Maryrose Wood is the author of the first five books (so far!) in this series about the Incorrigible children and their governess. These books may be considered works of fiction, which is to say, the true bits and the untrue bits are so thoroughly mixed together that no one should be able to tell the difference. This process of fabrication is fully permitted under the terms of the author's Poetic License, which is one of her most prized possessions.
Maryrose's other qualifications for writing these tales include a scandalous stint as a professional thespian, many years as a private governess to two curious and occasionally rambunctious pupils, and whatever literary insights she may have gleaned from living in close proximity to a clever but disobedient dog.
Jane Northumberland is married to the twelfth Duke of Northumberland and is mistress of Alnwick Castle. The earls and dukes of Northumberland have lived in Alnwick Castle for seven hundred years. The Duchess has spent the last fourteen years creating beautiful public gardens in the grounds of the castle and, because of her fascination with and knowledge of poisons, has created the world-famous Poison Garden. Alnwick Castle and the Alnwick Garden are the most popular tourist destinations in the north of England, attracting more than 800,000 visitors each year.
Overall, Nightshade is a beautiful, fast paced, heartbreaking read.
I know this wasn't the most detailed review but it is hard to talk in too much detail without giving away one of the things that makes this book so awesome.
Jessamine will discover several lurid secrets and Weed will make a final decision regarding his true nature.
SPOILERS! I tend to be a sucker for love stories and was rather disappointed that this wasn't enough of one. Read morePublished 15 months ago by GlttrGuitarAngel
This second book of The poison diaries...Nightshade is much better than the first "The poison diaries....story line is much more interesting and fast moving than the first. Read morePublished 18 months ago by B. Rackley
Nightshade is better--darker--than the first book. Jessamine and Weed's lives have been complicated by many factors, and now they are separated. Read morePublished on June 12, 2012 by Kris
When we find Jessamine in this book she is not the same girl we left in the last book. She has lost her faith in men, and had her innocence taken away. Read morePublished on March 30, 2012 by Melby223
This is the second book in the Poison Diaries Series. The reader will enjoy finding out what happened to Jessamine and Weed. Read morePublished on November 1, 2011 by Common Sense