The Rosegiver by Sandy Benitez is a horror, young adult book set in the late 1800s in rural England. Rachel Harper travels to her aunt's home, the Rosethorne Inn in Thistlegrove. She learns from a writer, John, who is also traveling to the inn that several young girls are missing. Rachel is frightened but feels safe when she arrives.
While Rachel waited in the train depot, she observed: "professionally dressed gentlemen in black wool suits huddled together like a murder of crows, discussing the business of the day."
"Sighing, she grabbed another lemon drop from her purse and plopped it into her dry mouth. She loved the tart taste but it always seemed to cause her mouth to twist in a funny manner when it first hit her tongue. She wondered how many strangers had witnessed the odd distortion on her face when she ate one and if they thought she was well or suffering from some unknown ailment."
Ronan is a graveminder and employed as a 'Jack of all trades' by her Aunt Judith. The language is flowery but suitable for the timeframe.
Mysterious happenings took place. Can they find the kidnapper before Rachel is harmed? Can this situation be solved?
It kept my attention, so I gave it five stars. Unfortunately, the Kindle edition I received had awkward breaks with the book's title, page numbers or the author's name inserted in strange places. I found that very distracting.
I received a complimentary Kindle copy from Createspace and NetGalley. That did not change my opinion for this review.
Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1523889047