In the Shadow of Croft Towers

In the Shadow of Croft Towers

From debut author Abigail Wilson comes a mysterious Regency tale of secrets and spies, love and treachery. Orphaned Sybil Delafield jumps at the opportunity for a position at the mysterious Croft Towers. She believes she was hired to act as companion to a dying woman, but a highway robbery and a hostile welcome from the Chalcroft family cause her to wonder if she was actual From debut author Abigail Wilson comes a mysterious Regency tale of secrets and spies, love and treachery. Orphane...

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Title:In the Shadow of Croft Towers
Author:Abigail Wilson
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:0785223665
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

In the Shadow of Croft Towers Reviews

  • Cara Putman
    Nov 18, 2018
    Sybil Delafield's arrival at Croft Towers is marred by highwaymen stopping the mail carriage she's riding. Then when one of the highwaymen shows up at the estate she's working at, she's not sure who to trust. Thus begins a novel that gently tugged me through its pages with a story and ...
  • Nora St Laurent
    Feb 17, 2019
    This author seized my imagination at her opening lines, ?I often wondered what my life would have been like if I had never learned the truth. I wouldn?t have set off as I did for Croft Towers. I never would have met him.? Immediately the author brilliantly sets a haunting- mys...
  • Rachel McMillan
    Oct 03, 2018
    Read for Endorsement: A sensory delight. With a keen eye for historical detail, Abigail Wilson spins a beautiful tale of intrigue, espionage and romance set amidst a world that will put readers yearning for Thornfield Hall or Northanger Abbey completely at home. Blending the unputdo...
  • Tarissa
    Jan 01, 2019
    A positively delightful tale! I was hooked from the first page. Each chapter held me in suspense and never let me go. To be honest, I am loathe to leave the shadow of Croft Towers even now, after being transported back to my house in modern day, where I now sit in despair. I wish to go...
  • Melissa
    Jan 19, 2019
    This was a Gothic regency that was a bit much for me. I enjoyed most of it. The mystery I thought I had figured out and then got thrown completely off track and then figured some of it out. Lots of the end was a surprise to me tho and I liked that a lot. It was a fun story line and the...
  • Jill
    Feb 07, 2019
    I'm a sucker for Regency novels. This one had a really great mystery and great characters. The story kept me guessing the whole time. I'm excited to have another Regency author to read. I would recommend this books to readers who love historical romance and mystery. I received a cop...
  • Chautona Havig
    Dec 20, 2018
    The Shadow Knows the Best Thing about This Book There are a lot of excellent things about In the Shadow of Croft Towers, but I?ll get to them in a minute. I want to throw out the things that bothered me and get them out of the way before I get to the good stuff?the really good stu...
  • Beth
    Jan 23, 2019
    In the Shadow of Croft Towers is a mysterious and satisfying debut. Intrigue abounds in this story. From the mystery of Sybil Delafield?s past to the cast of characters who are not quite as they first appear, Croft Towers is shrouded in secrets. Sybil?s auspicious journey to The To...
  • Dawn
    Oct 01, 2018
    Read for endorsement. ? What a deliciously satisfying debut from Abigail Wilson! In the Shadow of Croft Towers is everything I love in a novel: a classic gothic feel from very well written first person storytelling, a regency setting, a mysterious hero... and secrets abounding! I...
  • Amy
    Jan 01, 2019
    Sybil Delafield is an orphan, an orphan who has had a mysterious benefactor and who now is on her way to be a lady?s companion to a Mrs. Chalcroft at Croft Towers. Told solely from Sybil?s view point we step into a mysterious home, an eccentric family, and plenty of secrets. What S...
  • Kav
    Feb 11, 2019
    Eeeeppp...Regency...Gothic...Mystery....Danger....Romance....I....I....I...can't find the words. In the Shadow of Croft Towers is speechless redefined! Truly indescribably good. I was riveted from the very first sentence -- "I often wonder what my life would have been like if I had ...
  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    Jan 03, 2019
    ?Everyone at the Towers had a secret. Every. Single. Person.? My first read of 2019 has gotten the year off to a very good start indeed! What a fabulous debut novel! Intrigue, secrets, romance, deception, murder, did I mention romance? My readerly heart sighed blissfully all the...
  • Faye
    Apr 01, 2019
    Sybil Delafield takes a job as a ladies companion for the mysterious Lady Chalcroft, a job that promises to have a link to her shrouded heritage. There are mysterious goings on at Croft Towers and not all are who they appear, with mysterious messages being exchanged the various family ...
  • Megan
    Dec 19, 2018
    ?In the Shadow of Croft Towers,? from debut author Abigail Wilson, has easily become one of my favorite books of 2018! I love a good Gothic romance and this book is certainly just that. Ms. Wilson is very good at setting the Gothic tone. The story starts off with danger and a h...
  • Caitlyn Santi
    Dec 21, 2018
    I love regency stories and I also love suspense and mysteries, so when I first heard about this book I knew I HAD to read it! This is a great book! I instantly liked the main character, Sybil and was cheering her on throughout the book. I did predict several of the plot twists, but t...
  • Melissa Tagg
    Dec 28, 2018
    I enjoyed this book! The voice, especially, hooked me right from the beginning. I don't always love first-person POV. Sometimes it can feel like you're being told the story?narrated to?rather than feeling like you're actually experiencing everything right along with the characters....
  • Clara
    Dec 13, 2018
    ?Right and wrong are not always easy to define in the world we live in, my dear.? Sybil Delafield only wants answers to her past. As remarkable as it sounds, she knows they are somehow tied to Lord Stanton and the Croft Towers, therefore she gladly accepts the position as compan...
  • English
    Jan 15, 2019
    In the Shadow of Croft Towers in an excellent debut novel. There's a bit of an expectation these days for Regency novels not just to be 'bonnet dramas' so to speak, but to contain other elements such as intrigue, an espionage subplot or a mystery. Wilson delivers a sterling Regency...
  • Rebecca
    Feb 03, 2019
    3.5 stars "Everyone at the Towers had a secret. Every. Single. Person. And I could do nothing but claw my through their web of lies." Arriving at Croft Towers had been a harrowing experience for Sybil Delafield; her coach having been ransacked by masked highwaymen along the way. ...
  • Staci
    Jan 18, 2019
    Delightful debut! I was quickly drawn into the mystery surrounding Sybil's parentage and the activities at Croft Towers. Beginning the novel with a stage coach robbery was attention grabbing. This novel contains a cast full of complex characters, plenty of intrigue and a dash of rom...
  • Rissi
    Feb 20, 2019
    In the Shadow of Croft Towers by Abigail Wilson | Book Review STORY | When a young lady has  no social prospects or hope of a dowry, she must find a position that offers her some sense of safety. Following the end of her school days, this is precisely what Sybil Delafield does. Wit...
  • Yvette (bookworlder)
    Apr 11, 2019
    Abigail Wilson's debut novel, In the Shadow of Croft Towers, is an absolute treat.  Rarely does a first person narrator so immediately allow the reader to understand who they are on a basic level. Their character and the situation just clicks in your mind and references begin to accu...
  • Karen R
    Oct 08, 2018
    ?The more difficult the journey, the sweeter the reward.? A complex plot, mystery and a bit of romance spice up this Regency era tale set at an old manor in rural England. It is told through the first person viewpoint of the heroine, Sybil, a young woman sent from school to be a ...
  • Amanda Geaney
    Mar 22, 2018
    I am not keen on romance novels unless they are loaded with suspense or historical intrigue?this book has both! Wilson?s debut is remarkably well-crafted and her imagery rapidly transported me into the dark and drafty corridors of Croft Towers. The promise of discovering the conten...
  • Sheila
    Apr 13, 2019
    In the Shadows of Croft Towers is a novel that will intrigue you from the first page. There is so much mystery surrounding every character and I so enjoyed how it all played out. Historic fiction  is my favorite genre and suspense and mystery is a very close second, so this book wa...
  • Miranda Atchley
    Jan 13, 2019
    Austen and Brontė meet in this sparkling debut, culminating in a thrilling Gothic mystery that Regency fans won?t want to miss. With an atmosphere as mysterious as its plot, In the Shadow of Croft Towers transports readers to Regency England with a story of mistaken identity, esp...
  • Dana Michael
    Oct 22, 2018
    I loved this book! It had all the essentials I want to read in a story. It had mystery, intrigue and romance to keep me up late in the night turning the pages. I was biting my nails several times and not able to breathe in certain scenes. The ending was amazing. By the way, the hero, S...
  • Kelly Bridgewater
    Jan 15, 2019
    Abigail Wilson is a debut author with her Regency novel In the Shadow of Croft Towers. I have read a number of Regency novels, so I had a pretty good idea of what the genre consists of. First, there is going to be romance and a world I haven't lived in. Majority of Regency novels are ...
  • Susan
    Jan 15, 2019
    What a wonderful debut! I need to clear some room on my bookshelves for a new author. It did not take long to draw me into the story filled with enough intrigue and romance to please this reader's heart. With an unexpected twist at the end, this story filled with highwaymen, spies, and...
  • MJSH
    Dec 27, 2018
    What a fantastic debut novel! Abigail Wilson is a gifted writer who is able to transport the reader back into Regency England, full of pomp and circumstance but also filled with mystery, intrigue, and dark shadows in the midst of an intelligence war against France. Though the writing i...