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Free Book Friday – Fiercombe Manor

Fiercombe Manor: A Novel

by 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 Alice –  pregnant and unmarried – is 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 mother’s old friend, the housekeeper Mrs. Jelphs. The manor’s 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 baby’s 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 clan’s 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

ISBN 9780062332950, Paperback

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You have until Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 12 noon ET, to leave a comment.

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78 Responses to “Free Book Friday – Fiercombe Manor”

  1. dan says:

    A good read for Haloween. Thank you for the offer

  2. Kristen O. (flashmom10) says:

    Looks great!

  3. Terry H. (lilbyrd) , says:

    Looks interesting. After reading the book I will have to share it with two of my friends.

  4. Sarah L Weix says:

    Ooooh! Just in time for Halloween!

  5. Bully L. (roxanne3) says:

    I am always looking for a spooky read for October. This sounds excellent! Thanks for the opportunity.

  6. Brenda (smash) , says:

    Looks like a good read!

  7. Dak says:

    Looks good!

  8. Jay N. says:

    I love historical fiction.

  9. I am a senior citizen and I love to read. I read various genres, but especially love a good mystery.

  10. Amy McConnell says:

    So excited to read this book!

  11. Denise C. (charb) says:


  12. Diane Mackin says:

    Gloucestershire, 1933, two women, secrets, sounds mysterious and right up my alley!!

  13. Penny Tuttle says:

    Sounds like an intriguing read – thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Lara says:

    Sounds like a good one! Hope you pick me. Thank you.

  15. Kathleen says:

    This is a great idea! I didn’t see the link until today. Thanks for the chance!

  16. Georgia says:

    My favorite genres of books are mystery books and ones with an historical element. This looks like it fits both of those classifications. I will definitely need to put this on my wish list.

  17. Denise C. (denisec) says:

    Sounds like I should save this to read on October 31st. Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. Martha R. (mmrichey) says:

    I would love to read this book!! Hoping I win!

  19. Eileen Schneyman says:

    Loved Rebecca – look forward to reading this.

  20. This sounds like the perfect read for Halloween!

  21. Myra Blake says:

    Sounds like a good book just in time for Halloween

  22. Jari A Whiteacre says:

    Thank you!

  23. Nina P. (lmntree) says:

    Yes please! My favorite kind of book for October!

  24. Vicky T. (vickyt) , says:

    An author I haven’t tried but this sounds very intriguing!

  25. Sheryl Summers says:

    Sounds interesting.

  26. Lynnea W. (swtpotato) says:

    Sounds like a good October read!

  27. Theresa R Swiecicki says:

    Pick me, pick me!

  28. Kathryn Y. (coco45) says:

    Great choice for October, thanks.

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