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Darker StillThe purpose of his voice was Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Sherlock Holmes' Rediscovered Railway Mysteries: Four original short stories in the plot butt felt out of place to meThis Miss Marple Investiga (Miss Marple mix 9) is labeled as a young adult title but due to the graphic murder scenes and mature themes I think thiss a novel better suited for mature young adult readersDarker Still Heart Seoul is a captivating glancento a bygone era A world of spiritualism and supernatural possibility Grab Lord Denbury s hand and dip Zone of Silence into his painting Follow Natalie as she navigates the streets of New York chasing a demon Thiss an In der Finsternis intriguing adventure thatmmerses you nto the world of the occult The door s left ajar to continue the tales of Natalie and Jonathan who knows what trouble lurks ahead for the two lovebirdsFavorite uotationsI was lost Gloomsbury: Series 5: The hit BBC Radio 4 comedy in the music of himPerhaps the Devil knows when a man could do great things and stops him from them Wreaking havocn his path nsteadIt would take a very wise young woman to know that she shouldn t always trust a fairy taleA soul without purpose withersGreat things may not change the world but they will change the lives around youFor reviews visit I should first off say that this review will contain no spoilers as this book s not being released until November 2011 although t s a crime to make someone wait that long to read this wonderful piece of pure art I should also say that I am very much I Married A Prince in love with the writing of Miss Hieber and as such I may appear a little biased But I assure you this reviews meant wholeheartedly and with the mind that I have never before met andor heard of Leanna Renee Hieber To give a false review s to lie to the author and t s ten times worse than to say oh your child s so cute when n fact Toms Midnight Garden its not With that saidI started this book a couple of weeks ago with the hopes of finishing t before I was to be thrown back nto the havic that Sheriff Bill - Der Held von Devil's Point is high school This however did not happen and therefore has taken me longer to complete I have spent a lot of my study hall time reading this book wishing that first period would last all day so that I could just sit and read But I should start at the beginningThe novel appealed to me from the first time I heard the premise of the story The phrase that Hieber uses with signing this novels Find your voice and the deadication The Way of Revelation (Pocket Classics) is to those who have ever struggled to do so and to be heard this toontrigued me further as this s a obstacle that I often struggle with although not physically The narrator of this diary s Natalie Stewart a 17 year old mute home from having completed school Her father being a single parent has no dea what to do with his unfortunate daughter this being 19th century New York Mr Stewart being an employee of the Museum of Art comes across the story of a painting coming to town with uite a contriversial reputation The portrait of young Lord Denbury s said to be haunted that as you stand before his likeliness you can feel a sort of presence as The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop if his very soul lingers with the painting Lord Denbury after losing his parents was presumed dead by suicide shortly after the painting had been comissioned Natalies taken with the story of the painting having always been Brenin interestedn the supernatural having been aware of a sort of whisper since she was young She tells her father that she would like to be employed at the museum as well mainly so that she can be around the painting Her father seeing this as a suitable plan agrees They come n contact with the owner of the painting Mrs Evelyn Northe Natalie s even taken with the painting than she had thought the very sight of Lord Denbury giving her chills and not just from the cool air that surrounds the painting Although one day she sees a figure that looks like Lord Denbury save for the eyes As the story progresses Natalie and Mrs Northe realize that there Doctor Who: Engines of War is somethingndeed magical and mysterious about this portrait Together they set out to solve this mystery The painting changes as f Lord Denbury s summoning Natalie nto his world With a step her life changes Both good and terrible things are nstore for Miss Stewart but perhaps she has found a reason to speak And maybe just maybe she has at last found her voicePS If anybody may come across such a man as Lord DenburyDIBSPSS I honestly 100% loved this book PLEASE read t when t comes out this November My name s The Racehorse Who Disappeared in the back The writing was decent I loved the era and the setting I thought the author didt justice but the plot s still poorly done When you really think about t we all know books have to have high stakes There was no real stake for our heroine at all She got drawn Ich werde hier sein im Sonnenschein und im Schatten in by the painting the only reason she helpss because she feels a certain pull to the ridiculously attractive lord and thus must help him Honestly what Sutherlands Rules if he was butt ugly Different situation entirely If our MC chose not to act she could have easily walked away with no conseuence I guess her motivation aside from her attraction to oh so gorgeous guys also because she s lonely as she s a mute It s nice for her be nvolved and feel appreciated Although t does become ridiculous how She S The s the only able to go An Officer and a Gentleman (A Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin Story) into the painting and converse with Jonathan andt s also too far fetched that n the painting she can miraculous talk again which helps her n real lifeAlso the book Trafiquants et navigateurs sur le Bas-Danube et dans le Pont Gauche a l'epoque romaine (Philippika - marburger altertumskundliche abhandlungen) (German Edition) is writtenn the diary style which puts a distance from the actual conflict You won t actually be worried for the MC because you know she ll be fine I mean she can t give us the end f she s dead right Someone has to write the thingThere are many accounts of our MC s nightmares which is probably supposed to be the scariest and most exciting bit But too bad I found t nane along with the probably supposed to be the scariest and most exciting bit But too bad I found t nane along with the of her mother I guess we re supposed to worry about the bad guys n this case right But you ll be surprised how easily the MC manages to deal with the problem and get the body back view spoilerIn the end all Night Watch it took was a simple sentence when the actual ritual took so bloody long Goes like this let s ask the guy what he remembers oh and look at the symbols at the back of the painting Then let s hit some books and do some research and voila We have a solution hide spoiler My review 15 of 5 starsUhhhhhFinal Page ThoughtsDumb dumb dumb throws bookFirst ThoughtsSo here s the story on how I came to obtain this book I was browsing through the library stacks and I wasntrigued by the title and was even End of Day intrigued when I pickedt up and saw the cover girl was wearing this gorgeous purple dress If you know anything about me t s that I m a huge sucker for anything purple Yep That s my story Completely necessary addition to my review I know I start reading t and I m kind of pleased at how Scenery, Set, and Staging in the Italian Renaissance: Studies in the Practice of Theatre it startst s Israel! Do You Know? interesting and original sounding andt s written Korean War in the form of diary entries If someone would have told met was written Serpico in the form of diary entries I would ve given them a skeptical look and kindly sett aside My experience with journal entry style books have not been pleasant Plus I think of how I wrote n my diary when I was a teen Today I woke up and ate breakfast and then had to take the bus and t was dumb but the day got sooooo much better because Kenny touched my hand when he went to turn his homework Truyol Y Serra's Doctrines of International Law in and I m going to be happy for the rest of this week I 3 Kenny Remember not to wash hand Note Not actual diary entry Maybe You can understand my glee at realizing these were well written diary entries Maybe I set the bar a bit lown comparisonThe Not So PrettyLike I said I found the journal entries to be nteresting but they turned out to be a reuirement as I m not sure how else you d tell a story from the POV of a girl who has been mute since she was 4 years old This girl writes n her diary A LOT but not all of the entries seemed entirely appropriate I ve been captured I know not where I m going I m Globalization, Sports Law and Labour Mobility: The Case of Professional Baseball in the United States and Japan in a carriage Heading north I think I can write only a uick noteUhh you ve been kidnapped and you ve decided to writen your diary I think additional comment Competitive People Strategy: How to Attract, Develop and Retain the Staff You Need for Business Success is unnecessary Obviously you re able to determine from the summary alone that some type of magic y goodnesss Strategies for Minimizing Risk Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices ACT and Related Laws involved with lines like He was alive Trapped within his golden frame The magic was lackingn goodness n my opinion The combination of runes hieroglyphics dark magic and elements related to the Saints was definitely original but ended up being a tad far fetched and basically a big hot mess And once t really started snowballing there at the end she totally lost me I called upon that sacred vow granted me as a baby a vow I renewed now as a woman Limits to Stakeholder Influence: Why the Business Case Won't Save the World in this moment a vow to reject the Devil Uhh sureAnd come on She s a muten the real world but she can speak find n picture world I could speak n Denbury s world It was time I started speaking Let's Talk 3 Student's Book in this one So she just decides that she wants to speak again And she does Sure That makes PERFECT sense The way she saidt was like she was talking about getting the dishes done that she s just been a lazy ass about Socrates, The Wisest And Most Just? it and she s decided she s finally gonna gett doneThe Romance Oh boy where to begin Let s just say I really had a hard time believing their love Half the book I kept expecting him to turn out to be a big jerk face who was just using her to help him get out of the portrait but okay I was wrong I still didn t feel the legitimacy there view spoilerAnd what the hell was up with that one scene where Denbury was going on about the two of them coupling their spirits there European State Aid and Tax Rulings in picture world And hows t possible that that ends up sounding dirtier than f he had just. I'd ever seen everything about Lord Denbury was unbelievableutterly breathtaking and eerily lifelike There was a reason for that Because despite what everyone said Denbury never had committed suicide He was alive Trapped within his golden frame I've crossed over nto his. Simply said Come on babe let s do t Peculiar hide spoiler Seventeen year old Natalie Stewart has been unable to speak since her mother died when she was a little girl and so she has lived a rather The Complete Paladin's Handbook isolated life After graduating from a school for the deaf and mute and returning home to New York City she begins writing a diary to pass the time Her father works for the Metropolitan Museum of Art whichn 1880 when the story The Lake is set had only been opened for a few years Natalie becomesnterested Surface of the Deep: Searching for Booker Wright and Finding Redemption Along the Way in a painting of Lord Denbury a young English nobleman who was recently presumed deadFrom the start Natalies fascinated by the lifelike portrait and she soon learns why Lord Denbury The Devil Aspect is not dead but has been trappedn the painting by an evil demon who has possessed his body Only Natalie can visit him n the painting and n her dreams which have always been dark and disturbing Natalie and Lord Denbury soon begin to fall An Unlikely Pair (My Once and Future Love, in love but can Natalie save him by defeating the demon and breaking the curse that traps himn the paintingDarker Still Four Corners Level 1b Workbook is a book that really stands out from the sea of young adult paranormal romances out there Both the setting New York Cityn 1880 and the story a demon who trapped someone Stahl's Illustrated Substance Use and Impulsive Disorders in a painting are very uniue ass the format since the story Love and Punishment (Beyond Fairytales series) is told through Natalie s diary If you are like me and love young adult paranormal romance but are sick and tired of the endless modern vampire and werewolf books I highly recommend this book and I think fans of historical fiction would enjoyt as wellDisclosure Review copy provided by publisher DNF at 50%This Crisis: The Anatomy of Two Major Foreign Policy Crises is one of those books that makes me so mad that I just want to say I don t wanna talk abouttBut I must People need to be warnedAll I really feel like doing right now Angola to Zydeco: Louisiana Lives is raging about how much this book arousedntense feelings of extreme dislike and displeasure Kaltblau inside me so much so thatt was a challenge to finish the book I really really want to start ranting about how much this author messed up her seemingly brilliant story by sprinkling trite YA characteristics and thereby ruined a historical novel I was very much looking forward toWhich s exactly what I m about to doRant mode onGuess what my favorite part of the novel was The nsta love What s a novel without Between Octobers insta love Being the teenage girl I am I simply can t bear to read a book with a slow developing romance My hormones need to be kept satisfied with a mysterious malenterest with striking blue eyes who falls deeply Julian 3: The Works of the Emperor Julian in lu This started out kind ofnsta lovish and cheesy but the puzzle of the curse and the haunted painting were really Contemporary Task-Based Language Teaching in Asia interesting and I ended up likingt mainly because of that and the Gothic atmosphere I was happy enough with the ending that I m probably not going to pick up the rest of the series though I don t really need to see where else this goesI do enjoy this author s writing Everything I ve read by her has had great atmosphere But I liked her adult series better and I think I ll wait until she goes back to writing for adults again This was too YA for me I ve had Leanna Renee Hieber s Strangely Beautiful series on my wish list for a long time now so I was very excited to get my hands on an advanced copy of the first book The Taming of the Werewolf in her new Magic Most Foul series Darker Stills a fantastic Gothic paranormal story set Second Biennial Report of the State Board of Health of the State of Iowa: For the Fiscal Period Ending June 30, 1883 (Classic Reprint) in Victorian New York and I lovedt The story s told n the form of diary entries written by our heroine 17 year old Natalie Natalie s a beautiful ntelligent young woman but since the trauma of witnessing her mother s death as a child she has been unable to speak Her father loves her dearly but First Cosmic Velocity is unsure how to cope with her and she has spent most of her childhoodn an asylum with people suffering from various mental Philosophy of Psychopharmacology: Smart Pills, Happy Pills, and Pepp Pills illnesses She has now come home to live with her father buts treated as an outcast by society because she s unable to speak and s very unlikely to make a suitable marriage because of her disability Natalie s father works for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and she manages to convince him to get her a job there afraid that he will send her back to the asylum Joshi Mousou Shoukougun, Vol. 4 if she doesn t find something useful to do Its at the museum that she first sees the painting of Lord Denbury She has already heard of the mystery surrounding the painting the subject disappeared not long after the painting was finished and s presumed dead and there are rumors that the painting tself Tryst with Prosperity is haunted but shes just Tryst with Prosperity: Indian Business and the Bombay Plan of 1944 intrigued by the amazing detailn the picture Famous spiritualist Mrs Northe has her heart set on buying the painting and she uickly takes Natalie under her wing The time Natalie spends with the painting the she starts to believe that there Al Capone's Beer Wars: A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago During Prohibition is something suspicious going on shes positive that Lord Denbury moves when she Code Name: Bikini isn t looking and starts to wonderf she really Below the Moon (The 8th Island Trilogy isnsane after all It doesn t take long before she discovers that something much sinister s going on though the real Lord Denbury has been trapped nside the painting but can going on though the real Lord Denbury has been trapped Legenden von Nuareth - Heldentaten inside the painting but can find a way to help him escape and who put him theren the first placeNatalie s a great heroine she has led a sheltered life but s smart and resourceful and you really get to see her grow throughout the story She s terrified of the things that she sees and has to face but s eually determined to find a way to help Lord Denbury It makes a nice change to read a book where Bankerupt its the heroine who has to rescue the hero rather than the other way around I ALSO LOVED THE FACT THAT THE STORY IS also loved the fact that the story 3D Printing and Beyond: Intellectual Property and Regulation isn Victorian New York I ve read a lot of books from that era set Rethinking the Jurisprudence of Cyberspace in London and this made a refreshing change I liked Lord Denbury hes sweet and passionate but doesn t really have a major role to play n his own rescue Trapped as he s there s little he can do but stand by and watch as Natalie faces the dangers on his behalf and I m hoping he will have a active role n future books Wishing for a Home in the seriesI don t want to tell you about the story because I think you need to read the book and discovert for yourself so I m just going to say that Dreamsnake if you like books with a historical setting strong female characters and a paranormal twist thats different from the usual vampires or werewolves then Darker Still The Warlord, the Warrior, the War (Rise of the Penguins, is a must buy I loved Leanna Renee Hieber s writing style and have purchased her Strangely Beautiful series which I can t wait to start reading I will also be firstn the ueue when The Parker Sisters: A Border Kidnapping it comes to picking up the next bookn the Magic Most Foul series With the back blurb giving a sort of mishmash of well known books forced Nach allem, was ich beinahe für dich getan hätte into one YA book I was happily surprised and relived how well Hieber weaved the stories of Dorian Gray and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hydento Darker Still taking well known stories and giving t her own twist on these tales and making t new New York City 1882 Natalie Stewart a smart and clever seventeen year old life has been trouble since after a traumatic accident that killed her mother and left her without the ability to speak With nightmares and visions that haunt her dreams nightly This doesn t stop Natalie from seeking out the world through books and trying to break from her shelter living Her life changes when she happens across a painting of Jonathon Whitby Lord Denbury with his startling blue eyes that seem to see deep nto her soul almost like he s aliveshocking of all trapped n the painting and t s only up to Natalie to set him free and face her nightmares and the devil that trapped Denbury n the painting Natalie s the type of heroine I love no pity party for this girl Losing her voice and being mute hasn t stopped her from living and expanding her world while sheltered she takes everything with a grain of salt and while what happens to her s on the border of crazy fantastic she takes the role she s given and runs with t and still dealing with her building emotions There was a few nstances where I thought she travel down the road of borderline TSTL she surprises me when going nto danger not risking her neck out to far but being able to protect those n danger Much of the story s told from her POV n presentpast tense through her dairy and police reports While Children of the Future it s nice to think she could write down all these small details evenn a time of crisis I didn t really buy Bettina Von Zwehl: Lament into the format While thedea A TYRANNY OF GOD is great and the author still pulled off an amazing tale I would have likedt better with just her POV I felt a lot of emotions scenes felt a little lacking n punch especially when faced with the demon that locked Denbury n the painting Denbury was charming and sweet the scenes where very he and Natalie are together were at times sweet hot and sad Natalie brings the life back nto Denbury s life and the hope all will be well Denbury becomes the anchor n the storm for Natalie she s been afloat and alone forced nto silence by the event that killed her mother It was kinda cute of Denbury taking the role of the princess n distress and Natalie being the knight A Deadly Trade in shining armor Denbury doesn t have to much of a handn his release he supports Natalie with calming of her mind and facing down her nightmares that haunt her Both Denbury and Natalie have gifts that makes them targets and there s still those who would love to get their hands on both of them there s also those like who Mrs Evelyn Northe who wants to protect and help them There was a lot of loose threads left Framed for Murder in the end and some hints but I felln love with how Hieber made this story that I ll be looking forward tonext book n this series. World within the painting and I've seen what dreams haunt him They haunt me too He and I are nextricably linked bound together to watch the darkness seeping through the gas lit cobblestone strets of Manhattan And unless I can free him soon things will only get Darker Stil. ,


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Darker Still s a story that draws ts nspiration from a number of great Gothic classics Bram Stoker s Dracula Edgar Allen Poe s The Murders n the Rue Morgue and Oscar Wilde s The Picture of Dorian Gray can be found Squeak! in Darker Still and yet this story still feels uniuen a YA market that Claiming His Bought Bride / Seducing the Enemy's Daughter is flooded with witches fairies vampires werewolves and other supernatural creatures I love Victorian literature and this book manages to tackle some fairly significant modern themesn a historical paranormal romance by examining them through a Victorian lens The story Pêşbaziya Çîrokên Neqediyayî is toldn epistolary form through Natalie s diary entries letters she receives or writes and police and newspaper accounts This type of first person narrative Pick Three in which the whole storys told this way s uncommon n modern literature It serves a psychological function between the character and the reader that works for teenagers who are familiar with this structure from their Facebook Twitter and blogging accounts It also makes sense for Natalie because she doesn t speak her communication with other characters naturally happens through her writing and the reader gets to feel even closer to her than through a straighforward first person narrative Natalie Stewart s seventeen years old and knows her prospects are limited She witnessed her mother s violent death as a small child and t has left her unable to speak Her father loves her but he doesn t know what to do with her so he ships her off to school with other young people who have a variety of mental problems Even worse when she comes home people treat her like she s furniture and openly pity her father because she s not likely to make a good marriage Her life takes a new direction however when she hears about a mysterious portrait of a young man who disappeared Across the Table immediately after the painting was finished Rumor hast the painting Accidental Commando (Eagle Squadron is haunted and Natalies ntrigued enough to convince her father to let her work n the acuisitions department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where he s a curator The museum can t afford the asking price of the portrait however and the wealthy and somewhat mysterious widow Mrs Evelyn Northe s persuaded to purchase the art and loan t to the museum But Natalie mmediately notices there s something strange about the painting She s certain the young man Lord Denbury moves on the canvas between her glances Just a few minutes later she sees a young man who looks just like Lord Denbury walk past her and speak to her rudely Natalie The Adventurer's Bride is scared butntrigued by this mystery Because of her friendship with Mrs Northe she learns that the older woman knows than she has previously revealed and Natalie decides to learn everything she can from the enigmatic widow Natalie begins to spend Moto ondoso stabile e altri racconti increasing amounts of time with the painting until she sees a message asking her to touch Lord Denbury s hand after which she fallsnto the painting and meets the real Lord Denbury Natalie and Jonathon are All About Me immediately drawn to each other and Natalie promises to help Jonathon break the curse and gain his freedom But women are suddenly going missingn the poorer Five Points area of New York only to turn up murdered Son of the Sheriff (Delta Justice, in grisly fashion and the description of the assailant matches Lord Denbury Now Mrs Northe and Natalie aren a race against time to stop the murders and determine f Jonathon s friend or foe before the curse becomes permanentI liked how Hieber explores gender class and the uestion of disability Son of the Sheriff in this novel Natalies an The Best of Us: A Memoir intelligent young woman yet hernability to speak makes her peers see her as broken and of reduced value as a human Her father s overprotectiveness makes things even worse by making sure she s sent away to a sheltered environment that stunts her development Her father loves her but she makes some potentially life threatening mistakes because she doesn t know any better which made me even upset Her father s unable to see the capable young woman he has raised The book s theme about finding one s voice s larger than learning to speak one s thoughts t s also about encouraging the young adult audience to challenge what they ve been taught and to reexamine social The Anarchist Roots of Geography: Toward Spatial Emancipation ideas of perfection and self worth for value and applicability Darker Stills a page turner that will appeal to the teenage audience s sense of drama and controversy while possibly also capturing their magination and desire to read the classics I mentioned at the beginning of my review My formal review for this book can be found on Darker StillA copy of this book was kindly provided by Sourcebooks Fire Publishing via NetgalleyFor Natalie Stewart destiny s scrawled across the morning paper s headlines A story and a photo of a painting capture her attention It Annie and the Confirmed Bachelor is the handsome portrait of a Lord Denbury whos reported to have committed suicide April in Bloom in England Rumors swirl thick around the picture some believe thatt Let It Snow is haunted and that the essence of the young mans trapped nside Our mute heroine Natalie s Amorous Liaisons (Harlequin Blaze, immediately drawn to the painting She endeavors to gently prod her father a museum curatornto purchasing the work for the Metropolitan Museum n New York City A few furiously scribbled notes later he s convinced but t seems there are others nterested n the mysterious painting With the aid of a wealthy widow Mrs Northe the masterpiece s procured and Natalie soon finds herself plunged Amorous Liaisons (Harlequin Blaze, into a strange supernatural mystery Theres foul magic afoot Natalie Argentinian Playboy, Unexpected Love-Child (Harlequin Presents Extra, inexplicablys able to enter Angels Do Have Wings into the painting andndeed trapped nside s the soul of the striking Jonathan Denbury while his corporal Body Is Possessed By The is possessed by the demon that ensnared him Natalie s absorbed n a race against time to shatter the curse to free Denbury and halt the horrific murders that are committed by the demonic possessor of Lord Denbury s body Each time she plunges Christmas Cowboy Kisses: A Family for Christmas\A Christmas Miracle\Christmas with Her Cowboy into the painting she leaves a bigger piece of her heart behind She has fallen hopelesslyn love with the cursed Jonathon Denbury Will she be able to break the evil spell and save the man she has lost her heart toWhat I LikedI enjoyed the setting of New York Amusement Parks of Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware in 1880 the description of the novel at the time of this review states the story takes placen 1882 this Monster Trucks Hair in a Can is an error for the book startsn June of 1880 t s Danger on the Mountain in the years when the United Statess coming out from under the dark bloody years of the Civil War New York s bustling with activity and with an ever growing fascination with the mystical and spiritualism I was ntrigued by the In anderen Herzen ideas put forthn this novel regarding the occult It was a time when ndividuals were open minded and willing to accept the possibility of supernatural explanations An era when people openly dabbled n the world of spirits and tried to open lines of communication through seances and ouija boards This time provides the perfect backdrop for the novelThe characters Triumph of the Optimists: 101 Years of Global Investment Returns in this book are uniue Natalie the lead heroines notable by the loss of her voice As a young child she witnessed a traumatic accident that stole her mother and her ability to speak She has spent thirteen years trapped as a mute This The Silent Service: Los Angeles Class is the first time that I encountered a voiceless protagonist Don t let the lack of speech fool you Natalies determined headstrong a uick scribe and adept n sign language I was delighted n the way she finds her voice This novel provides a candid look at the many obstacles someone with disabilities faced Flesh Blood: Compendium in the past My favorite character was Mrs Northe shemmediately becomes Natalie s fast friend She s ntelligent open minded a spiritualist and willing to acknowledge the whisperings of the supernatural A forward thinking and capable woman n a male dominated society Jonathon Denbury he s a gentlemen dashingly handsome charming noble and a caring healer It s easy to see why he holds Such Sway Over The Ladies sway over the ladies as a painting I am certain he will set many hearts a flutterThe premise of the book a haunted painting one that entraps a man s soul This was a novel and creative story I liked the dea of Natalie being able to dive nto the painting I also appreciated that the book was told through the writings n Natalie s journal letters and newspaper clippings This concept married well with Natalie s handicap the diary Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty is Natalie s voiceAnd The Not So MuchI was so excited to read this book thedea of a painting coming to life As I delved nto the pages I found that at times the pacing of the story ambled along It took a long time before the pace moved to a jog and t Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi's Life, Times, and Rise to Power isn t until the last couple of chapters thatt speeds to a running finish Due to the slow unfurling I had a hard time staying engaged n the plot Perhaps t was just meI was left confused about two characters The conniving Crenfall who underhandedly helped entrap Denbury I was unclear over his ultimate role was he possessed by the same demon or was he under a compulsion spell I was also unsure of Mrs Northe s niece Maggie Upon first meeting there s some foreshadowing whirling around her and Mrs Northe s disapproving looks and annoyance ndicated that she was headed towards something problematic or a Mrs Northe s disapproving looks and annoyance Everything Under indicated that she was headed towards something problematic or a dark enterprise but alast did not come to fruition She does make a bumbling attempt at a seance during an Swimming to the Moon inopportune climatic momentn the story but her role Divine Temptation is left unfinished I have a feeling that perhaps hernvolvement has not ended I certainly hope so because her thread s left hanging I did not like the participation of the police detective I am not sure what. A lush gothic tale that begs for readingI couldn't put t down New York Times bestselling author Sarah Maclean I was obssessed It was as f he called to me demanding I reach out and touch the brushstrokes of color swirled onto the canvas It was the most exuisite portrait. ,

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