Twilight at Moorington Cross – Review

by Abigail Wilson

Publisher : Thomas Nelson (January 11, 2022)
Language : English
Paperback : 320 pages
ISBN-10 : 0785253270
ISBN-13 : 978-0785253273

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Amelia Pembroke is in a unique position in Regency England: She can obtain financial freedom. But in order to do so, she must marry one of two gentlemen. The trouble is, she might be falling in love with another man entirely.

1819, Kent, England—Everything changed the moment Amelia became heiress to Moorington Cross. A young widow and patient at Cluett’s Mesmeric Hospital, Amelia is stunned to learn that her doctor—and the only father figure she’s ever known—has altered his will naming her his primary beneficiary. Such an opportunity is beyond what any Regency-era woman could dare to dream—especially one with a sleeping disorder that finds her falling asleep at the most random of times.

There is, however, a perplexing condition attached to the will: she must wed one of two named men, wholly unknown to her. Doing so would provide her with a secure future. But how can she marry one of these men when her heart is intrigued by the charming solicitor, Mr. Hawkins?

Everything takes on a new sense of urgency—and danger—when Mr. Cluett is found dead in his bedchamber only hours after announcing his updated will. Now Amelia only has thirty days to decide which man she will marry. But she is just as determined to uncover the truth of her benefactor’s demise with the help of Mr. Hawkins. After all, this sudden turn of events couldn’t merely be a coincidence—could it?

From award-winning author Abigail Wilson, Twilight at Moorington Cross is a mysterious Regency romance full of intrigue, mesmeric treatments, and abandoned corridors that proves love is the greatest testament of all.

I love Abigail Wilson’s writing. She gives the reader a perfect combination of well written descriptions and dialogue, and her stories are always unique.

I loved learning about the treatments during this time period. I do wish there had been an author’s note to describe more about Amelia’s disease. I’m assuming it was narcolepsy, but I hadn’t known a lot of the details of the disorder.

As someone with chronic diseases, I always love when a main character has a chronic disorder. There are just some things that people who don’t have them will never understand. One way the two main characters are drawn to each other is because of what they have had to go through with their differences in life. I love how Ewan ends up growing from what he learned by having to go through what he did and how it made him the person he is.

The mystery in this story was interesting. There were a lot of things that kept me guessing, and it was not at all predictable. It did seem a touch rushed at the end though.

I also loved the romance in this book. Amelia and Ewan are so perfect for each other, and I loved their moments together.

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