HAUNTING MISS TRENTWOOD
ISBN: Unavailable/ 9780983078609
Bright Bird Press
119 Pages/ 254 Pages
Historical Gothic Romance
Rating: 3 Cups
Mary Trentwood thinks she is going crazy. Her father has just crawled out of his own grave, and she seems to be the only one to have noticed.
Alex Hartwell must get to the bottom of whoever is blackmailing his sister. He is on his way to Compton Beauchamp to talk to the mistress of the home.
When Mary first meets Alex, she thinks he is the solicitor who has come to tell her about her father’s will, instead he tells her he is a family friend of sorts. The truth is much more dangerous though as Alex hunts down the person responsible for terrorizing his sister and threatening his nephew. Can Alex stop the person from destroying an innocent babe before it is too late? Will Mary be able to get over Alex’s secrecy and see the love she has for him instead?
Haunting Miss Trentwood is a tale that practically screams Gothic. Whether it is the dreary days, the pouring rain, the suspects, or the ghost himself, the scenery within the novel is matched perfectly to the genre. I do have to say I found Mary to be more of the anguished heroine versus the typical tormented hero, which shows Ms. Kroll used a unique and fresh idea while penning this book. I did find there were parts of this tale that dragged a bit and left me hoping for something to happen to pick up the storyline a bit. Overall, this is a tale that will set the mood and tone to fit perfectly with those who enjoy gothic novels.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More