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House of Roots and Ruin

By Erin A. Craig
House of Roots and Ruin by Erin A. Craig digital book - Fable

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A modern masterpiece, this is a classic Gothic thriller-fantasy from bestselling author Erin A. Craig, about doomed love, menacing ambition, and the ghosts that haunt us forever.

In a manor by the sea, one sister is still cursed.


Despite dreams of adventures far beyond the Salann shores, seventeen-year-old Verity Thaumas has remained at her family’s estate, Highmoor, with her older sister Camille, while their sisters have scattered across Arcannia.

When their sister Mercy sends word that the Duchess of Bloem—wife of a celebrated botanist—is interested in having Verity paint a portrait of her son, Alexander, Verity jumps at the chance, but Camille won’t allow it. Forced to reveal the secret she’s kept for years, Camille tells Verity the truth one day: Verity is still seeing ghosts, she just doesn’t know it.

Stunned, Verity flees Highmoor that night and—with nowhere else to turn—makes her way to Bloem. At first, she is captivated by the lush, luxurious landscape and is quickly drawn to charming, witty, and impossibly handsome Alexander Laurent. And soon, to her surprise, a romance . . . blossoms.

But it’s not long before Verity is plagued with nightmares, and the darker side of Bloem begins to show through its sickly-sweet facade. . . .

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350 Reviews

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Surprised Face with Open Mouth
Beautifully written
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“Loved this book just as much as the first one. And that ending … 😲. Cannot wait to see what happens next.”
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“wowwwww. this book was so different from the first one (obvi). Verity’s character through the book is so malleable by her surroundings, but she’s so strong and brave through it all. The descriptions of Chauntilale and the Laurant family were all so clear in my head and the plot itself was so so spooky and full of mystery”
Likable charactersEasy to readSuspensefulTwistyMagical setting
Beaming Face with Smiling Eyes
Characters change and growLikable charactersBeautifully writtenEasy to readAddictiveFast-pacedUnpredictableBeautiful settingMagical settingRomantic

About Erin A. Craig

Erin A. Craig is the New York Times bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrows and Small Favors. She has always loved telling stories. After getting her BFA in Theatre Design and Production from the University of Michigan, she stage-managed tragic operas filled with hunchbacks, séances, and murderous clowns, then decided she wanted to write books that were just as spooky. An avid reader, an embroidery enthusiast, a rabid basketball fan, and a collector of typewriters, Erin makes her home in West Michigan with her husband and daughter.

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