"Love isn't naive, Alva. It's hope, and it's faith, and it can outlast buildings and wars and empires."
"I care about everything. And especially about things that are excellent."
A lovely and bittersweet #romantsy about Alva an abused yet strong who buys a house that ends up being haunted. The hero is Sam a sweet and kind inventor who is interested in investigating hauntings. This story contains major gothic elements, along with the tragic backstory for the heroine but adds in enough humor to lighten the story.
With a debilitated house that Alva desperately wanted brought into the Gilded Age, a whimsical scientist who wanted to prove the existence of ghosts, and a cruel reminder of Alva‘s past, there is much to love in this story. There was a slow burn romance element but this was woven within scenes of anger, dismissal, extortion, lightheartedness, mystery, and reveals of abuse. I was kept on a rollercoaster of emotion and I loved every minute!
3 ⭐️- Is this not a gorgeous cover? What do a dilapidated old house, a steamy romance and a dash of paranormal have in common? The debut novel from Diana Biller, The Widow of Rose House! .
This Historical Fiction/Romance/Paranormal/Mystery is definitely a mishmash of genres. It was a bit convoluted in spots but I loved that it‘s set in the Gilded Age and has an interesting array of characters.
My review: http://bit.ly/WidowofRoseHouse
Widowed and scandalized, Mrs. Webster is haunted by her past, so its fitting that the house she bought is too. When Sam Moore requests to investigate the ghosts in her house she refuses, unwilling to believe that those who tormented you in life could do so in death as well. But after her construction crew sees something unexplained and refuses to work until something is done she reluctantly teams up with Professor Moore to investigate.