Monday, January 21, 2013

Mellington Hall by Meredith Resce



~ an Aussie Review ~ 

mellingtonBlurb from Goodreads... When Sarah Montgomery finds a man lying half-dead in the snow, she doesn’t stop to think of the consequences of trying to save his life.

But being a Good Samaritan to a stranger yields nothing but trouble. In her parents’ absence, she struggles against a deadly fever and a vicious snow-storm, doing her best to save the life of a stranger.

But when her self-righteous neighbours eventually come to see how she fared during the storm, they draw a very different conclusion, and before she knows it, her reputation is in tatters, and she has been cast out of the church and her home.

Alone and destitute, Sarah is determined to seek work as a servant from the man whose life she has saved. But all is not well for the master of Mellington Hall. Someone wants Lord Alan Mellington dead, and he doesn’t know who or why. The only person he seems to be able to trust is the gamekeeper’s daughter, Sarah Montgomery, who has intervened to save his life not once but twice. 

This story blending mystery, scandal, murder and romance comes from one of Australia’s best-loved authors, Meredith Resce.


I have now read a few of Meredith Resce's books and though there is something about her style of writing that frustrates me, her books grip me completely! She is great at drawing the reader in from very early in the book and doesn't let them go until the roller-coaster of a story has ended. 
Mellington Hall takes a look at how gossip (and only one side of the story or part of a story) can take on a life of its own and hurt many people. 




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8 comments:

  1. I hate gossip and I am glad she is tackling it in this book. It sounds like it has all the elements of a great read. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. I love the mystery in this blurb. Sounds like something I'd like to read!

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  3. Another excellent rec, Michelle. Thanks!

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  4. Great review, Michelle. Sounds like a good book :)

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  5. Thanks for the review, Michelle. :) Sounds like a wonderful story.

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  6. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for posting this review.

    Nas

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  7. THanks for this review, Michelle!
    Nutschell
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