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The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker

The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, September 2009
by Leanna Renee Hieber

Leisure Books
320 pages
ISBN: 0843962968
EAN: 9780843962963
Mass Market Paperback
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"A delightfully quirky mix of historical fantasy and light romance."

Fresh Fiction Review

The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker
Leanna Renee Hieber

Reviewed by Vicky Gilpin
Posted August 11, 2009

Fantasy Historical

In 1867, six children are possessed by fate in London, England. They are given paranormal and intellectual gifts for which they have been specifically chosen. They are to guard the dead who wander the earth and fight the constant battle for light. They have also been warned of signs to look for when they will be joined by a seventh who will help them in their fight.

As the children grow up, they continue to see the images of the dead and work to fight the darkness. One day, Rebecca is confronted by a remarkable young student, Percy Parker, at the school where she is the headmistress and Alexi is an instructor. The girl may possess skills similar to theirs, but is she the seventh or something more dangerous?

A delightfully lush and richly imagined tale, the reality of THE STRANGLEY BEAUTIFUL TALE OF MISS PERCY PARKER is easy to become absorbed in. The characters are realistic and have depth, and the plot builds to a stunning conclusion. This novel is a transcendent example of the genre.

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What fortune awaited sweet, timid Percy Parker at Athens Academy? Hidden in the dark heart of Victorian London, the Romanesque school was dreadfully imposing, a veritable fortress, and little could Percy guess what lay inside. She had never met its powerful and mysterious Professor Alexi Rychman, knew nothing of the growing shadows, of the Ripper and other supernatural terrors against which his coterie stood guard. She saw simply that she was different, haunted, with her snow white hair, pearlescent skin and uncanny gift. This arched stone doorway was a portal to a new life, to an education far from what could be had at a convent—and it was an invitation to an intimate yet dangerous dance at the threshold of life and death...

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