Violet Whitechapel committed an unspeakable crime to save a child. To escape the hangman’s noose, she takes refuge in a crumbling abbey with secrets darker than her own. When its master offers her a temporary post, Violet cannot say no. But when secrets begin to unravel, none of the abbey’s... show more
Violet Whitechapel committed an unspeakable crime to save a child. To escape the hangman’s noose, she takes refuge in a crumbling abbey with secrets darker than her own. When its master offers her a temporary post, Violet cannot say no. But when secrets begin to unravel, none of the abbey’s residents will be able to remain hidden.
Alistair Waldegrave keeps his daughter imprisoned in the black heart of his Gothic abbey. As he searches for a cure to the disease the villagers call demonic, his new governess brings much needed light into their lives. But how can the passion between them survive the darkness encroaching from outside their sheltered walls?
Publish date: March 1st 2014
Publisher: Intrepid Reads
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Dark Surrender- Erica Ridley The story begins with the "unspeakable act" that involves Violet Whitechapel. Where the story becomes alive is when Violet arrives at Waldegrave Abby. Violet is running for her life and happens upon the Abby just as she is about to drop from exhaustion. She is taken i...
I received a digital copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed Dark Surrender, Erica is a very talented writer. Every word through the book felt more like poetry than a story and I felt that made her writing that much more detailed and vivid. The world surrounding her ch...
This was a wonderful gothic flavored historical romance. We start with the grown up on the streets waif, running from the law, stumbling over gravestones at an Abbey that is inhabited by Alistair Waldegrave. Inflicted by something horrible, he and his daughter are basically boarded up in the dark...
Violet, an art teacher at a school commits a crime that sends her running for her life. When she acts to save another from an unspeakable horror her future is marked and the gallows are following her. She is used to being afraid and alone, she is an orphan, left to survive on the streets until the s...
arc received from Intrepid Reads through netgalley tw: attempted child rape, mentions of abuse Violet Whitechapel, a teacher at an orphanage for girls, saves one of her charges from a brutal crime and, in doing so, murders the perpetrator. To avoid the gallows, she takes what little money she ha...