AUTHOR: Jamie Jo Wright
PUBLISHER: Bethany House
From the back cover:
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.
I wanted to enjoy On the Cliffs of Foxglove Manor, but it was too dark for me. I’d wanted a mystery but also got a big helping of horror – not my cup o’ tea.
Not all was negative, though. I loved the relationship between Kailey and her brother, Jude, and Axel intrigued me. The history of the area was a surprise; I enjoy learning as I read, so that was a plus. Author Jaime Jo Wright’s skill as a storyteller is obvious in the way she wove past and present into taut suspense.
I received a copy of On the Cliffs of Foxglove Manor from Graf Martin Communications Ltd. and Baker Publishing Group and award it three stars.