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Black Rabbit Hall

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Debut author Eve Chase has done a good job in crafting her first novel, a gothic mystery. She has set a pace that kept me reading. She's been successfully able to combine the stories of two families with all their twists and turns, but at the conclusion, I just saw a lot of loose ends trying to be tied together.
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Ms. Chase has created a delicious Gothic tale – a crumbling old mansion filled with the fragments of its past glory, overgrown gardens, clocks that won’t tell the correct time, shadowed woods, dark secrets, ghostly happenings, a wicked stepmother— all adding up to a wonderful debut novel. 

I found myself quickly turning the pages to find what would happen to Amber and Lorna. Black Rabbit Hall is nicely written, with great character development — the greatest character of all being the Hall itself.

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Dual storylines, different eras, intertwining characters, and an amazing story are exactly what you will find within the pages of Black Rabbit Hall.     There is a mystery to be solved and skeletons in the closet to be found.      I was hooked.   

When reading a book with dual storylines one can seem to get lost in the shuffling back and forth sometimes, in Black Rabbit Hall that definitely did not happen.   The 60’s told by Amber Alton is told by a young girl whose family is being torn apart and her world changing so quickly.    All she wants is to keep her family together.    Lorna tells the story of current time and revisiting a place that she remembers visiting with her mom.     This special place pulls at her, makes her visit again, and hopefully gets married there.     I knew Amber and Lorna’s stories had to intertwine, I thought I could figure out how and I am happy to say that I was right.   

If you love a book with secrets, mysteries, and a perfect story this is the book for you.   I recommend checking out Eve Chase’s Black Rabbit Hall.
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With a gothic feel, Chase’s tale transports readers between the present day and late 1960s England. This is mostly a family saga, layered with a touch of mystery to keep readers intrigued. The author’s elegant prose is captivating, and phrases are crafted so beautifully that many sections deserve extra time spent pondering the deeper meaning.
Amber Alton and her siblings spend many magical holidays at their family’s country home, nicknamed Black Rabbit Hall, on the Cornish coast. After a tragedy occurs, things are never the same for any of them again. In the present day, Lorna and her fiancé, Jon, travel to see if Black Rabbit Hall might be the place for their fall wedding. Lorna is inexplicably drawn to the place, but Jon isn’t so sure this crumbling house is fit for the festivities. Lorna has vague memories of having been to the house before, and as she starts researching her history, ties between the past and the present come to light.
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Have you ever read the blurb for a book and thought. This is going to be good! Then you start reading it and it’s nothing like you think it’s going to be and it turns out to be just meh? That’s what I thought about Black Rabbit Hall. I was so excited to read it but just didn’t care for the characters. It was wrapped up neat and tidy up in the end and I definitely have friends I can recommend this to who will enjoy it, but it just wasn’t for me. I did find the epilogue pretty pointless and should have ended with the man coming up the hill!
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After reading a few chapters, I decided this book held no interest for me at this time nor was it a good fit for my blog.  I elected not to finish the book now, but it may be a case of "the wrong book at the wrong time" syndrome and I might be willing to try it again in the future.  Thank you to PENGUIN GROUP Putnam and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to sample this title.
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I have loved Gothic novels all my life.  It's always exciting to find a new to me author who writes them and writes them just right!  Loved Black Rabbit Hall!
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