Saturday, November 13, 2010

Book Review~~Crestmont

Book description:
"A dream, after all, needn't be fueled by particulars, only by desire." So notes main character, Gracie Antes, in CRESTMONT, a historical fiction gem set in the 1920s. Determined to take control of her life, sheltered Gracie Antes leaves her unhappy home in 1925 to pursue her dream of a singing career. On her way to the big city, she accepts a job as a housemaid at the bustling Crestmont Inn. Once there, Gracie finds a life-changing encounter with opera singer Rosa Ponselle, family she never imagined could be hers, and a man with a mysterious past. Relive the 1920s with a colorful cast of characters. Discover with Gracie that sometimes we must trade loss for happiness. Set in Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania, the story is interwoven with details about the town, the rich history of The Crestmont Inn, and the family who passed ownership from one generation to the next. Many attempts have been made to explain how the mountaintop lake nestled in this tiny town came to be. Crestmont gives a new twist to an old Native American legend, setting the tone of grace around which the story is built. Let the period of the Roaring Twenties spark your interest with its unique social mores, fashion, jazz, and yes, a little bootlegging thrown in for pizzazz."

Product Details:
List Price: $18.95
Paperback: 340 pages
Publisher: Star Publish (April 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1935188100
ISBN-13: 978-1935188100
My thoughts:
I could not put this book down.  There is a little of everything in this book, history, mystery and even romance.  I love historical novels and this book transported me back to the 1920's.  The author did such a good job of making me feel like I was right there.  I could smell the bread, see the wild life and flowers blowing in the breeze.  I had to force myself to put this book down and go to sleep.  :-)

This book has left me wanting to visit Eagles Mere, PA.  I will certainly be watching for Holly's next book.  Until then go on over to Amazon and check out this book!!

1 comment:

Holly said...

Thank you, Jennifer, for the great review and the time you took to post in to Amazon as well.
May I have your permission to quote you in my promotional materials?
Thank you so much.
Holly Weiss