The Orphan of Cemetery Hill by Hester Fox @harlequinbooks @HesterBFox #review #historicalfiction


The dead won’t bother you if you don’t give them permission.

Boston, 1844.

Tabby has a peculiar gift: she can communicate with the recently departed. It makes her special, but it also makes her dangerous.

As an orphaned child, she fled with her sister, Alice, from their charlatan aunt Bellefonte, who wanted only to exploit Tabby’s gift so she could profit from the recent craze for seances.

Now a young woman and tragically separated from Alice, Tabby works with her adopted father, Eli, the kind caretaker of a large Boston cemetery. When a series of macabre grave robberies begins to plague the city, Tabby is ensnared in a deadly plot by the perpetrators, known only as the “Resurrection Men.”

In the end, Tabby’s gift will either save both her and the cemetery—or bring about her own destruction.


Tabby and her sister have run away from home. They are orphans and have been taken in by their aunt and uncle. It is not exactly a life meant for children, especially gifted children. So, they runaway. Alice leaves Tabby on the steps of a church while she finds lodging for the evening. Alice never returns. Tabby hides in the cemetery. And oh boy….does this lead to some strange happenings.

Tabby sees dead people. She really does. So staying in a cemetery is not exactly the best situation for her. But Eli, the caretaker, takes her in and gives her a home. But, strange things occur. Bodies start to disappear from fresh graves. Tabby gets ensnared with the resurrection men and it threatens her young life.

Tabby is a fabulous young woman and she is determined to put a stop to the madness. But, when there is a threat to Eli, Tabby has to take different actions.

Oh wow! What a crazy, unique tale. The setting, the characters, the mystery all meld together to create a tale you will not soon forget.

Grab your copy today.

I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.

About the Author

Hester Fox is a full-time writer and mother, with a background in museum work and historical
archaeology. Most weekends you can find Hester exploring one of the many historic cemeteries
in the area, browsing bookshops, or enjoying a seasonal latte while writing at a café. She lives
outside of Boston with her husband and their son.

Author links
TWITTER: @HesterBFox
Insta: @trotfoxwrite

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About fredreeca

I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 5 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
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2 Responses to The Orphan of Cemetery Hill by Hester Fox @harlequinbooks @HesterBFox #review #historicalfiction

  1. Sounds good.

    Your reviews always make me want to get out there right now and buy it. Great review.

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