Mrs. England by Stacey Halls @harlequinbooks #historicalfiction #bookreview


A Sunday Times bestseller!

“Highly atmospheric and tense.”–Richard Osman, New YorkTimes bestselling author of The Thursday Murder Club

Simmering with slow-burning menace, Mrs. England is a portrait of an Edwardian marriage, an enthralling tale of men and women, power and control, courage, truth and the very darkest deception.

West Yorkshire, 1904. When recently graduated Ruby May takes a nanny position looking after the children of Charles and Lilian England, a wealthy couple from a powerful dynasty of mill owners, she hopes it will be the fresh start she needs. But as she adapts to life at the isolated Hardcastle House, it becomes clear something is not quite right about the beautiful, mysterious Mrs. England.

Distant and withdrawn, Lilian shows little interest in her children or charming husband and is far from the angel of the house Ruby was expecting.

As the warm, vivacious Charles welcomes Ruby into the family, a series of strange events forces her to question everything she thought she knew. Ostracized by the servants and increasingly uneasy, Ruby must face her own demons in order to prevent history from repeating itself. After all, there’s no such thing as the perfect family—she should know.

This captivating new feminist novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Stacey Halls is her third work of fiction and proves her one of the most exciting and compelling new storytellers of our time.


Ruby has officially graduated. She is now a children’s nurse. She has taken a new position for the Englands. But, it is not as she is expects. The husband, not the wife, is who she goes to about the children. The mother is not exactly the norm. As a matter of fact, the whole situation is just a bit out of the ordinary.

Ruby has secrets and apparently, so does this family she is working for. The longer Ruby is in their presence, the stranger they become. Then, as Ruby’s secrets start to unravel…the real story behind this family begins to unfold.

I enjoyed the guessing game on this one. I knew something was up, I just couldn’t quite put my finger on what. So, when all the secrets came out…KUDOS to the author for this one. You must read this to find out!

Need a story which keeps you guessing…THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today!

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

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3 Responses to Mrs. England by Stacey Halls @harlequinbooks #historicalfiction #bookreview

  1. Great review…I LOVED this one too.

  2. Great review, I need to read it!

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