Get Your Free Audiobook

Non-member price: $34.76

After 2 months, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

Still grieving the death of her husband, Lauren leaves the hubbub of Boston for the peaceful shores of Cape Cod, where she hopes to come to terms with her loss and devote herself to her writing. Historic Holland House, isolated on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, seems like the perfect refuge, until Lauren discovers that she’s not alone, and her ghostly roommate might be none other than Sophie Holland, the mysterious first mistress of the house.

With the help of a handsome doctor with an interest in local history, Lauren is soon drawn out of her self-imposed exile as she sets out to learn what happened to Sophie and stumbles onto a story worth writing about.

©2020 Merlin Press LLC (P)2020 Irina Shapiro

What listeners say about The House on the Hill

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for sgresham
  • sgresham
  • 18-09-2020

Overly Sad and depressing

I kept hoping it would get better as it got further into the story, it did not. The historical heroine is plagued by tragedy and unhappiness. Too much so even for the times. I found myself skipping forward through the ridiculously long, tragic descriptions of her circumstances.
The modern heroine is likeable, but the author tries too hard to make her mysterious and stretch out her situation longer than is needed.
And finally, then ending is somewhat abrupt and unsatisfying.
I wanted to like this book, but I really just suffered through it.
The narrator was very good and I would enjoy hearing more of her work.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Melissa L. Milam
  • Melissa L. Milam
  • 11-05-2020

Wow!

This book was fantastic! You won't be able to put it down. You have to finish to find out what will happen next. Irina Shapiro has definitely outdone herself with this one .

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for lvbks
  • lvbks
  • 11-06-2020

Speechless 😍

Irina Shapiro is genius , She amazes me every time I read er book 📖!Her writing is so unique. 10000 ⭐️

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jennifer W.
  • Jennifer W.
  • 13-06-2020

Just couldn’t stop listening

A tale of broken hearts, renewed love, passionate embraces between two time period that will lead you to not want to stop listening.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Leticia Crow
  • Leticia Crow
  • 31-05-2020

highly recommended!

i loved this book! the narrator brought Irina's amazing story to life! it was an amazing story full of pain, love, paranormal encounters, and mystery! I would highly recommend it!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Barbara k
  • Barbara k
  • 24-05-2020

Enjoyed

I enjoyed this book very much. Wonderful love story. Narration of Ryan and Loren could have been smoother. I found it a bit choppy and short. I would definitely recommend this book.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amanda Parks
  • Amanda Parks
  • 23-05-2020

WOW! I LOVED it! MAKE A SEQUEL!

I am a huge fan of Irina Shapiro's work. I highly recommend The Wonderland Series, Echoes from the Past series, Precious Bones, the Inheritance, etc. This book captured my attention from start to finish. I loved the narrator and the characters. The adept way that Ms. Shapiro weaves the past and present story lines keep me interest and engaged. I also looooovvveeee a good ghost story and this one was so heartfelt!!! I would love to see a second edition to this book where I could find out what happens with Lauren's future and to Sophie's children. I don't want to give any spoilers!
-Amanda Parks

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for kanga2012
  • kanga2012
  • 26-03-2021

A gorgeous ghost/love story

As I finished listening to this wonderful story , I felt a deep sense of peace for all the characters. I also have such admiration for the writing of a beautiful and haunting story. Irina Shapiro writes such deeply emotional and heartfelt stories that reach deep into your soul. Her stories stay with me as I continue to process them long after I have finished one.
My only comment is that the narrator as good as she, is would help her listeners if the inflection she uses for her male characters were different and more distinctive from each other.
However that would not keep me from listening to another Irina Shapiro title.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for K. Walser
  • K. Walser
  • 24-03-2021

Good book with a different style

The book was well put together and to me it w as unique which I don’t have a lot to compare but I really did like the book. My husband laughed because every time we got in bed to go to sleep. There was a love making scene. Over all a good book

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Teresa J. Kendall
  • Teresa J. Kendall
  • 12-02-2021

Good story

Loved the story. The narrative could have been a little better. I liked going back threw time.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Susie
  • Susie
  • 13-05-2020

Great Novel

Absolutely loved it. One of Irina Shapiro best. Easy story to get into. Very engaging. Highly recommend.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-11-2020

Heartbreak, love and tragedy.

Loved it. I didn't expect what was coming at any point. Loved the flip between time lines aand connecting the two. Lovely ending.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-07-2020

story of loss and hope

loved this offering from Irina. what a skilled storyteller. the plot twisted and turned and kept the reader involved. more please ms Shapiro !!

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.