You'll be hearing a great deal about this new author!
I was given
an ARC of Haunting Highland House for an honest opinion and review, and
I am so thankful I was because Kathryn Hills' debut novel is definitely
Set in New England in the present--and 100+ years
prior-- this is a story of a love that survives the vestiges of time,
war, death, and change.
When Samantha Merrill arrives at Highland
House as the new event manager, she feels a tiny sense of familiarity
and a little niggle of uncertainty. Has she been here before? Things
look familiar, but they...don't and aren't. An orphan raised by two much
older adoptive parents, Sam knows nothing of her life before the age of
4. Pretty soon she starts to doubt her sanity when she's confronted
with what she thinks is the ghost of Robert Pennington, the original
owner of the now historic museum. But he's not a ghost. He's a living,
breathing, powerful man. And he wants Samantha; almost-- if not more
than-- she wants him.
Sam's life quickly spins out of control,
traveling back and forth through time to meet with Robert, his family
and friends. When she discovers a terrible event will befall his family,
she wrestles with telling him and potentially changing the future, or
allowing events to proceed as they already have.
I don't like
spoilers so I leave the plot line there, but this book utterly
captivated me from page 1 until the very last page. And what a last
page!!!!! I'm usually fairly good at knowing how a book ( or TV show!)
ends, but Ms Hills' ending totally blew my mind! And in a great, great
Mark my words, you 'll be hearing a lot about this wonderful author from now on.
Haunting Highland House gets 5 well deserved stars from me!
submitted by Peggy Jaeger
Available from The Wild Rose Press
and other online retailers