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SUMMARY Ô eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Jane Aiken Hodge

After a violent coach accident Marianne wakes with no memory and no idea who she is or where she was going a name on her brooch the single clue to her identityAccompanied only by a young boy Marianne finds herself lost afraid and penniless Convinced she’s being followed she pleads for help at the nearest village and is offered refuge by a lonely wid. I mostly enjoyed this old school gothic romance It has so many classic elements old house the moors hostile servants sinister woods in the fog mysterious murder attempts and uestions of identity and intent If only there hadn't been so much plot driven by lack of communication Even though I realize that this happens in real life I usually just want to scream at characters to talk to each other Still I think it's actually my favorite Hodge so far She actually gives to the romance than stating a happily ever after in this one This is lighter gothic fare and I wouldn't go into it expecting anything unfamiliar or earth shattering Although I do enjoy the familiarity of a classic gothic atmosphere myself There's something cozy about it

REVIEW Maulever Hall

Maulever HallOw at her grand country home Maulever HallMarianne settles into life at the Hall finding fast companionship with Mrs Mauleverer The days pass and no hint of memory returns but Marianne’s need for answers is growing urgent An unexpected visit from Mrs Mauleverer’s aloof son Mark and his soon to be betrothed Lady Heverdon has thrown life at the Hall i. In this book Marianne wakes up after a carriage accident with no memory of who she is or where she is going There is a child traveling with her and they disembark in the middle of nowhere a place Marianne herself reuested but now cannot remember whyShe ends up staying at a place called Maulever Hall with an eccentric but kind older lady Efforts to restore Marianne's memory are minimal Instead she becomes entrenched in the routine of the house acting as companion to Mrs MaulevererThe old lady has a son she rarely sees but of course he soon appears on the scene a perfect example of the brooding Rochester like hero for a besotted Marianne I did find him a little too much of a jerk for a while thoughAnd Check all the boxes He has a mysteriously scarred face Handsome but dangerousI enjoyed this Regency romance very much although I think it could have been a little shorter It is well told and does not suffer from any annoying anachronisms or misplaced modern sentiments However it does feature a pair of characters who are in love but ready to believe the worst about each other and their gullibility toward the end does stretch one's patience Especially when the heroine uickly chooses on very flimsy proof to believe a man who she knows has lied to her before Also when it was revealed who Marianne is who the child is and why they were on the run I felt I should have figured it out much earlier Many readers probably do It's not a particularly surprising twistThis book Maulever Hall is what I used to think Georgette Heyer novels would be like True confession For some reason I have not really liked the Georgette Heyer novels I've read This on the other hand was easy to get into charming and funny at times and romantic in a brooding sort of way Toward the end it had me speeding to find out what would happen next I hope to read by this author I received a digital copy of a new edition of this via NetGalley in exchange for a review It did have a few distracting typos but other than that I thought it was a great read

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READ & DOWNLOAD Maulever Hall 107 ☆ After a violent coach accident Marianne wakes with no memory and no idea who she is or where she was going — a name on her brooch the single clue to her identityAccompanied only by a young boy Marianne finds herself lost afraid and penniless Convinced she’s being followed she pleads for help at the nearest village anNto disarray They suspect Marianne has come into their lives under false pretences But the longer she spends with Lady Heverdon the Marianne becomes convinced the opposite may be trueAs tensions within the family rise and Marianne finds herself growing closer to Mark she begins to wonder whether her arrival at Maulever Hall has to do with fate than chan. This started promisingly enough but then descended into a series of improbable events and towards the end became almost farcical There was no real explanation for some events and people were just stupidThe child appeared once in the story and was then conveniently put aside never to appear in a scene again It made him little than a thin plot device whereas in actual fact he should have been a major character I loved the title of the book 'Maulever Hall' sounds wonderful but the surname was Mauleverer which is hellishly clunky to read and in the end I was gritting my teeth every time I read the dratted nameThe ending was abrupt and too many things left hanging in the air without any real conclusionNot one to recommend or re read