I’m thrilled to take part in Harlequin’s Fall Reads Blog Tour for all three titles; and today I’m bringing to you THE ORPHAN OF CEMETERY HILL by Hester Fox.
Here’s the scoop:
The dead won’t bother you if you don’t give them permission.
Tabby has a peculiar gift: she can communicate with the recently departed. It makes her special, but it also makes her dangerous.
As an orphaned child, she fled with her sister, Alice, from their charlatan aunt Bellefonte, who wanted only to exploit Tabby’s gift so she could profit from the recent craze for seances.
Now a young woman and tragically separated from Alice, Tabby works with her adopted father, Eli, the kind caretaker of a large Boston cemetery. When a series of macabre grave robberies begins to plague the city, Tabby is ensnared in a deadly plot by the perpetrators, known only as the “Resurrection Men.”
In the end, Tabby’s gift will either save both her and the cemetery—or bring about her own destruction.
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So – I’ve never read a book by Hester Fox, but she often writes Gothic fiction and about witches and creepy things. This story takes place in a cemetery and the little girl is a medium (not by choice!). I loved the historical context of Boston in the 1800’s. However, the style reminded me SO MUCH of Dickens! I am wondering if others found that. It had the feel of Great Expectations, with lots of interesting characters (some nefarious) and action and intrigue and romance all wrapped up in the plot that centers on a young person. It was a great read if you like this type of storyline and well-written. I would definitely read more by Ms. Fox.
Thank you for having me be part of the tour and for my electronic copy.
Here’s a bit about Hester Fox:
Hester Fox is a full-time writer and mother, with a background in museum work and historical archaeology. Most weekends you can find Hester exploring one of the many historic cemeteries in the area, browsing bookshops, or enjoying a seasonal latte while writing at a café. She lives outside of Boston with her husband and their son.