elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,
elisa_rolle
elisa_rolle

Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: House of Bliss by T.T. Thomas

House of Bliss

"House of Bliss is a beautifully written mystery in a setting so carefully and richly described that I felt like I was there! Highly recommend for anyone who would enjoy a complex relationship set within a complicated mystery, all against the backdrop of an historical era marked by both great scientific change and wealth, and the darkness of poverty and despair. Kudos!!"

House of Bliss: The Intersection of Obsession and True Love.

London, 1905 When ladies of the night begin showing up dead in the dark and bawdy alleys of Covent Garden, the victims are wearing House of Bliss corsets made by Sabrina Blissdon. Now the police want to know how and why Blissdon, the bohemian but successful upmarket corsetière, appears to be dressing the dead.

Sabrina does know a few working women, from a time when she found comfort and solace with a couple of the occupants of a so-called tolerated house of London—boarding houses by day, brothels by night. But she is not eager to recall her youthful lusty pursuits—and dredge up memories of falling in love with Annabel North, a working woman who mysteriously disappeared three years earlier.

All Sabrina wants is to focus on her work and enjoy her current romance—substantial respites from old heartaches…but the dead women wearing House of Bliss corsets and the ghost of love forsaken torment Sabrina’s restless soul. Old questions surface and new ones challenge. Did Annabelle disappear on purpose? Is she dead or alive? Is someone intentionally trying to ruin Sabrina’s reputation, or worse, accuse her of murder?

Sabrina Blissdon is soon tempted into pursuing answers that could clear her name and save lives. What she discovers she may not be ready to accept when the evidence reveals the line between obsession and true love is often invisible to the blind spot in one’s heart.

This journal is friends only. This entry was originally posted at https://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5315114.html. If you are not friends on this journal, Please comment there using OpenID.
Tags: rainbow awards 2018-2019
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments