About the Book
Book: Midnight on the River Grey
Author: Abigail Wilson
Genre: Christian Historical Romance; Gothic Regency
Release Date: July 2, 2019
In this Gothic Regency romance Rebecca fears she has developed feelings for the man she swore to see hanged, her brother’s murderer.
After her brother’s mysterious death, Rebecca Hunter vows to expose the man she believes responsible: Mr. Lewis Browning—known by the locals as the Midnight Devil and by Rebecca as her new guardian.
Summoned to his reclusive country estate to await her London season, Rebecca plans her own secret investigation among the darkened corridors of the mysterious Greybourne Hall. Yet Lewis Browning is not as she once imagined, and his motivation is horribly unclear. Recurrent nightmares and Rebecca’s restless feelings are further complicated by the shadow of her mother’s prior descent into madness and wondering if she, too, will follow the same heartbreaking path.
Even as midnight rides, strange injuries, and further murders lead back to Mr. Browning, Rebecca can’t ignore the subtle turn of her heart. Has she fallen for the man she swore would pay for her brother’s death? And moreover, can she trust him with her uncertain future?
Abigail Wilson has solidified her spot as one of my top-10, must-read, favorite storytellers. Her books are excellent. They are captivating and highly engaging. They are the stories you read well past bedtime. Midnight on the River Grey, Ms. Wilson’s second novel, is no exception. This book is SO good! If you are a fan of Regency and/or Gothic literature, you have to read this book. Ms. Wilson has taken all of the facets of both genres and beautifully weaved them into a unique, new story that 100% kept me up well into the night. The characters are very well written. Each has relatable qualities and motivations that lure the reader into a sense of security, but there is also superb tension that makes the reader feel that characters are definitely not who they seem. I loved this aspect as it kept me on my toes constantly. In addition, the romance is well written and develops realistically over the course of the story. I cheered for Rebecca and Lewis the whole time. All in all, Midnight on the River Grey is a must-read novel that I highly recommend.
There is so much to love about Midnight on the River Grey. The Gothic characteristics alone make this novel one of the funnest books I’ve read this year. There’s a dark, spooky castle, a decrepit dower house, a creepy bridge, storms, madness, and mystery. It’s glorious! But my most favorite aspect to this novel is the relationship between Rebecca and Lewis. Actually, my favorite thing is how Lewis sees Rebecca for who she really is. I also love the moment when Rebecca realizes that out of every relationship she’s ever had — her parents, her brother, her aunt, etc. — Lewis is the first and only relationship where she is an equal and she is loved because she is Rebecca, warts and all. Those of you who follow my blog know that the swooniest thing a hero can do is really see his heroine. Being seen for who you are and loved anyway is a true gift, and Ms. Wilson writes the relationship between Rebecca and Lewis spectacularly.
Midnight on the River Grey is a wonderful novel. I’m so, so glad that I took the opportunity to escape into this fantastic story. If you are a fan of well-written, highly engaging stories, Regency Romances, and/or Gothic literature then Midnight on the River Grey is the novel for you.
I purchased a review copy of this novel in paperback from Baker Book House in June 2020 in order to review. In no way has this influenced my review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.
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