As an inspirational romance author, I found Rebecca to be intense and gripping. Daphne DuMaurier did a wonderful job of capturing the flavor of the era. Her characters were real, even the dead Rebecca, the first Mrs. De Winter, invokes her evil through her loyal servant Ms. Danvers. And, when the innocent second Mrs. De Winter enters the scene, she discover Manderley is not a fairy tale land as Mrs. Van Hopper described, but a breathing, seething, bleeding house with many secrets, buried and alive. Life will never be the same for the innocent Mrs. De Winter as she discovers, learns and fights for her own destiny. I couldn't put this book down. And, now I'm reading it's sequel, "Mrs. De Winter" by Susan Hill, and so far, I'm not disappointed. If you're in for a cozy thriller with plenty of twists and turns, then this is the book for you. Good reading, and I bid you good dreams. By Kelly R. Stevens, author of "Ragdoll, Song of the Cimarron," and "One With the Wind."