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Daughters of Red Hill Hall


by Kathleen McGurl.

Fabulous tale of romance, duplicity, and intrigue.

The Daughters of Red Hill Hall tells the story of best friends Rebecca and Sarah in the 1830s, alternating with that of best friends Gemma and Nat in the present day. Best friends? That’s what Rebecca and Gemma think, but Sarah and Nat have other ideas.

The Daughters of Red Hill Hall perfectly depicts the reality of toxic friendships, including the respective victims’ inability to accept or believe that their ‘friends’ mean them harm. McGurl weaves a well-integrated plot, which this reader (having experienced toxic relationships too), found completely authentic. Very clever and lovely ending.

A page turner. Recommended for all lovers of dual/historical fiction and romance.


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