Crown Hill: A Novel of Love, Live and The Afterlife

Crown Hill A Novel of Love Live and The Afterlife Historical Fiction Novel We think of a house as a place that we build and shape to reflect who we are a place where we experience significant life moments and events But what if the reverse were true

  • Title: Crown Hill: A Novel of Love, Live and The Afterlife
  • Author: Christina M. Abt
  • ISBN: 9780990551805
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Paperback
  • Historical Fiction Novel.We think of a house as a place that we build and shape to reflect who we are, a place where we experience significant life moments and events.But what if the reverse were true What if a house could shape those who enter to reflect its own being Affect the way those within its walls experience significant life moments and events Cross over Crown HiHistorical Fiction Novel.We think of a house as a place that we build and shape to reflect who we are, a place where we experience significant life moments and events.But what if the reverse were true What if a house could shape those who enter to reflect its own being Affect the way those within its walls experience significant life moments and events Cross over Crown Hill s welcoming threshold Enter into this home s caring essence Hear its voice as it reveals the stories of love, life and the afterlife that define its one hundred and fifty years of Love, Life and The Afterlife.

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    1. Historical fiction is not generally my cup of tea, but "Crown Hill" had me hooked from the beginning. The innovative and unconventional approach of having the house itself participate in the narration is as delightful as it is intriguing. Additionally, this story becomes even more captivating with the inclusion of the real life characters, Ed Randall and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes novels, who traveled to the small town outside of Buffalo to perform seances in the actua [...]

    2. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I'm now sad because I'm going to miss my friends-Mary, Meg, Crown Hill, & everyone else (except maybe Owen). I love when an author describes a place so well you can clearly picture it in your mind & feel like you've been there and Christina Abt has certainly accomplished that. I liked the historical detail with a twist of paranormal. I would read a sequel if there ever was one . . .

    3. I am a Book Nerd (yes, with a capital “b” and a capital “n”). I have always loved to read, and a new book is a source of joy to me. Crown Hill was a great read, and I will definitely read it again. That’s high praise from me. I’m a re-reader, but I’ll re-read a particular book only if it meets certain criteria.***I enjoy the book from the moment I pick it up. This was definitely true of Crown Hill. Author Christina Abt draws the reader in from the very first page. Her character dev [...]

    4. 2014 Christmas - from Bettyann.This book is about Eden, my home town - and is somewhat true to the town. It concerns a haunted house, which is based in the Crowe house where I pulled taffy and played touch football for CYC back in high school. The history given concerning the house claims to housed a couple - the wife committed suicide or did the abusive husband murder her? She haunted the house in an effort to leave this world and pass to the other side. Mary & Owen Southwick are the couple [...]

    5. The real joy of reading is finding a book that captures your imagination, paints vivid pictures of the characters and locales and stays in your mind as you attend to those "have to do" chores that rudely interrupt your reading time. "Crown Hill" by Christina Abt is one of those novels with a story based on historical fact set in the town of Eden in Western New York. I was fortunate to meet Christina yesterday morning and hear how her home and it's history provided the inspiration for this novel [...]

    6. I'm OK with books where the past lives of people are present in a home and even when they appear to characters in the story I had a hard time with the house itself doing the talking to the spirit who needed to be set free and the present day romantic interest was pretty predictable not one of the best books I have read this year

    7. I loved this book! I actually reread certain parts because I LOVED the characters! It's an amazing story based on a real house and real people! We all need a Crown Hill and a Mary! Many will turn away from this book due to the "spiritualism". I guarantee, if you do, you're missing a really, really good one!

    8. I absolutely fell in love with this book! It had my attention from page one. I hated to put it down, everyone practically pull it out of my hands to get me to do anything else! I would rate it more stars if I could. It was an amazing story/book. Definitely one I would reread over and over.

    9. Loved this book. Read it and reread it. It is a story filled with sorrow, mystery, love and characters who lived and visited Crown Hill as well as fictional characters who enhance the story. Order take out for dinner since you won't want to put Crown Hill down.

    10. My Diva sister Christina did a marvelous job weaving together this story of her house. It's a little bit history, mystery, and spirit world, with good old fashioned storytelling, too. There's lots of good jumping off points for discussion, making this a natural for book clubs. Read it and enjoy!

    11. Delightful reading. You wont want to put it down. Love can be cruel. Life can be confusing. And the afterlife can be powerful. All togetherlove, life and the afterlife can present a cruel, confusing and powerful story that will hold your attention till the very end. Try itYou'll love it.

    12. Excellent book with a local draw for anyone in Western New York. The characters come alive in this book as you start the journey and become so intrigued by the story that you can't stop reading. Thoroughly enjoyable, easy reading.

    13. Based on real people, a real house and some interesting ghosts. This author has done her research very well.

    14. I won this book in a ' Giveaway!Crown Hill is the story of the 150 year old house with a sordid history and even darker present. A shadow fell on Crown Hill near it's beginning that has continued to follow the beloved house through owner to owner making it obvious they got more than they bargained for in their home. Crown Hill offers comfort, joy and beauty wrapping its warm embrace around all that enter but the love of a home may not be enough to surmount the darkness around it. The story start [...]

    15. I received this book from First Reads in exchange for an honest reviewAn excellent read! Very exciting, unique, and a huge page-turner. The only negative thing I have to say is that I wish it wasn't so dramatic and often cheesy. I felt like the author could've toned that down a LOT. Otherwise, a very good read.

    16. I had hard time getting into this book and didn't really connect with characters until the last quarter of the book. I did enjoy it in the end and finding out after that it's a real house and some of the people really lived there made me look back on it fondly.

    17. Excellent book. Growing up in Eden and still making my home here, Crown Hill is a heartwarming story that makes Eden, what it is today.

    18. This book is set in a real house that my mother used to live in. The descriptions of the house are great and stirred many personal memories. However, the language was overly sappy and melodramatic.

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