The gates to Frost Hollow Hall loomed before us. They were great tall things, the ironwork all twisted leaves and queer-looking flowers. And they were very definitely shut.
Tilly's heart sinks. Will's at the door of their cottage, daring her to come ice-skating up at Frost Hollow Hall. No one goes near the place these days. Rumour has it that the house is haunted . . . Ten years ago the young heir, Kit Barrington, drowned there in the lake. But Tilly never turns down a dare.
Then it goes horribly wrong. The ice breaks, Tilly falls through and almost drowns. At the point of death, a beautiful angel appears in the water and saves her. Kit Barrington's ghost.
Kit needs Tilly to solve the mystery of his death, so that his spirit can rest in peace. In order to discover all she can, Tilly gets work as a maid at Frost Hollow Hall. But the place makes her flesh crawl. It's all about the dead here, she's told, and in the heart of the house she soon discovers all manner of dark secrets . . .
A nice sweet little read which I happily read it pretty much one sitting.
Frost hollow hall is a Ghost story set in a Downton-esque setting. The main character is a teenager who ends up working at the hall and is able to feel the spirit of the ghosts there. As the story unfolds you get to know more about what has go on in the past and uncover the secrets of the hall and its inhabitants.
I really loved the main character Tilly and discovering the truth about what happened at the hall along with her. I loved the feel of the story and the setting and I just needed to know more. I also liked how the story was quite gentle for a ghost story meaning it is a book I could happily recommend to my younger students without the fear that parents might complain that books are giving their children night terrors because they are sensitive little souls.
Would happily read more set in the world from this author.