Monday, February 27, 2012

Hawthorne by Sarah Ballance

Title:  Hawthorne
Author:  Sarah Ballance
Release Date:  July 2011
Publisher:  Astraea Press
After a terrifying encounter with the unexplained, it took ten years and the news of her grandmother’s passing for Emma Grace Hawthorne to return to her childhood home. She sought peace in saying a proper goodbye, but what she found was an old love, a sordid family history, and a wrong only she could right.
Living in the shadow of Hawthorne Manor, Noah Garrett never forgot about Emma Grace. In a house full of secrets, his search for missing documents revealed a truth that could cost him everything. What he found gave Emma the freedom to walk away from the mansion, her heart free and clear, but at what price to Noah?

IMHO:  Hawthorne is a well put together love story with a touch of mystery and paranormal too. I thought the characters were very believable and I found myself completely immersed in the story. I was very surprised at the ending. The story took quite a few unexpected twists and turns, especially at the end. I highly recommend this short story for anyone who likes mystery/paranormal.

To Purchase:
Amazon:  Hawthorne
Barnes and Noble:  Hawthorne

About the Author:
Sarah lives a charmed life as the mother of six incredible homeschooled children, all of whom are completely adorable when they're asleep. Her husband of many years (long, long years, he calls them) is the kind of guy who could teach those heroes from the books a thing or two about romance, not that he'd readily admit it. Completely supportive of her love for writing romance and romantic suspense, he's generously offered to help with any necessary research for "the good parts"…and she's never had to ask twice.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so very much! I'm glad you enjoyed the story, and I appreciate your time. ;c)