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THE SPIRITED MRS. PRINGLE BY JILLIANNE HAMILTON
Publication Date: June 30, 2021
Genre: Historical Fiction
Upon the death of her husband, self-involved social climber Cora Pringle assumes her recent dalliance with a wealthy gentleman will be her second chance at a happily ever after. That is until her paramour turns out to be a penniless imposter. Despite his betrayal, Cora can’t quite let go of the tug the handsome playwright has on her heart.
Desperate for an income, Cora becomes a séance-performing spiritualist and gets a taste for celebrity—and it’s so delicious. So what if she can’t actually communicate with the dead? Her eager patrons don’t need to know that.
Amelia Baxter, an ambitious journalist and suffragist, is discouraged when her editor refuses to let her cover the horrific Jack the Ripper murders. Instead, Amelia pours her frustrations into bringing Cora’s deceptive and manipulative act to an end, even if it means risking her family’s reputation.
“Like the most memorable of its vividly drawn characters, The Spirited Mrs. Pringle is clever, lively, and unabashedly entertaining. Perhaps most enjoyable of all is the seemingly endless series of surprises. A string of sometimes astonishing pleasures to the last page.” – Award-Winning Author Leo McKay Jr.
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From the desk of Gwendalyn Anderson
This is a non spoiler review, because you as reader need to read this book. Also, I feel sometimes I have in the past gave away to much of the plot line. This has diminished the pleasure for would be readers.
FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Victorian London 1888
The Spirited Mrs Pringle, is Juillianne Hamilton’s first historical fiction novel. Let me say this book surpassed all my expectations.
Cora Pringle has been dealt a series of financial blows. Starting with her husband’s untimely death, leaving her completely penniless, to her amorist being an imposter.
Left without many options she creates a persona, and becomes Lady Selene.
A spiritualist who performs séance for society, quickly she becomes well known, as her business becomes lucrative.
This attracts the attention of a woman journalist Amelia Baxter, who has been refused by her editor to be allowed to cover the notorious Jack The Ripper.
Seeking out Lady Selene, Amelia will do everything in her power to discredit the phony spiritualist.
Hamilton delivers a captivating historical fiction, I thoroughly enjoyed the structure of this story and it had me hooked right from the very first chapter. Giving the reader two distinct strong women’s POV’s made this book really enjoyable.
The authors seamless narration definitely shines when it comes to how interesting and fleshed out her characters are. She connects you to her characters and has you totally believing in them which allowed me to be totally invested in their lives.
There is so much more to the storyline than two women who go head to head with each with each other. Complex friendships, along serious themes add depth to this book. The romance is wonderfully depicted, along with storyline that tackles some serious themes.
A wonderful historical fiction that will capture your attention right from the start and hold it all the way through to the satisfying end!
About the Author
Jillianne Hamilton is the author of three novels and one non-fiction book. Her debut novel, Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire (2015), was shortlisted for the 2016 Prince Edward Island Book Award. The Molly Miranda sequels were published in 2016 and 2017.
Her lighthearted look at the 16th century, The Lazy Historian’s Guide to the Wives of Henry VIII, was published in 2018.
Jillianne has been published in Macleans, the Truro Daily News, the Sackville Tribune-Post, and Career Options Magazine. She also blogs about history at The Lazy Historian. Jill graduated from Journalism at Holland College in Prince Edward Island in 2010.
She lives in Charlottetown on Canada’s beautiful east coast.