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Face of the Maiden

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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

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Kindle Edition, 296 pages
Published (first published August 12th 2008)
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Ivy H
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was the absolute best romance to read yesterday on Halloween ! I don't really like romance that veers into the paranormal but a close friend sent this to me yesterday and stated that I must read it. She wasn't wrong. I couldn't put it down once I started. I cried so much. The MC's appear to be reincarnated lovers whose previous lives had ended so tragically ! 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭.
You must read it yourself to find out why the tragic lovers were murdered and died in each other's arms. The present d
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Joy (joyous reads)
Dec 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: in-my-kindle
I didn't think I'd enjoy this book as much as I did. I've never been fond of Regency Romances but this one hit the curiosity spot. 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.

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
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Erin
Feb 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
It is a more classic gothic romance, complete with ghostly attacks, long-lost lovers, and of course, with all romances, a present day (regency era) hero/heroine.

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
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Daneesha
Oct 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved this ghostly historical romance! Ill-fated lovers Phillip and Caroline are reliving their tragic history through present day (1800s, i believe) hero Phillip and Celia. Each night, Celia and Phillip dream of what happened to Caroline, a former countess, and her lover, Phillip, her husband's son.

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
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Pamela
Jul 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
REVIEW COURTESY OF FALLEN ANGEL REVIEWS:

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.
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Kristal Taylor
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I never thought I would really like this book but I loved it. Loved this ghostly historical romance! Ill-fated lovers Phillip and Caroline are reliving their tragic history through present day hero Phillip and Celia. Each night, Celia and Phillip dream of what happened to Caroline, a former countess, and her lover, Phillip, her husband's son.


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.
Vampire-lk
GREAT NOVEL!!!!! Stayed awake until 4am to finish!!!! :) gothic supernatural tegency era romance!!!!! More descriptive then most authentic regency era in the bedroom, but nothing too cheesy! The love & connection is there which grips you from the start! One would love the deep bond & epic passion Phillip & Celia share! The paranormal was not over the top incredibly explained thinking it has every chance of being fact not fantasy!

The only real villain is the ghost of Henry to keep hi
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Pinklushhh
May 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I reallllllly liked this book, surprisingly. I read it on a whim when I wanted something a lil different from the usual historical romance and I love the hero and heroine. If you are tired of the blunt, outspoken, annoying heroine, this book is a good difference....the main female is quiet, shy and very pretty.
I'm actually going to be looking for more Emma Wildes books to read now :)
Wild Rose
Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Though I am one of those rational,logical,scientific-explanation kind of person - I enjoyed this romance with a GHOST as the usual villain in a romance :) .The story,writing style and plot kept me on edge till the finish.
Melanie♥
Mar 05, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: wildes-emma
Not a fan of "ghostly" characters.
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Apr 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating story.

A beautifully crafted story. Romance and the supernatural are a very compelling combination. Emma eludes brings such stories to vivid life. I can't wait for her next book.
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Emma was born in Minnesota and she lives in the Midwest, though she grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She attended Illinois State University where she majored in geology, and there she met her husband, Chris. They have three children, a temperamental cat named Poot, and are lucky enough to live on a beautiful lake. On warm days, she does enjoy a glass of wine on the dock now and then, and always ...more
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