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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Frost Hollow Hall by Emma Carroll

Frost Hollow HallFrost Hollow Hall by Emma Carroll
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was in need of a lighter read. So I picked this one up.

I relaxed on the sofa and there I stayed until I finished reading it. Its YA book, fairytale style really, but was a great escapism for me for a change as I could just sit, relax and read this story without too much trouble.

Its a ghost type story with Tilly as the main character, I can sincerely say that I honestly enjoyed this book

I was given this book by Faber and Faber Ltd via Net galley for my honest review

The gates to Frost Hollow Hall loomed before us. They were great tall things, the ironwork all twisted leaves and queer-looking flowers. And they were very definitely shut.

Tilly's heart sinks. Will's at the door of their cottage, daring her to come ice-skating up at Frost Hollow Hall. No one goes near the place these days. Rumour has it that the house is haunted . . . Ten years ago the young heir, Kit Barrington, drowned there in the lake. But Tilly never turns down a dare.

Then it goes horribly wrong. The ice breaks, Tilly falls through and almost drowns. At the point of death, a beautiful angel appears in the water and saves her. Kit Barrington's ghost.

Kit needs Tilly to solve the mystery of his death, so that his spirit can rest in peace. In order to discover all she can, Tilly gets work as a maid at Frost Hollow Hall. But the place makes her flesh crawl. It's all about the dead here, she's told, and in the heart of the house she soon discovers all manner of dark secrets . . .

Frost Hollow Hall is a thrilling historical fiction debut. Told in Tilly's unique voice, it is a tale of love and loss, and how forgiveness is the key to recovery

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