Thursday, April 4, 2013

#37: The House at the End of Hope Street - Menna van Praag (With Giveaway)

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Knocked off-kilter by the Worst Event of Her Life, Alba Ashby finds herself in front of a house in Cambridge, England, that she's never seen before. There, a beautiful older woman invites her to stay on the house's usual conditions -- she'll have ninety-nine nights, and no more, to turn her life around. With nothing left to lose, Alba takes a chance and moves in.
She soon discovers that 11 Hope Street is no ordinary house. Past residents have included Virginia Woolf and Dorothy Parker, who have hung around to help newcomers -- literally, in talking portraits on the wall. Here Alba begins a journey that will heal her wounds -- and maybe even save her life.
The House at the End of Hope Street is a charming, whimsical novel of hope and feminine wisdom that is sure to appeal to fans of bestselling authors Jasper Fforde, Lev Grossman, and especially Sarah Addison Allen.




Author Bio:
Menna van Praag is a freelance writer, journalist, and Oxford graduate. She is the author of Men, Money and Chocolate. She lives in Cambridge, England, with her husband and son.


Review:
This is a book that has your imagination running wild. 
Literary lovers are really going to enjoy the story. It is based around a very magical house, filled with appearances from some literary greats.
It is also based around three women who are staying there, and a housemother of sorts. Each one of those womens' stories you will enjoy. 
All these elements make for a truly remarkable story. So intricately woven together, it is sure to be a hit!


4.5/5


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3 comments:

  1. Interesting plotline for this book. Would be good to know how and if the main character turns her life around. Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  2. Sounds like a great story, but the house sounds strange. I would love to find out how the rest of the book goes. Thanks for this chance.

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  3. Sounds like an interesting journey

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