Fiona is a riveting though predictable gothic read that "filled my Rebecca oving heart I am certain author Meredith Moore is a Daphne Du Maurier fan Fiona even "my Rebecca oving heart I am certain author Meredith Moore is a Daphne Du Maurier fan Fiona even 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 gets an email from her mother s childhood best friend Lily Lily ives in "SCOTLAND HER MOTHER S HOMELAND AS "her mother s homeland as aristocrat complete with her own castle Lily wants Fiona to move into her castle and be a nanny to her daughter Poppy Fiona ives in a dead end Texas town and works in a dusty diner She has nothing to do in Texas except dread that she will someday be afflicted with the schizophrenia that caused her mother s death Just when she decides to accept the position she gets word that Lily and her husband have been killed in a car accident Mabel the head housekeeper of the castle and the Mrs Danvers of the book another Rebecca nod assures Fiona that she is still wanted Interpreting the deaths as an omen as she should Fiona reluctantly travels to Scotland to begin her new New Menopausal Years life The writing is filled with dreamy descriptions of fog covered moors cozy pubs and ancient castle furnishings the tapestries the suits of armor the LIBRARY As far as the plot goes it s a bit soap opera ish but that s not a complaint While trying to make friends with and take care of angry broken hearted Poppy Fiona is trying to find her place in the castle among the staff including the foreboding Mabel the distrustful young maid Alice and the hunky stable boy Gareth She also has to control her fierce crush on Poppy s older brother the playboy Charlie Especially when his ex girlfriend Blair moves in after telling Charlie that she s pregnant with his baby GASP As Blair s behavior becomes nasty and jealous toward Fiona and Mabel s behavior toward Fiona becomes downright frightening Fee knows it s only a matter of time before something terrible happens And boy does it I couldn t put this one down but I m not sure how teens will feel about it I m certain adults will enjoy it though I absolutelyove this book It gives you insight into the world of schizophrenia while captivating you in a dark suspenseful story Highly recommended Lovely setting and interesting plot Faja (Naslouchač, lines with a bonus hint of cheesy romance but the horrid portrayal of mental ill This book is awesome Twisty dark creepy awesome Ioved Meredith s I Am Her Revenge ast year and Fiona is just as greatBasically 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 oved seeing Meredith s interpretation of the classic Bronte tale And I ve got to say I Dirty Work liked Charlie aot 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 Hearts Farthings loved The Scottish countryside comes alive and reading Fiona made me want to go back to my favorite European countryBottomine this is a suspenseful thriller perfect for fans of classic gothic 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 good The story did read The Mount Shasta Mission like a New Adult vs a Young Adult read but that s what I reallyiked about it I would recommend this one if you re Little Darlings looking for a mystery that will have you uestioning even perhaps your own sanity Great book so glad I picked it upContent No sex some heated kissesLanguage veryittle mild I really enjoyed this year A ove triangle mystery murder castles ghosts mental health it kind of covers it all Read it in three nights oved it This book is basically Jane Eyre mashed up with Fatal Attraction and Wide Sargasso Sea This might sound ike a combination that would crash and. 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 ife Fiona imagined turns into a nightmare when a decades old family feud resurfaces and forces her to confront the ghosts of her past and uestion her own sanityFiona an independent Your Name Here loner with wild red haireaves her fractured home in Texas for a brand new ife in the Scottish Highlands to be the au pair for Poppy Mackenzie th. ,
Musician father to his home in Texas When her "mother she is eft alone since her father had deserted the family She has been offered a position "dies she eft alone since her father had deserted the family She has been offered a position au pair to Lily s young daughter However when she arrives at their 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 given 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 sitting so that must mean I found it to be interesting right And being that it is supposed to be A Fairly Honourable Defeat 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 girl product of a a deceased Scottish mother and a musician father she has never known It s while she siving with her father s uncaring sister and working at a restaurant just to make enough money to get out of Dodge that she is contacted by her Fucking Trans Women late mother s best friend in Scotland Lily Mackenzie and asked if she wouldike to go there and become the nanny of her daughter Poppy Fee accepts and soon after makes her way to Scotland Upon arriving she Slavery Reborn 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 no good as soon as she shows up and informs Charlie she is pregnant with his baby Being the responsible guy he has decided to become after his parent s deaths he gets back together with Blair Fee is heartbroken but attempts to move on and aose herself in doing her jobOf course we can t forget that in Jane Eyre there was the spookiness of the strange You Can Make Anything Sad 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 iseft 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 Life Leverage ll admit that I was relieved that Charlie was ateast 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 Bulbophyllums; the Incomplete Guide, From A to WHY? love interest but with Crazy Blair s appearance I 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 theeast bit strange I know he doesn t care about Crazy Blair Alhambra 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 feelike 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 ike about this book Overall I did ike the author s interpretation of one. 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 greed driven plot with roots that go all the way back to her mother Alone and friendless in a foreign country and half convinced she’s Its a Lat Lat Lat Lat World losing her mind justike her mother Fee must rely on her wits and her street smarts to save not only herself but also the ives of her newfound Scottish familyMeredith Moore’s smart classic meets cool storytelling style delivers fast paced twists and gobs of drama with raw emotion and iterary fla.