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Rachel Hawkins

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Tekijän teokset

Hex Hall (2010) 2,442 kappaletta
The Ex Hex (2021) 1,583 kappaletta
The Wife Upstairs (2021) 1,515 kappaletta
Demonglass (2011) 1,390 kappaletta
Reckless Girls (2022) 929 kappaletta
Spell Bound (2012) 869 kappaletta
Rebel Belle (2014) 859 kappaletta
The Kiss Curse (2022) 523 kappaletta
The Villa (2023) 504 kappaletta
School Spirits (2013) 481 kappaletta
Her Royal Highness (2019) 450 kappaletta
Prince Charming (2018) 441 kappaletta
Miss Mayhem (2015) 315 kappaletta
Lady Renegades (2016) 194 kappaletta
The Heiress (2024) 170 kappaletta
Journey's End (2016) 89 kappaletta
Debutantes and Daggers (2017) 56 kappaletta
Ruby and Olivia (2017) 38 kappaletta
The Haunting of Beatrix Greene (2021) 16 kappaletta
The Wedding Wish (2024) 4 kappaletta
Lady Renegades 1 kappale
Beatrix Greene (2021) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Grim (2014) — Avustaja — 236 kappaletta
Defy the Dark (2013) — Avustaja — 87 kappaletta
Two Tales Dark and Grim: The Key / The Brothers Piggett (2014) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta

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In the current day when Chess suggests a girls trip to Italy, Emily jumps at the chance to reconnect with her best friend.
In the 1970s the story-line is inspired by the summer when Mary Shelly stayed in Venice with Claire, Lord Byron and John William Polidori, There writing Frankenstein.
The way both story lines concluded was very interesting and well done.
The story of relationships and what people will do for love.
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nx74defiant | 40 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 8, 2024 |
Thank you NetGalley, St Martin's Press and author for an ARC copy of this book. I read it in two sittings.

This is a really good book. If you like a bit of gothic, domestic fiction, and family ghosts this read is for you. Twists and turns abound until family is no longer family. Or are they? The main character, Ruby McTavish, has been dead for a decade or more. Her sister, grandniece and grandnephew are still living in the McTavish mansion and financially dependent upon a trust controlled by Ruby’s adopted son Camden who left home ten years prior. The mansion sits atop a mountainside outside Ashville, NC and looks down on the town owned by the family where the grandnephew rides roughshod over the townspeople. Ruby’s adopted son Camden and his wife Jules arrive from Colorado at the request of the family (or was it?) to loosen the purse strings of which he (Camden) has control. Everyone has a secret in this book and the meaning of family is up for debate. Sparks fly, history is revealed and well, sparks fly.

As another reviewer stated, I read for pure enjoyment. I even retired early to read more. The Heiress captivated me from the start, and I never stopped reading it until I fell asleep and woke up to finish the book. I love to read, and I loved this book. This is Rachel Hawkins' best yet. Enjoy!
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aefsargent | 31 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 6, 2024 |
After the demise of a family member, Camden McTavish reluctantly returns to Ashby House, the family mansion in the Blue Ridge Mountains he had left over a decade ago to tend to certain family matters. Adopted by the late Ruby McTavish, Camden never quite felt a part of the McTavish family, though Ruby doted over him. Kidnapped as a child, found after eight months and returned to her family, married and widowed multiple times, Ruby led an eventful life but her secrets and her manipulativeness drove a wedge between her and her adopted son. Though Camden left North Carolina after Ruby’s demise over a decade ago, Ruby’s sister Nelle and her grandchildren stayed on to live in Ashby House and resent the fact that Camden inherited the home and the family fortune. While Camden isn’t too thrilled to be back, Jules is more than impressed with the family mansion, the grandeur, and the promise of a life very different from the one they share in Colorado and wouldn’t mind making Ashby House their permanent home. But there is a lot about the family and Camden that Jules does not know and similarly, Camden is unaware of Jules’ intentions. What follows is a tangled web of secrets and more secrets, lies, and manipulation.

I thoroughly enjoyed The Heiress by Rachel Hawkins! The narrative is shared from the perspectives of Camden and Jules with letters written by Ruby interspersed throughout the novel through which she shares all the juicy details about her life! Ruby McTavish is one of the most interesting (fictional) characters I have come across in recent times. Intriguing plot (though not entirely original), consistent pacing, twists and turns, and surprises galore, this novel is an entertaining page-turner. While certain aspects of the story were not entirely unpredictable, there were enough surprises to hold my interest and I really liked the ending. Overall, this was a fun read that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to fans of this genre!

This was my first Rachel Hawkins novel and I hope to explore more of her work.

Many thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for the digital review copy. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.
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srms.reads | 31 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 1, 2024 |
Midagi gootilikku siin küll ei olnud, aga kavalalt kirjutatud väga kaasahaarav lugu, mis flirtis kenasti hulga klišeedega, aga vedas suurepäraselt välja.
 
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sashery | 40 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 29, 2024 |

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