2019, Uncategorized

Shelf Control #1

Shelf Control is a meme run by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies.  It is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves.  Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up!

For more info on what Shelf Control is all about, check out Lisa’s introductory post.

Blurb: Ever since first coming across Shelf Control I’ve been itching to contribute and today I finally am.

Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in making Philip his heir, knowing he will treasure his beautiful Cornish estate. But Philip’s world is shattered when Ambrose sets off on a trip to Florence. There he falls in love and marries – and then dies suddenly in suspicious circumstances. 

Before long, the new widow – Philip’s cousin Rachel – arrives in England. Despite himself, Philip is drawn to this beautiful, mysterious woman. But could she have masterminded Ambrose’s death?

I first discovered Daphne Du Maurier via a charity shop in the shape of Rebecca. It was a read that well and truly blew me away….I then devoured Frenchman’s Creek before getting hold of a number of her back catalogue. I found this copy of My Cousin Rachel at work a back in 2016, that’s when I added it to my Goodreads library.

Have you read it?