Gothic Spring

Gothic Spring

by Caroline Miller

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ISBN-13: 9780998169729
Publisher: Rutherford Classics
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)

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Gothic Spring 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Fivecoat More than 1 year ago
Gothic Spring - a romance, mystery novel, a thriller? Author Caroline Miller is not telling us for sure. The setting, time period? Guilt, innocence? Lots of clues, the readers must draw their own conclusions. This is truly an interactive little book.
Another_Oliver More than 1 year ago
What a journey! I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This Gothic (mistery) lets you the reader discover the who, what, where and when. And it has a suprise ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I very much enjoyed the plot, characters, and the writing style. Caroline's use of vocabulary and sentence structure are delicious. Gothic Spring takes the reader on an exciting and surprising journey. I do not like the cover however, as it appears juvenile and does not speak to the depth of the story.
MyBookAddiction on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
GOTHIC SPRING by Caroline Miller is a gothic historical romance. It is written with vivid descriptions of the era,place,and with characters who will capture your heart and soul. A dark look into a self-aborbed,adultery,violence,and a gothic tale of betrayal and love with tragic consequences. "Gothic Spring" is a young women's journey into sexual awakening,her imagination,and the conflict that follows her,a vicar,his wife,and young Jeremy. A fast paced story that shows the dark side to life and love.A haunting Gothic story. Anyone who enjoys historical fiction and gothic romance will enjoy "Gothic Spring". Received for an honest review from the author/publisher.Details can be found at Koho Pono,LLC, the author's website,and My Book Addiction and More.RATING: 4HEAT: Sweet: No sex or scenes of physical intimacy except some kissing. No graphic violence or profanity.REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More
SilversReviews on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A maiden aunt, a new Vicar with a book and secrets, and a curious, precocious young lady. Gothic Spring will grab you from page one....the setting, the time period, the charming, small town, and the storyline are very alluring. The storyline was focused on Victorine and her relationship and fascination with the Vicar and a secret she just knows he has and secrets they both will eventually share.Victorine, the main character, has an air about her that makes her likable for her intelligence and her persistence. You will dislike her for her insistence, her false innocence, her trouble making, her desire to hurt people, her cunning ways, and her way of risking anything to get what she wants....nothing short of deceit. Despite her negative traits, I was thoroughly taken by her as was everyone in the small, gossip-laden town of Braxton, and I wanted to see what she would do next to get what she wanted. She always did get what she wanted while she also ruined lives.Each character in the book is fascinating and very well developed so that you can perfectly visualize their clothing, their feelings, and their facial expressions. The characters were profound, and they all had great depth especially Victorine and the Vicar's wife. She and Victorine definitely were at odds and both prodded and prodded until they found the information they were looking for even though Victorine always came out the victor with her sly nature and way of turning things around for her benefit. Every character seemed to have something hidden and churning under their politeness. Once I began reading, I didn't want to stop. Once you are nearing the end, you will just want more and more. Ms. Miller is a powerful, eloquent writer. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves an evil heroine, an English setting, and an unforgettable, splendid ending. My rating is a 5/5....oh did I enjoy this book. :)
IngaKS More than 1 year ago
My review: Gothic Spring by Caroline Miller is a historical Gothic novel. Gothic spring is excellently written and Caroline Miller is exceptionally good of describing the surroundings and characters she has created. I am not a very big fan of Gothic novels, but I really enjoyed Caroline Miller's work! Definitely a book for lovers of historical and Gothic novels! Regarding the plot and characters: It is true, that Gothic Spring takes you into a mind that is disturbing and captivating. The heroine of the book, Victorine is a young woman who seems very innocent, but that is only what you see in the surface. She also likes to see people hurt, she is plotting and annoyed by the limits of her time. I really liked Victorine and her persistence and intelligence, but there are much darker sides of her which keep surprising you throughout the whole story. You meet other characters, which are controversial, the vicar, whose death is nothing what it seems and a young man Jeremy, who also have things to hide. Generally: Gothic spring by Caroline Miller gives you very good settings and pictures of the era. The dialogue is minuscule, but right to the point. The characters seem real with both good and evil in them, so the proportions are very nicely balanced. Great book!
dreamer2229 More than 1 year ago
“Gothic Spring” is set in a country village on the moors in a similar setting to the “At Home in Mitford” books. They also concern a local vicar, but that is where the similarities end. “Gothic Spring” is a dark coming of age story about a girl who is born in the wrong era and with a temperament or personality that is not able to be managed typically due to her poor health. As a result she lives in her head and books. This literary and solitary life gives way to ideas that are not suitable to her position or life. In another era or in a different life where work or duty kept her mind and body busy things might have turned out differently. However, as a result of her imagination, situation, and being taken advantage of by someone who should have been protecting her, she is led or pushed down a road to madness. Those who love her see do not see it coming until it is too late as her circumstances conspire to keep her secrets. Unfortunately one straw too many pushes her past the brink. This story subtly draws you in until you find yourself totally under its spell. The madness is woven in so finely that it is with surprise that you realize how far it has gone and it is too late for redemption. The rich imagery allows the reader to “see” the village, the people, and the slow fateful end. I give this book 4 out of 5 clouds.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
GOTHIC SPRING by Caroline Miller is a gothic historical romance. It is written with vivid descriptions of the era,place,and with characters who will capture your heart and soul. A dark look into a self-aborbed,adultery,violence,and a gothic tale of betrayal and love with tragic consequences. “Gothic Spring” is a young women’s journey into sexual awakening,her imagination,and the conflict that follows her,a vicar,his wife,and young Jeremy. A fast paced story that shows the dark side to life and love.A haunting Gothic story. Anyone who enjoys historical fiction and gothic romance will enjoy “Gothic Spring”. Received for an honest review from the author/publisher.Details can be found at Koho Pono,LLC, the author’s website,and My Book Addiction and More. RATING: 4 HEAT: Sweet: No sex or scenes of physical intimacy except some kissing. No graphic violence or profanity. REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More
SilversReviews More than 1 year ago
A maiden aunt, a new Vicar with a book and secrets, and a curious, precocious young lady. Gothic Spring will grab you from page one....the setting, the time period, the charming, small town, and the storyline are very alluring. The storyline was focused on Victorine and her relationship and fascination with the Vicar and a secret she just knows he has and secrets they both will eventually share. Victorine, the main character, has an air about her that makes her likable for her intelligence and her persistence. You will dislike her for her insistence, her false innocence, her trouble making, her desire to hurt people, her cunning ways, and her way of risking anything to get what she wants....nothing short of deceit. Despite her negative traits, I was thoroughly taken by her as was everyone in the small, gossip-laden town of Braxton, and I wanted to see what she would do next to get what she wanted. She always did get what she wanted while she also ruined lives. Each character in the book is fascinating and very well developed so that you can perfectly visualize their clothing, their feelings, and their facial expressions. The characters were profound, and they all had great depth especially Victorine and the Vicar's wife. She and Victorine definitely were at odds and both prodded and prodded until they found the information they were looking for even though Victorine always came out the victor with her sly nature and way of turning things around for her benefit. Every character seemed to have something hidden and churning under their politeness. Once I began reading, I didn't want to stop. Once you are nearing the end, you will just want more and more. Ms. Miller is a powerful, eloquent writer. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves an evil heroine, an English setting, and an unforgettable, splendid ending. My rating is a 5/5....oh did I enjoy this book. :)
The_Paperback_Pursuer More than 1 year ago
Description: The vicar's wife, Eva, is dead. Was it an accident? Or was it foul play? Who knows more than they are willing to admit? The shady vicar Flemming, Jeremy - the grocer's son, or Victorine - a young woman suffering from bouts of epilepsy? Will this small bucolic English village find the truth before another victim's life is taken? Review: It has definitely been awhile since I have read a modern book reminiscently styled like those of Emily Bronte and Jane Austen. I am a sucker for Jane Eyre and Northanger Abbey - the language, the time period, and the remarkably detailed landscapes - so I knew I was going to be interested in Gothic Spring as soon as I read the back cover blurb. Caroline Miller has a way with words, her characters and dialogue are sophisticatedly simple, yet highly effective. Victorine and Jeremy's personalities are well-developed, leading the reader into the darkness of their inner convictions and desires. The story is eloquently haunting, full of lurking shadows and fateful twists that irrevocably bind the characters. I cannot go into the plot-line or I will spoil it, but it reminded me of classic Gothic era literature with undertones of a darker shade. I am eager for more books by this author! Love the new cover art! Recommended for historical fiction/ Gothic era literature lovers. Rating: On the Run (4.5/5) * I received this book from the author () in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.