The Murmur of Masks by Catherine Kullmann has been honoured
Chill with a Book AWARD
Love and Heartbreak in Regency England.
When England’s war with France resumes in 1803, eighteen-year-old Olivia Frobisher’s father and brother, both naval officers, are ‘somewhere at sea’. Her mother’s sudden death leaves her alone and vulnerable and she accepts the offer of a marriage of convenience from an older man, unaware that his secrets will preclude love ever growing between them. Ten years later, and trapped in a loveless marriage, she has retreated behind a cool, aloof façade, but still longs for love, ‘just once to deny the lark and claim it nightingale’. Fate offers her a second chance, but with war once more approaching following the escape of Napoleon from Elba, will her dreams of happiness be snatched away for a second time?
Has Olivia the courage to win the final battle—dare she trust her own heart?
The Murmur of Masks by Catherine Kullmann was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the five point criteria below
1. Were the characters strong and engaging?
2. Was the book well written?
3. Did the plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
4. Was the ending satisfying?
5. Have you told your friends about it?