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A Dreadful Splendor Review

Hey Fellow Readers!

I hope this week has been treating you well so far, and if it hasn’t, I hope it gets better for you. I keep thinking to myself that we only have three more days until Friday and the weekend, which I find myself looking forward to every week! Today I bring you a book that is full of mystery, murder, and romance! Plus, the cover is so amazing that it is what drew me to the book in the first place!

“In this spectacularly imaginative and ghoulishly fun Gothic murder mystery brimming with romance, betrayals, and chills, a fake spiritualist is summoned to hold a séance for a bride who died on the eve before her wedding, but as nefarious secrets are revealed, the line between hoax and haunting blurs.

Be careful what you conjure…

In Victorian London, Genevieve Timmons poses as a spiritualist to swindle wealthy mourners–until one misstep lands her in a jail cell awaiting the noose. Then a stranger arrives to make her a peculiar offer. The Lord he serves, Mr. Pemberton, has been inconsolable since the tragic death of his beautiful bride-to-be. If Genevieve can perform a séance persuasive enough to bring the young Lord peace, she will win her freedom.

Soothing a grieving nobleman should be easy for someone of Genevieve’s skill, but when she arrives at the grand Somerset Park estate, Mr. Pemberton is not the heartbroken lover she expected. The surly–yet exceedingly handsome–gentleman is certain that his fiancée was murdered, even though there is no evidence. Only a confession can bring justice now, and Mr. Pemberton decides Genevieve will help him get it. With his knowledge of the household and her talent for illusion, they can stage a haunting so convincing it will coax the killer into the light. However, when frightful incidents befall the manor, Genevieve realizes her tricks aren’t required after all. She may be a fake, but Somerset’s ghost could be all too real…

A Dreadful Splendor is a wickedly whimsical brew of mystery, spooky thrills, and intoxicating romance that makes for an irresistibly fun and page-turning read.”

B.R. Myers sucks the reader into this amazing Victorian world and holds you hostage until the very end! Genevieve is such a strong female lead, and she does what she has to for survival. Mr. Pemberton reminds me a little bit of Mr. Darcy, and he is definitely a tall and brooding man. This story is full of twists and turns that you will not be able to see the ending coming. There are so many players and B.R. makes you believe that you figured it all out and then takes a sharp turn into the unexpected! This book was written so beautifully that you will feel yourself become immersed into this amazing world! If you love a good mystery that leaves you guessing until the very end, then this book needs to be on your TBR list!

Until Next Time!

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