15 Jan Book Review: The House on Foster Hill
I was given this book by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for a honest review. All opinions are my own.
I love reading books from Bethany House Publisher authors because it gives me a chance to see what Christian authors are writing. I have to say, I have been loving the books coming from current writers.
A perfect example of this is The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright. The House on Foster Hill is the debut novel from author Jaime Jo Wright. Here is what I love about The House on Foster Hill; the story has two main characters, modern day Kaine Prescott and a century earlier Ivy Thorpe. Both women are connected to a house in Wisconsin called “Foster Hill”. Both women are fighting injustice and standing up for silent victims, but doing so has it’s own cost. What happens when Kaine and Ivy become the targets? (You know I hate giving away spoilers, so I’m just going to leave that cliff-hanger right there!)
I loved this book. The House on Foster Hill is fast paced, great story line and keeps you in suspense the entire time. I was genuinely shocked when I found out that The House on Foster Hill was Jaime Jo Wright’s FIRST NOVEL. I still can’t believe it. There is no doubt that it takes incredible skill to create a stage large enough for two main characters, BUT THEN you throw in the time span of a century between the two women and you have your hands full. However, Jaime Jo Wright masterfully weaved both stories together so well. At times, I just wanted Kaine and Ivy to meet and be best friends, but Jaime Jo Wright maintined the tension of a story divided by time, but eerily similar that she held her reader (ME!) captive the entire time.
I finished The House on Foster Hill in 24 hours. It was that good. So good. The mystery kept me on the edge of my (comfy) couch and the romance was so sweet without going overboard. When I was reading The House on Foster Hill, my dogs started barking at the front door which scared me half to death and sent chills down my back. Luckily, they were just barking at a neighbor’s car lights, so it was nothing. But reading The House on Foster Hill, harmless car lights felt like SOMETHING SCARY.
If you are looking for a fun, entertaining book, grab The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright. I am excited to see what Jaime Jo Wright does next!
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