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The Mandeville Shadow

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I really enjoyed this book. It was different than anything else I've read recently. I couldn't put it down! I will keep an eye out for this author's future work!

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Wow this book blew me away!! I was totally enamored by this book! I haven't read the first 2 but I'm going to rectify that immediately. I was totally absorbed in this story and I couldn't put it down. I cannot wait for the next book in the series to see what else happens and what else Kate gets into!
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Although this third book does not pick up immediately after the previous one, and the focus (as in the previous case) is on a protagonist outside of the Mandeville household. In this case, we have a young lady who is currently unemployed and almost homeless wandering into the vicinity of the eponymous Mandeville residence. She immediately gets welcomed into their midst. If you have read the previous work(s), then you would recognize some of the people who are in the narrative, only slightly older.
The plot is quite clear from the very beginning. Our lead protagonist is someone who can look into the past, and this is set up to be helpful when an unknown method is used to almost cripple the eldest son of the household.
The writing draws one in and makes the reader emotionally with the people in the book. Each person is well rounded and entertaining in their own way, even at the most serious of moments.
I will not go into the story itself, although there is a form of time travel involved to solve the issues plaguing the family.
The characters are what keep one hooked to the book and I would read the next given a chance, and I would recommend the series to readers who like time slips in their more complex family dramas.



I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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I loved this book. Book 3 in the Mandeville Series and it is just as enjoyable as the previous two books!

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A unique and interesting story, kept you guessing throughout and I was excited to find out what the ending would reveal. Loved the characters and the overall feel of the story.

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While this book wasn't quite as interesting as the first two books in the series, it was still a very enjoyable read.

The whole series has been such a joy to experience. Whether it be time travel or seeing the history of an item by touching it, Callie Langridge has done a fantastic job weaving the story of the Mandeville family and Hill House with these paranormal elements.

It's fascinating to see how the special visitors help the family and affect everyone at Hill House.

The Mandeville Shadow is a good installment in this series. I hope for more to come.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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I really enjoyed it. I have not read the others in the series but will asap. It was a fun read. Can't wait to explore the rest of the series.

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Callie Langridge is back with her third historical mystery featuring the Mandeville family and Hill House. I love how she weaves mystery, romance and time travel together as she introduces new characters who need the Mandevilles as much as they need her characters. Central to the stories is a magical house that connects the people in need.

In the Mandeville Shadow, Kate stumbles into Hill House's estate manager in 1935 shortly after her father dies and she loses her job due to Depression downturns. Bertie, the estate manager who grew up working for the Mandevilles, senses something special about Kate and brings her to Hill House where she is hired as a live-in maid. When Tommy, the Mandeville heir, stumbles home from Cambridge desperately ill, Bernie helps Kate understand her supernatural skills, so they can solve the mystery of Tommy's illness.

A sweet romance and interesting mystery. I look forward to more installments in the Mandeville Saga. Thany you to NetGally and the publisher for an advance reader copy of this delightful book.

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Catherine’s brother Harry just picked up their mom because since the death of Catherine‘s father they have sold their home on the Manville estate and she is going to live with her brother Harry and his family this leaves Catherine at a bit of loose ends her plan is to stay at the home until the next weekend when the new tenants arrive.her mom doesn’t know it, but she has been laid off from her job at the steel factory but after visiting her dad‘s grave she decides to take a quick walk in the woods when she finds a gate covered by shrubs after a bit she gets lost but thankfully runs in to Bernie the caretaker for the Manville Manor in what a lucky run in it is. The next day while looking at the post office for want ads in the window she runs into Bernie again who is there to post for a new house made at the Manville Manor and Catherine jumps on the opportunity it is on her first day there while getting settled in that she sees a door leading to an unused portion of the house and although the door is locked looking through the glass cc a shadow move in the dark interior but blows it off as to the strange activities of the day. The family seems so nice not only to each other but their staff and it all seems too good to be true… End it almost is because the longer Catherine stays the more she knows something sinister is a foot. OK I’m going to stop here I want to say for one thing I am so tired of in the summary it says it’s a time slip novel and I would not at all considered this a time slip book to me a time slip is when the person is actually in a different time not only that in the beginning of the book they said Catherine could only touch items and get a glimpse of the past when in her parents home and I won’t say win but that was the first thing I noticed that was a discrepancy not to mention I was getting so tired of listening to them clean the house on myself I’m not big on cleaning house and don’t want to read about others doing it either. That wasn’t the only Mundane details I will say once the book got into it which was almost 40% into the book it really got into it and I did enjoy the last 60% but almost DNF it at 30 having said that I do recommend it to those who like paranormal
Historical fiction then I do believe you will enjoy this book I am curious to read the first two books and this Siri‘s because so many people I know love it I gave it three stars because even though I struggled at first I am glad I finished it. I do recommend it if you’re a big fan of the genre I specified. I want to thank the author the publisher and NetGalley for my free arc copy please forgive any mistakes as I am blind and dictate my review.

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I did really love book 2, but book 3 was slightly less of my liking.
Beautiful writing as always, but the story took to long to get interesting.
I am all about historical family sagas, I love heavy descriptions with a paranormal/gothic twist, but this book I feel could have been way better.

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Thank you to Netgalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

An interesting follow up to the Mandevile Family Saga. A recommended read.

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The third in a series, The Mandeville Shadow by Callie Langridge delved into the supernatural too much for my reading pleasure. While enjoying the first two of the Mandeville Mysteries, I did not enjoy this one as much.

I received a copy for my review, but all opinions are my own.

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I wanted a break from murder stories and I found it in this family saga, touching on the supernatural in a beautiful village setting.

Kate is burdened with grief and loss. Her father dead, her mother sold the family home moved out to stay with her son and Kate has lost her job at the steelworks. No home, no family her chance encounter on a walk brings her a chance of work and a welcoming, warm family home.

Hill House has a history, most of it good but with one villain who reaches out mentally to destroy the young heir of this home. Kate has spiritual powers of her own, hitherto known to her in the most fleeting manner but now developing at a faster rate to protect and save Tommy from death.

Fascinating story, beautifully crafted.

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This is the third book in the Mandeville series and personally I think it is the best. It is a standalone story but I personally think it helps to have read the other two because characters from them are very relevant to this story.
It is a story of how love can conquer evil as well as a budding romance.
It is one of those books that grabs you from the very first page and you just don’t want it to end.

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The Mandeville Shadow by Callie Langridge takes readers on a captivating journey through time, mystery, and love in the third installment of the Mandeville series. The protagonist, Kate Durrant, grapples with guilt and grief after her father's sudden death, all while harboring a unique ability to sense the history of objects through touch. As she finds herself drawn into the enigmatic world of Hill House, Langridge expertly weaves paranormal elements into a rich historical tapestry of the 1910s, 20s, and 30s. The Mandeville family's secrets unravel, and a vengeful spirit from the past threatens their legacy. Kate's character development, coupled with the seamless integration of familiar faces from previous books, creates a compelling narrative. The novel explores Halloween's Irish roots, utilizing the thinning veil between worlds to amplify supernatural elements. The Mandeville Shadow is a masterpiece of paranormal fiction, blending historical accuracy with a suspenseful plot, leaving readers eagerly anticipating the next chapter in the enchanting world of Hill House.

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Loved this one. I couldn't put this one down. Heartbreaking but a really brilliant story. I raced through this one. My thanks to netgalley and the publishers for giving me the opportunity to read this book in return for an honest review.

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The Mandeville Shadow is the third book in the Mandeville Saga. A house that helps people in need and allows love over different time periods.

In the 3rd book Kate Durrant is hired as a housemaid for the Mandeville’s at Hill House in 1935. Her father has died, her mother has gone to live with her brother and his family and she has lost her job in the accounting department of a steel mill. The job at Hill House is manna from heaven. The work is hard, but there is a lovely room rent free, the companionship of the sisters Audrey and Rosemary, a family that treats her well and with kindness, and then there is Bertie, young Bertie from the previous books is now all grown up and the estate manager for the Mandeville’s. Kate has the ability to hold objects and see their past. This has always been a parlor game within her family, but at Hill House, it starts to take a sinister turn when Tommy, the Mandeville’s eldest son come back from Cambridge extremely ill, and seemingly possessed by an evil entity. It is up to Kate, Bertie, Elliot and Mrs. Hart to root out the villain and save Tommy. We even get a cameo appearance from Louisa, which is never long enough (I want to know more about her life) and once again, love and the magic of Hill House conquers all,

The third book in the series was an excellent addition, but I will alway have a soft spot for the 1st book, A Time to Change., but I love revisting Hill House and it;s inhabitants and hope for future novels in the series.

Thanks to Netgalley, Storm Publishing and the author for the chance to read and review this book.

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This was a strong third book in the Mandeville Mystery series, it had everything that I was hoping for when reading this. I enjoyed the historical setting and how good the mystery was overall. The characters worked with this universe and the other two books going on. I enjoyed how well Callie Langridge has written this and the other books.

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I had not read the previous books in this series. However it didn’t seem to matter, this book still seems to stand alone.
It’s a good story, full of secrets, mystery and romance.
Definitely recommend

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I love this series of books where the main character is a house! If you haven't read any of the Mandeville series, I urge you to begin as soon as possible. Kate is the person who is brought into the orbit of the family following the death of her father and the loss of her job. She gets work with the Mandeville family, where we meet some familiar faces. I couldn't put this down, as with the previous two books, the characters suck you in to their lives and there is a real sadness when we have to leave them.
I cannot recommend this series enough, it is a worthy 5 star read. Thank you Netgalley and the publishers for an advance copy of The Mandeville Shadow.

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