The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright
It’s been a long time since I read a book that I had to stop reading so I could go to sleep. The suspense of what was coming next was just too much for a brain trying to settle down for the night. But really, that’s not a bad thing at all.
In this debut novel from Jaime Jo Wright, she has found herself a new fan. I was completely taken in by the suspense and mystery in this book. I’m not even disappointed that my predicted ending was wrong! Weaving history and present day Ms. Wright tells the captivating story of our main character, Kaine Prescott leaves the west coast to get away from a part of her story that seems to follow her, despite her best efforts. When she purchases a home connected to her family – the house’s past becomes a very real part of her present. And so the adventure sets in.
I found myself completely engaged with the story – needing to finish the second half in one sitting! That, for me is the sign of a book worth my time. It was also very refreshing to not have a Christian novel melt into a romance. I will be recommending this title to a variety of audiences – older teens, men who are reticent to read fiction, and women who tire of the predictable stories.
Thank you to Graf Martin Communications and Bethany House for the opportunity to independently review this offering.