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In the England of 1883, the MacFarlane family has earned a reputation for being titans of the rail, coal, and textile industries. Elder brother Henry toes the line in all respects but younger brother Horace has allowed a shadow to fall on their spotless record with his dalliances with the ladies.

However, young Horace's escapades are shoved into the background when a much l
Paperback, 2nd, 252 pages
Published August 16th 2013 by Taste Life Twice Publishing
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Mystery in the England of Jane Austen...

Jane Austen’s England captured in this delightful mystery. A young lady is found naked in the bath of Henry McFarlane at Atwell (“near the East Coast of England”), Yorkshire. How has she come to be there, what is her history? But she cannot help as she has no memory, yet Alice as a name feels somewhat familiar…. Horace, dashing brother to Henry is tasked with researching the background, is it sinister, what could her story possibly be? One intervention mig
Set in England in 1883, Memory’s Hostage tells the story of a woman who awakens in a rich man’s house with neither clothing nor memory. The mystery deepens as family histories collide. Police hide the woman but, lacking knowledge of who she was, she determines to become a new person with skills and purpose. Sometimes those skills might reveal her past. Sometimes they lead to her future. And sometimes she’s being led by strangers waiting with evil intent.

The twists and turns of this story take re
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I enjoyed this quite a bit! I don't actually like mysteries, but a friend wrote this so of course I had to read it immediately. (disclaimer: I know the author, but this is a legit review; if I had not liked it I would not have reviewed it.) It kept me up later than I intended to finish it so I could find out what happened at the end. The characters are interesting, and the plot moves quickly with some good twists--there were a couple of real surprises, and a few things that seemed like they were ...more
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Margaret Pinard has spent her first few decades traveling the globe in search of adventures to incorporate into her writing, including living in the lands of the Celts, the cities of European fashion, and several dolce far niente Mediterranean cultures.

Her three novels include Memory's Hostage, a historical mystery; Dulc

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