About the Book
Author: Rebecca Hemlock
Publisher: Bluecap Publishing
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release date: March 16th
Memories can be a killer.
When Levi Corbin returns to Granton, Tennessee after the death of his beloved grandmother, it sets off a chain of events he’d rather have avoided. Claiming his inheritance should have been a piece of cake, but a cousin appears, threatening to steal it all.
Even worse (and better, too), he’s falling for the girl he just met and now must team up with her to try to stop his cousin. Their quest for his inheritance uncovers secrets frozen in time—and one might just be the answer to save his grandmother’s home.
Things go from worse to completely out of hand when a freak fire threatens it all. Add to that a nosy old woman and a battered runaway, and Levi can’t help but wonder what is going on!
As circumstances rekindle his faith and new love spurs him onward, Levi races against time and odds to save Grandma’s house from certain destruction, but the result might just mean saving himself as well.
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This is a fun mystery that explores themes of forgiveness and reconciliation. Levi and Silas are cousins and the two inherit their grandmother's house. But the will states they have to get along and that is the problem. They'd been feuding since their youth and God needs to do some character transformation in both of them before reconciliation could be possible.
The animosity between the cousins goes back to perceived treatment in childhood. I like that Hemlock explores how current feelings were planted in events years ago. There is a bit of romance included in the novel too as Levi struggles with his affectionate feelings toward the lawyer managing the will.
There is a mystery too as someone wants to prevent the cousins from getting the house. There are nefarious actions going on and some people are not who they claim to be. A good mystery for readers who like one exploring relationship issues of forgiveness and reconciliation. And we are left with some loose ends so I will be watching for the sequel.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
About the Author
More from Rebecca
Looking for new ideas is my favorite part of writing because it comes with talking to interesting people and exploring antique shops all over the country.
This book not only captures my love for American history and riveting romantic suspense, but it also captures how old wounds of the heart can be healed.
Levi Corbin in The Secret of the 14th Room learns this the hard way after carrying his broken heart for most of his adult life. He has to discover the real meaning of family and family pride. Levi must face the past so that he can move on to a brighter future.
Granton, Tennessee, is a town I hope you fall in love with, just as I did when I created it. There are so many delightful characters, some with a dark secret or two. This story has been brewing for a while, and I am glad that I finally have the opportunity to share it with you.
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I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by Celebrate Lit.
(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)