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by Menna van Praag
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FunkNFiction rated it 2 years ago
Initial thoughts:I adore magical realism, and Menna’s stories have intrigued me since I first discovered her. It’s a bit darker than I thought it would be, and was much more involved than I anticipated, based solely on the write-up. I wasn’t disappointed, just surprised. There is quite a bit more go...
Kenny Loves to Read
Kenny Loves to Read rated it 4 years ago
I didn't dislike this book but I can't say I liked it either, so I'm a little bit torn. I guess it doesn't help that I had 4 protagonists to potentially connect with and I felt absolutely nothing for all 4 of them. The story got a little but interesting with Alba's parents' romance but fell flat for...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 5 years ago
While there were moments that fell a bit short, I found this one overall charming; played well with my assumptions, made me think and made me want to visit the place, sounds like a great place for a break.
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 6 years ago
I think my first experience reading about a house that was 'alive' might have been A Discovery of Witches; it was the first one to make an impression, anyway, and I was thoroughly charmed by the idea. The House at the End of Hope Street makes the house a central character, and I just ate it up. I ...
Abandoned by Booklikes
Abandoned by Booklikes rated it 7 years ago
Though the synopsis only mentions Alba and Peggy there are actually two other women in this book as well. We also have Carmen, who is hiding something dark in the garden of the house. And we have Greer, who is fresh off dumping her fiancee after finding him with someone else. The house itself is an...
Jolene rated it 8 years ago
**Thank you to Penguin and Netgalley for providing this in exchange for an honest review**I liked this, but didn't love it. This was a much lighter read then I expected. I think the problem was the author tried to fit too much in this book. I like books with large cast. And yes, I do want to know ab...
Skinny Dipping Into Books
Skinny Dipping Into Books rated it 8 years ago
Netgalley: We have a house. It’s a magical house. It is a house that only appears to those who need it. Three characters. Some lovers. Some family members. Can this be my review? Derivative and contrived, this novel was congealed, uninventive replication of other literature. The themes were n...
Belle's Bookshelf
Belle's Bookshelf rated it 8 years ago
The blurb for The House at the End of Hope Street promised a whimsical, magical, delightful tale featuring literary and historical heroines and inspiring female characters. While the outline of those things are there, and it is lovely in parts, on the whole I felt it failed to deliver on its potenti...
debnance rated it 9 years ago
Alba Ashby, after suffering a humiliating defeat, arrives unexpectedly at the house at the end of Hope Street and finds a way to heal. I don't think I'm giving too much away. You knew this, didn't you? It is why you sought out this book, I think. You certainly wouldn't read this book if you discover...
Blodeuedd rated it 9 years ago
Magical realism, do I need to say more? The words themselves are magical and so is this book.Alba is a young woman, smart, but troubled. We do not know what exactly happened with her supervisor, but something did and now she feels that her beginning academic career is over. So she finds the house, t...
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