Thursday, December 14, 2017

The House on Foster Hill

GIVEAWAY
WRIGHT, JAIME JO
THE HOUSE ON FOSTER HILL

Kaine Prescottis no stranger to death. When her husband died two years ago, her pleas for further investigation into his suspicious demise fell on deaf ears. In desperate need of a fresh start, Kaine purchases an old house sigh 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, resurrecting painful memories and forcing a reunion with the man who broke her heart. Can Ivy unravel the mystery and find a renewed hope before any other lives -- including her own -- are lost?

My Review:

Mesmerizing. I'm just nigh on speechless at a how truly captivating this debut novel is. There is this powerful thread of hope that is intricately woven into the very fiber of both Kaine's and Ivy's stories that ministered to me in an incredible way. I am so grateful to the author for creating that kind of inspirational thread -- it transcends time and easily leaps from fiction to real life. Truly uplifting.

And now on to the whole Gothic vibe that thrilled me to my toes. Both in 1906 and 2017. I think this is the first time I've read a dual timeline Gothic romantic mystery. Spine-tingling good! This book is full of gems like this - Kaine's first glimpse of Foster Hill House: "Cavernous windows opened in a silent scream on the face of the Gothic house tilted on the crest of Foster Hill." (p 22) If that doesn't set the mood, I don't know what will. This house is steeped in mystery both past and present and Wright expertly weaves both stories to a crescendo of a climax. Simply stunning. And she ends every scene on a gasp-out-loud-you-can't-leave-it-there high.

The kind of novel that begs you to read faster and slower at the same time! Because you want to have all the answers right now but you also want to savor the exquisite journey along the way. Such a lovely reader conundrum!

Book provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of The House on Foster Hill, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday December 17 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

54 comments:

  1. I SO want to read Jaime's debut book, I've heard such good things about it from just about everyone! She's a beloved author friend on Facebook and I follow the blog she's a part of; Coffee Cups and Camisoles :-) So yeah, it's a must-read

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I must hunt her down on those two sites. This is a definite must read of 2017. Good luck, Trixi.

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    2. Here is the link for the blog:

      https://coffeecupsandcamisoles.blogspot.com

      Four authors you probably know are part of it; Erica Vetsch, Anne Love, Gabrielle Meyer and Jaime Jo Wright.

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    3. Thanks, Trixi. I've heard of three of those authors. Just not Anne Love. More research for me now!

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  2. KAV, I'm so glad you enjoyed Jaime's book! It is a spectacular debut!

    ((((HUGS))))

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    1. Hard to believe it's a debut novel, isn't it?

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    2. An amazing read. Kav, your review is absolutely astounding! Would that I had such a way with words as you. You certainly did this awesome book justice!

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    3. LOL -- thanks, Diana. It's an awesomesauce book.

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  3. I love that piano on the cover (well, and cry for its neglected state). That's what caught my eye first. The story sounds fascinating too!

    rachaeldalquist AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. And the piano plays a central part in the story, Rachael. Good luck.

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  4. The House on Foster Hill sounds like a great book. I love the title and cover and love that a new author is added to my mix. Thank you, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. And we're all going to want to keep an eye out for Jaime Jo Wright's books now! Good luck, Melanie.

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  5. This one sounds so good! It's been getting rave reviews, so I'm excited to see for myself what all the excitement is about! Lol

    mylittlebirdiebooks (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Yes -- tons of rave reviews. You definitely need to check it out. Good luck, Karen.

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  6. Yes!!! Count me in on this one for sure. Sounds good. becci43atgmaildotcom

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  7. Google likes me again, I have been able to post comments on here lately!
    This one has piqued my interest since I first saw it. Would love to win it! Thanks Kav paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. Yay -- glad you and google are on speaking terms again. Good luck, Paula.

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  8. Thanks for your wonderful review, Kav. Have it and can't wait to read it!

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  9. I enjoyed the review. The cover is one that really catches the eye! Looking forward to this.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. That cover does set the mood for the story inside. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  10. This was such an amazing dual time line with a Gothic feel and full of hope Story. I loved it. Good luck ladies.

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    1. I love hearing how people love it as much as I do.

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  11. This book has amazing reviews and I would be so happy to read it. I do love a good suspense novel.

    cenya2{at} Hotmail {dot} com

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    1. Then you will absolutely adore this one, Marjorie. Good luck!

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  12. THE HOUSE ON FOSTER HILL intrigues me. In your review when you said dual timeline Gothic romantic mystery I was like WOW I'd love to read that!

    Thanks for the book information, review and the chance to win a copy!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  13. The cover alone on this book makes me want to read it. The fact that it is a dual timeline story and Gothic romantic suspense cinches it for me. Thanks for the chance to win The House on Foster Hill.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. There are so many irresistible components that make up this book -- it's impossible to resist. Good luck, Pam.

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  14. I so want to read this!! Bookwormgal2011 at yahoo dot com

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  15. YAY!!!! This book sounds SSOOO Good! !! 😍
    I've had it on my wish list since the 1st time it was mentioned on here !! 😍 <3 😍 <3
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy!!!

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    1. Whoops Sorry Too Excited
      iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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    2. LOL -- a book to get excited over. Good luck, Linda.

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    3. YES! For Sure Definitely Sounds like a winner to me!

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  16. It's so hard not to judge a book by its cover when the cover is this fantastic. Definitely on my wishlist!
    Dianna

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  17. Oooo I've heard so many good things about this one Kav! I love those books that make you want to read faster and slower at the same time. Thanks for the review. This one is now on my TBR list.
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. This is definitely that kind of book! Good luck, Loraine!

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  18. I so enjoy dual timelines! Throw in suspense with twists...even better!! When you commented that..."she ends every scene on a gasp-out-loud-you-can't-leave-it-there high.", you totally won me over!!! I can't wait to read this book! Thanks for this awesome review, Kav!

    nj(dot)bossman(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It's mind boggling, agboss. Truly mind boggling. Good luck.

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  19. I have been so excited for Jaime Jo Wright's release. It seems like almost a year ago for her cover reveal. Seriously, THAT COVER! tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I know!!! And it's such an amazing story! Good luck, Terrill.

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  20. This is another one I've been dying to read. Thanks for offering it, Kav! Fingers crossed! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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  21. Great. Thank you. teshawATsbcglobalDOTnet

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  22. Oooh, I’m really excited about this one! Thank you for sharing the wonderful review and giveaway, Kav.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's a book to get excited about. Good luck, Britney.

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  23. I just bought this book. I've been told that once you start reading you cannot put it down. Now if only I can find time to read.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. What they say is true! Hope you get a chance to read it soon.

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