[Read] ➱ Black Heather By Virginia Coffman – Motyourdrive.co.uk


10 thoughts on “Black Heather

  1. says:

    This book was scary It all starts with the heroine Kathleen Bodmun running around on the moors looking for a stray kitten and getting caught in a rainstorm She is forced to seek shelter in a nearby building,wich turns out to be an old abandoned inn.At once she feels that there isnt something quite right about the place..a sinister atmosphere,and what is that strange tapping sound She is further scared when a man appears and wonders what the hell she is doing there Feeling quite embarrassed at her state drenched by the storm she exclaims that she might think about buying the old inn for her girls school at wich the man seems displeased.She returns to the place where she is staing with an old friend of her mothers and the womans granddaughter who for no reason dislikes Kathleen.Turns out the man she encountered was Sir Anthony and that the inn Old Hags Head belonged to the old ladys daughter it was partially burned down after she was found murdered in the cellar.The one suspected of doing it was the daughters husband.The local people claims that it was the Old Hag who did it though and that you can see her prowling the moors at night.Things are further complicated when the dead daughters husband Patrick turns up and Kathleen by a various of circumstances finds herself returning to the inn.You have to suspend disbelief at some things,like how often the heroine finds herself alone without a chaperone with some man or how plausible it would be for a 17 year old girl to try to start up a girls school But I decided to put those thoughts aside and just immerse myself in the storyI also had some inkling about what was behind the strange going ons but that didnt stop me from being genuinely freaked out by what the heroine experienced Its just something about the way the author described it that made it so creepy.Especially evocative is when the heroine is stalked by something she thinks is a wild dog and flees for her life in fear She is found by Sir Anthony and taken to his home where she is put in bed to recoverand then she glances out the window and sees a figure crawling over the moors towards the house.Now thats what I call the right gothic spirit But it did have its flaws apart from those i mentioned.The romance on the other hand isnt that strong The hero remains a mystery throughout and the age difference and the speed wich the heroine realizes her feeling did some to keep me from believing in it fully And his incessant use of child in reference to the heroine also does its bit.A funny thing that I have to mention is that this takes place on the Yorkshire moors and the heroine hails from Cornwall the other place where so many gothics take place.I couldnt help but think that the author was making a point there.If youre looking for a truly scary gothic this is it I recommend it..but also that you dont read it late at night Otherwise your imagination might start playing tricks on you


  2. says:

    This is a suspenseful little read Would recommend it to fans of Mary Stewart and the like The heroine was a forthright stolid girl who gets thrust into a dark and creepy unsolved mystery that threatens her staunch hold of being a proper adult adults aren t afraid of the dark and forces her to face her biggest fear falling for an impossible man I don t know how she managed to survive this without a flashlight is all i m saying


  3. says:

    I am sad to say that the story was dull It has all the ingredients to be a good gothic, but somehow, while it is very short, it seemed much longer to me I wasn t hooked one moment Maybe if I hadn t read this author s other books maybe if the MC had a better personality Maybe if the characters were interesting I think the only interesting one for me was the hero, Nicholas.The mystery is good, quite frightening since the h is dealing with a ghost, a hag , or so it seems She was pretty brave in spite of being so young I like that it takes place somewhere in Cornwall That is very gothic , and what I always look for.But the romance was very disappointing Day One h meets the H, she instantly dislikes him, he treats her like a child he is at least twice her age Day Two h still dislikes H, but also admires him H treats her like a child Day Three h starts to like him, H is nicer and still treats her like a child Day Four h realizes she is in love with him, they end somewhat engaged WHAT.I disliked all the times he calls her child He was fatherly than boyfriend material And what happen with his first love His past was not specific The ending was disappointing.


  4. says:

    A genuinely creepy little entry in the 1970s Gothic craze by prolific author Coffman, this book vividly evokes the Yorkshire moors as it tells the tale of the Hag s Head Inn and its ghostly namesake who may still be haunting its hallsand of the young heroine whose attempts to put the mystery to rest may have dire consequences.


  5. says:

    A rather short, but good one from Coffman So far, everything I ve read by her I ve loved Had my guessing from the first chapter.


  6. says:

    I love these vintage gothic paperbacks This is the first of several in my reading pile I should have counted the number of times I read the word, heather I m not knocking it though it was a very well written novel I would look for this author again.


  7. says:

    I found this rather dry and tedious.


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Black Heather summary pdf Black Heather, summary chapter 2 Black Heather, sparknotes Black Heather, Black Heather 48983d1 House Of VengeanceThe Hag S Head Inn Had A Reputation For Evil That Even A Modern Young Woman Like Pretty Kathleen Bodmun Couldn T Deny And While She Didn T Believe In Ghosts, Kate Had To Admit That The Abandoned Inn, With Its History Of Gruesome Murder, Was Not The Ideal Place To Establish A School For Young Ladies, But The Asking Price Was Certainly Low, And Besides, Sir Nicholas Everett, The Local Magistrate, Had So Infuriated Her At Their First Meeting The She Was Becoming Resolved To Purchase The Old Place Just Because He Disapproved Of The IdeaYet The Mor She Becamse Entangled Wit The Handsome Sir Nicholas, The Kate Began To Wonder Why He Really Didn T Want Her To Buy The Inn Could The Rumors Be Right Was Sir Nicholas The Murderer Of The Woman Who Had Beeen Found Slaughtered There Twelve Years Before The Woman Who Had Loved Nicholas But Married Another Man Kate Was Determined To Learn The Truth, For Despite Their Disagreements, She Knew She Was Falling In Love With Nicholas So She Bravely Set Out To Prove The Gossips Wrong, But Instead Kate Found Herself Walking Into A Deadly Trap Marked As The Next Victim Of The Vengeful Ghost At Hag S Head Inn

  • Paperback
  • 222 pages
  • Black Heather
  • Virginia Coffman
  • English
  • 22 March 2019
  • 9780451070388