Title: Haunting Violet
Author: Alyxandra Harvey
Series: Book # 1 of 1
Release Date: July 09, 2011
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Blurb: Violet Willoughby doesn't believe in ghosts. But they believe in her. After spending years participating in her mother's elaborate ruse as a fraudulent medium, Violet is about as skeptical as they come in all matters supernatural. Now that she is being visited by a very persistent ghost, one who suffered a violent death, Violet can no longer ignore her unique ability. She must figure out what this ghost is trying to communicate, and quickly because the killer is still on the loose.
Afraid of ruining her chance to escape her mother's scheming through an advantageous marriage, Violet must keep her ability secret. The only person who can help her is Colin, a friend she's known since childhood, and whom she has grown to love. He understands the true Violet, but helping her on this path means they might never be together. Can Violet find a way to help this ghost without ruining her own chance at a future free of lies?
Warning: This book is suspenseful and captivating! A must read for the summer. Those of you who love a mystery and a story of blooming love you will fall in love with this story. Mr Darcy finally meets his perfect bride!
My Rating: 5 Roses
My Cover Thoughts: I absolutely loved this cover. There is a girl in a black dress looking out at the water. There is fog in the air and she looks like she is looking at something.
My Thoughts/Review: Haunting Violet was not as I expected, it was MORE! When I first read the blub I thought that it was going to be a regular murder mystery but instead it took me back to an era where being a proper lady meant everything to a young lady in waiting. Back to a time where gentlemen existed and where money and status meant everything to a family.
Violet lives with her mother who is a medium who talks to the dead but there is a secret that violet is keeping and with that secret things begin to happen and Violet has to put the pieces together before it is too late. She is a young lady that does not come from money so she can not marry into money unless her mother can secure her a Duke or an Earl and her mother will stop at nothing to secure her a wealthy husband.
Through the lies and deceit Violet must find out the truth in order to move on. She has help from an unlikely source and that is her best friend Elizabeth who is a daughter of a Duke. Once the lies are uncovered and the person who has started all this uncovered pieces starts to fall in place for a lot of people. Can Violet survive this game of cat and mouse with the murderer and will she be able to be with the one she truly loves?
This is such a hauntingly beautiful story you will not be able to put it down!
Memorable Quotes: Page 344 Colin and Violet talking to each other: “I unwrapped it, touched. It was a small brooch made of tin, in the shape of a rose.” “Oh, Colin, it’s lovely. Thank you!”
“I thought the rose would remind you of this place. I suppose you don’t need it now.” He pinned it to my blouse, just under my collar bone. “I love you, Violet. Could you love a gardener who can’t afford real silver, now that you’re an earl’s daughter living in a fine house?” I leaned forward so that my lips were so close to his they brushed lightly when I spoke. “I love you, Colin Lennox.” His grin was crooked and wicked. “Then we’ll be just fine.”
Advice: This is a MUST READ! I loved this book I read it in a day because I could not put it down. You will not be disappointed, I promise!
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