The Widow Of Pale Harbor by Hester Fox Book Review

The Widow of Pale Harbor

Title: The Widow of Pale Harbor

Author: Hester Fox

Genre: Domestic suspense, historical, gothic


A town gripped by fear. A woman accused of witchcraft. Who can save Pale Harbor from itself?

Maine, 1846. Gabriel Stone is desperate to escape the ghosts that haunt him in Massachusetts after his wife’s death, so he moves to Maine, taking a position as a minister in the remote village of Pale Harbor.

But not all is as it seems in the sleepy town. Strange, unsettling things have been happening, and the townspeople claim that only one person can be responsible: Sophronia Carver, a reclusive widow who lives with a spinster maid in the eerie Castle Carver. Sophronia must be a witch, and she almost certainly killed her husband.

As the incidents escalate, one thing becomes clear: they are the work of a twisted person inspired by the wildly popular stories of Mr. Edgar Allan Poe. And Gabriel must find answers, or Pale Harbor will suffer a fate worthy of Poe’s darkest tales.

My Review

This is a perfect book to read in the fall! There is plenty of mystery and the gothic vibe is wonderful. I absolutely loved the writing! The writing is beautiful. There is also plenty of romance. I really enjoyed the fact that all the crimes were inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s stories. I thought that was very interesting. I enjoyed this book as much as I did The Witch of Willow Hall!


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