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Fiercombe Manor
Fiercombe Manor: A Novel | Kate Riordan
In this haunting and richly imagined dual-narrative tale that echoes the eerie mystery of Rebecca and The Little Stranger, two women of very different eras are united by the secrets hidden within the walls of an English manor house. In 1933, naive twenty-two year-old Alicepregnant and unmarriedis in disgrace. Her mother banishes her from London to secluded Fiercombe Manor in rural Gloucestershire, where she can hide under the watchful eye of her mothers old friend, the housekeeper Mrs. Jelphs. The manors owners, the Stantons, live abroad, and with her cover story of a recently-deceased husband Alice can have her baby there before giving it up for adoption and returning home. But as Alice endures the long, hot summer at Fiercombe awaiting the babys birth, she senses that something is amiss with the house and its absentee owners. Thirty years earlier, pregnant Lady Elizabeth Stanton desperately hopes for the heir her husband desires. Tormented by the memory of what happened after the birth of her first child, a daughter, she grows increasingly terrified that history will repeat itself, with devastating consequences. After meeting Tom, the young scion of the Stanton family, Alice becomes determined to uncover the clans tragic past and exorcise the ghosts of this idyllic, isolated house. But nothing can prepare Alice for what she uncovers. Soon it is her turn to fear: can she escape the tragic fate of the other women who have lived in the Fiercombe valley . . .
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melissa.drake
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Another romantic historical fiction set at a crumbling manor with a secretive past haunting those in the present (in this case post-WWII). Not particularly memorable, but an enjoyable read if that's your kind of thing.

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ReadingMeagan
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This book has been on my tbr list for a long time! I didn‘t really know anything about it and I now wish that I had read it in October, it really has a Halloween vibe even though it takes place in the summer. Slightly creepy at times it is an interesting look at how ppd was treated and viewed in the 1890‘s as well as 1930‘s.

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Jaimelire
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Finished this one on the car ride home. I enjoyed the slow pace, descriptive scenery and character development. It moves back and forth in time between the 1890s and 1930s. The descriptions of the secluded English countryside are beautiful. I enjoyed both of the main characters and there was just enough suspense to keep it moving along; although at a fairly slow pace, which I enjoy.

Lcsmcat Love the photo! 2y
Jaimelire @Lcsmcat thanks! 2y
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Jaimelire
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It just keeps getting prettier! ♥️⛰

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Jaimelire
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View from our cabin in Banff. Eating dinner while watching the sun set over the mountains. Next, a little reading by the fireplace. I am blessed to have such a wonderful life.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️ 2y
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Jaimelire
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Well, I did have plans to get some chores done around the house today. Looks like that isn‘t going to happen! 😜

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Jaimelire
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Penne with marinara and vegetarian zucchini “meatballs”. And my new book. 🍷

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erista
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MysticRaven03
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I'm not having any luck recently! This book was beautifully written but completely dragged. It wasn't what I was expecting and not the type of book I was needing to read right now if that makes sense. Overall I just felt bored reading about this home and the two women who had lived there decades apart from each other.

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PatriciaU
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Usually I don't enjoy books where each chapter is a separate story because often those stories are not woven together skillfully into one tale. Not so with Fiercombe Manor, where we meet Alice and Elizabeth, both of whom struggle through pregnancies in the same house, 40 years apart. There is mystery and heartbreak here, but also a poignant and heartrending look at postpartum depression. Think this is same book as Girl in the Photograph.

Godmotherx5 This sounds interesting. Thanks for posting it. 3y
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BookBabe
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#Day10 of the #SpookyOctober #HalloweenCountdown #FrightFest #BookPhotoChallenge! Today's pick is "The Girl in the Photograph" by Kate Riordan. Old manor house? ☑️ Hidden journal? ☑️ A secret room? ☑️ Ghosts? ☑️ So much to love about this haunting, richly atmospheric novel set in the 1890s and 1930s! ?

Let's see yours! Don't forget to tag me so I can see it! ?????☠️⚰️??

Peddler410 I think I have this book floating around in my trunk... 3y
LeahBergen You had me at "hidden journal". ? 3y
TrishB Great pic 😀 3y
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erzascarletbookgasm I have this on my TBR. 3y
Donna_sBookMinute I agree with @leahbergen. Yes to "hidden journal." 3y
KimM Stacked it 👍🏻 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oooooo!! Added!! 3y
MrBook 😎👌🏻 3y
PatriciaU Is this the same book as Fiercombe Manor? 3y
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grumpygirlbooks
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None of the ladies liked this book today at the book club I lead at work. It wasn't bad! The writing was quite good. It just tried to do too much, I think - be too many things. I gave it four stars on good reads because I enjoyed the writing and the potential, but it wasn't a pick here bc I didn't live it. I wanted a more gothic style creepier mystery type story. And! Here are some creepy dolls on s book I discarded while weeding. Appropriate... V

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pageturnersnook
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Absolutely adored this book. What a stunning read. I do enjoy a novel where two lives from two different centuries collide and merge. Beautiful, beautiful read.

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Oh!!

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Ready to start this. Anyone read it?

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