Thursday, October 27, 2011

Refuge on Crescent Hill~Review

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I recently had the opportunity to review Refuge on Crescent Hill by Melanie Dobson

From the Publisher

This homecoming wasn’t what she expected . . .
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.

My Thoughts

Oh my. This the first book I have read by Melanie Dobson and I am sure it will not be my last. I loved this book! I could not put it down! This story is full of twists and turns and will keep you in suspense until the very end.

The story has a very real feel to it. The characters are well developed and the plot line is very believable.  If you love suspense you will really enjoy this story!  I really loved the Camden and Alex. Camden grows and changes so much throughout this story. You watch her draw closer to God as the story progresses. I really like that this is a Christian story but is not your typical Christian fiction. I really loved this book!

You can read an excerpt of Refuge on Crescent Hill here.

Disclosure: I received this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received. All opinions in this post and on this blog are my own.

1 comment:

Melanie Dobson said...

Thanks so much for your review! I'm honored that you enjoyed the story.

Many blessings,

~Melanie Dobson