The Emerald Comb



The Emerald Comb Some secrets are best left buriedResearching her family tree had been little than a hobby until Katie stepped onto Kingsley House s sprawling, ivy strewn drive The house may be crumbling today, but it was once the intimidatingly opulent residence of the St Clairs, Katie s ancestors Arriving here two hundred years later, emotion stirs in Katie a strange nostalgia for a place she s never seen before and when Kingsley House comes up for sale, Katie is determined that her family must buy it.Surrounded by the mysteries of the past, Katie s pastime becomes a darker obsession, as she searches through history to trace her heritage But she soon discovers that these walls house terrible secrets And when forgotten stories and hidden betrayals come to light, the past seems alive than Katie could ever have imagined.Moving between the 21st and 19th centuries, The Emerald Comb is a hauntingly evocative novel, perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Rachel Hore. Free Download The Emerald Comb [ author ] Kathleen McGurl [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – bluevapours.co.uk

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 350 pages
  • The Emerald Comb
  • Kathleen McGurl
  • English
  • 15 November 2017

10 thoughts on “The Emerald Comb

  1. Rebecca says:

    Firstly, thank you to the lovely author Kathleen McGurl for getting in touch with me regarding her novel The Emerald Comb I love to take chances on books, and I love it evenwhen those books turn out to be absolutely stunning, as The Emerald Comb turned out to be There is nothing, nothing in this world, that makes me feel quite the same way that I do when singing an author s praises So I ll beginI wasn t sure of what to expect from The Emerald Comb when Kathleen emailed me Each time Firstly, thank you to the lovely author Kathleen McGurl for getting in touch with me regarding her novel The Emerald Comb I love to take chances on books, and I love it evenwhen those books turn out to be absolutely stunning, as The Emerald Comb turned out to be There is nothing, nothing in this world, that makes me feel quite the same way that I do when singing an author s praises So I ll beginI wasn t sure of what to expect from The Emerald Comb when Kathleen emailed me Each time you accept a review request, it s either going to go one of two ways You re either going to absolutely adore it, or you re not going to be a huge fan It s a bit of a risk, but as a reviewer I believe it s only fair to take those chances, because who knows how hard you re going to fall in love with a story After reading the blurb that Kath sent my...

  2. Jo Hughes says:

    I would like to thank author Kathleeen McGurl for sending me a link to the via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review I would also like to thank Becca from Beccasbooooks for tweeting about this book and making me want to read it and also Leah from GirlsLoveToRead for passing on my email to Kath.Oh where do I start, I love the cover it is gorgeous, I love the green dress although I personally would of liked t...

  3. Kim says:

    What a stunning read Katie is interested in looking into her family tree although her husband doesn t share her enthusiasm She finds the house where her family lived and although she doesn t tell her husband it s history they do move in She is very keen to trace her history.The house is described beautifully it s in need of some tender loving care, but it really draws KatieThe book is set in modern time and in the 1840 s and the story moves seamlessly between the two It hints of dark myster What a stunning read Katie is interested in looking into her family tree although her husband doesn t share her enthusiasm She finds the house where her family lived and although she doesn t tell her husband it s history they do move in She is very keen to trace her history.The house is described beautifully it s in need of some tender loving care, but it really draws KatieThe book is set in modern time and in the 1840 s and the story ...

  4. Wendy Clarke says:

    Two stories one historical, one contemporary linked by an emerald comb Lots to enjoy about this novel Keeps you interested from beginning to end.

  5. Amanda says:

    THE EMERALD COMB BY KATHLEEN MCGURLTHE BLURBSome secrets are best left buriedResearching her family tree had been littlethan a hobby until Katie stepped onto Kingsley House s sprawling, ivy strewn drive The house may be crumbling today, but it was once the intimidatingly opulent residence of the St Clairs, Katie s ancestors Arriving here two hundred years later, emotion stirs in Katie a strange nostalgia for a place she s never seen before and when Kingsley House comes up for sa THE EMERALD COMB BY KATHLEEN MCGURLTHE BLURBSome secrets are best left buriedResearching her family tree had been littlethan a hobby until Katie stepped onto Kingsley House s sprawling, ivy strewn drive The house may be crumbling today, but it was once the intimidatingly opulent residence of the St Clairs, Katie s ancestors Arriving here two hundred years later, emotion stirs in Katie a strange nostalgia for a place she s never seen before and when Kingsley House comes up for sale, Katie is determined that her family must buy it.Surrounded by the mysteries of the past, Katie s pastime becomes a darker obsession, as she searches throu...

  6. Emma says:

    Thank you to Girls Love To Read for asking me to take part in the blog tour for this book I didn t really know too much about it before I started reading it but I had seen some of the hype around it so I was very much looking forward to reading it This is a time slip novel, which is not something I have read much of before, but I loved it The way we get to see two stories both from completely different time s but overlapping was brilliant This book was essentially two different books, a hist Thank you to Girls Love To Read for asking me to take part in the blog tour for this book I didn t really know too much about it before I started reading it but I had seen some of the hype around it so I was very much looking forward to reading it This is a time slip novel, which is not something I have read much of before, but I loved it The way we get to see two stories both from completely different time s but overlapping was brilliant This book was essentially two different books, a historical fiction and a contemporary novel, it was great to be able to see these two genres mixed as we don t often see this, it is good to compare the characters and their lives then and now and see how differently they lived I loved that ...

  7. Karen says:

    Whilst researching her family history, Katie Smith falls in love with Kingsley House, the crumbling former home of her ancestors, the St Clairs To her surprise, when the house appears on the market, her husband is very keen to purchase it As he doesn t share her love of genealogy, Katie decides to keep her connection to the building secret This subterfuge ends, however, when a terrible discovery is made and Katie must come to terms with the fact that her family is harbouring a dark secret.The Whilst researching her family history, Katie Smith falls in love with Kingsley House, the crumbling former home of her ancestors, the St Clairs To her surprise, when the house appears on the market, her husband is very keen to purchase it As he doesn t share ...

  8. Jane Hunt says:

    Jane Hunt Writer First StepsJane Hunt Writer Book Reviews FacebookJane Hunt Writer Book Reviews Google The Emerald Comb is two stories one historical, the other contemporary, cleverly interwoven with conflict, mystery and passion The action slips seamlessly from Bartholomew St Clair s 19th century confessions to the 21st century consequences experienced by Katie our heroine It is an absorbing read.Katie delves into her ancestry bitten by the contemporary obsession with genealogy What she Jane Hunt Writer First StepsJane Hunt Writer Book Reviews FacebookJane Hunt Writer Book Reviews Google The Emerald Comb is two stories one historical, the other contemporary, cleverly interwoven with conflict, mystery and passion The action slips seamlessly from Bartholomew St Clair s 19th century confessions to the 21st century consequences experienced by Katie our heroine It is an absorbing read.Katie delves into her ancestry bitten by the contemporary obsession with genealogy What she finds leads to a house move andmystery than answers A possible ghost and a macabre discovery in the garden of their newly moved into house force Katie to question the wisdom of delving into her past She can t stop Genealogy gives Katie an identity and focus, something she is in danger of losing amidst her demanding children and unhelpful husband Seen only from Katie s point of view Simon often s...

  9. Helen Baggott says:

    This book ticks a lot of boxes for me History, genealogy, andthan one mystery what could possibly go wrong The short answer, nothing The author had me from the book s blurb I have files of family records, certificates marking the births, marriages and deaths of relatives, so I knew I d find the fictional digging of Katie entertaining to say the least There are many clich s involved with family trees and it would have been...

  10. Cheryl M-M says:

    The Emerald Comb is a story of betrayal, murder and the hidden mysteries of genealogy.Katie, like many others since the internet has made it easier for laymen, is set on discoveringabout her ancestors Genealogy has led her right to the front door of where her own family mystery started many years ago The type of mystery and crime that remains a secret, because nobody knows a crime has been committed at all.The reader is introduced to Bartholomew St Clair, his timid fianc e Georgia and t The Emerald Comb is a story of betrayal, murder and the hidden mysteries of genealogy.Katie, like many others since the internet has made it easier for laymen, is set on discoveringabout her ancestors Genealogy has led her right to the front door of where her own family mystery started many years ago The type of mystery and crime that remains a secret, because nobody knows a crime has been committed at all.The reader is introduced to Bartholomew St Clair, his timid fianc e Georgia and the woman who has ignited his passion, the manipulative Agnes.The threesome become involved in a fatal collision of emotions and deceit At one point a decision is made, which will change the face of their family in the futureSimultaneously we see Katie s own fami...

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