Today’s book review features
Twilight at Moorington Cross by Abigail Wilson.
An inheritance could provide her with financial freedom, a rare accomplishment for a woman in the Regency era; she only has to marry one of two men to gain it. But what if her heart belongs to a third?
Brushed cruelly aside by the only father figure she’s ever known and then hospitalized by her arranged husband months before his death, Amelia Pembroke means to take control of her future at last, one way or another. Yet she knows all too well she faces an uphill battle, considering her transient sleeping spells are only getting worse.
Cluett’s Mesmeric Hospital has been something of a refuge for Amelia over the past year, even if it didn’t exactly improve her condition. But when her doctor is murdered and her name surprisingly turns up in his will, her options take a drastic turn. She has thirty days to marry one of two named gentlemen—strangers to her—and she will inherit everything from her friend and doctor, Mr. Cluett. One simple decision and all her financial troubles are at an end. The only problem is it’s not a simple decision anymore. Not when she’s falling in love with another man.
Ewan Hawkins has received his first assignment as an apprenticed solicitor: to update a man’s will. Finally, a chance to prove to society that possessing a disfigurement won’t hold him back. Thus, he means to do his job well. Of course, he never could have anticipated a murder, nor the strange clause added to the will—nor, most importantly, the charming widow who has found a way to capture his heart.
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Twilight at Moorington Cross is a twisty murder mystery by Abigail Wilson. It’s set in an old Gothic hall—with closed off halls and shifting shadows—during the regency era, which only adds to the danger undercurrent.
The small set of suspects keeps the mystery contained, but the main character’s future wellness and happiness at stake, as well as that of most of the residents, and there is much riding on the Amelia Pembroke in this tale.
My favorite character was the solicitor, who doesn’t get a point of view, as many romances provide. Instead, this book is written from an entirely first person perspective, through the eyes of Amelia. Yet, seeing the man she grows to care about, care for her—it’s as swoony as it gets!
If you like mystery and murder wrapped up in your Regency romance, then definitely grab a copy of Abigail Wilson’s latest!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and Thomas Nelson. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.