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Has been offered a position as au pair to S YOUNG DAUGHTER HOWEVER SHE ARRIVES AT s young daughter However when she arrives at castle in Scotland she finds out that Lily and her husband has been killed in an accident She feels resentment from some of the people she encounters and she hears mysterious noises at night However she is attracted to her new boss older brother of her charge and has also become fond of his sister This is a somewhat entertaining story but an improbable story I really enjoyed this book and hope to find of her books When I d originally rated this book I d iven it 5 stars but after some time to think about it *I changed it to 4 though it probably doesn t deserve even that much I did finish it in one *changed it to 4 though it probably doesn t deserve even that much I did finish it in one so that must mean I found it to be interesting right And being that it is supposed to be loosely based on the story of Jane Eyre I couldn t resist reading thisFiona or Fee as she prefers to be called is the Jane Eyre of this story She is an American irl product of a a deceased Scottish mother and a musician father she has never known It s while she s living with her father s uncaring sister and working at a restaurant just to make enough money to et out of Dodge that she is contacted by her late mother s best friend in Scotland Lily Mackenzie and asked if she would like to Binary Sound (Boston, go there and become the nanny of her daughter Poppy Fee accepts and soon after makes her way to Scotland Upon arriving she learns that Lily and her husband have very recently died in a car accident and her new employer is Poppy s older brother CharlieNothing interesting really happens that I can remember until Charlie shows up and pretty much right away you can see the chemistry between him and Fee but obviously we had to have our Blanche Ingram counterpart in the form of Charlie s Blair who is obviously up to noood as soon as she shows up and informs Charlie she is pregnant with his baby Being the responsible Hidden (Otherworld Stories, guy he has decided to become after his parent s deaths heets back together with Blair Fee is heartbroken but attempts to move on and a lose herself in doing her jobOf course we can t forget that in Jane Eyre there was the spookiness of the strange laughter at night and the overall eeriness of Rochester s home so in this Fee begins to hear strange whispers at night that appears to be coming from the walls Now Fee is left to fear the strange things that have started to plague her all while fighting her feelings for Charliewho also appears to be fighting his as wellBeing such a fan of Jane Eyre I was really interested in the idea of a modern retelling and since it was a modern take I ll admit that I was relieved that Charlie was at least closer in age to Fee because though the age difference may have worked in Victorian times in these days I can t help but think of Hugh Hefner and that just does not interest me Right so Charlie shows up and being a reformed bad boy he seems so wonderful of a love interest but with Crazy Blair s appearance I Led Astray grew frustrated with him I don t think he ever went on any baby appointments with hermostly because I don t think I remember her having any I don t know but either way how disconnected must you be if you don t find it the least bit strange I know he doesn t care about Crazy Blair like he does Fee but since he did resign himself to being with Crazy Blair sorry can t think of her any other way I feel like he should put forth some kind of effort even if I incredibly dislike her He s the idiot who dated herNow when it comes to the whispers in the walls Fee s reasons for not telling anyone about them is because of a secret she doesn t want to reveal but it only makes things worse for her These parts frustrate me as well and I can t say I agree with the reasoning behind her need to keep silentFee and Charlie and especially Crazy Blair were all frustrating in their different ways but I still did enjoy this book I was surprised by a few things closing in on the end which is another thing I couldn t help but like about this book Overall I did like the author s interpretation of one my favorite books ever There were a few things I could have lived without but I ended up enjoying it enough to forgive those imperfections I d recommend this to any who were fans of Jane Eyre or any who would like to read a modernothic romance. Her uestion her sanity As the attacks on her mental health become and intense Fee finds herself both the pawn and the target in a ruthless Pieces of a puzzle greed driven plot with roots thato all the way back to her mother Alone and friendless in a foreign country and half convinced she’s losing her mind just like her mother Fee must rely on her wits and her street smarts to save not only herself but also the lives of her newfound Scottish familyMeredith Moore’s smart classic meets cool storytelling style delivers fast paced twists and obs of drama with raw emotion and literary fla. Friendly maid Mabel the rumpy housekeeper Albert the kindly driverbutler and Gareth *The Sweet Flirtatious Stableman *sweet flirtatious stableman Fiona s at first unwilling charge Now Fiona s boss isn t really first unwilling charge Now Fiona s boss isn t really mother s old friend but her son Charlie Charlie s in charge of the local newspaper that s uickly Local Online Marketing going down the toilet After being absent for the first uarter of the book he finally makes an appearance With the temperament of Edward Rochester And the looks of Jamie Fraser No I m not drooling YOU RE droolingFiona instantly falls in love with him as will you He basically is a teenage version of Rochester Hey I ain t complaining about that now am I Charlie s rough hard drinking and has had a lot to deal with than other kids his age but you can tell he truly cares about the people he loves no matter how prickly he can become But alas as with all romances there are bound to be complications Many complications to be exact because honestly some authors just want their character s worlds to burn For starters Fiona starts to think she soing insane in her new workplace when she starts hearing whispers smelling and seeing things she shouldn t and Les grands vaincus de l'histoire generally becoming creeped out by her new job While it s a scary prospect for some people it s doubly frightening for Fiona because her mother was mentally ill with schizophrenia That and her mother was the daughter of a famous Scottish family before she ran off to Texas and was basically disowned So not only does Fiona have to keep her identity a secret from her new employer but has to convince herself that she s notoing insane Another of these said complications comes in the form of Blair Charlie s ex No 91 A Belfast Ghost Story girlfriend who appears to be pregnant with his child and takes an instant disliking to Fiona Honestly this should probably be considered a spoiler but it s so exceedingly obvious what Blair is trying to do that it d take an idiot not to figure it out Basically she s a teenage version of Fatal Attraction Literally SHE LITERALLY KILLS POPPY S HORSE SO SHE CAN BLAME IT ON FIONA Instead of a bunny rabbit we have a big ass horse Go big oro home I Emarketing Excellence: Planning and Optimizing your Digital Marketing guess She acts the part perfectly as well I want you to have never met him she finally says her voice breaking You ve ruined everything I m the love of Charlie s life I m the one he s supposed to want But day after day I had to watch him want you And I couldn t do a bloody thing about it At least part of it The ending and explanation behind all the weird actions of Blair and the castle itself is eual parts head scratching and amusing with you either thinking the author has completely lost her mind or is some sort of mad creativeenius I kind of went with the latter but others may find the ending a bit laughableOne extremely positive thing about the book was the "romantical tension OHMYGOSH the romantic tension in this book was insane Meredith Moore sure knows how " tension OHMYGOSH the romantic tension in this book was insane Meredith Moore sure knows how keep a reader desperate for romantic scenes longing Sound and Fury (Drake Chronicles, glances and things that wouldenerally make a romance hater run straight for a trash can to throw up in How about this For every song you play I ll tell you a secret A secret I repeat clumsily He s still holding my hand One secret for one song Then Maybe I won t seem so unknowable SWOONS GALOREBut for those of us who hate to wait that wait can be exceedingly unbearable I was basically shouting at them to just admit it already A soft touch on my neck shocks my eyes open and my fingers stutter on the keys He runs the side of his finger slowly sensuously up my neck and into my hair then holds a long curl between two fingers an caresses it Was this book perfect No The ending was just a bit too Lifetime movie and the characters were taken from a stockpile of characters with traditional traits But was it entertaining Hell yes Meredith Moore is the Victoria Holt of our Ecommerce Society generation and this twisty romantic Scottish romance is proof positive of that If you re a lover of Scotland romantic tension and twisted mysteries this is the book for you Fiona hasrown up with stories from her mother about Scotland She is surprised when she receives an email from her mother s wealthy friend Lily Her mother had left Scotland to o with her irresponsible musician father to his home in Texas When her mother dies she is left alone since her father had deserted the family She. E young daughter of her mother’s recently deceased childhood friends Fee as she’s called is thrilled to be free of her less than ideal home life But there’s another motive driving her eagerness to flee to the Highlands the desire to reconnect with her mother who succumbed to suicide after a long battle with schizophrenia when Fiona was only twelve leaving her to live with distant relatives of her absentee fatherFee doesn’t have much time to settle into her new home a castle maintained by the Mackenzie family fortune before a series of strange events starts to make.
Meredith Moore ✓ 6 charactersFiona is a riveting though predictable othic read that filled my rebecca loving *heart i am filled my Rebecca loving *heart I am author Meredith Moore is a Daphne Du Maurier fan *I am certain author Meredith Moore is a Daphne Du Maurier fan even chooses Rebecca as one of her many binge reads After her mother s death Fiona spent years as the unwanted responsibility of her absent father s sister Out of nowhere she Dead Man Stalking (The Morganville Vampires, gets an email from her mother s childhood best friend Lily Lily lives in Scotland her mother s homeland as an aristocrat complete with her own castle Lily wants Fiona to move into her castle and be a nanny to her daughter Poppy Fiona lives in a dead end Texas town and works in a dusty diner She has nothin I absolutely love this book Itives you insight into the world of schizophrenia while captivating you in a dark suspenseful story Highly recommended Lovely setting and interesting plot lines with a bonus hint of cheesy romance but the horrid portrayal of mental illness ruined a lot of the book for me This book is awesome Twisty dark creepy awesome I loved Meredith s I Am Her Revenge last year and Fiona is just as reatBasically this is a Jane Eyre retelling with a few key twists I m not sure why it wasn t marketed as such I think it might have drawn in some readers In any case I loved seeing Meredith s interpretation of the classic Bronte tale And I ve ot to say I liked Charlie a lot better than Mr RochesterIf you read Meredith s debut you know that she can come up with some twisted psychotic characters She definitely didn t hold back here Her villains are deliciously evil and conniving There were also a couple twists at the end that I wasn t expecting so that was a nice surpriseAlso Meredith really captures the moodiness of the story in her prose which I loved The Scottish countryside comes alive and reading Fiona made me want to o back to my favorite European countryBottom line this is a suspenseful thriller perfect for fans of classic othic tales and a sweet romance I can t wait to see what Meredith writes next 5 starsThis book started out slow but after a few chapters it picked up and I didn t want to stop reading I thought it was well written and the ending was really Stolen Hearts good The story did read like a New Adult vs a Young Adult read but that s what I really liked about it I would recommend this one if you re looking for a mystery that will have you uestioning even perhaps your own sanity Great book solad I picked it upContent No sex some heated kissesLanguage very little mild I really enjoyed this year A love triangle mystery murder castles hosts mental health it kind of covers it all Read it in three nights loved it This book is basically Jane Eyre mashed up with Fatal Attraction and Wide Sargasso Sea This might sound like a combination that would crash and burn but surprisingly it works out Of course I m probably partially biased because Jane Eyre is my favorite book of all time and anyone who can successfully recreate Edward Fairfax Rochester is a win win situation in my eyes Fiona Smith is a feisty redheaded irl living in a town in the middle of nowhere Texas After her mother dies she resigns herself to the fact that she ll have to remain there for the rest of her life under the care of her resentful aunt I would stay resigning myself to the fact that I wouldn t ever et out of Mulespur That I would be surrounded by drugged out cowboys and sunburned oilfield workers for the rest of my life That I would never escape the stifling resentment of my aunt s house So when she receives a mysterious email from an old friend of her mother s inviting her to be an au pair for her daughter Poppy Fee jumps at the chance to escape Now normally one wouldn t say yes to an email asking them to look after the daughter of a friend of your mother s that you don t even know but hey Her life is miserable how much miserable could it et right I mean there s Scotland with its hot Scottish men in kilts among the highlands and Scottish men AMIRIGHT LADIESFiona then arrives in the middle of a tiny ass village in Scotland that has only three stores and a pub cause priorities people Introductions are made at the house where she s working which is an old Scottish castle that s been in the family for centuries You can already tell where this is Amazon Affiliate -The Ultimate Guide to Making Money on Amazon going can t youThere s the usual stock characters such as Alice the. Fiona moves from her unstable home in Texas to take an au pair job in a castle in the Scottish Highlands her deceased mother’s homeland and the place she has always dreamed of visiting In this riveting character driven second novel the fairy tale life Fiona imagined turns into a nightmare when a decades old family feud resurfaces and forces her to confront thehosts of her past and uestion her own sanityFiona an independent loner with wild red hair leaves her fractured home in Texas for a brand new life in the Scottish Highlands to be the au pair for Poppy Mackenzie th.