Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My New Review is at Smexybooks-Wildthorn by Jane Eagland

Todays review is Wildthorn by Jane Eagland

Favorite Quote: "The light goes out in the room. I’m in the dark again. The fear is waiting.”

Louisa never imagined that a simple trip to her new position as a governess would end with her institutionalized against her will. As she is stripped of her possessions and identity, Louisa attempts to maintain her sanity all while trying to solve the mystery of how and why she was there.

Louisa Cosgrove is a young woman born to privilege in the 19th century. Her unconventional attitude and desires often vexes and embarrasses her family. She blatantly disregards her expected role as a proper young women; disdaining marriage, conducting experiments, and voicing her opinions on being a Doctor. When her father, whom was her staunchest ally, suddenly passes away, Louisa is horrified to learn that her brother Tom has no intentions of allowing her to "shame the family" by attending medical school. Tom further hurts her by telling her that their mother feels she is not helping enough and a position has been secured for her as a governess to another family. Though she doesn't want to leave home, she does as he bides. When she arrives at Wildthorn, an insane asylum, she is bewildered to be addressed as Lucy Childs. Any attempts to explain her real name or obtain reasons for why she is there are fostered off as being a condition of her "illness." Louisa soon learns that she has arrived in Hell and there is no escape.

Read the rest of my review at Smexy Books.

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