The Vanishing at Loxby Manor by Abigail Wilson

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The Vanishing at Loxby Manor
by Abigail Wilson

Publication Date: January 26, 2021
Thomas Nelson
Paperback & eBook; 336 pages

Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance/Regency

 

 

A story of second chances and secrets, this mysterious Regency romance will transport you to 19th-century England as one young lady reunites with her childhood love to find his missing sister.

Her friend is missing.

After five years abroad, Charity Halliwell finally returns to Loxby Manor, the home of dear friends—and her lost love. No longer a young girl, she is now haunted by a painful secret and the demise of her dreams. Instead of the healing and happiness she hopes to find, she encounters a darkness lurking in the shadows of the once-familiar house. When her friend, Seline, disappears the very night of her arrival, Charity is determined to uncover the truth.

Her only hope is the man who broke her heart.

Branded a coward, Piers Cavanaugh has lived the last five years as an outcast far from his family home. When his sister presumably elopes with a stable hand, Piers joins forces with an unlikely partner—the one woman he thought he’d never see again. Together they launch an investigation that leads to strange nightly meetings in the ruins of an old abbey and disturbing whispers of a secret organization. The more they learn, the more desperate the situation becomes.

The house seems determined to keep its secrets.

As they struggle to piece together the clues, Charity and Piers also endeavor to rebuild their friendship. One cryptic letter changed everything between them. To find happiness they will have to overcome the grief and shame keeping them apart. But first they must discover why Seline vanished and confront the growing fear that she may never return.

Settle in, because once you start The Vanishing at Loxby Manor, you won’t be able to put it down.

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Praise for The Vanishing at Loxby Manor

“Vanishing at Loxby Manor cleverly combines Regency romance with Gothic intrigue, and the result is a suspenseful, thoroughly entertaining read. Charming and lovely.”—Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of In the Shadow of Vesuvius

“Like each of Wilson’s novels, The Vanishing at Loxby Manor drew me in from the start and didn’t let go. From the heartfelt characters to the twists that kept me guessing, I relished each turn of the page. Wilson is a master at historical mystery, and I cannot wait for her next story.”—Lindsay Harrel, author of The Joy of Falling

“Abigail Wilson’s latest Gothic romance hits the notes readers have come to expect from her talented pen: romance, shadows and intrigue and a brilliantly executed atmosphere. She is a master at her craft and a rare stand-out in a popular genre.”—Rachel McMillan, author of The London Restoration

“Weaving a shadow of mystery among the gilded countryside of Regency England, Wilson’s tale of love lost, buried shame, and secret societies is a delicious blend of romance and intrigue. Splash in gorgeous historical Regency details, and murder brewing around every stone, and readers will be burning through the pages until the riveting end.”—J’nell Ciesielski, author of The Socialite

“A gothic romance that is filled with great characters and a mystery that unfolds chapter by chapter. A perfect blend of mystery, family relationships, lost years, and star-crossed love. Be warned, you won’t be able to walk away from these characters.”—Cara Putman, award-winning author of Flight Risk


This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

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


This is Abigail Wilson Wilson’s fourth Regency romantic suspense

I Immensely enjoyed reading her last novel Masquerade at Middlecrest Abbey. It’s a treasured book in my library. So when opportunity to be able to read her latest book, I literally jumped at it.

Charity Halliwell fell in love with Abigail Wilson weaves a stunning mystery here in the story along with rich period details. The author writing definitely stands out, with her seamless narration that holds the plot line together. The twists are perfectly executed and you won’t see them coming. Her ability to create a second chance romance, that captures your heart, with out overshadowing it doesn’t mysteriousness of the novel was fabulous.

This novel was filled with compelling characters and I really liked everything that each of them brought to this story throughout the novel. They each had their role to make this a tense reading experience. So many secrets that you will find yourself questioning everyone along with their motives. The book is rich in atmospheric details, along with the pitch perfect dialogue that is authentic for the time period. The gothic style writing is absorbing and I couldn’t get enough. The setting and tone was a joy to read.

I highly recommend this book this book with its secret society and treachery set to a lovely historical mystery.

Loved piecing all those puzzle pieces together, I am sure you will too Cavanagh, heir to Loxby Manor. Even though things didn’t work out for them. She shelved her feelings or lost love to the back of her mind even know her heart never really got over it,

Charity is a gracious young lady, quite and attentive.

Recently returned from being away for five years at Ceylon, she is now a houseguest at her childhood friends home at …Loxby Manor. While she was away with her parents at Ceylon, an Irreversible incident occurred. Happy to unite with her vivacious friend Seline, things take on a sinister track. When her friend doesn’t return after an secretive nighttime escapade Charity steps up and questions her friends disappearance, even though she faces challenges from Seline Cavanagh’s own family.

Abigail Wilson weaves a stunning mystery here in the story along with rich period details. The author writing definitely stands out, with her seamless narration that holds the plot line together. The twists are perfectly executed and you won’t see them coming. Her ability to create a second chance romance, that captures your heart, with out overshadowing it doesn’t mysteriousness of the novel was fabulous.

This novel was filled with compelling characters and I really liked everything that each of them brought to this story throughout the novel. They each had their role to make this a tense reading experience. So many secrets that you will find yourself questioning everyone along with their motives. The book is rich in atmospheric details, along with the pitch perfect dialogue that is authentic for the time period. The gothic style writing is absorbing and I couldn’t get enough. The setting and tone was a joy to read.

I highly recommend this book this book with its secret society and treachery set to a lovely historical mystery.

Loved piecing all those puzzle pieces together, I am sure you will too

Abigail Wilson combines her passion for Regency England with intrigue and adventure to pen historical mysteries with a heart. A registered nurse, chai tea addict, and mother of two crazy kids, Abigail fills her spare time hiking the national parks, attending her daughter’s gymnastic meets, and curling up with a great book. In 2017, Abigail won WisRWA’s Fab Five contest and in 2016, ACFW’s First Impressions contest as well as placing as a 2017 finalist in the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense.

She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and currently lives in Dripping Springs, Texas, with her husband and children.

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