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 actually hired to help someone spy for France.

An unsolved murder adds intrigue to this already secretive family, and Sybil recognizes Mrs. Chalcroft’s handsome grandson as one of the infamous highwaymen who robbed her. Sybil must determine if this man's charming smile and earnest eyes speak the truth or if he is simply using her like others in the house. Everyone seems to have something to hide, and Sybil must decide who to trust while also coming to terms with the truth about her own past.

Title:In the Shadow of Croft Towers
ISBN:9780785223665
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    In the Shadow of Croft Towers Reviews

  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)

    “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, dec...

  • Beth

    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 fir...

  • Paula Shreckhise

    This is a stunning debut novel by Abigail Wilson. It has all the elements of a good gothic romance.Sybil Delafield is an orphan but has been gifted with a good education by an anonymous donor. She is ...

  • Rachel McMillan

    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 yearnin...

  • Dawn

    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 per...

  • Staci

    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 nove...

  • Joleen

    I’m reviewing this as a secular book as there was nothing overtly Christian about it until the author's acknowledgements at the end. But was it clean? Yes. Were there storylines that were uncomforta...

  • Karen R

    “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 f...

  • Amanda Geaney

    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 int...

  • Melissa Tagg

    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...