By: Renee Bernard, Jerrica Knight-Catania, Erica Monroe
Publication Date: September 20, 2016
Publisher: Renee Bernard, Jerrica Knight-Catania, Erica Monroe
Author Website: http://ericamonroe.com/
Review for Erica Monroe’s The Mad Countess Only
Erica Monroe’s novella The Mad Countess, part of the Mystified compilation, showcases big talent in a short space! Lady Claire Deering lives in fear of the day she will succumb to the madness that has destroyed her family as a result of a witch’s curse. When a death brings her family and friends together at the supposedly haunted Castle Keyvnor for the will reading odd occurrences reinforce her concern that madness is her inheritance.
The newly minted Earl of Ashbrooke, Teddy Lockwood, is as practical as anyone can be except for his lifelong love of Lady Deering. Ever the skeptic his desire to make this resigned spinster his for life requires that he consider evidence outside of the concrete facts he regularly finds in books.
Wonderfully descriptive the details incorporated by Ms. Monroe into her work were not only bountiful but interesting. This author conveys emotions at a basic level so convincingly it is hard not to know where the characters feelings end and your feelings begin. The evolution of love between lifelong friends from the innocence of childhood to the passion of adulthood was beautifully portrayed by Ms. Monroe. The Mad Countess is the kind of work that will leave readers wanting to hug each and every one of its words close as not one of them is without merit and sincere sentiment!
*I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.*