After being absent for the first uarter of the book he finally makes an appearance With the temperament of Edward Rochester And the looks of Jamie Fraser No I m not drooling YOU RE droolingFiona instantly falls in love with him as will you He basically is a teenage version of Rochester Hey I ain t complaining about that now am I Charlie s rough hard drinking and has had a lot to deal with than other kids his age but you can tell he truly cares about the people he loves no matter how prickly he can become But alas as with all romances there are bound to be complications Many complications to be exact because honestly some authors ust want their character s worlds to burn For starters Fiona starts to think she s going insane in her new workplace when she starts hearing whispers smelling and seeing things she shouldn t and generally becoming creeped out by her new In Seconds (Bulletproof, job While it s a scary prospect for some people it s doubly frightening for Fiona because her mother was mentally ill with schizophrenia That and her mother was the daughter of a famous Scottish family before she ran off to Texas and was basically disowned So not only does Fiona have to keep her identity a secret from her new employer but has to convince herself that she s not going insane Another of these said complications comes in the form of Blair Charlie s ex girlfriend who appears to be pregnant with his child and takes an instant disliking to Fiona Honestly this should probably be considered a spoiler but it s so exceedingly obvious what Blair is trying to do that it d take an idiot not to figure it out Basically she s a teenage version of Fatal Attraction Literally SHE LITERALLY KILLS POPPY S HORSE SO SHE CAN BLAME IT ON FIONA Instead of a bunny rabbit we have a big ass horse Go big or go home I guess She acts the part perfectly as well I want you to have never met him she finally says her voice breaking You ve ruined everything I m the love of Charlie s life I m the one he s supposed to want But day after day I had to watch him want you And I couldn t do a bloody thing about it At least part of it The ending and explanation behind all the weird actions of Blair and the castle itself is eual parts head scratching and amusing with you either thinking the author has completely lost her mind or is some sort of mad creative genius I kind of went with the latter but others may find the ending a bit laughableOne extremely positive thing about the book was the romantical tension OHMYGOSH the romantic tension in this book was insane Meredith Moore sure knows how to keep a reader desperate for romantic scenes longing glances and things that would generally make a romance hater run straight for a trash can to throw up in How about this For every song you play I ll tell you a secret A secret I repeat clumsily He s still holding my hand One secret for one song Then Maybe I won t seem so unknowable SWOONS GALOREBut for those of us who hate to wait that wait can be exceedingly unbearable I was basically shouting at them toust admit it already A soft touch on my neck shocks my eyes open and my fingers stutter on the keys He runs the side of his finger slowly sensuously up my neck and into my hair then holds a long curl between two fingers an caresses it Was this book perfect No The ending was ust a bit too Lifetime movie and the characters were taken from a stockpile of characters with traditional traits But was it entertaining Hell yes Meredith Moore is the Victoria Holt of our generation and this twisty romantic Scottish romance is proof positive of that If you re a lover of Scotland romantic tension and twisted mysteries this is the book for yo. Her uestion her sanity As the attacks on her mental health become and intense Fee finds herself both the pawn and the target in a ruthless greed driven plot with roots that go all the way back to her mother Alone and friendless in a foreign country and half convinced she’s losing her mind ust like her mother Fee must rely on her wits and her street smarts to save not only herself but also the lives of her newfound Scottish familyMeredith Moore’s smart classic meets cool storytelling style delivers fast paced twists and gobs of drama with raw emotion and literary fla.
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When I d originally rated this book I d given it 5 stars but after some time to think about it I changed it to 4 though it probably doesn t deserve even that much I did finish it in one sitting so that must mean I found it to be interesting right And being that it is supposed to be loosely based on the story of Jane Eyre I couldn t resist reading thisFiona or Fee as she prefers to be called is the Jane Eyre I really enjoyed this year A love triangle mystery murder castles ghosts mental health it kind of covers it all Read it in three nights loved it I absolutely love this book It gives you insight into the world of schizophrenia while captivating you in a dark suspenseful story Highly recommended Fiona has grown up with stories from her mother about Scotland She is surprised when she receives an email from her mother s wealthy friend Lily Her mother had left Scotland to go with her irresponsible musician father to his home in Texas When her mother dies she is left alone since her father had deserted the family She has been offered a position as au pair to Lily s young daughter However when she arrives at their castle in Scotland she finds out that Lily and her husband has been killed in an accident She feels resentment from some of the people she encounters and she hears mysterious noises at night However she is attracted to her new boss older brother of her charge and has also become fond of his sister This is a somewhat entertaining story but an improbable story This book is awesome Twisty dark creepy awesome I loved Meredith s I Am Her Revenge last year and Fiona is ust as greatBasically this is a Jane Eyre retelling with a few key twists I m not sure why it wasn t marketed as such I think it might have drawn in some readers In any case I loved seeing Meredith s interpretation of the classic Bronte tale And I ve got to say I liked Charlie a lot better than Mr RochesterIf you read Meredith s debut you know that she can come up with some twisted psychotic characters She definitely didn t hold back here Her villains are deliciously evil and conniving There were also a couple twists at the end that I wasn t expecting so that was a nice surpriseAlso Meredith really captures the moodiness of the story in her prose which I loved The Scottish countryside comes alive and reading Fiona made me want to go back to my favorite European countryBottom line this is a suspenseful thriller perfect for fans of classic gothic tales and a sweet romance I can t wait to see what Meredith writes next Lovely setting and interesting plot lines with a bonus hint of cheesy romance but the horrid portrayal of mental illness ruined a lot of the book for me I really enjoyed this book and hope to find of her books 5 starsThis book started out slow but after a few chapters it picked up and I didn t want to stop reading I thought it was well written and the ending was really good The story did read like a New Adult vs a Young Adult read but that s what I really liked about it I would recommend this one if you re looking for a mystery that will have you uestioning even perhaps your own sanity Great book so glad I picked it upContent No sex some heated kissesLanguage very little mild Fiona is a riveting though predictable gothic read that filled my Rebecca loving heart I am certain author Meredith Moore is a Daphne Du Maurier fan Fiona even chooses Rebecca as one of her many binge reads After her mother s death Fiona spent years as the unwanted responsibility of her absent father s sister Out of nowhere she gets an email from her mother s childhood best friend Lily Lily lives in Scotland her mother s homeland as an aristocra. Fiona moves from her unstable home in Texas to take an au pair ob in a castle in the Scottish Highlands her deceased mother’s homeland and the place she has always dreamed of visiting In this riveting character driven second novel the fairy tale life Fiona imagined turns into a nightmare when a decades old family feud resurfaces and forces her to confront the ghosts of her past and uestion her own sanityFiona an independent loner with wild red hair leaves her fractured home in Texas for a brand new life in the Scottish Highlands to be the au pair for Poppy Mackenzie th.
T complete with her own castle Lily wants Fiona to move into her castle and be a nanny to her daughter Poppy Fiona lives in a dead end Texas town and works in a dusty diner She has nothing to do in Texas except dread that she will someday be afflicted with the schizophrenia that caused her mother s death Just when she decides to accept the position she gets word that Lily and her husband have been killed in a car accident Mabel the head housekeeper of the castle and the Mrs Danvers of the book another Rebecca nod assures Fiona that she is still wanted Interpreting the deaths as an omen as she should Fiona reluctantly travels to Scotland to begin her new life The writing is filled with dreamy descriptions of fog covered moors cozy pubs and ancient castle furnishings the tapestries the suits of armor the LIBRARY As far as the plot goes it s a bit soap opera ish but that s not a complaint While trying to make friends with and take care of angry broken hearted Poppy Fiona is trying to find her place in the castle among the staff including the foreboding Mabel the distrustful young maid Alice and the hunky stable boy Gareth She also has to control her fierce crush on Poppy s older brother the playboy Charlie Especially when his ex girlfriend Blair moves in after telling Charlie that she s pregnant with his baby GASP As Blair s behavior becomes nasty and Curve Lovers 3 jealous toward Fiona and Mabel s behavior toward Fiona becomes downright frightening Fee knows it s only a matter of time before something terrible happens And boy does it I couldn t put this one down but I m not sure how teens will feel about it I m certain adults will enjoy it though This book is basically Jane Eyre mashed up with Fatal Attraction and Wide Sargasso Sea This might sound like a combination that would crash and burn but surprisingly it works out Of course I m probably partially biased because Jane Eyre is my favorite book of all time and anyone who can successfully recreate Edward Fairfax Rochester is a win win situation in my eyes Fiona Smith is a feisty redheaded girl living in a town in the middle of nowhere Texas After her mother dies she resigns herself to the fact that she ll have to remain there for the rest of her life under the care of her resentful aunt I would stay resigning myself to the fact that I wouldn t ever get out of Mulespur That I would be surrounded by drugged out cowboys and sunburned oilfield workers for the rest of my life That I would never escape the stifling resentment of my aunt s house So when she receives a mysterious email from an old friend of her mother s inviting her to be an au pair for her daughter Poppy Feeumps at the chance to escape Now normally one wouldn t say yes to an email asking them to look after the daughter of a friend of your mother s that you don t even know but hey Her life is miserable how much miserable could it get right I mean there s Scotland with its hot Scottish men in kilts among the highlands and Scottish men AMIRIGHT LADIESFiona then arrives in the middle of a tiny ass village in Scotland that has only three stores and a pub cause priorities people Introductions are made at the house where she s working which is an old Scottish castle that s been in the family for centuries You can already tell where this is going can t youThere s the usual stock characters such as Alice the friendly maid Mabel the grumpy housekeeper Albert the kindly driverbutler and Gareth the sweet flirtatious stableman Poppy Fiona s at first unwilling charge Now Fiona s boss isn t really her mother s old friend but her son Charlie Charlie s in charge of the local newspaper that s uickly going down the toilet. E young daughter of her mother’s recently deceased childhood friends Fee as she’s called is thrilled to be free of her less than ideal home life But there’s another motive driving her eagerness to flee to the Highlands the desire to reconnect with her mother who succumbed to suicide after a long battle with schizophrenia when Fiona was only twelve leaving her to live with distant relatives of her absentee fatherFee doesn’t have much time to settle into her new home a castle maintained by the Mackenzie family fortune before a series of strange events starts to make.
Meredith Moore graduated from Harvard University with a degree in History focusing on early modern England and France She lives in Houston Texas where she loves pumpkin spice lattes 19th century British literature and road trips I Am Her Revenge is her debut novel