Welcome to my first FLF post for 2019! I have not had much reading time so far in these two weeks. I have however signed up to the annual 2019 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge from Passages to the Past, a blog devoted to this genre. I've entered to read at least 15 Historical Fiction books this year, which should not be a problem.
For today I am including a novel that I am currently reading. The Shadow of Croft Towers is a Regency Romance by debut author Abigail Wilson.
When Sybil Delafield’s coach to Croft Towers was robbed by highwaymen, she should have realized that her new position as companion to old Mrs. Chalcroft would be no ordinary job. Upon Sybil’s arrival, Mrs. Chalcroft sneaks into her room in the dark of night, imploring her to relay messages to town that are to stay hidden from the rest of the family. Who exactly is she working for and what do the messages contain?
When fellow passengers of the robbed coach are later murdered, Sybil’s hunt for the truth takes on a new urgency. The only person she can rely on is Mr. Sinclair, Mrs. Chalcroft’s godson, but under all his charms he too leads a double life. Sybil must decide if he is the one honest voice she can trust, or if he is simply using her for his own advances.
With murderers, smugglers, and spies on the loose, nothing—and no one—in Regency England is what they claim. Can Sybil even trust what she knows about herself?
The first line is:
" I often wonder what my life would have been like if I had never learned the truth"
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