- Writers Exchange E-Publishing
- Release Date
- February 2014
- Book 2 of Bloodmoon Cove Spirits Series
Nestled on Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin is a small, secluded town called Bloodmoon Cove with volatile weather, suspicious folk…and newly awakened ghosts.
Don't close your eyes…
An unsuspecting nurse is lured to an ancient family mansion said to hold both ghosts and horrifying secrets in order to care for three orphaned children.
Amberlyn Lyons has recently suffered a devastating miscarriage that has torn her marriage apart and shaken her faith. She quietly takes a nanny position at an isolated mansion in Bloodmoon Cove without electricity, telephone, or ease of passage. The moment she walks into Bloodmoon Manor, Amberlyn deduces that all things aren't as they seem. The eerily similar owners distrust doctors who, in thirty years, have been unable to cure their severely deformed daughter Katerina. Katerina both idolizes and despises Amberlyn for her beauty. Childishly cruel, Katerina enjoys tormenting the orphans by telling them tales of the malicious ghost that haunts the decaying mansion.
Amberlyn discounts the paranormal legends as made-up stories until she hears the shuffling of footsteps in the cold, dark halls and feels that she's being watched at every turn. She knows the ghost is real and she must protect the children. But when she discovers a graveyard behind the mansion filled with babies who died at birth or shortly thereafter, she realizes the ghost of Bloodmoon Manor is really a family curse and she was brought there to uphold the family legacy of that curse. Either she finds a way to escape with the children…or she becomes the next bloodmoon bride.
Book Review by vera (reviewer)
Apr 16, 2016 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
142 people found the following review helpful
Love, Romance, Faith
Gothic Style Suspense, Horror, And Mystery At Its Best
What a story! You have everything in this book by author Karen Wiesner, from deep faith in God, mystery, murder, terror, horror, suspense, romance, and evil. It left me gasping for breath; good heavens, what an attention grabbing novel. What an imagination Ms. Wiesner possesses.
Cain and Amberlyn Lyons are at a cross roads in their life and marriage. After several miscarriages and losing a son just before birth, they are floundering in guilt, despair and grief. Cain's faith is shaken. Even though Amberlyn is deeply in love with her husband, her grief and guilt force her to run. Unfortunately, she runs to a position as nanny to three helpless children at Bloodmoon Manor, an isolated place of mystery and evil.
Come journey with Cain and Amberlyn as she fights for her life and the life of the children at Bloodmoon Manor in this Gothic style mystery romance by author Karen Wiesner.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Author Karen Wiesner has created a fantastic Gothic style mystery thriller romance. She has included everything needed to hook the reader and hold their attention. It held my attention from the first page; I could not get to the last page fast enough. I read this book straight through, long into the night, as I could not stop; I had to know what was going on in this awful place with these awful evil people. Get ready to be surprised and appalled.
Characters Cain and Amberlyn have deep faith in God and deep love for each other, which is tried and tested. Cain's growth was grand to watch as Ms. Wiesner developed his character. Amberlyn's character growth from depressed and despondent to caring and defending the children was masterly done by Ms. Wiesner.
She also skillfully created the mystery and evil surrounding Bloodmoon Manor and its residents; you will never decipher the mystery until the revelations. Ms. Wiesner had many threads to weave in this tale and she did so very well.
Ms. Wiesner created characters that were multifaceted and she skillfully developed each character in this novel. Her descriptions of Bloodmoon Cove, Bloodmoon Manor and the inhabitants were so vivid I could see them in my mind's eye and I could feel the evil seething in this place.
Ms. Wiesner had several plots in this story and each was an eye-opener and surprising. My mouth fell open as the plots and mysteries were revealed. Ms. Weisner has the ability to pull you into the storyline. Ms. Wiesner's talent is obvious as she skillfully developed this novel which will leave you gasping. This is a fast paced, well-developed, skillfully crafted novel.
RECOMMENDATION: 5 STARS
I loved this novel. This is a clean mystery, suspense, romance thriller with a Gothic touch. It is suitable for anyone that loves an original storyline that is well structured and developed with fascinating characters, some of which are evil incarnate. Well done, Ms. Wiesner, well done!
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