The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright
The Reckoning At Gossamer Pond is the latest from Jaime Jo Wright, following her previous book, The House on Foster Hill. (Her next will be The Curse of Misty Wayfair)
I am a fan of timeslip novels like this and this one totally kept me guessing. What I love even more is that the past and present had a link, a tangible link. Both past and present have a mystery to solve and honestly, I was guessing most of the way through. Jaime has managed to tell both stories without spoilers in the other timeline. I totally love the story behind how this story came to be (as per author’s explanation at the back of the book) and when history is brought to life in this way, this little ready is very happy! Thanks, Jaime.
There is a strong theme of Grace vs. condemnation in this story, which I might add, is extremely timely, as well as being timeless. The covers have just the right balance of beauty with a hint of “things are not as they seem.” I enjoyed this book thoroughly and the book had me thinking, “What would I do if I were in that situation?”
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
ABOUT THE BOOK
For over a century, the town of Gossamer Grove has thrived on its charm and Midwestern values, but Annalise Forsythe knows painful secrets, including her own, hover just beneath the pleasant faade. When a man is found dead in his run-down trailer home, Annalise inherits the trailer, along with the pictures, vintage obituaries, and old revival posters covering its walls. As she sorts through the collection, she’s wholly unprepared for the ramifications of the dark and deadly secrets she’ll uncover.
A century earlier, Gossamer Grove has been stirred into chaos by the arrival of controversial and charismatic twin revivalists. The chaos takes a murderous turn when Libby Sheffield, working at her father’s newspaper, receives an obituary for a reputable church deacon hours before his death. As she works with the deacon’s son to unravel the mystery behind the crime, it becomes undeniably clear that a reckoning has come to town–but it isn’t until another obituary arrives that they realize the true depths of the danger they’ve waded into.
Two women, separated by a hundred years, must uncover the secrets within the borders of their own town before it’s too late and they lose their future–or their very souls.
About Jaime Jo Wright
Melony Teague is a freelance writer who believes everyone has a story to tell and each story is unique and sometimes wilder than fiction. She loves to uncover the good news in society and writes human interest and community pieces. As co-author of As the Ink Flows, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words. In her spare time, she reviews books and interviews authors. These reviews can be found right here on her website. She also teaches seniors in her local community to write their own personal story. Melony Teague was born in South Africa and immigrated to Canada. She now lives in Toronto with her husband and their two children and two cats. Check out her recent publications here.