Friends! Run and fetch our book for this month’s book club meeting ASAP! You’ll be able to finish it quickly. Be sure you have all the lights on as it will have you bug-eyed and a little on edge… (We’re meeting Monday the 22nd from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Invite your friends to join you! We’ll meet in the sanctuary of Middletown United Methodist Church. Address at the end of this post.)
The book had me from its cover:
Author Jaime Jo Wright created quite a page-turner, while jumping back and forth between two women separated by a century in the very same house. Sounds confusing, but Jamie guides us readers along beautifully and at a fast pace.
It’s a huge deal Jamie Jo’s debut novel is nominated in two categories for the very coveted Christy Award: First Novel and Mystery/Suspense/ Thriller.
I’m only a hundred pages in, so I’m going to let reviewer Barbara Derse tease you for a moment :
“In her debut novel, Author Jamie Jo Wright has delivered a compelling tale of murder and mystery through a time split-story line connected by an old abandoned house, the lives it touched, and the long protected secrets it hold. Gripping suspense, multiple plot twists, hair-raising terror and well developed characters travel across the pages.
I found myself riveted by Kaine Prescott’s and Ivy Thorpe’s lives as they converged at The House on Foster Hill. Wright has woven a dual story so intricately entwined it took me to the end of the book to unravel and reveal the truth.
And, it was a surprise…not what I was expecting at all. The seamless transition from one era to the other kept the smooth rhythm of the story flowing and held me captive with each turn of the page to the very end.Though the story in both eras has a dark and ominous feel to it, it also offers light and life. Intertwined with the frightening evil that overshadows the house, a legacy of hope rises and shines through the strong women who refuse to let the house’s secret ruin their lives or force them to live in fear; women who look to an eternal future.
Wright does an exceptional job weaving faith into everyday moments in a natural, unforced way…as it should be. Talk of God’s love and His promises written in scripture were flawlessly laid within casual conversation and deep reflections by the characters.
Wright has crafted a well written debut and is an author to watch in the coming years. I look forward to more from her.”
And, good news for us, Jaime Jo has written more…
(releasing January 22nd, available for ore-order.)
Grab some friends and join us in the sanctuary of Middletown United Methodist Church, Monday night, October 22nd, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The more the merrier!
Please RSVP to Nancy Tinnell at (502) 245-8839.
See you next Monday!
‘Til next time…