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Jessica T.4 Stars Out Of 5The House On Foster Hill by Jamie Jo WrightOctober 22, 2019Jessica T.Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4The stories of Kaine Prescott and Ivy Thorpe are separated by a century. The unique weaving of the two women's lives and the mysteries they unravel in order to free themselves of their personal pasts and the danger they can sense on the horizon is good. It probably would have felt excellent to me if I hadn't read Ms. Wright's The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond before the debut novel. There was just an extra something about that tale that leaves the debut, The House On Foster Hill, in second place for me. Wish I could describe what little tweak would have helped Foster Hill stand next to Gossamer Pond instead of behind it for me. Even so, I found the use of the daffodils suspenseful and the pages from the book being used as a diary intriguing. It helped me feel the bridge between the two times and the rising action of the story. They also connected me deeply to the characters even though I've not survived the personal tragedies they have. Ms. Wright is a masterful mystery writer.
Nicole Cook5 Stars Out Of 5incredible Christian SuspenseDecember 7, 2018Nicole CookQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Wow, what an incredible debut novel by Jaime Jo Wright! This romantic suspense novel tells the story of the house on Foster Hill in a wonderfully written dual timeline/ time-slip format. Wright tells the present day story of Kaine Prescott who moves to her grandfather's hometown in search of a new start after her husband died under suspicious circumstances. Kaine's purchase of an old abandoned house brings up mysteries and secrets from the past. As Kaine searches for answers in present day, the readers find out clues along the way as the other part of the storyline takes place in 1906 and follows the mysteries and horrors that happened back then as they were unfolding. This is such a wonderfully well-written story. This story is not for everyone and has some dark aspects to it, but fans of Christian suspense will thoroughly love it! It is definitely a page turner and kept me guessing until the end! I also loved the bit of romance included in both storylines and the fact that the characters had faith in God and hope for the future despite the tragedies they experienced. I can't wait to read more books by Jaime Jo Wright! I definitely recommend this book!
MJ5 Stars Out Of 5MJNovember 28, 2018MJQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Through the pages, the dual story held me fast and gripped me with mystery, terror and hope.When Kaine Prescott loses her husband, she purchases an abandoned house in her grandfather's home town. The house has a dark history. 100 years earlier, Ivy Thorpe lives in that darkness. How the 2 women's lives, separated by a century, intersect is a spell-binding story of renewed hope and strength in God. "for in Thee, O Lord, do I hope;Thou wilt hear, O Lord, my God" (Ivy) I highly recommend this book; Wright has woven Intrigue, suspense, mystery, intricate plot and rich characters
Trixi5 Stars Out Of 5Brilliantly told, seamlessly written!September 29, 2018TrixiQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5How does a reader categorize this book? Mystery, suspense, psychological thriller, dual-timeline, a hint of romance, or perhaps it's a bit of all of these combined? Whatever you want to call it, Wright is brilliant in the telling of it! Her descriptions are crisp, fresh, and snap with life. Phrases I don't often see authors use to describe things painted a vivid picture in my mind. For a debut novel, it reads as a seasoned best seller! Each chapter hooked me on a high until I was breathless to find out what happens next. I could not turn pages fast enough.
The House on Foster Hill connects two women a hundred years apart as they strive to unravel the mystery surrounding it. Will it give up its secrets easily, or will it want to keep them buried like the women Ivy writes about in her "death diary"? Each clue found seems random at first, but the pieces slowly knit together like a crochet needle fashioning a scarf. But someone or something fights to keep playing mind games with Ivy & Kaine. Creepy much? Definitely sent shivers tickling up my spine and made me wonder why exactly it mattered to find the history buried deep within it walls. When swirling script is found written on a copy of Great Escapes within the house, it fleshes out a woman named Gabreilla--murdered at the hands of a madman. Ivy follows clues with the help of an old childhood friend while Kaine digs deeper in her family history to fill in the holes left centuries ago. There's also the underlying desire for hope in both women's hearts, hope that seems much too far away to grasp. But is it?? Through her death, Gabreilla teaches that hope doesn't come from within but without, as witnessed by this line:
"My eyes see beyond today, beyond my circumstances in a world jaded and scarred by sin. I see into Heaven. And it is beautiful. And it is good. It is my future. There is no despair in eternity, in God's presence, in His perfection. There is only hope. He is my hope. "
When I read that it slammed into me, temporarily taking my breath away! What a brilliant way to describe how to keep our eyes on the One who can give us hope beyond where we are. Beyond anything we will encounter in this life. Authors who remind me of God's promises in the pages of their stories are those who I love the most. Not only will they provide an escape from life in printed words, but who satiate our souls with Truth. I found many such lines that deeply touched me and still linger well after I've finished. Wright is now on my automatic-read authors and I will highly endorse her books to others. Her next novels are already on my "must-read-now" list!
Other favorite lines:
"That was why Gabriella was so compelling. Her story had sucked Kaine in. Gabriella was someone who truly grabbed hold of God's hand when life threw curveballs. No. Not even curveballs. Fireballs, really. What life attempted to destroy, God only made stronger. Gabriella's strength reflected her story. "
"Someday I will see His face and all of this will wash away. What will I leave behind? What will my legacy leave? I choose hope. ~Gabriella"
"Gabriella was definitely held at that house against her will, based on what we've read in her writings that we found at the house," Grant finished. "The amazing thing is, whoever she was, she had faith that could move mountains. She saw hope where most women would see abandonment."
"See?" Joy poked her fork in Kaine's direction. "Hope isn't a waste of time, sweetie. You've got to cling to those promises, and the Lord will provide the rest."
*I received a digital copy via Netgalley and was under no obligation to leave a favorable review. "
BrendaLeeAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Murder & MysteryJuly 27, 2018BrendaLeeAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My first book by Jamie Jo Wright. Be ready because it is good! Scary but not too..creepy which I love. Love the descriptions of the House on Foster Hill and the way things of old were found. Murder and mystery with a dual story line that intersects with the people and the House. A little romance in midst of it all too. Be ready for the unexpected twist and turns that happens. Will the murders be solved or will they come to a dead end? Ha! You will have to read the book to find out.
I bought the ebook when it was on sale because I did not know if I would like it much, but...Oh Me! I loved it! I found a new to me author.