Posted by : Kinsey Book Reviewer 6.14.2014

*Book & Details provided by Net Galley in exchange for honest review.*


Violet Whitechapel committed an unspeakable crime to save a child. To escape the hangman’s noose, she takes refuge in a crumbling abbey with secrets darker than her own. When its master offers her a temporary post, Violet cannot say no. Just as she begins to see him in a new light, her past catches up to her and endangers them all.
Alistair Waldegrave keeps his daughter imprisoned in the black heart of his Gothic abbey. As he searches for a cure to the disease the villagers call demonic, his new governess brings much needed light into their lives. But how can the passion between them survive the darkness encroaching from outside their sheltered walls?


My Thoughts -
*Abuse and attempted child rape*
Violet teaches art to orphans (seems logical as she grew up on the streets herself). I was glad to see the initial heroine wasn't a "woe is me" case from not having a perfect childhood - she wanted to help others. This book dives right in at a quick pace.

Violet is a survivor and never lets life get her down. For that alone, it's worth the read (so many books have such a whiny heroine - this was refreshing).

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