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Preview — Face of the Maiden by Emma Wildes
Face of the Maiden
Her arrival stirs something deep and dark. Perhaps even deadly …
Celia Fairmont’s new home on the wild coast of Cornwall is a sprawling ancient mansion steeped in history and deep, dark secrets. From the first night her dreams are plagued by images of clandestine meetings with a handsome, reckless lover. The man in her visions looks disturbingly like the oldest son of her...more
Upon completion of her education, Celia Fairmont found herself in the mercy of some charitable distant relatives. Moving to Ashbourne was a challenge in itself; because she has to get used to living a much more affl ...more
I loved the ghost story and the way the author moved through this story line. It made me look forward to each new chapter and further development of the ghostly adventure.
As for the hero/heroine, I found their story less developed and the focus more on the secondary characters. I didn’t feel this plot (jealous brother and an almost fianc ...more
The book climaxes as we wait to find out what happened with Caroline and Phillip. We also learn how her cruel husband Henry felt about the revelation that his wife was sleeping with his son.
Love how ...more
After the death of her father, a cousin took Celia and her sister in. She has finally come home from school to a strange new place.The moment she arrives in Ashbourne Hall, she begins having strange, life-like dreams. The house itself seems fairly creepy, so she chalks it up to that. Upon awakening, she rushes off to locate her sister and runs headlong into the man she saw in her eerie dream earlier.
Phillip Leighton is more than surprised at meeting Celia. ...more
With a delicious combination of romance, suspense, murders, adultery, and a creepy ghost story to boot, this book was definitely one of those rare finds.
The only real villain is the ghost of Henry to keep hi ...more
I'm actually going to be looking for more Emma Wildes books to read now :)