Favel Farrington knew very little about her new husband. When they met in Capri, the dashing young heir to Pendorric had swept the lovely English girl into marriage with the sudden fierceness of a summer storm.
It was all wonderfully exciting, until Faval discovered that someone was planning a very special place for her in the family–in the crypt with the other legendary “brides of Pendorric” who had all died so mysteriously, so tragically and so young.
Suddenly the words “till death do us part” took on a new and ominous meaning….
Ever since I read The Road to Paradise Island by Victoria Holt, I have been anxious to read more books by her. Though I admit that I wasn’t as entertained by this title, I still thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait to read more by her.
After her father’s death, Faval Farington marries Roc, the dashing and charismatic heir to Pendorric and is whisked off to his family home. But no sooner than Faval settles in does some strange and eerie things begin to occur. Fueled by superstition and haunted by the tale of the Brides of Pendorric, Faval begins to wonder if there isn’t some truth to the tale.
Faval was perfectly delightful and her patience for Roc’s family is to be commended. Especially when it comes to his cryptic and mysterious twin nieces. I love that no matter what strange occurrence went on, Faval first thought logically and believed that there would always be some rational explanation.
The plot of this one was intriguing and very nicely paced. And while I had a brief thought of the outcome, it was so fleeting that when I learned the truth it was not ruined for me. This title was full of intrigue, drama, and surprises, which gladly kept me flipping the pages. My only complaint is that when reading TRTPI, I felt like I was experiencing the story as the MC was. I felt her joy, surprise, and terror. I didn’t quite connect like that to this one.
But overall, this was still a really good read and I will be continuing my journey into the creative mind of Victoria Holt.
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