04 February 2021

The Vanishing at Loxby Manor | Book Review + Giveaway


A story of second chances and secrets, this mysterious Regency romance will transport you to 19th-century England as one young lady reunites with her childhood love to find his missing sister.

Her friend is missing.

After five years abroad, Charity Halliwell finally returns to Loxby Manor, the home of dear friends—and her lost love. No longer a young girl, she is now haunted by a painful secret and the demise of her dreams. Instead of the healing and happiness she hopes to find, she encounters a darkness lurking in the shadows of the once-familiar house. When her friend, Seline, disappears the very night of her arrival, Charity is determined to uncover the truth.

Her only hope is the man who broke her heart.

Branded a coward, Piers Cavanaugh has lived the last five years as an outcast far from his family home. When his sister presumably elopes with a stable hand, Piers joins forces with an unlikely partner—the one woman he thought he’d never see again. Together they launch an investigation that leads to strange nightly meetings in the ruins of an old abbey and disturbing whispers of a secret organization. The more they learn, the more desperate the situation becomes.

The house seems determined to keep its secrets.

As they struggle to piece together the clues, Charity and Piers also endeavor to rebuild their friendship. One cryptic letter changed everything between them. To find happiness they will have to overcome the grief and shame keeping them apart. But first they must discover why Seline vanished and confront the growing fear that she may never return.

Settle in, because once you start The Vanishing at Loxby Manor, you won’t be able to put it down.

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: January 26, 2021


When I pick up a book from Abigail Wilson, I always hope to be captivated by gothic intrigue. I am glad that The Vanishing at Loxby Manor did not disappoint.

When Charity Halliwell returns to a place from her past, Loxby Manor, it does not offer the comfort she hoped to find. Instead, her dear friend Seline goes missing, the man who broke her heart returns, and disturbing secrets and shadows abound. Still, maybe working with Piers to uncover the truth behind Seline’s disappearance is exactly what Charity needs to overcome the hurts of the past and embrace the possibility of the future—of course, not without a few twists and turns first.

I so enjoyed the experience of reading The Vanishing at Loxby Manor. A wonderfully haunting atmosphere permeates the telling of this story as the truth comes out—the truth about Seline and Loxby Manor, as well as the truth between Charity and Piers. The mystery is interesting, the romance has a lot of heart, and I just loved it all. I definitely recommend this book to readers of historical mystery.

I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


Abigail Wilson combines her passion for Regency England with intrigue and adventure to pen historical mysteries with a heart. A registered nurse, chai tea addict, and mother of two crazy kids, Abigail fills her spare time hiking the national parks, attending her daughter’s gymnastic meets, and curling up with a great book. In 2017, Abigail won WisRWA’s Fab Five contest and in 2016, ACFW’s First Impressions contest as well as placing as a 2017 finalist in the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense.

She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and currently lives in Dripping Springs, Texas, with her husband and children.


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