Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Refuge on Crescent Hill


Jobless, homeless, and broke, Camden Bristow decides to visit the grandmother she hasn’t seen in years. But when Camden arrives in Etherton, Ohio, she discovers that her grandmother has passed away, leaving her the 150-year-old mansion on Crescent Hill. The site of her happiest summers as a child, the run-down mansion is now her only refuge.

When Camden finds evidence that she may not be the mansion’s only occupant, memories of Grandma Rosalie’s bedtime stories about secret passageways and runaway slaves fuel her imagination. What really happened at Crescent Hill? Who can she turn to for answers in this town full of strangers? And what motivates the handsome local Alex Yates to offer his help? As she works to uncover the past and present mysteries harbored in her home, Camdem uncovers deep family secrets within the mansion’s walls that could change her life─and the entire town─forever.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Refuge on Crescent Hill, go HERE.

Book Review

Camden hops in her car one night thinking she will just drive to see her Grandmother and escape some of the stress and money problems which are plaguing her.     She arrives in town to realize that her Grandmother's funeral has been held the day before and no one had contacted her.      Overwhelmed with grief, she accept the key to her Grandmother's home, Crescent Hill.       Confused by the condition of the home, she settles in grateful for a place to stay and the comfort of being surrounded by the familiarity of her Grandmother's things.    

It doesn't take long for things to start disappearing and footsteps to appear.      The city approaches with demands of repairs.    A young man approaches with an offer to purchase the home.      Camden isn't even sure if she wants to sell the home.      It doesn't take long to realize the home has secrets.    Ones that people are unwilling to share.

Camden must sort through all the stories, lies, deceit, and truly helpful offers to find what God wants for her and what her Grandmother's purpose was in leaving her on Crescent Hill.

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