When Camden Bristow's freelance photography work dries up and she can no longer pay her bills, she decides it's time to visit her grandmother in Ohio. When she arrives in town, however, she discovers her grandmother has passed away, and the house—a 150-year-old mansion known as Crescent Hill—has been left to her. Camden moves into the house while she decides what to do with it, and strange things begin happening. Items disappear from the house, and Camden hears footsteps upstairs. What if the rumors of ghosts of runaway slaves haunting the mansion are true?
My take:Refuge on Crescent Hill is really fun to read! It's a suspense novel that's not too suspenseful. (You can safely read this at night.) I enjoyed the twists and turns, and I appreciated the Underground Railroad connection. And while Dobson chooses to let the reader in on a villain or two at the beginning, other characters' motivations did not become clear until much later in the book, which kept me guessing. My one criticism is that some of the connections between characters seemed a little too convenient. However, that was only a minor detraction from the enjoyment I experienced while reading Refuge on Crescent Hill.
I give Refuge on Crescent Hill 4 out of 5 stars. You can read an excerpt of the book here.
About the Author: Melanie Dobson is the award-winning author
of The Black Cloister; Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana; and
Together for Good. A former corporate publicity manager at Focus
on the Family, Melanie has worked in the fields of journalism and
publicity for more than eighteen years. She and her family live in
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free for review from Kregel Publications. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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