Karen’s Pick of the Week: The House in the Orchard by Elizabeth Brooks

Reading The House in the Orchard by Elizabeth Brooks took me back to two of my favorite classics.  Maude, a character you will both love and hate, is a flawed heroine reminiscent of both Estella Havisham from Dickens’ Great Expectations and Bronte’s Jane Eyre.  This Gothic tale of tragedy and transformation  has  intense emotion, terror, pleasure, death, romance, and eerie ghostly…