Friday, May 4, 2012

Review # 153: Gothic Spring by Caroline Miller

     The vicar's wife, Eva, is dead. Was it an accident? Or was it foul play? Who knows more than they are willing to admit? The shady vicar Flemming, Jeremy - the grocer's son, or Victorine - a young woman suffering from bouts of epilepsy? Will this small bucolic English village find the truth before another victim's life is taken?

     It has definitely been awhile since I have read a modern book reminiscently styled like those of Emily Bronte and Jane Austen. I am a sucker for Jane Eyre and Northanger Abbey - the language, the time period, and the remarkably detailed landscapes - so I knew I was going to be interested in Gothic Spring as soon as I read the back cover blurb. Caroline Miller has a way with words, her characters and dialogue are sophisticatedly simple, yet highly effective. Victorine and Jeremy's personalities are well-developed, leading the reader into the darkness of their inner convictions and desires. The story is eloquently haunting, full of lurking shadows and fateful twists that irrevocably bind the characters. I cannot go into the plot-line or I will spoil it, but it reminded me of classic Gothic era literature with undertones of a darker shade. I am eager for more books by this author! Love the new cover art! Recommended for historical fiction/ Gothic era literature lovers.

Rating: On the Run (4.5/5)

* I received this book from the author () in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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