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The Widow of Pale Harbor Maine, 1846 Gideon Stone Is Desperate To Escape The Ghosts That Haunt Him In Massachusetts After His Wife S Death, So He Moves To Pale Harbor, Maine, Where There Is A Vacancy For A New Minister Gideon And His Late Wife Had Always Dreamed Of Building Their Own Church, And Pale Harbor Is The Perfect Opportunity.But Not All Is As It Seems In The Sleepy Town Of Pale Harbor Strange, Unsettling Things Have Been Happening, And The Townspeople Know That Only One Person Can Be Responsible Sophronia Carver, A Widow Who Lives With A Spinster Maid In The Decaying Castle Carver On The Edge Of Town Sophronia Is A Recluse, Rud To Be A Witch Who Killed Her Husband.When Gideon Meets Her, He Knows The Charming, Beautiful Woman Cannot Be Guilty Of Anything Together, Gideon And Sophronia Realize That The Mysterious Events Have One Thing In Common They All Contain An Element From The Wildly Popular Stories Of Mr Edgar Allan Poe And When The Events Escalate To Murder, Gideon And Sophronia Must Find The Real Killer, Before It S Too Late For Them Both.


About the Author: Hester Fox

Hester comes to writing from a background in museum work and historical archaeology She loves the Gothic, the lurid, the darkso long as the ending is a happy one She has never seen a ghost, though she remains hopeful.Hester lives outside of Boston with her husband and their son.



10 thoughts on “The Widow of Pale Harbor

  1. says:

    Update My blog tour date for this book is next Monday, September 16th My full review will be up that day and the book is set to release on Tuesday, September 17th This is the perfect book for Autumn so be sure to be on the lookout for it Original Literally me moments ago receiving confirmation I am receiving an ARC of this book I freaking adored Fox s 2018 release, The Witch of Willow Hall The lady can write some great gothic atmosphere and I am sooooo down for that Excited to get started with this one The story sounds incredible I will be participating in the blog tour for the release of this Details to come A very hearty thank you to Graydon House Books This is appreciated than you can imagine


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    My second book will be available September 17, 2019 October for the UK , and I m so excited for you to meet Sophronia and Gabriel Everything they say about the second book being the hardest to write is true, so while it was sometimes a struggle, I m so pleased with how it came out and really hope that you enjoy it A great big Thank You to everyone who read The Witch Of Willow Hall and have come back for The Widow Of Pale Harbor your support means everything 3For content warnings, please visit my website If you encounter a sensitive subject in the book that you think should be included on this list, please let me know and I will add it.http www.hesterfox.com content warn


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    Instagram Twitter Facebook Pinterest Gothic novels are my catnip I think they re probably the genre of book I probably enjoy most because of the creepiness and the meticulous plotting that goes in to creating not just the mystery element but also the atmosphere But, like all books, the Gothic genre has its hits and its misses, and this was miss than hit.THE WIDOW OF PALE HARBOR starts out promisingly enough in the way that it introduces our two main characters Sophronia is haunted by the figurative ghost of her dead abusive husband, and struggles with her agoraphobia in her isolated mansion on the hill Everyone thinks that she s a witch who probably murdered her husband, and the fact that her house servant practices herblore certainly doesn t help matters Lately, she s been the victim of cruel pranks involving letters, ravens dead and alive , and effigies, intent on making her squirm.Gabriel is a man who has come to the small village of Pale Harbor to be a minister of Transcendentalism He is doing this, despite a very painful lack of any religious training of any kind in homage to his late wife, who was fascinated by the religious movement and wanted him to practice the beautiful words that he used to transcribe for mere pennies By preaching, he hopes that he will be able to honor her in death as he was unable to in life until he meets Sophronia.The biggest detriment to this book is the insta love between the hero and heroine In the beginning, I was very much on board with the claustrophobic small town vibe, spiritual and religious and taking god fearing to extremes that had the faintest whiff of witch hunting fervor from the century prior I could have even bought the doomed romance, had it been spaced out a bit, but with both parties being widowed, and haunted by their spouse s passings albeit for different reasons , it felt a bit weird that they would be so eager to leap into a new relationship, given what we knew of their characters.As for the mystery element, that was what I liked best about this book, although it wasn t quite the dark and disturbing read I d wished for The Edgar Allen Poe inspired pranks and murders that had me picking up this book in the first place definitely don t quite capture that breathless horror that had Poe terrorizing the Victorians back in the day I didn t actually guess who the culprit was until the end, so that was nice, but the ending was anticlimactic and falls prey to the usual bad guy tropes.THE WIDOW OF PALE HARBOR is not a bad book, but it isn t a standout in the genre, either It s bland, it s blah, but that s okay Pick this up if you want a quick, breezy read that will pass an afternoon without too much brain drain, just as long as you don t mind a syrupy, saccharine serving of romance paired alongside your milquetoast murder mystery Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review 2.5 to 3 stars


  4. says:

    I need this book right now I m swooning over the blurb and cover I Can t Wait Until September.


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    Even the title sounds dark and a little ominous THE WIDOW OF PALE HARBOR by Hester Fox is a well crafted historical tale with a touch of the paranormal, characters haunted by the ghosts of their pasts and small town gossip that have doomed one young widow to be a pariah.When Gabriel Stone came to town, under a cloak of deceit, he discovers Sophronia Carver to be as bewitching as the tales the townsfolk tell about her as they blame her for everything bad that has happened What dark and menacing evil lurks in the town of Pale Harbor Mysterious, with a heavy feel to the atmosphere, Hester Fox has created a truly remarkable tale that unfolds at its own pace, no rushing to each reveal or twist sit back, relax and enjoy what unfolds..I received a complimentary ARC edition from Graydon House This is my honest and voluntary review.Publisher Graydon House Original edition September 17, 2019 Publication Date September 17, 2019Genre Historical Mystery RomancePrint Length 352 pagesAvailable from Barnes NobleFor Reviews, Giveaways, Fabulous Book News, follow


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    Thanks to Harlequin Graydon House for the complimentary copy In Maine in the 1800s, Gabriel Stone is haunted after his wife dies, so he moves to Pale Harbor, an isolated village, as the new minister.Pale Harbor is as haunting and atmospheric as that cover There s a sense of foreboding and darkness from the start Sophronia Carver must be to blame for all the bad things happening town In fact, she must be a witch.It becomes apparent that everything happening relates back to the stories of Edgar Allen Poe I LOVED this aspect In middle school, I was taught several of the works of Poe by an enthusiastic English teacher who loved is creepy stories I couldn t help but love them too This book connected to the stories in the most unique of ways.Overall, The Widow of Pale Harbor is the perfect atmospheric book to kick off fall reading Hester Fox has delivered another solid Gothic mystery.Many of my reviews can also be found on instagram www.instagram.com tarheelreader


  7. says:

    I loved this one Just like in the Witch of Willow Hall, this book has just the right amount of creepy mystery to keep me guessing and turning pages Set in 1840 s Maine, I loved the dark feel of the story, and yet for a historical fiction the book reads so quickly and effortlessly, I could hardly put it down.I can not wait to read Fox s next book Thank you to NetGalley and Grayden House for this advanced copy.


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    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily Review by Beth MowbrayIf you are anything like me, as fall draws near you begin to feel an urge to curl up in your favorite chair with a soft blanket and an eerie new read The Widow of Pale Harbor may be just that book for you Think historic Maine, witches, and events echoing the tales of Edgar Allen Poe What s not to like about that for a new fall release In the mid 1800s, a handsome gentleman by the name of Gabriel Stone leaves his hometown after losing his wife in childbirth He aims to start over as a minister in Pale Harbor in order to honor the memory of his wife There he meets Sophronia Carver a young widow who, despite her charisma and beauty, holds the reputation of being a witch and a murderer In fact, the locals by and large believe that she is to blame for the death of her husband And her tendency to isolate in her enormous, castle like home does little to help improve the public perception As a series of increasingly odd, frightening, and ultimately deadly events begin to occur, the town blames Sophronia However, as Gabriel grows closer to this alluring outcast, he becomes determined to find the truth and clear her name, despite her murky past.The Widow of Pale Harbor is a delightful, fast paced read The perfect selection for fans of historical fiction who also enjoy a hint of romance It is also a great choice if you are looking to try out something a little different to get you in the mood for the fall season Incorporating aspects of mystery and gothic horror, Fox has devised a lively plot filled with engaging characters that fit the mold for this genre Gabriel serves well in the role of male protagonist who is strong, yet sensitive Sophronia is compelling as a mysterious widow turned fierce heroine The writing is clean, crisp, and simple, driving the story always forward and creating a classic atmosphere of intrigue Then, to add just one chilling touch, Fox alludes to the notorious Edgar Allen Poe, as each unsettling event that occurs throughout the novel mirrors one of Poe s ominous tales Overall, this was an entertaining and enjoyable read.


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    An ARC was provided to me for free by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Maine, 1846 Gabriel Stone arrives in the sleepy town of Pale Harbor for a fresh start, working as a minister after his wife s death But strange things are happening in the town, and only one person can be responsible Sophronia Carter, a reclusive widow whom everyone believes killed her husband The odd incidents escalate, and it becomes clear that they re emulating the wildly popular stories by Mr Edgar Allan Poe.I was really excited to read this book because Fox s debut, The Witch of Willow Hall, absolutely blew me away Aspects of that novel that I loved the gothic atmosphere and setting, the small and isolated town, gossipy townspeople, reclusive people, the possibility of witches were carried into this one And I ll read anything relating to Edgar Allan Poe But as I read, I couldn t help but wonder who the audience for the book was Gabriel and Sophronia are both 30ish years old, their former partners dead But the writing and general mystery as well as their behaviour sometimes would be better fit for a YA or NA novel There was also an issue of insta love and both characters acting like love struck teenagers than adults Since both of them have recently lost their spouses and Gabriel even thinks about his wife often, I wouldn t expect such strong infatuation so quickly It made the romance feel really forced Unlike Fox s debut, there were no twists that surprised me Knowing Poe s works as well as I do, the imitations by the villain felt cheesy than horrifying Not to mention, I correctly guessed who the murderer was when I m usually the worst person to figure it out.I still really liked the gothic setting and the story s beginning, but unfortunately the mystery part of the novel and the main characters fell a bit flat for me.Blog Twitter Instagram


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    Basically, I will credit this book with restoring my faith in books Granted my string of mediocre reads was short lived like 4 books , but still Wowza I read Hester Fox s first novel, The Witch of Willow Hall last year and adored it There was no way I could refuse the chance to read from her.Things I loved Gothic, New England setting Dark seaside vibe Strong female lead Very likeable male lead who understands consent Writing that strangely still reminds me of Jane Austen A twisty and intriguing mystery A dash of witchcraft A romance that should feel like insta love but 100% was not Edgar Allan Poe connectionThings I disliked Sophronia is a strange name NothingThanks for coming to my TED Talk.


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