Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Review: The House on Blackberry Hill By: Donna Alward

House on Blackberry Hill (Jewell Cove, #1)House on Blackberry Hill by Donna Alward
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I know, I know - a romance novel gets 5 stars --- well, it is well deserved. It is original, not redundant in so many ways that others are, it is fun, gripping, well written, and I really loved it.
Abby Foster didn't know one side of her family, when she comes to sort out the inheritance, the big Foster House aka the House on Blackberry Hill, in the small town of Jewell Cove - maybe she has more than she bargained for.
Tom Arseneault has dreamt of working on the house and restoring it to it's former glory, being the best contractor in town, brings him to the door within hours of Abby's arrival and right through the veranda. He might be a little pushy when it comes to getting this job, but he has had his heart broken and for all he knows destroyed - leaving him a bit of a recluse and his family divided.
Abby wants to sort the house, put it on the market, there are no ties here. She has had no ties and no love for so long that she wouldn't know what to do. As the house begins to unveil the beauty of the wood, so does it begin to show itself in the form of a ghost and a mystery that needs to be solved to bring rest and peace.
There are wonderful secondary characters and this is a part of a series that I am sure going to be looking forward to losing myself in - the ending added a bit to the second mystery that will be in the next book. I loved the characters, the depth, I loved the town, the imagery, I could close my eyes and I was in Jewell Cove and felt everything. You will cry, laugh, and root for these people.

*****This is a First Reads, Thank You Goodreads*****

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