Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Miramont's Ghost Book Review

Paperback: 334 pages
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (February 1, 2015)
Miramont Castle, built in 1897 and mysteriously abandoned three years later, is home to many secrets. Only one person knows the truth: Adrienne Beauvier, granddaughter of the Comte de Challembelles and cousin to the man who built the castle. 
Clairvoyant from the time she could talk, Adrienne’s visions show her the secrets of those around her. When her visions begin to reveal dark mysteries of her own aristocratic French family, Adrienne is confronted by her formidable Aunt Marie, who is determined to keep the young woman silent at any cost. Marie wrenches Adrienne from her home in France and takes her to America, to Miramont Castle, where she keeps the girl isolated and imprisoned. Surrounded by eerie premonitions, Adrienne is locked in a life-or-death struggle to learn the truth and escape her torment. 
Reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, this hauntingly atmospheric tale is inspired by historical research into the real-life Miramont Castle in Manitou Springs, Colorado. 
My Thoughts:
I have to be honest and tell you that I really loved this book but it drove me insane! It has to be one of the saddest and one of the few books that I have read that made me want to tear this book from limb to limb and burn it!
Adrienne can sense things and she knows too much about things that certain people in the family have done. Her grandmother had the gift but it drove her insane. Somehow the daughter got skipped over but the granddaughter got the gift. Adrienne's grandfather was the only one who knew she had it and he tried his best to keep her from telling people what was going to happen to them but she slipped a few times and it got around.
But, nothing could have prepared any of them that lived peacefully in France when Aunt Marie showed up and that is when the troubles started. Poor Adrienne's mother was a wimpy, clingy kind of woman who only cared about keeping her husband, even though he was having affairs, she kept on getting pregnant and each new child pushed Adrienne further away from her thoughts.
This was a very sad story but a very well told story and I felt so bad for this poor girl and couldn't believe that her own Aunt would enslave her to keep her quiet. But, other things were done to Adrienne and the worst was losing the only 3 people who truly cared for and loved her back in France.
Just be prepared to be shocked at some of the secrets and the lengths that people will go to when they want to hide something, but it was the ending that broke my heart the worst because it just didn't seem fair!
Happy Reading!
About the Author:
Elizabeth Hall spent most of her life in the mountains of Colorado, working as a teacher, writer, and radio show host. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she writes and plays with fiber.

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. 


heathertlc said...

Wow, the author really got your attention with this book! I'm so glad that you loved it even while you wanted to tear it to shreds. Thanks for being a part of the tour!