Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Another good review for The Folly at Falconbridge Hall
The Folly at Falconbridge Hall by Maggi Andersen is a satisfying historical romance with characters that you can’t help but care about. The pace of the novel builds slowly and the mystery simmers in the background throughout. The governess heroine, Vanessa Ashley, is a particularly admirable character who acts sensibly and comes to truly care for her charge, Blythe, who is another memorable character. If you like your romance with a relationship that builds gradually between heroine and hero—a slow burn rather than a raging fire—then you will enjoy this story. In some ways, the mystery didn’t feel essential to the novel, but it was an element that made many of the characters even more interesting and vital, as they were cast under the shadow of suspicion.
When Vanessa Ashley takes on her role as governess to Lord Falconbridge’s daughter, she finds more than she bargained for at Falconbridge Hall. Secrets and questions abound related to the death of Julian, Lord Falconbridge’s, wife and the hasty departure of the previous governess. Lord Falconbridge himself is also mysterious, at times surprisingly demanding and other times a doting father to his daughter, Blythe. When Julian departs on one of his foreign expeditions, Vanessa acknowledges her growing affection for him, but she is left to uncover the mystery of Falconbridge Hall alone in order to protect herself, Blythe, and their future as a family.
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