The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna Van Praag
English | 2015 | Fantasy | 1.6 MB
A magical debut about an enchanted house that offers refuge to women in their time of need.
Distraught that her academic career has stalled, Alba is walking through her hometown of Cambridge, England, when she finds herself in front of a house she’s never seen before, 11 Hope Street. A beautiful older woman named Peggy greets her and invites her to stay, on the house’s usual conditions: she has ninety-nine nights to turn her life around. With nothing left to lose, Alba takes a chance and moves in.
She soon discovers that this is no ordinary house. Past residents have included George Eliot and Beatrix Potter, who, after receiving the assistance they needed, hung around to help newcomers literally, in talking portraits on the wall. As she escapes into this new world, Alba begins a journey that will heal her wounds and maybe even save her life.