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Ella was also a strong female which I loved but the novel was still true to the time period. I cannot wait to read more in this series. I am very thankful to have won this novel in a Goodreads Giveaway.

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Secrets in the Mist (Gothic Myths, #1) by Anna Lee Huber

I highly recommend this book especially if you love history, mystery, romance, and suspense. It was an excellent read! Nov 10, Mo rated it it was ok Shelves: Nov 25, Blackjack rated it really liked it Shelves: Very enjoyable first book in a new Huber series, and I think I liked it a bit more than the Lady Darby books. Much like Keira Darby, Ella Winterton is a strong female protagonist who grows more resilient through the course of the novel. She starts off as a wallflower trapped in her cottage taking care of her inebriated father and struggling to keep their house from being sold off to pay her father's incurring debts.

Ella's curiosity and desire to be independent lead her to explore a range of opt Very enjoyable first book in a new Huber series, and I think I liked it a bit more than the Lady Darby books. Ella's curiosity and desire to be independent lead her to explore a range of options to get herself out of a terrible conundrum, and some of her options are decidedly risky and even criminal. I enjoyed her exploration of potential choices at her disposal, even as I cringed at times at some of the decisions she contemplates.

One especially dangerous subplot leads her to an alliance with local smugglers. While it seems that nothing good can come of her venture into the subterranean world of smuggling, it does put her more firmly on the path of true romance. The romance in the novel is quite satisfying, though I did guess the identity of the Lantern Man very quickly in the novel. The clues are all there, but knowing in advance did not detract from it. I also enjoyed the setting of the Fens and spent a little time searching for images of them, having not ever been in person.

They helped to create a gripping atmosphere for the book. Looking forward to the next in the series. Jan 28, Lorraine rated it it was ok Shelves: I read copious amounts of Victoria Holt in my late teens and early twenties, and I remember the haunting feelings I used to get with great joy. In Secrets in the Mist which takes place in the Norfolk Broads except for the beginning when the young female protagonist sees the "Lantern Man" in the marshes and recalls the stories that parents tell their young to kept them away from the marshes, and she even got ' Secrets in the Mist by Anna Lee Huber to me is not what I remember Gothic novels being.

In Secrets in the Mist which takes place in the Norfolk Broads except for the beginning when the young female protagonist sees the "Lantern Man" in the marshes and recalls the stories that parents tell their young to kept them away from the marshes, and she even got 'that feeling' when she keeps spotting the lantern light, did not seem 'Gothic' to me.

Possibly the end when Ella begins to figure out the 'puzzle' that got her best friend, Kate, and she into the situation in which they find themselves follows the Gothic novel pattern, I did not find this novel to be Gothic at all. I guess that is why I would put it down for long periods of time. I am sure that I will attempt to read book two of this series because I so enjoy Ms. Huber's Lady Darby mystery series. Oct 19, Misti rated it really liked it Shelves: I thought it was pretty good. The gothic elements are there and the characters are likeable.

It was pretty easy to guess what was going on and who the real villain was.

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It's not deep or emotional but I wasn't expecting it to be and the romance was more developed than other gothic romances I've read. I like it when favorite authors branch out and write different things and the truth is that I will read As soon as I read that Anna Lee Huber was writing a gothic romance I knew I would be reading it.

I like it when favorite authors branch out and write different things and the truth is that I will read anything ALH writes. Nov 17, Jeanne Adamek rated it it was amazing. I recommend this book to anyone who loved reading the gothic novels of the 's.

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I have to admit that I was transported into the teenager I was throughout the reading of this story. And although I wouldn't want to stay being that person I did not mind re-living the feeling I use to have reading a haunting novel for a few hours. Although I have to admit that the story was somewhat predictable gothic novels do follow a certain form , I found that Anna Lee Huber wrote a story that I found quite a I recommend this book to anyone who loved reading the gothic novels of the 's.

Oct 27, Lynn Pernezny rated it it was amazing. I was curious about this, since it is Huber's first book outside her Lady Darby series.


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She did not disappoint. The setting is very atmospheric, and she did a nice job of weaving in the historical context. As always with Huber, her characters draw you in. The plot has a few twists, although I made a couple of correct guesses along the way.

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But at the end, I wanted to know what happens next to the protagonists, a sign to me if a good story. Feb 06, Carol rated it liked it. I liked this book, but not as much as her other series. I must admit that I skipped some of the middle of the book. This was such a fun, don't want to put down novel by Anna Lee Hunter. I love the Golthic style, the suspense and the bits of romance. Jun 16, Bethany rated it it was ok Shelves: This story was okay, but over all did not hold my interest.

I didn't care, for the characters, the plot or really anything that was going on in the story. I skipped ahead and didn't really feel the need to go back an actually read events that were referenced later. In fact I skipped I think almost past the climax. No surprise he was undercover. Seriously no surprise at all.

I liked the friendship between Ella and Helen. I think that's the BF's name And all the revelations between the two didn't really do it for me. But at least the relationship wasn't toxic.

At least I don't think it was. Eh, no not really, but Anna lee Huber is a good writer. I just didn't like this particular novel. So it's up to you,I'm sure there are great reviews about this book somewhere. Nov 01, Jackie rated it really liked it. I'd read Huber's Lady Darby mystery series earlier this year and fell in love, so I was very excited when she announced this book, a tale of gothic suspense that diverts quite nicely from Huber's mystery writing.

The tale follows Ella, a resourceful young woman living in the fens, as she navigates local myth, smuggling, and personal and political intrigue. Anna Lee Huber did not disappoint! Her descriptions of the fens and marshes were quite evocative and atmospheric, almost brooding. As always, I'd read Huber's Lady Darby mystery series earlier this year and fell in love, so I was very excited when she announced this book, a tale of gothic suspense that diverts quite nicely from Huber's mystery writing.

As always, her characters were wonderfully written and as the reader you grow to care deeply about them and their struggles and interpersonal relationships - I found I could barely put the book down for this reason. The gothic elements are certainly there, and the romance was really well developed; to be honest, I was a little sad we didn't get to see more of Ella and her gentleman, although perhaps we'll see more of them in the other Gothic Myths books to come in the future.

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Aug 04, Fareeha rated it it was ok Shelves: I'm a big fan of the author's Lady Darby series and was awaiting this gothic installment with anticipation. Unfortunately it's an extremely feeble, boring and dismal effort. Also, the gothic-ness level and the plot are flimsy and barely there at best. The story's ending is evident from a mile away, the characters are caricatures and there's no great mystery and peril as suits a gothic thriller. In fact the whole endeavor feels very forced and compelled as if the author was telling herself to write whatever somehow someway which does not make an enjoyable reading experience.

I still can't believe it's from the same author who wrote the brilliantly engaging Kiera and Gage mysteries. Let's hope their level doesn't go down! Jul 23, Nancy rated it really liked it Shelves: I am having a hard time rating this book. It is more than a 3, but probably not quite a 4. I would say a 3. The down side of this book - for me, was a slow beginning. It was also pretty easy to figure out what was going on fairly early in the book. The story is told in first person and for some reason, it made me feel distant to the main character.

The good side of this book - well, for one thing, Anna Lee Huber wrote it. I am a fan of her Lady Darby series and really enjoy her writing. It didn't matter how predictable it was, Huber's writing made it interesting to read. I started to enjoy the main character more as well. By the end, I was reading the book whenever possible. I am looking forward to the next book in this series. I've read many of Huber's Lady Darby series and enjoy her work, as I did with this book.

The story is based in in the misty marshy Broads of England. Ella is struggling to overcome her mother's and brother's death, and the ensuing alcoholism of her father. Once a wealthy family of title, their possessions have all been slowly sold off to support them and the house has fallen to disrepair, down to one loyal housekeeper. She meets a stranger in the mists one night, posing as one of the Lanter I've read many of Huber's Lady Darby series and enjoy her work, as I did with this book.

She meets a stranger in the mists one night, posing as one of the Lantern Men of local folk lore. She gets quickly ensnared in the mystery and secrecy of the town's smuggling operations. A light, clean, and enjoyable read ate it up in 4 days. I am sure to look for the next installment of her Gothic Myths series. Aug 01, Jenny rated it liked it. Showing of 33 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

The main character is supposed to be almost done with her doctoral program a little research would have shown that most of her course work would be done and hired to be a live in therapist for a bipolar man. Actual practitioners will be banging their heads against their desks as she does things no psychologist would ever do. Caught kissing her patient, she assures her boss that the patient was the aggressor because that makes it OK and caught in his room in the night, she responds with the ubiquitous "nothing happened! But the real treat in this book is trying to figure out what a real person, one with a backbone, would have done given the situations described.

The older brother starts the story so unbelievably unkind that no real person would have stayed to work for him. Then in the middle of the book, he makes a sudden turn around to hot and bothered and super nice, for no apparent reason.

Then she loves him, but he might be a murderer. The final scene is so unbelievable I actually cracked up laughing. It is entertaining and doesn't have too many typos. But really, it is mediocre romance and less than mediocre mystery. I don't think this author did even cursory research on what a psychology doctoral program is about or how one would go about such a job. This is a modern take on a Gothic Story. You've got an isolated island with no cell service, a mysterious rich man who lives in a huge mansion with his mentally ill brother, odd moaning sounds, power outages and a closed up a lighthouse.

Enter the heroine, who needs the money and applies as therapist to the mentally ill guy. On the ferry to the job interview, she gets bad news from the local bartender who tells her creepy things about the mansion and the people who live in it. The women attracted to the family men all die weird deaths. It's all there, even the scary looking house on the book cover. Still, the story grabbed me from page one and didn't let go until the last mystery was solved and the good guy got the girl. This seemed a rather short novel, but there was a lot jammed into it, so I forgive that although it took less than two hours to read entirely.

I usually like longer books. Yet, this one is worth the read. Everything was so believable, it made me want Lily to believe in it also. I was really wrapped up in this story from beginning to end. I was surprised by the ending. I would recommend this book to everyone.

One person found this helpful. I remember now why I enjoyed reading Mary Stewart so much as I was growing up. The only quibble I have with this book is that it was a little short and it wrapped up a bit too neatly because it "was" short. Otherwise, this was an enjoyable read. The characters fit the genre, the secondary characters could have been a bit quirkier, but all in all, this was an interesting way to spend a cold afternoon reading--and it makes me wish there'd be a resurgence in Gothic romances.

Alicia Dean, writing as Winter Frost, brings the atmosphere that makes Gothic mysteries so enjoyable, a "castle" by the sea, a brooding hero and a heroine who's compelled to uncover a secret. But even isolated deep in the Norfolk broads, Ella has never been afraid of the marshes surrounding her home, despite their being riddled with treacherous bogs and local smugglers. Until one night a man masquerading as a Lantern Man--a frightening figure of local legend--waylays her in the marshes near her home, and her world suddenly begins to spiral out of control.

Ella can tell her friends and the local villagers are all hiding something terrible, something they refuse to share, and she can't help but wonder if it has to do with the Lantern Man and his secret activities in the shadows of the seemingly quiet broads. But when Ella's father is caught with smuggled brandy by the authorities and levied a crippling fine, she is forced to turn to the stranger for help, despite her distrust and his alarming ability to kiss her senseless.

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