Twelve years ago my mother disappeared into the fog-shrouded moors of Thornchapel.
I left her memory there, along with the others. Of my childhood friends, playing in the woods. Of the crumbling, magical world we found, and of the promises we made beneath the wild roses. I moved on, building a life as a librarian in America, far away from the remote manor where my mother was last seen alive.
And then the letter arrives.
A single word, in her handwriting, calling me back to England. Followed by a job offer I could never refuse, from a person I never could resist: Auden Guest. The new owner of Thornchapel, the seductive, elegant man I met as an imperious little boy when we were both children. Inside his private library, I begin to uncover the ancient secrets of the house--and the ones hidden inside my heart.
It's so very easy to be drawn back into the world of Auden's friends . . . and into the world of his worst enemy, St. Sebastian Martinez. The beautiful and brooding St. Sebastian is as irresistible as he ever was, and the three of us can’t seem to unknot ourselves from each other. From the hasty promise we three made all those years ago.
As Thornchapel slowly tightens its coil of truths and lies around us, our reluctant threesome starts unravelling into filthy, holy pleasure and pain. Together we've awakened a fate that will either bloom like a rose . . . or destroy us all.
***A Lesson in Thorns is the first of four books in the Thornchapel series.***
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What a gorgeous filthy complex story! Can’t wait for more
5 Stunning new series stars.
This book!! WOW!!
Sierra Simone never fails to up the ante in her writing,and A Lesson in Thorns kept up with that tradition. It starts with six youngs friends one summer. Then twelve years later, they’re all back together in that place where secrets and mystery was made, and the darkness that followed them into adulthood.
We start the real story with Poe. She’s been asked by a rich older friend to return to England to help catalogue his library. She was fascinated by his books as a child and eagerly agrees, even though her father doesn’t want her to go.
Back in England, she discovers her old friends from have been drawn to the same place, and now,the true story will begin.
I’m not giving any spoilers just know that this is an amazing start to a new series, and you really need to One-Click this book. TODAY!!!