The Whispering Rocks

The Whispering Rocks Fate has just granted once poor Sarah Jane many riches But soon a scandal sends her to a far off land where evil seems to lurk in every corner And perhaps scariest of all are the unfamiliar pangs of

  • Title: The Whispering Rocks
  • Author: Sandra Heath
  • ISBN: 9780451215604
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fate has just granted once poor Sarah Jane many riches But soon a scandal sends her to a far off land, where evil seems to lurk in every corner And perhaps scariest of all are the unfamiliar pangs of love she feels for a handsome local.

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    1. What a gem of a book! This story was so good it had me completely engrossed in the telling. Our heroine, staying in town with her unscrupulous father, gets sent down to Dartmoor. Now really, what kind of adventures do you think await in this desolate part of the countryside?This was an old-fashioned regency with a touch of the gothic. High body count, too, which I found surprising. I completely enjoyed myself reading this book and will look for more by this new-to-me author.

    2. This was apparently a very early title by Sandra Heath - re-written from a regency to a gothic. Not her best effort - had I read this first instead of her later books, I would have bypassed any future titles. It's not as good as Victoria Holt's gothics, her hero and heroine simply didn't "click" for me and there was too much "woo-hoo" stuff with witches, pins in dolls (literally), eerie surroundings and attempts at scary drama that didn't succeed. I also question whether even the "tulips of the [...]

    3. Sarah is engaged to Edward, who is the son of Hermione, who is Sarah's aunt, who spreads lies about her and gets her sent away from home, where Sarah meets Melissa, who is the sister of James, who employs Martin, who is in love with Janie, who is Sarah's maid Oh my goodness. In this book everybody is interconnected in the most obscure ways. Normally, I love interconnectedness of characters (especially when it goes beyond just the one book--I haven't read Sandra Heath's other books, so I don't kn [...]

    4. This is an expanded version of Mannerby's Lady, apparently to make it into a Gothic romance. I don't think it succeeded. There are too many plot lines and people falling into and out of love quickly. The dark and evil tone does not come across. We are told about atmosphere but do not feel it. Similarly, we are told that the heroine led a miserable poverty-ridden life before the story began, but there is no feeling of that, simply we are told. And I just could not warm up to the character. I gave [...]

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