Thursday, December 21, 2017

The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright

"The House on Foster Hill" by Jaime Jo Wright is a Christian murder mystery that tells the story of two young women at two different times in history: Ivy's story is set in the early 1900's; Kaine's story is set in the present day.

Kaine's husband died two years ago in an accident that she insists was no accident. In an attempt to start over, Kaine impulsively purchases an old house that has some family history. As Kaine uncovers the history of the house she sees how circumstances in the past eerily mirror her own life.

"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." 

Over a hundred years earlier, Ivy is struggling to find meaning in life while recovering from her brother's death and a broken heart. A mysterious murder on the Foster Hill property leaves Ivy looking for answers...

I found Ivy to be a more compelling character and thought her storyline was more intriguing than the present day storyline. I might have prefered it if the novel were written predominantly in the past. That being said, I did find it interesting to see how Ivy and Kaine's stories intertwined.  

This novel is a mystery that incorporates elements of romance -- both in the present timeline and in the past. Although it deals with some mature themes, the novel isn't graphic and there is no foul language. Some of the Christian conversations at the beginning of the novel felt a bit contrived, but overall a strong message of hope comes through. If you're a fan of historical mystery, but like it to be mild, this novel may be one for you.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc." 

~❀~ Chelsey ~❀~

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