Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
OK I always get nervous reviewing books because if I say I love something I don't want people to read it and then hate it. But I will have to be brave and say that I LOVED this book. It was on a list of top ten books to read and I thought I would give it a try.
The book is about a nameless young woman( we never know her name) who falls madly, desperately, head over heels in love with a charming older man. He is widowed, his wife Rebecca drowned in a sailing accident the prior year, and after a brief courtship they marry and return to his legendary estate, Manderlay. This young girl who has lived her whole life with nothing is now the Mistress of the most famous estate in England. She finds that she pales in comparison to Rebecca who is still loved and honored by the servants, home and husband she left behind. Your heart breaks for this girl who so desperately wants her husband to love her that way. There are some shocking twists and revelations and you discover this book is not only a romance but a mystery and thriller as well.
It was written in the 1930's so the language takes a bit of adjusting to but it is clean and I really loved it. One of my favorite reads this year!