The Mist of Midnight by Sandra Byrd ~ Lucie's Review

Mist of Midnight (Daughters of Hampshire, #1)Lucie's Review:

One of my favorite books this year!

I'm not usually a fan of gothic romances, but my daughter told me that I wouldn't regret giving this book a try, and I sure didn't!

Rebecca Ravenshaw is a young woman who spend most of her growing up years in India with her parents, who were missionaries before they were killed in the Headbourne Uprising of 1857.

When Rebecca returns home, all is not as expected, someone has come before her claiming to be her, and now everyone believes Rebecca to be the impostor. Her family's estate has been given to a distant relative, Captain Whitfield, who appears to be a man of honor and integrity, who truly wants to get to the bottom of things.

Will Rebecca ever be able to prove her identity and claim her inheritance?

With suspecting souls everywhere is there anyone that Rebecca can trust? I loved Rebecca and Captain Whitfield, as well as Mrs. Ross. All of the characters were so well developed.

I loved Rebecca as a strong, yet vulnerable heroine, who in many ways grows and comes into her own over the course of the story. I really liked Lady Frome, who is married to Captain Whitfield's brother, and how she became Rebecca's one true friend.

I really came to respect Captain Whitfield, and how he is a self-made man who was a proficient soldier, and is now a successful businessman, yet suspicion surrounds him and society rejects him as one of their own.

Overall, a fantastic book, the only reason I struggled with this review was because I didn't want to give too much away. Such a fantastic read, filled with suspicion, tension, mystery, and gothic romance! You will not regret picking up this fantastic book!

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