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When Kaine Prescott's husband died, her pleas for an investigation fell on deaf ears. In need of a fresh start, she purchases an old house sight unseen in Wisconsin. A century earlier, Ivy Thorpe questioned a suspicious death on that same property. When the house's dark secrets resurface, Kaine must face a terrifying realization!
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Kaine Prescott is no stranger to death. When her husband died two years ago, her pleas for further investigation into his suspicious death fell on deaf ears. In desperate need of a fresh start, Kaine purchases an old house sight unseen in her grandfather's Wisconsin hometown. But one look at the eerie, abandoned house immediately leaves her questioning her rash decision. And when the house's dark history comes back with a vengeance, Kaine is forced to face the terrifying realization she has nowhere left to hide.
A century earlier, the house on Foster Hill holds nothing but painful memories for Ivy Thorpe. When an unidentified woman is found dead on the property, Ivy is compelled to discover her identity. Ivy's search leads her into dangerous waters and, even as she works together with a man from her past, can she unravel the mystery before any other lives--including her own--are lost?
CozyWriter'sDen5 Stars Out Of 5WonderfulFebruary 13, 2018CozyWriter'sDenQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I really enjoyed this book. It kept me on the edge of my seat from the first to the last page. J.J. Wright did an amazing job at writing a disturbing thriller, but showing it through the mirrored gaze of several spectacularly amazing heroines. Through the eyes of three incredible women, we learn the terrible secret of the house on Foster Hill.
The multi-generational storytelling in this novel was carried out seamlessly. I often become a little disinterested or tend to have preference over one character than another when authors choose to run multiple stories in parallel. This was not the case with this story. The two eras fit together effortlessly and each story lent value and fascination to the other. I eagerly anticipated reading each point of view and never felt like I was loosing out when the era switched.
I found this story to be very well thought out and cleverly written. I was also amazed at the powerful faith examples lived out by the women in this story. The Bible isn't preached in this novel, but it is lived vividly in the lives of the women of Foster Hill - and through some rather terrible circumstances, I might add. All I can say, and though I hate to repeat myself, is that this was a powerful novel that will stick with me for some time. I would definitely recommend it if you are in search of a mystery/thriller.
Thank-you to Graf Martin Communications and Baker Publishing House for a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
Doc HiltonHorseshoe Bend, ARAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5THE HOUSE ON FOSTER HILL Will Wake You Up!February 7, 2018Doc HiltonHorseshoe Bend, ARAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Kaine Prescott needed a break. The stress of her job counselling (rescuing?) abused women was taking its toll, and creating interesting life experiences with the men from whom they were rescued. Including threats, intimidation, psychological warfare and physical confrontations.
Buying a house, sight unseen, based on the recommendation of a friend of a friend, probably wasn't a good way to begin. And when she finds out that her family has a "history" with the dark mansion, she begins to question her sanity.
And yet Kaine finds herself waking up to faith. Waking up to hope. Waking up to the realization that God is more than just a name in a book that she hasn't opened in a long time. And by the time the last chapter has been written, the reader is going to come to the same realization.
Travelling through time is possible. It's also exhausting, and emotionally draining. And it's one of the most effective means of ensuring that you have a totally captive audience. Brava, Jaime Jo Wright! You've succeeded.
While I've read books that have employed this formula before, I've never seen it articulated so effectively, or so seamlessly. This is a large book, close to 400 pages. However, every page, every paragraph, contributes to the flow of the story. Soon, you will ask yourself, "Am I reading . . . or am I experiencing events along with the other characters?"
One other detail worth mentioning . . . the house is a character, as well. And the house grows and develops much as the other characters in the story. I've always found such details to be the trademark of some of the most excellent literature. This is Jaime Jo Wright's debut novel . . . and I'm looking forward to many more stories from this gifted author.
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
5 stars for a story that will hold you until the very last page.
Voni5 Stars Out Of 5Emotionally WreckedFebruary 6, 2018VoniQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0This book is not for the faint of heart, but it is for those who know what it is to grab ahold of faith and cling to to Christ for dear life. There were moments when I had to put the book down, wrecked, and let the emotions settle. I won't ruin the story by explaining more than that. The writing is such that I lived in the world Jaime created as I read. To weave together strands of history with contemporary as she did is the sign of a fantastic author. The character Joy made me smile every time she came into the story. But all the characters were all real and well-written. This is a book of strong women and men worthy of them, people I'd like to sit down at a coffee shop with.
Loraine5 Stars Out Of 5Great read.January 31, 2018LoraineQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0This was a great read. It was one of those stories that pulled me right in and dared me to walk away. I didn't take that dare. It was suspenseful and gripping. It surprised me and grabbed my emotions. It had descriptions that pulled me so far into the story that I didn't even remember that I am a reader who skips over descriptions that are more than one line. It was that good. Full review is at my website.
I received this book in a giveaway. I was not required to give a review. All of the opinions I have expressed are my own.
VickyLafayette, IndianaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Engaging Historical SuspenseJanuary 18, 2018VickyLafayette, IndianaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Sometimes you try a new author and are impressed and sometimes the book just doesn't connect. I can say that Jaime Jo Wright's debut novel..The House on Foster Hill was an outstanding read that had me thoroughly involved throughout the story. I really enjoy the story lines that span history and entail two different time periods that the story weaves around. This story spans over a hundred years to the present and the author redefines historical suspense with a house and the women it touched.
Starting out in Oakwood Wisconsin in 1906, Ivy Thorpe felt that death had a way of creeping up on a soul, and Ivy Thorpe was determined that when it visited her, she would not be surprised. Her story would be recorded and remembered. When a body is found in the Foster Hill oak tree, Ivy sets out to find out her story and what happened to her and her baby. The House of Foster Hill has always had a reputation of sinister happenings and now this.
Kaine Prescott is heading to the Foster Hill house from California after she purchases her grandfather's house sight unseen. Her husband died two years ago and she believes it to be suspicious and keeps trying to get the investigation reopened. When Kaine sees the abandoned house, she realizes her decision was foolish to try to compensate for her husbands death. She wants to redo the house because he wanted to always do that. Now she is learning the dark history to the house and someone is out to keep her from continuing to find out the the truth. She finds small treasures in the house from Ivy and Kaine is trying to put together the same story that Ivy was putting together about the strange house on Foster Hill.
This storyline has it all...suspense, romance and intrigue that will keep you turning pages to find out what Ivy and Kaine find out about the House on Foster Hill and just how the two stories are stories of legacy and loss. The characters were very well crafted along with twists that surprised me and hope that tied it altogether. Please pick up and read, you will not be disappointed.
Thanks to Bethany House Publishers for this free copy just for my honest opinion