The Widow of Pale Harbor

The Widow of Pale Harbor Maine, Gideon Stone Is Desperate To Escape The Ghosts That Haunt Him In Massachusetts After His Wife S Death, So He Moves To Pale Harbor, Maine, Where There Is A Vacancy For A New Minister Gideon And His Late Wife Had Always Dreamed Of Building Their Own Church, And Pale Harbor Is The Perfect OpportunityBut Not All Is As It Seems In The Sleepy Town Of Pale Harbor Strange, Unsettling Things Have Been Happening, And The Townspeople Know That Only One Person Can Be Responsible Sophronia Carver, A Widow Who Lives With A Spinster Maid In The Decaying Castle Carver On The Edge Of Town Sophronia Is A Recluse, Rud To Be A Witch Who Killed Her HusbandWhen Gideon Meets Her, He Knows The Charming, Beautiful Woman Cannot Be Guilty Of Anything Together, Gideon And Sophronia Realize That The Mysterious Events Have One Thing In Common They All Contain An Element From The Wildly Popular Stories Of Mr Edgar Allan Poe And When The Events Escalate To Murder, Gideon And Sophronia Must Find The Real Killer, Before It S Too Late For Them Both Literally me moments ago receiving confirmation I am receiving an ARC of this book I freaking adored Fox s 2018 release, The Witch of Willow Hall The lady can write some great gothic atmosphere and I am sooooo down for that Excited to get started with this one The story sounds incredible I will be participating in the blog tour for the release of this Details to come A very hearty thank you to Graydon House Books This is appreciated than you can imagine My second book will be available September 17, 2019 October for the UK , and I m so excited for you to meet Sophronia and Gabriel Everything they say about the second book being the hardest to write is true, so while it was sometimes a struggle, I m so pleased with how it came out and really hope that you enjoy it A great big Thank You to everyone who read The Witch Of Willow Hall and have come back for The Widow Of Pale Harbor your support means everything 3For content warnings, please visit my website If you encounter a sensitive subject in the book that you think should be included on this list, please let me know and I will add it.http content warn I need this book right now I m swooning over the blurb and cover I Can t Wait Until September. Disappointing and somewhat bland.GR review to come, or read it early Even the title sounds dark and a little ominous THE WIDOW OF PALE HARBOR by Hester Fox is a well crafted historical tale with a touch of the paranormal, characters haunted by the ghosts of their pasts and small town gossip that have doomed one young widow to be a pariah.When Gabriel Stone came to town, under a cloak of deceit, he discovers Sophronia Carver to be as bewitching as the tales the townsfolk tell about her as they blame her for everything bad that has happened What dark and menacing evil lurks in the town of Pale Harbor Mysterious, with a heavy feel to the atmosphere, Hester Fox has created a truly remarkable tale that unfolds at its own pace, no rushing to each reveal or twist sit back, relax and enjoy what unfolds..I received a complimentary ARC edition from Graydon House This is my honest and voluntary review.Publisher Graydon House Original edition September 17, 2019 Publication Date September 17, 2019Genre Historical Mystery RomancePrint Length 352 pagesAvailable from Barnes NobleFor Reviews, Giveaways, Fabulous Book News, follow An ARC was provided to me for free by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Maine, 1846 Gabriel Stone arrives in the sleepy town of Pale Harbor for a fresh start, working as a minister after his wife s death But strange things are happening in the town, and only one person can be responsible Sophronia Carter, a reclusive widow whom everyone believes killed her husband The odd incidents escalate, and it becomes clear that they re emulating the wildly popular stories by Mr Edgar Allan Poe.I was really excited to read this book because Fox s debut, The Witch of Willow Hall, absolutely blew me away Aspects of that novel that I loved the gothic atmosphere and setting, the small and isolated town, gossipy townspeople, reclusive people, the possibility of witches were carried into this one And I ll read anything relating to Edgar Allan Poe But as I read, I couldn t help but wonder who the audience for the book was Gabriel and Sophronia are both 30ish years old, their former partners dead But the writing and general mystery as well as their behaviour sometimes would be better fit for a YA or NA novel There was also an issue of insta love and both characters acting like love struck teenagers than adults Since both of them have recently lost their spouses and Gabriel even thinks about his wife often, I wouldn t expect such strong infatuation so quickly It made the romance feel really forced Unlike Fox s debut, there were no twists that surprised me Knowing Poe s works as well as I do, the imitations by the villain felt cheesy than horrifying Not to mention, I correctly guessed who the murderer was when I m usually the worst person to figure it out.I still really liked the gothic setting and the story s beginning, but unfortunately the mystery part of the novel and the main characters fell a bit flat for me.Blog Twitter Instagram This is another excellent romantic, Gothic suspense novel from Hester Fox, who made her debut in 2018 with THE WITCH OF WILLOW HALL Fans of that novel will not be disappointed in this sopho offering, as PALE HARBOR continues to show off the author s skills in setting what I would call a spooky lite mood and creating an evocative atmosphere in a rural community in 19th century Maine I personally preferred the romantic elements and character dynamics slightly in WILLOW HALL, but that is mostly based on trope alignment and not so much on the book s quality, and the serial killer element of this one s plot works very nicely And as a nice cherry on top, I personally loved the historical elements around the transcendentalism movement All in all, really enjoyable and one I would recommend for folks looking for an atmospheric read this fall. RTC I was sold a fake bill of goods and I think this book suffers from a personality disorder I think this book really, really wants to be a dark, creepy tale of witchcraft and strangeness which is how the book blurb sold it to me , but somehow a silly romance that honestly felt a bit YA got thrown into the mix and completely ruined any suspense the story was trying to build Oh, and let s throw in a bit of transcendentalism into the mix Don t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with two characters falling in love during a suspenseful read, but in this read, it completely overpowered the story and each time the suspense was building I was pulled right out of it with the almost juvenile thoughts of this budding romance between two widowed adults While I think the story will appeal to many people, I don t think it will hit the right crowd being sold as a dark, creepy read It s not I would categorize it as a suspenseful romance maybe If I were interested in that genre I would say this might be almost a 4 star read because it is well written and pretty well thought out Honestly, I didn t dislike the book, it just wasn t what it promised When I read the author s note I was engrossed in the details of the dark history of the area time and Poe and wondered why any of those details weren t included in the book Many thanks to Edelwiess for allowing me to read an advanced copy of this book all thoughts are my own. I received this from for a review Maine, 1846 Gideon Stone is desperate to escape the ghosts that haunt him after his wife s death Sophronia Carver, a widow is a recluse, rud to be a witch who killed her husband.This book is of the romance gothic genre compared to the authors first book , than Historical gothic 3

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  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • The Widow of Pale Harbor
  • Hester Fox
  • 03 May 2017
  • 9781525834264