About the Book:
Jobless, homeless, and broke, Camden Bristow decides to visit the grandmother she hasn't seen in years. But when Camden arrives in Etherton, Ohio, she discovers that her grandmother has passed away, leaving her the 150-year-old mansion on Crescent Hill. The site of her happiest summers as a child, the run-down mansion is now her only refuge.
When Camden finds evidence that she may not be the mansion's only occupant, memories of Grandma Rosalie's bedtime stories about secret passageways and runaway slaves fuel her imagination. What really happened at Crescent Hill? Who can she turn to for answers in this town full of strangers? And what motivates the handsome local Alex Yates to offer his help? As she works to uncover the past and present mysteries harbored in her home, Camden uncovers deep family secrets within the mansion's walls that could change her life—and the entire town—forever.
This one is a winner. It has mystery, suspense, history, and even some romance. It is Christian fiction, but not overly religious. Two women in two different families are looking for answers to pretty much the same questions. It is a little confusing at first to keep everyone straight, but then the threads start to come together. It has a nice pro-life message too. Not everyone could pull off this story, but Dobson does a great job with it and I highly recommend it. Grade: B+