The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall

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The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall

Who doesn’t love a dark, gothic-type romance novel? I know I do. This novel fit the bill perfectly. With a massive Gothic castle in disrepair, a brooding hero, and a naïve and innocent heroine, this novel hits all of the points to be an outstanding romance. If it’s not obvious, I adored this novel. I fell in love with the setting of the story; a dark castle needing repairs on a stormy cliff, and the surrounding small village. And the characters? I was fascinated by the interactions between Jane and Bastian. A gloomy Earl, he’s not happy about the American grad student coming to investigate his ancestral home. The setting made this a fantastic novel, with just enough suspense and plenty of romance to make it enchanting.

Jane Seyton is an American grad student on a mission. For years, the story of Stormclyff Hall has fascinated and intrigued her, to the point that she feels she must go investigate the keep, and the tragic family history of the Earl of Weymouth. The Earl, Bastian Carlisle, has other ideas. When Jane shows up at his ancestral home, unannounced, he is less than pleased. He invites her in, on the condition that she stay the night, and leave in the morning. Jane accepts, knowing that come morning, she has no intention of leaving. From the moment Jane arrives, strange things begin happening at the castle. The servants begin to talk. And before either one is aware of it, both Jane and Bastian have grown to love each other. Yet the ghosts from the past are not easily settled. Before Jane and Bastian can process it, events from the past come back to haunt the pair. If they aren’t careful, they will fall into the curse of the past, and lose each other forever. Can they figure out how to survive the vengeful spirits of history? Or are they doomed to repeat the past once again?

Book Blurb for The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall

A thrilling gothic romance from Entangled’s Otherworld imprint…To defeat a dark evil, they must face his family’s past…Bastian Carlisle, the Earl of Weymouth, doesn’t believe in ghosts. Even though tragedy and mysterious hauntings have driven his family away from his ancestral home, Stormclyffe Hall, he is determined to restore the castle to its former glory. His plans are disrupted when a stubborn American shows up on his doorstep hoping to pry into his family’s tragic history. Jane Seyton, an American graduate student, is convinced there’s more to the tragedy of Stormclyffe Hall than history claims. Ever the scholar, she is determined to discover the truth, even if it means putting up with the arrogant, yet sexy, Bastian.Although Bastian wants nothing to do with the pushy American, it soon becomes clear that something evil is in the house—and that something is targeting both Jane and Bastian. The two must join forces to purge the ghosts of Stormclyffe Hall once and for all—even as they try to fight a physical attraction between them that grows more and more impossible to deny.

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2015 4.50