Review: ‘Twilight At Moorington Cross’ by Abigail Wilson January 7, 2022 susansnodgrass About The BookAmelia Pembroke is in a unique position in Regency England: She can obtain financial freedom. But in order to do so, she must marry one of two gentlemen. The trouble is, she might be falling in love with another man entirely.1819, Kent, England—Everything changed the moment Amelia became heiress to Moorington Cross. A young widow and patient at Cluett’s Mesmeric Hospital, Amelia is stunned to learn that her doctor—and the only father figure she’s ever known—has altered his will naming her his primary beneficiary. Such an opportunity is beyond what any Regency-era woman could dare to dream—especially one with a sleeping disorder that finds her falling asleep at the most random of times.There is, however, a perplexing condition attached to the will: she must wed one of two named men, wholly unknown to her. Doing so would provide her with a secure future. But how can she marry one of these men when her heart is intrigued by the charming solicitor, Mr. Hawkins?Everything takes on a new sense of urgency—and danger—when Mr. Cluett is found dead in his bedchamber only hours after announcing his updated will. Now Amelia only has thirty days to decide which man she will marry. But she is just as determined to uncover the truth of her benefactor’s demise with the help of Mr. Hawkins. After all, this sudden turn of events couldn’t merely be a coincidence—could it?From award-winning author Abigail Wilson, Twilight at Moorington Cross is a mysterious Regency romance full of intrigue, mesmeric treatments, and abandoned corridors that proves love is the greatest testament of all.Praise for Twilight at Moorington Cross:“Shimmering with atmosphere and suspense, Twilight at Moorington Cross weaves classic Regency romance with threads of gothic mystery to page-turning effect. An absolute pleasure to read.” —Mimi Matthews, USA TODAY bestselling author“An enigmatic illness, a mysterious manor, an unforeseen inheritance, and a suspicious death all add up to a maelstrom of misfortune for Wilson’s stouthearted and winsome heroine, especially when she’s falling in love with the ‘wrong’ man. Twilight at Moorington Cross has all of the atmospheric trappings of a classic Regency Gothic along with a sweet and stirring romance. Perfect for fans of Julie Klassen and Kristi Ann Hunter.” —Anna Lee Huber, USA TODAY bestselling author About Abigail WilsonAbigail Wilson combines her passion for Regency England with intrigue and adventure to pen historical mysteries with a heart. A Registered Nurse, chai tea addict, and mother of two crazy kids, Abigail fills her spare time hiking the National Parks, attending her daughter’s gymnastic meets, and curling up with a great book. In 2017, Abigail won WisRWA’s Fab Five contest and in 2016, ACFW’s First Impressions contest as well as placing as a 2017 finalist in the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and currently lives in Dripping Springs, Texas, with her husband and children. My Rating: 4 StarsI have enjoyed past books from Abigail Wilson and this one was quite good as well. A manor house, a strange will requesting a young widow marry one of two prechosen men, skeptical medical procedures, a murder, a mystery, a bevy of suspects……all the ingredients for a great story!Quite like reading a mystery by Agatha Christie, Wilson populates her story with good characters (even the not so nice ones) and manages to confuse the reader so that we never guess what is happening. I loved it! An old manor house, with a wing that nobody ever visits and is crumbling, was the perfect setting for this one. I confess, I never once figured out what she was going to do with this. She gives us more than one twist and then ties it all up rather neatly and happily. Well done!I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishing through Net Galley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. Publisher: Thomas NelsonPublication Date: January 11, 2022Length: 336 pagesBuy Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08ZMC97BY/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i2 Share this:TwitterMoreFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Published by susansnodgrass I am a 60-ish woman who loves to read and review books, loves Jesus and my husband of 40+ years, Tom. View all posts by susansnodgrass
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Great review, Susan! I haven’t read any of this authors works but hear good things about them.
Masquerade at Middlecrest Manor is her best. A suspense Regency.
Excellent review, Susan!