When Annes mother agrees to marry a wealthy, mysterious man, she expects a nice mansion in the hills But their new home, Belrose Abbey, is like a castleimposing, cold, and full of shadows The Anne explores the corridors and vacant rooms and dusty crannies, the she discovers about the abbeys masterher soon to be stepfatherIvan Helsburg As her mothers wedding draws closer, Anne begins to harbor a creeping suspicion that all is not well at Belrose Abbey....
|Title||:||The Ruby Locket: A Novella (The Belrose Abbey Mystery Series Book 1) (English Edition)|
|Format Type||:||Other Book|
|Publisher||:||Forget Me Not Romances, a division of Winged Publications 18 April 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||106 Pages|
|File Size||:||569 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The Ruby Locket: A Novella (The Belrose Abbey Mystery Series Book 1) (English Edition) Reviews
Soo fantastic book, I am addicted !! When does the belrose Abbey Mystery 2 come out ? I hope I do not have to wait long!!
The Ruby Locket by Anita HigmanA widow with a teenage daughter that might be financially challenged but they are rich in love and devotion to each other. Enter a wealthy suitor who seems a dream come true for the mother, Dauphine. Anne is the daughter who is ever watchful which proves to be life saving.This is an engaging book by a favored author. It has some interesting characters, a mystery that held my attention, and an ending that I did not fully expect. While I am not generally a fan of serial reads I really want to know what happens in the next chapters in the life of Dauphine and Anne plus how they can turn the gothic mansion and their near death experiences into a positive situation and also as their real home. The mansion is quite the inheritance considering it was to come with their respective deaths.It is a quick read so a perfect filler for those with such busy days.
Am reminded of some mysteries read many years ago that have stayed with me. The Ruby Locket will, too. It has a slightly chilling aspect and is well worth the read.
This book lost me very early on, when one of the characters --- the mother of a 16-year-old daughter --- described herself as a hemophiliac. Look, if the authors wanted to make the woman physically weak there are many, MANY diseases they could have chosen; that isn't my objection. In order for a female to be hemophiliac, her mother has to be a genetic carrier of the disease PLUS her father has to be an actual hemophiliac himself --- normally females are carriers (but do not have the disease themselves) while males have the disease and (historically) have usually died young. There have been only TWO verified cases in history of a female hemophiliac: they were sisters, the daughters of a cousin-marriage, who both died as soon as puberty set in. The odds of a female hemophiliac occurring, AND surviving the onset of puberty, AND surviving her first sexual encounter, AND surviving giving birth to a child, are so astronomical as to be impossible.The authors of this book could have given the character anything else from simple chronic anemia to something like MS, but no: they went right for something that absolutely could never happen.
Didn't take me long to read because I couldn't put it down. It kept me guessing. I look forward to more books like this
An amusing gothic tale, complete with chills but not very scary. An enjoyable read with mostly likable characters.