Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Review: Hawthorne by Sarah Ballance

FORMAT: ebook. 62 pages

After a terrifying encounter with the unexplained, it takes ten years and the news of her grandmother’s passing for Emma Grace Hawthorne to return to her childhood home. She seeks peace in saying a proper goodbye, but what she finds is an old love, a sordid family history, and a wrong only she can right. 

Living in the shadow of Hawthorne Manor, Noah Garrett has never forgotten about Emma Grace. In a house full of secrets, his search for missing documents reveals a truth that can cost him everything. What he finds gave Emma the freedom to walk away from the mansion, her heart free and clear, but at what price to Noah?

This has been on my TBR for some time now. I have finally gotten around to reading it and I am happy that I did.   For a story that’s short, it sure packs a lot of punch. To say I was shocked by the outcome would be an understatement.  It was sheer brilliance on the part of the author.

The first few paragraphs were sufficient to peak my interest. It definitely kept me turning the pages. I was keen to figure out what were the secrets of Hawthorne. The characters are equally intriguing. The manner in which they were portrayed made me eager to find out more about them. For a story that’s so short, the characters were well developed.

I had my suspicions about Emma Grace’s return to Hawthorne after a ten year absence. However, as I kept reading my suspicions were allayed by the many twists and turns the author placed in the story.  As such when the truth was revealed my jaw literally dropped.

Hawthorne is a hauntingly and beautifully written story. The love between Emma Grace and Noah was sweet. Theirs is a love that transcends time.

I found this story to be a sweet, romantic and enjoyable read and I highly recommend it.

This book was provided by the Author in exchange
 for an honest review. 
NO monetary compensation was provided for this review. 

The opinions expressed in my reviews are my own.

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