Nocturne for a Widow (Sybil Ingram Victorian Mysteries book 1)

Nocturne for a Widow (Sybil Ingram Victorian Mysteries book 1)

by Amanda DeWees

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BN ID: 2940150276178
Publisher: Amanda DeWees
Publication date: 11/12/2014
Series: Sybil Ingram Victorian Mysteries , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,013
File size: 860 KB

About the Author

In her former life in academia, Atlanta author Amanda DeWees studied 19th-century vampire literature. Now she writes Victorian gothic romance, mystery, the occasional ghost story, and (coming soon) Victorian vampire romance. Her novels include With This Curse, which won the 2015 Daphne du Maurier Award for historical mystery/suspense. Visit her website,, to learn more about Amanda and her books.

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Nocturne for a Widow 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked story & characters ! Good romantic conflict in the beginning Hero wasn't a protector , didn't feel the love Liked heroine & ghost ! Heavy kissing only ! Not sexy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I've read by this author. It took me a little time to get through the first chapter or two. But then it was amazing. There were so many weird and strange things going that I was definitely enthralled in the story. I will read more in this series for sure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It took a bit to get going but once it did...well done. Love the haunting, love interest, spooky house...the whole Gothic adventure. Will read the next adventure.
MCrockett More than 1 year ago
If you love Gothic Romance, then you’re in for a treat! Nocturne for a Widow has the best elements of a gothic, with twists and turns and spooky moments that will delight you. But it also has comedy and a cast of entertaining secondary characters. One of my favorite aspects of this book is the heroine. Instead of being a naïve, simpering, sheltered young woman with “Don’t go in there!” moments, Sybil Ingram is smart and sassy and determined to have things her way. The hero isn’t shabby, either. Roderick Brooke is a world-class musician whose gift has been quelled by a traumatic injury. The way the two of them spar will keep you turning the pages. With ghosts and a séance and a surprising villain, Nocturne for a Widow is a can’t-miss read for fans of Gothics. Miss DeWeese may very well be the next Daphne du Maurier.
vampfan56 More than 1 year ago
Amanda DeWees write terrific gothics and this is my favorite so far. The heroine, Sybil Ingram, is delightful, funny, and determined. The hero is beautiful and broody (think Rufus Sewell). Their romance sizzles, as does the suspense. It has a spooky, haunted house, as befits a good gothic, and enough twists and turns to keep you guessing. I really enjoyed this book. The writing is exceptional.
Anonymous 1 days ago
With good character development, intriguing plot, and HEA, this novel earns its five star rating.
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Anonymous 6 months ago
Great snappy dialogue, likeable characters, and a complex plot with a touch of snarky humor make this book a rollicking good time. I immediarely bought the sequel and enjoyed it as well. Kudos and thanks to the author....
Anonymous 8 months ago
Entertaining good read
Anonymous 9 months ago
Interesting premise.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Beautiful characters. Interesting plot. The story draws you in and you will not want to put it down.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Coulduse a little help in spots.......too sappy and perdictable, but t over all, great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first novel I have read by this author but it was very enjoyable! I couldn’t put it down! I could relate to Sybil, I could picture the handsomeness of Roderick, and I could see myself exploring Brooke House along with the characters. Five stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it! Interesting group of characters and personalities. Looking forward to the next book.
ajenkins979 More than 1 year ago
I love this author and I usually love her books.  But I will be very honest with this review.  It took me forever to read this book.  I just had no interest, the book/story did not hold my interest at all. Ms. DeWees is an excellent author, and writes extremely well.  This book however felt like it drug on and on, I felt that there was some unnecessary descriptions and rambling on. The story is complicated.  Sybil was a very strong character, and I loved her.  I enjoyed the banter between her and Roderick.   But sadly, I am not a fan of this book.  I still however look forward to the next book this author releases.
Anonymous 4 months ago
The plot was not hard to guess in advance but I enjoyed seeing it unfold. The characters could have been a bit more three-dimensional but the author's affection for them came through clearly. That affection helped me ignore their flatness. I would have liked to know what happened to the unresolved character at the end - a story about that character's life would probably be a good read, too. It doesn't seem like the author has written that story, though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It gets a little corny in places but it's not a bad read. I read the whole thing in a night in between trying to get to sleep and not being able to get to sleep. It's a book that mostly women will like, with ghosts and villains and romance.