Today’s book review features
On the Cliffs of Foxglove Manor by Jaime Jo Wright.
Adria Fontaine has been sent to recover goods her father pirated on the Great Lakes during the war. But when she arrives at Foxglove Manor–a stone house on a cliff overlooking Lake Superior–Adria senses wickedness hovering over the property. The mistress of Foxglove is an eccentric and seemingly cruel old woman who has filled her house with dangerous secrets, ones that may cost Adria her life.
Kailey Gibson is a new nurse’s aide at a senior home in a renovated old stone manor. Kidnapped as a child, she has nothing but locked-up memories of secrets and death, overshadowed by the chilling promise from her abductors that they would return. When the residents of Foxglove start sharing stories of whispers in the night, hidden treasure, and a love willing to kill, it becomes clear this home is far from a haven. She’ll have to risk it all to banish the past’s demons, including her own.
Jaime Jo Wright loves to read—and write—fiction with elements of mystery, faith, and romance from her home in Wisconsin. She’s a coffee drinker by day and night, lives in dreamland, and exists in reality.
From Author Website
First of all, Jaime Jo Wright is one of my favorite authors. Her books are outside of my usual reading sphere in that they tend toward the darker, haunted side. But I count the days until the next book because they are always so good.
On the Cliffs of Foxglove Manor delves into the themes of addiction, depression, and suicide. Challenging themes, but the author handles them straight on. She doesn’t tiptoe or mince words or spiritualize. She wades right into the mess, the struggles, the wrestling with God. And it adds a depth to this story that takes aim at the heart.
None of Jaime Jo Wright’s books are for those looking for lighthearted reads. I usually keep a light on or read them during the day. But I love them. For their truth, their honesty, their realness. And I applaud the author’s bravery at tackling these heavy subjects with such boldness. I hope you’ll read On the Cliffs of Foxglove Manor. It was excellent.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.
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