The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright

The House on Foster Hill

Kaine Prescott is no stranger to death. When her husband died two years ago, her pleas for further investigation into his suspicious death fell on deaf ears. In desperate need of a fresh start, Kaine purchases an old house sight unseen in her grandfather's Wisconsin hometown. But one look at the eerie, abandoned house immediately leaves her questioning her rash decision. And when the house's dark history comes back with a vengeance, Kaine is forc...

Details The House on Foster Hill

TitleThe House on Foster Hill
Release DateNov 21st, 2017
PublisherBethany House Publishers
GenreMystery, Christian Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Contemporary, Christian

Reviews The House on Foster Hill

  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    EXCERPT: It was long rumored that the Foster Hill oak tree was not only the largest but also the oldest tree in Oakwood. While its top rose to a marvelous height, it was still dead and its branches never blossomed. The trunk was very wide at the base and split open to reveal a hollow inside. Many a child had hidden there during a rambunctious game of hide-and-seek. They wouldn't hide there any more. Not after today. The petite body was curled int...
  • Hannah
    Oh, a new author to follow! :) I wasn't sure what I was getting into, with the spooky tones, but I really, really loved the mystery that is strewn through the story, parallel in the two time frames as each character (Ivy and Kaine) probes into the mysterious secrets surrounding the deserted Foster Hill house. A murdered girl was found in a hollow tree a hundred years ago. Ivy, in the early 1900s, is the doctor's daughter and the keeper of the boo...
  • Reading.Between.Wines
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ / 5This might actually be more of a ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫, but I decided to go with a solid 4.My reviews and other random thoughts can also be seen at ----------------------> https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp...The House on Foster Hill was a SUPER fast read and I was so engrossed in it that I stayed up until 2 AM of the same day to finish reading it. I literally couldn't go to sleep without knowing how it was going to end. I really en...
  • Irene
    This was an intriguing dual mystery, though I had hoped for a bit more suspense. It's told from two points of view. In the present day we have Kaine, still grieving the loss of her husband and looking for a new start away from old memories and a stalker. Her husband's death had been ruled an accident but in her heart she knows it was a murder. The police ignored her suspicions, and her stalker even though she could have made several enemies while...
  • Jocelyn Green
    Riveting! With its dual storyline connected by a single house and the women it touched, Jaime Jo Wright delivers double the suspense, double the romance, and double the reasons to keep turning the pages far into the night. The House on Foster Hill has it all: robust characters, twists I didn’t predict, sky-high stakes, and a strong thread of hope hemming it all together. An outstanding novel from an author to watch.
  • Christen E.
    Guys, this book is so amazing (I was so honored to be able to read snippets of it in its baby stage—can't wait to get my fingers on a real, deal hard copy). Romance TONS of suspense and a mystery that will have you up all night until you're finished! This is one that you need to put on your TBR and pre-order lists!!
  • Natalie Walters
    In her debut novel, Jaime Jo Wright invites readers on a chilling journey buried in secrets, murder, and a mystery shrouded in a century old house.I could not wait to get my hands on this story. Not since Agatha Christie have I read a haunting mystery that's left me rattled enough to keep turning pages in spite of the fear of what was coming next. I had to know. If only so I could sleep at night (fitfully and with a nightlight).Ms. Wright mirrors...
  • Staci
    What a mysterious debut!This time slip novel told the story of current day Kaine Prescott and early 1900's Ivy Thorpe. The story was set in Oakwood, Wisconsin and primarily at the eerie House on Foster Hill.The author does a nice job of connecting the two women's stories and I was equally engaged in the present day and yesteryear stories. Once the mysteries were solved, I found the outcomes to be plausible as well as the ending for both Kaine and...
  • Dana Blazsek
    Thank you to Netgalley and Bethany House Publishers for this ARC. In a debut novel, Jamie Jo Wright, tells a story told in two different time periods. Ivy tells the story in 1906. Outside the house on Foster Hill, a body has been found-- stuffed into a hollow tree. The girl is unknown and nameless. Still raw from the loss of her brother over a decade ago, Ivy insists on inserting herself into the investigation, even if it means putting herself in...
  • Heather Gilbert
    This book kept me riveted! I love mysterious stories that are tied in with old houses, and this one had some amazing plot twists. Also, as an aside, I really loved the character of Grant Jesse. Wright has a really fresh way of writing that enabled me to "see" the setting and characters and I was really rooting for both protagonists (since it's a dual-timeline story). And speaking of dual-timeline, this one was impeccably done and I love how event...
  • Cathy Daniel
    Uhhhh I read this book in one night. Mainly because it was too intense to put it down without resolution. It's dark. Pretty dark for Christian fiction but there's hope and a good faith thread woven in. But did I mention it's intense and dark? Lol. Enjoy!
  • Susan
    Gripping! This book held me spellbound. The only thing that kept me from reading this in one sitting was the obligations of work and family. Debut author, Jaime Jo Wright, demonstrates skill one usually finds in a more experienced author. Her ability to tell a story with dual timelines is remarkable. The suspense skillfully builds in both story-lines, keeping this reader invested in both Kaine and Ivy's stories. The common link between both stori...
  • Caidyn (BW Book Reviews)
    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews.1/5 - DNF at 41%Thanks to Netgalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book! It, in no way, influenced my opinions. I basically requested this book because of the title, description, and cover. They interested me, really.The story in this is dual told from different periods. Ivy is Kaine's great-great grandmother (give or take a great). It's a mystery of sorts where they're trying ...
  • Cara Putman
    I loved this book, the mystery surrounding the home, and the intertwining timelines. With dual plotlines that collide in the spooky house on Foster Hill Jaime Jo Wright has created a story that will delight historical and contemporary mystery readers. There are hints of romance, suspense, and intrigue that kept me engaged with a story that had characters I quickly cared about. I needed to know how Ivy's and Kaine's stories connected and how they ...
  • Brandy
    I don't normally rate books I haven't read, but Goodreads does allow us to rate how we think a book will be. I think this one will be amazing.
  • Sarah Monzon
    This is not your grandma’s Christian Fiction. A bit on the dark side, a bit brave as it broadens the scope of the genre, and I always love something new and fresh in what I read. There was a lot going on (some I loved and some not so much, though only a personal preference) but the two story complimented each other.
  • Denise Hershberger (100 Pages per Hour)
    Wow! This book has countless mysteries, tons of suspense, some romance, history and much more!I couldn't believe how much was packed into this book - especially a debut novel! I have to admit I was a little unsure about it since I had heard it was a little darker than I usually read (and it was...) but it was so good. I couldn't stop reading and flew through it because I just had to know the answers to the million questions that came up. And it w...
  • Melissa
    Wright's fiction debut is a look at the ways the past influences the present. The two storylines are equally developed in some aspects, but in other ways, they are equally undeveloped. The modern-day plot featuring Kaine is convoluted in its delivery, as part of the story happens before the scope of the tale, so there's no investment in its outcome. The historical thread is stronger, and the character of Ivy is headstrong and spunky. Readers will...
  • Karen
    A creepy house with a dark past (check), unsolved murders (check), woman on the run from a stalker (check), yes, this book will cause a few sleepless nights and raise your blood pressure a few notches! It sure did for me, but well worth the wait to find out how the intertwined mysteries of past and present are solved, and if there would be justice in the end. Questions of faith are discussed briefly as they flowed naturally from situations, like...
  • Diane
    (Thank you NetGalley and the Publisher for allowing me to read and review this book)The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright is a very well written story of suspense which weaves together different generations of women through terror in one large old house. The house itself is not haunted by otherworldly spirits, but by the secret evil of men who have lived there, which can be more dangerous and deadly than haunted spirits! The story opens in ...
  • lacy
    A special thank you goes out to Netgalley and Bethany House publishers for allowing me to read this early. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 4.5 stars!I didn't know that this was a Christian fiction book when I requested this from Netgalley. I thought it was a mystery/thriller and I was sucked in by that beautiful cover. But I was wrong. Surprisingly, up until the end, the Christian aspect of it didn't both me so much. It did get to me in the...
  • Kim Bayne
    Kaine Prescott has made an impulse purchase on a grand scale and for all the wrong reasons. Running from strange occurrences in San Diego following the death of her husband Danny two years prior, Kaine purchases the historical Foster Hill House sight unseen. She hopes to throw herself into fixing up the old house and escape the feeling that Danny’s death was no accident. A familial link exists between the property, Kaine and her sister Leah; th...
  • Linsey Adair
    Wow. She wrote two timelines, several mysteries, two romances, and some gut-wrenching drama. And they all came together flawlessly. And I couldn’t figure it out until the end. Talk about edge-of-your-seat-page-turner!Each character was blessed with his or her own amazing details. There were no filler characters, they were all vibrant and needed. Backstory was recounted as it was needed. No info dumps in sight. I was never left wanting for detai...
  • Carolyn Vandine west
    This book will pull you everywhich way so much buried history. I was glad it was fiction and not real life. A big change from most of Bethany house books, but not a bad genre to head toward. I was on heavy meds while recovering from a knee replacement so I won't try to fill in too much of the storyline. The publishers summary will give you a better background than I can now. But well worth the time and dollars to read it. Don't miss this one!I wa...
  • Gail Hollingsworth
    I found the writing in The House on Foster Hill to be sophisticated and well versed. Very remarkable for a full length debut novelist. Jaime Jo Wright brings this time slip story to life that spans four generations and centers around an old falling apart historical mansion. The characters were real, well developed and I held my breath each time one would find themselves in a precarious position, which was often. Kaine in present day flees her lif...
  • Natalie
    I need this book to become a movie. Because #GrantJesse for starters. But also because of the incredibly deep romantic suspense plot that would NOT let me stop reading. The creepy house, the geneology, the stalking, the plot twists, the multiple tenacious heroines. The healing of dispair with the light of God's hope. I will be recommending this book. Fans of historical romance, contemporary romance, and romantic suspense will unite fandoms after ...
  • Lynda Edwards
    Jamie Jo Wright’s debut book is a time-slip novel containing both historical and contemporary components. Combined, they form a complete story, complex and well-written. Those who enjoy deep plots will find plenty to mine here, but the characters and the greater storyline maintain prominence over the details, making for an incredible tale of loss, determination, and faith.Ivy is a unique heroine, one hard to pin down into a category. She is a f...
  • Amy
    As a person living in North Central Wisconsin, I thought the setting of this book would be fun. And it was, but there was so much more to this book! Mystery, suspense, a little love (nothing too over the top!) and a fascinating weaving of 2 different time periods. The main topic of this book brings awareness to a little known dark side of our area of the country. More awareness is always needed and putting that awareness in an intriguing work of ...