For Everything A Season
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Not all the witch trials took place in Salem. And there are people in nearby Rachael Crossing who believe the abandoned old house in their midst has roots going back to those awful times.
Determined not to be spooked by vague rumors, Deborah Colby leases that house for the summer and when she meets Ethan Burke, she’s certain she’s made the right decision – certain her whole life has been leading her there to him.
I was introduced to Sharon Pape through her cozy mysteries and was very excited to hear she was re-releasing her 1983 novel Ghostfire that she updated a bit and turned it into For Everything A Season.
I haven’t read a Gothic Romancel in a very long time and I escaped right into this one. What a fantastic story.
Deborah Colby was looking for a little escape herself. She thought spending the summer away from her overbearing sister would be a good idea so she decided to work as a camp counselor in a place called Rachel’s Crossing. Her sister was very disappointed, they always spent their summers together and she was bound and determined to find Deborah the perfect man to marry. When they traveled to Rachel’s Crossing to find a place for Deborah to rent for the summer her sister was so happy to hear there wasn’t really any place available. She thought he sister would cancel her plans but Deborah was determined. The real estate agent said there was one place but it needed a lot of work. Deborah thought the place was acceptable if some basic work was done before she returned for the summer and signed the lease.
Deborah never realized that when she signed on the dotted line how much her life was about to change. The house not only needed maintenance, the house had secrets and everyone in town thought it was haunted. Deborah didn’t believe it, and shortly after moving in she met Ethan Burke. She was immediately drawn to him and was so happy so came to Rachel’s Crossing.
I started reading this story and couldn’t put it down. The story starts out in 1692, the time of the Salem witch trials and then the chapters go back and forth between 1692 and 1982. I was drawn right in. The story was full of intrigue and mystery and a very interesting romance. At the end it jumps into the future a bit with a twist the still gives me an eerie feeling. I wanted to know more.
If this was one of Sharon Pape’s first stories all I can say is Wow! It sure shows me her not so cozy side and I absolutely loved it.
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