Official Review: House of Eire by June Gillam

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Re: Official Review: House of Eire by June Gillam

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Mystery is one of my most favourite genres and this fits everything I look for in a book!

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It's a pet peeve of mine when series end with or start from a cliffhanger so I'm glad this is a stand-alone. The sample didn't highlight much of what to expect, but this review assists with that somewhat. I've downloaded the book but I'm on the fence about it.

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Post by Moushmi Radhanpara »

Historical fiction with mystery sounds intresting. I think I'll just add it to my TBR. Thank you for sharing your honest review.

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I love a mystery that engages the reader throughout and ties up all the loose ends with a satisfying ending. Thank you for your review!
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Feels like a mystery fiction,filled with suspense. Thanks for the review.
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This is one of thd few books that is a standalone and is part of a series. I am eager to read it, not only for the mystery but a convincing review. Thank you for the wonderful review!

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Writing a full blown novel with a handful of characters can be really tasking. But it seems like the author did great putting this together. I loved reading your review too.

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House of Eire holds some dark family secrets which are threatening to the safety of dearests to the protagonist of this story. The element of secrecy plays an engaging role in this story.

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Hillary's love and dedication to her daughter are what make this story so likable to someone like me. This book has enough mystery and suspense to keep us reading right till the end.
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I like it when a book remains engaging throughout the story, and ends when all of the loose ends are beautifully wrapped up together. This book, therefore, is definitely a nice one. Fans of mysteries will love it. Unfortunately I'm not much into this type, and I'll pass on this one.
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I'd love to see how the family handles the secrets that emerge. Nice review!

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Post by Hiruni Bhagya 81 »

The storyline of this book is intriguing. But, I wasn't much interested in reading a book about delving through family secrets. So, I wasn't going to read this book. But, the author seems to have taken great efforts to make this book realistic. Also, the fact that this book can be read as a standalone novel while it's a part of a series is a feature I like about this book. So, maybe I'll try it out.

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Post by Anjedah »

I now need to know what secret would Hilary unveil. This book look full packed mystery secrets and lots of adventure .

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I like the book for its portrayal of close family relationships. I would like to read it to get a perspective on how Hillary Broome deals with potentially explosive family secrets. Thanks for the wonderful review.

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Post by Miss_BeckyG »

I am glad that the book is a stand alone despite being in a series. The story does sound interesting, mysterious when family secrets crop up, and entertaining too. Claire's character being brought up well in the story adds a great perspective. For me a book with well-developed characters is always a bonus. Thank you for a precise review.
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