The Girl at the Window
By Rowan Coleman
£7.99 paperback and eBook, Ebury Press.
I love Rowan’s writing, and I know she has a real interest in the Brontes – so this story, based in the place where the Bronte sisters wrote and set their novels, sounded amazing.
It’s both a ghost story and a love story, and even though I don’t normally read ghost stories, this was wonderful. The past and the present combined, and the house itself – Ponden Hall, on the Yorkshire Moors – became another character in the story. The setting was wonderful, the characters complex and interesting, and the love story between both Trudy and her husband Abe, as well as Trudy and her son Will, broke my heart.
Rowan’s imagination is amazing, and this is a triumph. I’d urge you all to devour it in as few sittings as possible.