. But this novel is so much more than romance… Read more
The Second Life of Amy Archer by R.S. Pateman
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This novel gripped me from the start. Very well written and plotted mystery thriller. Accomplished and affecting. I even dreamed about it. The themes of identity, memory, ownership and loss are deeply stirring.

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