The House at the End of Hope Street Read Online Free - A magical debut about an enchanted house that offers refuge to women in their time of need
Distraught that her academic career has stalled, Alba is walking through her hometown of Cambridge, England, when she finds herself in front of a house she’s never seen before, 11 Hope Street. A beautiful older woman named Peggy greets her and invites her to stay, on the house’s usual conditions: she has ninety-nine nights to turn her life around. With nothing left to lose, Alba takes a chance and moves in.
She soon discovers that this is no ordinary house. Past residents have included George Eliot and Beatrix Potter, who, after receiving the assistance they needed, hung around to help newcomers—literally, in talking portraits on the wall. As she escapes into this new world, Alba begins a journey that will heal her wounds—and maybe even save her life.
Filled with a colorful and unforgettable cast of literary figures, The House at the End of Hope Street is a charming, whimsical novel of hope and feminine wisdom that is sure to appeal to fans of Jasper Fforde and especially Sarah Addison Allen.
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October 18, 2015
A fun, easy to read book with quirky characters and a touch of magic thrown in. I enjoyed it very much. Set in Cambridge, England it is about women who for various reasons have reached the end of their tether and who are given the opportunity to find themselves again while they stay in the magica...
April 06, 2013
Loved this book. Magical, quirky, enchanting I could go on. All books do not have to be literary fiction, sometimes it is just so comforting to read a book that is fun, with some great characters and an important message, all couched in the most wonderful way. Dorothy Parker, Sylvia Plath, many o...
April 06, 2013
“This house may not give you what you want, but it will give you what you need.”
“The house has stood at the end of Hope Street for nearly two hundred years.” So begins Menna van Praag’s debut novel. In those opening pages, nineteen-year-old Cambridge doctoral student Alba Ashby, reeling from an u...
April 12, 2013
I am not going to be able to praise this book enough! I am enraptured by its perfectly woven tale and the intricate characters and the magical house that lies inside its pages. I am completely in love with this magical house, and the idea of it appearing to women who have lost their hope, hence t...
February 28, 2015
I think this setting is every reader's dream... Alba Ashby (What a perfect name for a protagonist, right???) thinks her life is over and she's got nothing left to live for when suddenly she finds herself standing in front of this old Victorian house, filled with magical trinkets.
The house is run...
September 25, 2013
Alba is a very young PhD student from Cambridge who leaves school under mysterious circumstances. She finds herself at 11 Hope St., where the spirits of famous women like Virginia Woolf and Dorothy Parker, spent time in life and also time and death. The house itself seems to be alive, interacting...
July 20, 2014
Menna Van Praag has written a magical tale in Hope Street, a story full of whimsy, literary ghosts, and secrets. The main characters are multi-dimensional and intriguing, full of quirks and foibles, but also full of strength. The house is a character in its own right, so well-sketched that it lin...
May 07, 2013
When I saw praise for this book on the jacket by three authors I really like, I knew I was in for a treat. Indeed, this is an absolutely delightful novel about a magical house with female empowerment as a key theme. If you were an English major like me, you'll appreciate the literary references e...
November 14, 2015
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
A copy of The House at the End of Hope Street was provided to me by Pamela Dorman Books for review purposes.
"If you stay I can promise you this. This house may not give you what you want, but it will give you what you need. And the even that brought you here, the thing you...
April 06, 2013
The House At The End Of Hope Street
Menna Van Praag
My " in a nutshell" summary...
Alba finds a house of red bricks...her life is a MESS...the house is magical...and she gets to stay there for 99 days because that's how long the house will give her to feel all better again!
My thoughts after readin...