A Wildthorn review


This book is part of my January Book Challenge, which I failed to finish within that month, because I became so busy with other matters. I read and finished it first week of February (I forgot exactly when) and finished also within that day, so Kudos! for me.

I lost my will for reading and it’s nice to get back to the ‘Usual Me’ finished a book within the day and read another on the next day and so on……… So now here’s the review about this book called ‘Wildthorn’

           Seventeen-year-old Louisa Cosgrove longs to break free from her respectable life as a Victorian doctor’s daughter. But her dreams become a nightmare when Louisa is sent to Wildthorn Hall: labeled a lunatic, deprived of her liberty and even her real name.

         As she unravels the betrayals that led to her incarceration, she realizes there are many kinds of prison. She must be honest with herself – and others – in order to be set free. And love may be the key…

In nineteenth century, graces, courtship, marriage, and having children are the vitals for women. But not for Louisa Cosgrove, knowledge, independence and impartiality for a lady are more important to her, and not making calls in social gatherings and ladyship. She wants to be a doctor and be like her great father. She studied very hard, and read books even though her mother is against her will, but as long as her father supports her she didn’t lose hope. But when her father died, her studying was thwart by her brother. She told her brother about her plan of being a doctor and as expected he objects about it, instead he made arrangements for her to be with the Woodvilles to be an acquaintance of his friend’s sister. But it was a conspiracy, for ‘they’ have thought that Louisa is insane, she was not sent to the Woodvilles, but at Wildthorn Hall. an asylum for the insane. And her name is Lucy Childs.

She planned on escaping from the hall but she failed, months passed and she’s still locked up, she tried to write a letter to her mother with the help of a kind-hearted nurse named Eliza, but again she failed. But she understood already why she was there and who’s behind the treacherousness. The day came for her escape and it’s all because of her good friend Eliza. Since she escaped from the asylum, secrets are to unravel and she can’t believe it herself as the blurred pictures get clearer and clearer. Things changed, especially when her mother knew what happened to her after months had passed, she was given the liberty, and conceded her wanting to be a doctor. And she met new love, Eliza.

Lesbionest, I mean ‘Let’s be honest’ 🙂 That’s matter number one, homosexuality. Louisa is a lesbian and she got feelings for her cousin too, Grace. I didn’t mention it there for I don’t want to reveal the whole story and other events occurred to her and her  ‘some things are better left unsaid’ but I gave you a hint now 😉 and there, that’s all with the review (not spoiler) 🙂 ciao!

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