Oct 15, 2013

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop ~ The Wrong Girl by CJ Archer plus 377 other giveaways !!



The Wrong Girl

by:  CJ Archer

1 free print copy to the winner of this book hop!

I read this book & thought it is 
an excellent beginning to a very mysterious and action packed adventure.  There are
surprises around every corner and unexpected events galore.  I loved the book...
everyone seems to have secrets and surprises that unfold in a very
suspenseful atmosphere.  I love
imagining the old house / creepy mansion settings too. ~MoonShineArtSpot



     Book description:


To say I'd been kept prisoner my entire life in an attic wasn't quite true. 
It was only fifteen years out of eighteen, and 
I was allowed to walk in the gardens for a half-hour some days. Besides, the attic rooms of Windamere Manor covered the top-most floor of the entire west wing, and Violet and I had the run of them.  Nor did we want for anything. 


As little girls, we had every doll and toy we could desire. 
As young women, we had music and books, embroidery and sewing, and an education from the finest tutors. 
Lord Wade was generous in all things, except, 
of course, his love and attention toward Vi, his daughter.  
She tried to pretend that it didn't matter, but I knew better. 
She couldn't hide her melancholy from me, 
or her desire to be rid of the affliction 
that stopped her from taking her place 
as the eldest of Lord Wade's children in the outside world. 


I saw it in her watery eyes as she gazed out the window and the way she hugged 
herself upon seeing the fresh burns in the 
Oriental rug. The latter only came after one of her episodes. 
The trinkets and tutors couldn't replace her parents, 
and in many ways she and I were both orphans, 
although I, Hannah Smith, was the only true one.


As prisons go, the attic of Windamere was pleasant
 enough, and as the orphaned daughter 
of servants with a strange affliction of her own to endure,
 I was more fortunate than most in my situation.
 I'd read the stories by Mr. Dickens. 
I knew a child of my class could wind up in the 
cruel workhouses if they were lucky, and the friendless
 streets if they were not.

 I'd been given a roof over my head, food in my belly,
 an education to rival any lord's daughter and a dear friend in Vi. Indeed, she was more like a sister than friend. She cared for me when I awoke from my unpredictable slumbers, disoriented and sluggish with a gaping hole in my memory. She was always nearby and had been for as long as I could recall.



What more could I—dare I—want? 







Author Bio:
C.J. Archer has loved history and books for as long as she can remember. She worked as a librarian and technical writer until she was able to channel her twin loves by writing historical fiction.  She has won and placed in numerous romance writing contests, including taking home RWAustralia’s Emerald Award in 2008 for the manuscript that would become her novel Honor Bound.  Under the name Carolyn Scott, she has published contemporary romantic mysteries, includingFinders Keepers Losers Die, and The Diamond Affair.  After spending her childhood surrounded by the dramatic beauty of outback Queensland, she lives today in suburban Melbourne, Australia, with her husband and their two children.


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3 comments:

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    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

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  3. Hope everyone finds something good from the other blogs as well! Happy Halloween.

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