The past is never really the past at Hartsford Hall … 
Aidan Edwards has always been fascinated by the life of his great-great uncle Robert. A trip to Hartsford Hall and an encounter with Cassie Aldrich leads him closer to the truth about Robert Edwards, as he unravels the scandalous story of a bright young poet and a beautiful spirited aristocrat in the carefree twilight of the 1930s before the Second World War.

But can Aidan find out what happened to Robert after the war – or will he have to accept that certain parts of his uncle’s life will remain forever shrouded in mystery?

 

 

My review

Keeping the past alive …

I have already read the whole Hartsford mystery series and this one was also a must read. Did it live up to my expectations? Well, the book gets a big YES from me.

Normally I am not so keen on stories taking place during the war, but here I was pleasantly surprised. No endless details about the misery or the poverty and although, of course, it was a very sad period, the author focussed on other things.

A love story from the past seems to be the base to an ever growing connection between two people in the present.
The author reunites us with some characters we already know and introduces some new ones as well.

A story full of emotions, good ones as well as sad ones, about reunions and new lives.

I can’t wait to see what the future will bring. 5 stars.

Thank you, Kirsty Ferry and Choc Lit.

 

About the author

Kirsty Ferry is from the North East of England and lives there with her husband and son. She won the English Heritage/Belsay Hall National Creative Writing competition and has had articles and short stories published in various magazines. Her work also appears in several anthologies, incorporating such diverse themes as vampires, crime, angels and more.

Kirsty loves writing ghostly mysteries and interweaving fact and fiction. The research is almost as much fun as writing the book itself, and if she can add a wonderful setting and a dollop of history, that’s even better.

Her day job involves sharing a building with an eclectic collection of ghosts, which can often prove rather interesting.

 

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