I received this book for free from JustRead tours as part of their Blind Date with a Book tour.
First off, I just want to say that JustRead tours did an amazing job matching me with this book. It was right up my alley.
This book was like Jane Eyre meets a Charles Dickens novel and I loved it. It’s like Jane Eyre in the sense that the main character is living in a mysterious house with people above her station. Similar to a Dickens novel, this book deals with and shed light on some unsavory things about the Victorian era like debtors’ prison.
I loved the vibe of this book. It’s mysterious with a hint of a gothic feel to it.
There’s a little bit of romance too. The love interest was perfect for the main character. They were really good together. Also, he was an avid reader so you gotta love him. At point he says, “I admit I’man escapist when it comes to books. I become drunk on story, on words, as a buffer against reality” (pg. 104).
This book is Christian fiction but it is very light on the religious aspects. It doesn’t overpower the story itself which I liked.
The only thing I didn’t love was that the mystery wasn’t as exciting as I would have liked.
Overall, this was an enjoyable Victorian tale with a beautiful blend of romance and mystery.
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