Carisbrooke Abbey

Hilary Wentworth finds her employer at Carisbrooke Abbey, Marcus, Lord Carisbrooke, as enigmatic as one of the heroes in her favourite Gothic romances Yet behind his gruff manner she senses a deep and abiding pain As Marcus s crusty exterior vanishes, Hilary catches a glimpse of the man beneath But when she discovers the secret that haunts the abbey, it puts them both iHilary Wentworth finds her employer at Carisbrooke Abbey, Marcus, Lord Carisbrooke, as enigmatic as one of the heroes in her favourite Gothic romances Yet behind his gruff manner she senses a deep and abiding pain As Marcus s crusty exterior vanishes, Hilary catches a glimpse of the man beneath But when she discovers the secret that haunts the abbey, it puts them both in terrible danger Regency Gothic Romance by Amanda Grange originally published by Robert Hale UK
Carisbrooke Abbey Hilary Wentworth finds her employer at Carisbrooke Abbey Marcus Lord Carisbrooke as enigmatic as one of the heroes in her favourite Gothic romances Yet behind his gruff manner she senses a deep and

  • Title: Carisbrooke Abbey
  • Author: Amanda Grange
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “Carisbrooke Abbey”

    1. Could not finish. I liked the beginning but it turned into a terrible romance with overly gushy, repetetive writing and ridiculously behaved characters. Very obviously a Jane Eyre inspiration, and very predictable. Got 44% of the way through.I feel bad because I LOVE AMANDA GRANGE. Her Jane Austen continuations and rewrites are amazing. I ADORE the Austen diary series from the hero's perspective. But this was bad.

    2. As a fan of Jane Eyre I was a bit worried on reading such a retelling. But I’m glad I still took this chance I really enjoyed the twists and for me personally I totally didn’t suspect who the villain was. A great read by this author

    3. Alors comment dire ? Je pense que ce roman est sans doute un hommage à Northanger Abbey et/ou Jane Eyre, néanmoins, je n’ai pas été séduite par l’histoire hyper prévisible. On est dans la romance gothique à deux sous où l’héroïne et le héros tombent amoureux au première regard avec un background maladie/folie… Je ne sais pas si c’est parce que j’ai l’habitude de lire ce type de romans, mais j’ai tout trouvé hyper prévisible depuis le personnage d’Esmeralda jusqu [...]

    4. I read this novel because it is inspired by Jane Eyre, and as a retelling it does a great job. The character development is a little shallow, and the romance starts quickly, but Hilary is a strong, intelligent character who is clearly the kind of woman Marcus Carisbrooke needs. And for once both Hilary and Marcus are described as not very pretty/handsome! Just like in Jane Eyre. The story does follow the basic plot of Jane Eyre, but there are many interesting changes and ideas that kept the stor [...]

    5. Not the greatest but not terrible either. The romance really required me to suspend my disbelief, it was so unrealistic, even for this genre. The mystery was rather suspenseful and the plot twists were unexpected. The best part about this book though was that the romance was between two people described as plain and not handsome, and yet to each other they were beautiful. That, to me, is reality and it was refreshing to find in a Gothic Regency story.

    6. This is Jane Eyre with a librarian instead of a governess, except that Jane has far more depth of personality. It wasn't a terrible book (I finished it, after all.) The writing is pleasant, and the reader is not asked for much. But there was nothing, nothing surprising or interesting in this book. It is an archtypical Gothic, and there is nothing more to be said.

    7. Just like Grange's other books, Carisbrooke Abbey was cute and clean. It was a simple read, but it was entertaining and an easy read. I really enjoyed it. If you like Grange's other books, you'll enjoy this one as well. I just love that her books are always SO CLEAN! Nothing to worry about here.

    8. This story is inspired by Jane Eyre. I liked this story by Amanda Grange, but it didn't grab me as much as some of her other books. It was still enjoyable and an interesting take on one of my favorite stories.

    9. I'm hoping this doesn't turn out to be a typical "romance" book. It was a blind grab from the available kindle library books. So far it is decent and interesting. It wasn't a typical romance. Sure it was a love story, which closely resembled Jane Eyre, but still good enough for a fun read.

    10. What an intriguing story! Once I had started it was really hard to put down!! I really couldn't tell where it was all heading - love books like that! It was fun to read a more gothic/mystery romance of Grange's. Can't wait for the next one!

    11. Not what I expectedThis book was well written, but ran more along the lines of a Chaŕlotte Bronte tale than a Jane Austen play of manners. There was too much angst for our hero. The drama was too much and went on for too long. Suitable for all ages.

    12. Similar to Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre as in characters and setting, yet I found it delightful and heart-warming. Could have read more ;)

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