Sunday, May 20, 2018

Book Review: The Women of Heachley Hall by Rachel Walkley

The Women of Heachley HallThe Women of Heachley Hall by Rachel Walkley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

** Note: I received a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. **

The first line of the blurb – “Miriam has one year to uncover Heachley Hall's unimaginable past and a secret that only women can discover.” - was the reason I wanted to read this one. I mean, who doesn’t want to know the secrets of an old mansion?

It took me 2 days to get 31% in. Part of this may be because it is written using British terms rather than American terms and I’ll admit that I am not well versed in British English. The other reason may be because the story moved slow. However, I have a steadfast rule that I try to read an entire ARC and darn it, I still needed to know the secret!

The heroine, Miriam, is a well – written character. She is determined and I like that about her. The hero, Charles, was probably my favorite character in the book. The secondary characters are introduced in a way that you know enough about them but they don’t overpower the main characters.

I was set to give this book 3 stars until I hit 68%. Then I couldn’t put the book down! From that point until the final chapter redeemed the book for me. I finally got the payoffs I had been waiting for – the secret of the house, why great-aunt Felecity left the house to Miriam, and a pivotal point in our main characters’ potential romance. The epilogue was a little flat for me. I wanted to know more about what happened to Miriam and Charles once the year and a day was up.

Overall, I’m glad I finished the book once I started it.

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