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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

1 lucky member will win a brand-new copy.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this Blog post. You must be a PaperBackSwap member in good standing to win.

We will choose 1 winner at random from comments we receive here on the Blog from PBS members.

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

Good Luck to everyone!


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78 Responses to “Free Book Friday – Fiercombe Manor”

  1. Melissa Bornfreund says:

    Sounds like a very interesting book!

  2. Toni Holland says:

    Oooh how exciting!! A free book!! And a spooky one at that!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  3. Julie Gasper says:

    Piques my interest and out of my normal comfort zone topic of reading it would be nice to see it for free rather then using a credit when I have no idea if it would be an ideal read for me.

  4. Debra James says:


  5. Londa and Jack Welch says:

    As new to Book Swap, love Idea of a free book!!!! Did not even know about this when signed up…
    Thank you…..

  6. Vickie Schulz says:

    What a great idea! Thank you for the opportunity!

  7. Carol Summers-Kolber says:

    English manor house in 1933 is just the setting I enjoy.

  8. Jennifer Minnema says:

    This looks like a good read!
    I’d love to win AND read this book!
    Thank you!!!

  9. Julianne Hyma says:

    Sounds like a perfect book for October and all that is spooky!

  10. Susan Davis says:

    Mystery and historical combined, sounds like a good read. I’d love to win this one!

  11. Tina B. (bookshelftreasures) says:

    Mystery, Historical England, Family Saga, everything I love in a book. I would love to have this one.

  12. Judy DiSalvo says:

    Great a spooky mystery,i would love to read that and pass it on to share.

  13. Michele W. (shellw) , says:

    Would love to read this book

  14. Cathi McCutchan says:

    Gothic fiction is a favorite genre for me and this one sounds marvelously creepy. Perfect timing for a chilling mystery, too. As I type in Wisconsin, we’re getting our first crisply cool fall day and thunderstorms are rolling in. Wish I could stay in bed & read! Thanks for this opportunity.

  15. Stephanie Henson says:

    A well chosen theme for the season

  16. Tara says:

    My kids are intrigued!

  17. Kathy W. says:

    I would love to read & review this book!!

  18. Eda W. says:

    I would love this book. 🙂

  19. Samantha T. (sammyg) , says:

    This sounds like a very interesting read. I can’t wait to read it!

  20. Sherri Murray says:

    Looks interesting, makes me think of The Mirror. Would love to read it.

  21. Kelly Trezise says:

    Love free books! And I’m looking for a new read!

  22. Karen Wendt says:

    Would love to receive Fiercombe Manor. Reading is my passion. Thanks.

  23. R E K. (bigstone) , says:

    Lookd like the type of book I would read. Hope it comes my way.

  24. Terry V (mistyks) says:

    I love PBS and I love free books! Rebecca is my favorite gothic novel, so maybe this book is meant for me?
    Thanks, PBS, for Free Book Fridays!!!

  25. turahshaver says:


  26. Tomasbar says:

    Sounds very interesting to read. Thanks for the chance of a win.

  27. Cindy Moritz says:

    Do you give free books away every Friday?

  28. Bryan says:

    Perfect Book for October coming up.

  29. Jill H. (bookknitter) says:

    It sounds like a great spooky story for October!

  30. Karen H. (warbler43) says:

    Sounds like a good one. Count me in please.

  31. Michelle Dagosta says:

    Sounds intriguing!

  32. Sallie McDaniel says:

    Would really like this book. I love reading stories just like this one!

  33. Lisa Benzaia says:

    This book sounds great! Fingers crossed…

  34. Sherry Craig says:

    I really like this type of book and would absolutely love receiving a copy to read and share with other family members who would like it as well; thanks Free Book Friday Blog!

  35. Mary says:

    I like reading a new to me author. Thanks for the offer.

  36. Sandra Beckwith says:

    This book is right up my alley. I loved both Rebecca and The Little Stranger.

  37. Cheryl says:

    Seems like a great book!

  38. Nancy Black says:

    Awesome synopsis.

  39. S Ward says:

    Historical an spooky too – count me in! Thanks

  40. Amanda says:

    Sounds good!

  41. Lori B. says:


  42. Christina Clement says:

    Would love to win!

  43. Liz F. (AlamoLiz) says:

    thanks for the offer!

  44. Sharon Rumsey says:

    This will add to my reading habit of tasting the flavor of writing by authors new to me. Thanks in advance!

  45. Desmond W. (desmond) says:

    Count me in, please!

  46. Kelly Bombardo says:

    I love trying new authors! This sounds like a really good book.

  47. Sheryl Summers says:

    Sounds interesting!

  48. HELEN Razenson says:

    always looking for a good read and have found many with this web site. Thank you Paperback Swap

  49. Joseph L. says:

    A spooky Halloween story!

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