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‘Return Of The Stranger’ by Reay Tannahill

Prologue April 1894

To the stranger paying off his hansom in the damp, chilly April dusk, everything about the solid, grey stone villa spoke of prosperity, warmth and welcome. He smiled as he waited for someone to open the door and ask him in.

No one did.

Chapter One April-September 1894

The terms of Josiah Smith’s will, when they had first been revealed to his family some months previously, had come as a severe shock to those of its members who, unlike Tassie, found nothing at all pleasurable in the prospect of having the established order of things turned upside down.

Those first few lines are definitely intriguing enough to have me want to start reading this book very soon. I am wondering if Josiah left his house to a complete stranger, as indicated in the premise, or if this person is perhaps a long lost relative, come to try and claim his inheritance?

I haven’t read a historical book for some time now, so that’s another good reason for ‘Return Of The Stranger’ getting to the top of my TBR pile very soon!

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