Satchfield Hall by Pauline Barclay receives another 5 star review. “I loved this book, couldn’t put it down…” says Susan Russo Anderson
Satchfield Hall by Pauline Barclay is a compelling read, a plot full of twists and endearing characters who will have you gnawing your fingernails and reaching for tissues. The book has a sense of place that is so strong it is a character, a hero and heroine that offset a larger-than-life villain, a mother whose will to survive gives life after her death, and an ending that will surprise and delight.
The squire of Satchfield Hall, Henry Bryant-Smythe, stands next to Iago and Baron Scarpia in my collection of favorite villains. He is truly a rare breed of character—believable yet without an ounce of redemption. Ms. Barclay has the wit and narrative dexterity to paint him in all his conniving fury at the pinnacle of his destructive power, juxtaposed with scenes that foreshadow his fall. But events and people change, and the story has characters who may seem weak at first, but who surprised me in the end with their strength.
A real bonus for this reader is the setting of the novel which brings to life the
of the 1940s, not only in the suffering of its soldiers, but in the struggle of a family and a land to survive their loss. Great Britain
I loved this book, couldn’t put it down, and recommend you read Satchfield Hall for an endearing love story; read it for the brilliant creation of a memorable villain, someone who blights everything he touches; read it for a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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