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When I d originally rated this book I d given it
Stars But After Some but after some to think about it I changed it to 4 though it probably doesn deserve even that much I did finish it in one sitting so that must mean I found it to be interesting right And being that it is supposed to be loosely based on the story of Jane Eyre I couldn t resist reading thisFiona or Fee as she prefers to be called is the Jane Eyre of this story She is an American girl product of a a deceased Scottish mother and a musician father she has never nown It s while she s living with her father s uncaring sister and working at a restaurant just to make enough money to get out of Dodge that she is contacted by her late mother s best friend in Scotland Lily Mackenzie and asked if she would like to go there and become the nanny of her daughter Poppy Fee accepts and soon after makes her way to Scotland Upon arriving she learns that Lily and her husband have very recently died
in a car accident and her new employer is Poppy s older brother a car accident and her new employer is Poppy s older brother interesting really happens that I can remember until Charlie shows up and pretty much right away you can see the chemistry between him and Fee but obviously we had to have our Blanche Ingram counterpart in the form of Charlie s Blair who is obviously up to no good as soon as she shows up and informs Charlie she is pregnant with his baby Being the responsible guy he has decided to become after his parent s deaths he gets back together with Blair Fee is heartbroken but attempts to move on and a lose herself in doing her jobOf course we can t forget that in Jane Eyre there was the spookiness of the strange laughter at night and the overall eeriness of Rochester s home so in this Fee begins to hear strange whispers at night that appears to be coming from the walls Now Fee is left to fear the strange things that have started to plague her all while fighting her feelings for Charliewho also appears to be fighting his as wellBeing such a fan of Jane Eyre I was really interested in the idea of a modern retelling and since it was a modern take I ll admit that I was relieved that Charlie was at least closer in age to Fee because though the age difference may have worked in Victorian times in these days I can t help but think of Hugh Hefner and that just does not interest me Right so Charlie shows up and being a reformed bad boy he seems so wonderful of a love interest but with Crazy Blair s appearance I grew frustrated with him I don t think he ever went on any baby appointments with hermostly because I don t think I remember her having any I don t Namen-Und Sach-Register Zum Jahresbericht �ber Die Fortschritte in Der Lehre Von Den Pathogenen Mikroorganismen Umfassend Bacterien, Pilze Und Protozo�n know but either way how disconnected must you be if you don t find it the least bit strange Inow he doesn t care about Crazy Blair like he does Fee but since he did resign himself to being with Crazy Blair sorry can t think of her any other way I feel like he should put forth some Soft Focus kind of effort even if I incredibly dislike her He s the idiot who dated herNow when it comes to the whispers in the walls Fee s reasons for not telling anyone about them is because of a secret she doesn t want to reveal but it only makes things worse for her These parts frustrate me as well and I can t say I agree with the reasoning behind her need toeep silentFee and Charlie and especially Crazy Blair were all frustrating in their different ways but I still did enjoy this book I was surprised by a few things closing in on the end which is another thing I couldn t help but like about this book Overall I did like the author s interpretation of one my favorite books ever There were a few things I could have lived without but I ended up enjoying it enough to forgive those imperfections I d recommend this to any who were fans of Jane Eyre or any who would like to read a modern gothic romance I really enjoyed this book and hope to find of her books Fiona has grown up with stories from her mother about Scotland She is surprised when she receives an email from her mother s wealthy friend Lily Her mother had left Scotland to go with her irresponsible musician father to his home in Texas When her mother dies she is left alone since her father had deserted the family She has been offered a position as au pair to Lily s young daughter However when she arrives at their castle in Scotland she finds out that Lily and her husband has been illed in an accident She feels resentment from some of the people she encounters and she hears mysterious noises at night However she is attracted to her new boss older brother of her charge and has also become fond of his sister This is a somewhat entertaining. Fiona moves from her unstable home in Texas to take an au pair job in a castle in the Scottish Highlands her deceased mother’s homeland and the place she has always dreamed of visiting In this riveting character driven second novel the fairy tale life Fiona imagined turns into a nightmare when a decades old family feud resurfaces and forces her to confront the ghosts of her past and uestion her own sanityFiona an independent loner with wild red hair leaves her fractured home in Texas for a brand new life in the Scottish Highlands to be the au pair for Poppy Mackenzie th. .
Meredith Moore Ç 0 charactersWs how to eep a reader desperate for romantic scenes longing
And Things That Would Generallythings that would generally a hater run straight for a trash can to throw up in How about this For every song you play I ll tell you a secret A secret I repeat clumsily He s still holding my hand One secret for one song Then Maybe I won t seem so unknowable SWOONS GALOREBut for those of us who hate to wait that wait can be exceedingly unbearable I was basically shouting at them to just admit it already A soft touch on my neck shocks my eyes open and my fingers stutter on the eys He runs the side of his finger slowly sensuously up my neck and into my hair then holds a long curl between two fingers an caresses it Was this book perfect No The ending was just
a bit too Lifetime movie and the characters were taken from a stockpilebit too Lifetime movie and the characters were taken from a stockpile characters with traditional traits But was it entertaining Hell yes Meredith Moore is the Victoria Holt of our generation and this twisty romantic Scottish romance is proof positive of that If you re a lover of Scotland romantic tension and twisted mysteries this is the book for you Lovely setting and interesting plot lines with a bonus hint of cheesy romance but the horrid portrayal of mental illness ruined a lot of the book I absolutely love this book It gives you insight into the world of schizophrenia while captivating you in a dark suspenseful story Highly recommended Fiona is a riveting though predictable gothic read that filled my Rebecca loving heart I am certain author Meredith Moore is a Daphne Du Maurier fan Fiona even chooses Rebecca as one of her many binge reads After her mother s death Fiona spent years as the unwanted responsibility of her absent father s sister Out of nowhere she gets an email from her mother s childhood best friend Lily Lily lives in Scotland her mother s homeland as an aristocrat complete with her own castle Lily wants Fiona to move into her castle and be a nanny to her daughter Poppy Fiona lives in a dead end Texas town and works in a dusty diner She has nothing to do in Texas except dread that she will someday be afflicted with the schizophrenia that caused her mother s death Just when she decides to accept the position she gets word that Lily and her husband have been illed in a car accident Mabel the head housekeeper of the castle and the Mrs Danvers of the book another Rebecca nod assures Fiona that she is still wanted Interpreting the deaths as an omen as she should Fiona reluctantly travels to Scotland to begin her new life The writing is filled with dreamy descriptions of fog covered moors cozy pubs and ancient castle furnishings the tapestries the suits of armor the LIBRARY As far as the plot goes it s a bit soap opera ish but that s not a complaint While trying to make friends with and take care of angry broken hearted Poppy Fiona is trying to find her place in the castle among the staff including the foreboding Mabel the distrustful young maid Alice and the hunky stable boy Gareth She also has to control her fierce crush on Poppy s older brother the playboy Charlie Especially when his ex girlfriend Blair moves in after telling Charlie that she s pregnant with his baby GASP As Blair s behavior becomes nasty and jealous toward Fiona and Mabel s behavior toward Fiona becomes downright frightening Fee nows it s only a matter of time before something terrible happens And boy does it I couldn t put this one down but I m not sure how teens will feel about it I m certain adults will enjoy it though I really enjoyed this year A love triangle mystery murder castles ghosts mental health it ind of covers it all Read it in three nights loved it 5 starsThis book started out slow but after a few chapters it picked up and I didn t want to stop reading I thought it was well written and the ending was really good The story did read like a New Adult vs a Young Adult read but that s what I really liked about it I would recommend this one if you re looking for a mystery that will have you uestioning even perhaps your own sanity Great book so glad I picked it upContent No sex some heated HIPPO IN THE GARDEN kissesLanguage very little mild This book is awesome Twisty dark creepy awesome I loved Meredith s I Am Her Revenge last year and Fiona is just as greatBasically this is a Jane Eyre retelling with a fewey twists I m not sure why it wasn t marketed as such I think it might have drawn in some readers In any case I loved seeing Meredith s interpretation of the classic Bronte tale And I ve got to say I liked Charlie a lot better than Mr RochesterIf you read Meredith s debut you now that sh. Her uestion her sanity As the attacks on her mental health become and intense Fee finds herself both the pawn and the target in a ruthless greed driven plot with roots that go all the way back to her mother Alone and friendless in a foreign country and half convinced she’s losing her mind just like her mother Fee must rely on her wits and her street smarts to save not only herself but also the lives of her newfound Scottish familyMeredith Moore’s smart classic meets cool storytelling style delivers fast paced twists and gobs of drama with raw emotion and literary fla. Story but an improbable story This book is basically Jane Eyre mashed up with Fatal
Attraction And Wide Sargasso Seaand Wide Sargasso Sea might sound like a combination that would crash and burn but surprisingly it works out Of course I m probably partially biased because Jane Eyre is my favorite book of all time and anyone who can successfully recreate Edward Fairfax Rochester is a win win situation in my eyes Fiona Smith is a feisty redheaded girl living in a town in the middle of nowhere Texas After her mother dies she resigns herself to the fact that she ll have to remain there for the rest of her life under the care of her resentful aunt I would stay resigning myself to the fact that I wouldn t ever get out of Mulespur That I Would Be Surrounded By That I would be surrounded by out cowboys and sunburned oilfield workers for the rest of my life That I would never escape the stifling resentment of my aunt s house So when she receives a mysterious email from an old friend of her mother s inviting her to be an au pair for her daughter Poppy Fee jumps at the chance to escape Now normally one wouldn t say yes to an email asking them to look after the daughter of a friend of your mother s that you don t even now but hey Her life is miserable how much miserable could it get right I mean there s Scotland with its hot Scottish men in Shadow (New Species, kilts among the highlands and Scottish men AMIRIGHT LADIESFiona then arrives in the middle of a tiny ass village in Scotland that has only three stores and a pub cause priorities people Introductions are made at the house where she s working which is an old Scottish castle that s been in the family for centuries You can already tell where this is going can t youThere s the usual stock characters such as Alice the friendly maid Mabel the grumpy housekeeper Albert theindly driverbutler and Gareth the sweet flirtatious stableman Poppy Fiona s at first unwilling charge Now Fiona s boss isn t really her mother s old friend but her son Charlie Charlie s in charge of the local newspaper that s uickly going down the toilet After being absent for the first uarter of the book he finally makes an appearance With the temperament of Edward Rochester And the looks of Jamie Fraser No I m not drooling YOU RE droolingFiona instantly falls in love with him as will you He basically is a teenage version of Rochester Hey I ain t complaining about that now am I Charlie s rough hard drinking and has had a lot to deal with than other 細味人生100篇 kids his age but you can tell he truly cares about the people he loves no matter how prickly he can become But alas as with all romances there are bound to be complications Many complications to be exact because honestly some authors just want their character s worlds to burn For starters Fiona starts to think she s going insane in her new workplace when she starts hearing whispers smelling and seeing things she shouldn t and generally becoming creeped out by her new job While it s a scary prospect for some people it s doubly frightening for Fiona because her mother was mentally ill with schizophrenia That and her mother was the daughter of a famous Scottish family before she ran off to Texas and was basically disowned So not only does Fiona have toeep her identity a secret from her new employer but has to convince herself that she s not going insane Another of these said complications comes in the form of Blair Charlie s ex girlfriend who appears to be pregnant with his child and takes an instant disliking to Fiona Honestly this should probably be considered a spoiler but it s so exceedingly obvious what Blair is trying to do that it d take an idiot not to figure it out Basically she s a teenage version of Fatal Attraction Literally SHE LITERALLY KILLS POPPY S HORSE SO SHE CAN BLAME IT ON FIONA Instead of a bunny rabbit we have a big ass horse Go big or go home I guess She acts the part perfectly as well I want you to have never met him she finally says her voice breaking You ve ruined everything I m the love of Charlie s life I m the one he s supposed to want But day after day I had to watch him want you And I couldn t do a bloody thing about it At least part of it The ending and explanation behind all the weird actions of Blair and the castle itself is eual parts head scratching and amusing with you either thinking the author has completely lost her mind or is some sort of mad creative genius I The Gathering (Darkness Rising, kind of went with the latter but others may find the ending a bit laughableOne extremely positive thing about the book was the romantical tension OHMYGOSH the romantic tension in this book was insane Meredith Moore sureno. E young daughter of her mother’s recently deceased childhood friends Fee as she’s called is thrilled to be free of her less than ideal home life But there’s another motive driving her eagerness to flee to the Highlands the desire to reconnect with her mother who succumbed to suicide after a long battle with schizophrenia when Fiona was only twelve leaving her to live with distant relatives of her absentee fatherFee doesn’t have much time to settle into her new home a castle maintained by the Mackenzie family fortune before a series of strange events starts to make.