ARC Review: The Widow of Pale Harbor by Hester Fox

What’s better than a slow Gothic burn in the middle of summer? Absolutely nothing.

I envisioned this seaside village perfectly, always shrouded in fog, the mansion looming in the background Tim Burton style.This is the perfect book to read if you’re craving a mix of the macabre and romance. I am always down for the removal of petticoats before ahem sexy times.

The Widow Of Pale Harbor is about our widow Sophronia who is an outcast in the village and has been accused of being a witch after the death of her husband. When strange events begin to occur around town all fingers point to her. Enter hot new priest Gabriel fresh off the boat from Massachusetts, together he and Sophronia try to figure out who is behind these crimes which mimic the tales of Edgar Allan Poe and both wrestle with their feelings for one another.

Again, petticoat sexy times.

This book was fun! It was creepy but not overly so and I loved the chemistry between Gabriel and Sophy. I think my favorite character overall was witchy Helen.

I did feel there were some pacing issues in the book and ultimately the big reveal was lackluster but I did enjoy this.

Thank you to Netgalley and to the publisher for this ARC.

💜💜💜✨ 3.5/5

coming out september 17th 2019

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So that’s book two done with my challenge *sparkle bomb* onto book 3. I might switch some books up, depends on how I feel 🙂

  1. Read a book with purple on the cover – Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
  2. Read a book in the same spot the entire time – The Widow of Pale Harbor by Hester Fox
  3. Read a book you meant to read last year– Royals by Rachel Hawkins
  4. Read an author’s first book – Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno
  5. Read a book with a non-human main character – InuYasha: Turning Back Time by Rumiko Takahashi
  6. Pick a book that has five or more words in the title – The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen by Ada Bright
  7. Read and watch a book to movie adaption – The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
  8. BONUS – Read 7 books

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