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The Tale of Halcyon Crane

The Tale of Halcyon Crane
Wendy Webb
Holt McDougal
Publish date: 2010-03-30
$15.00
9780805091403
Paperback

Review:

When Hallie James received a mysterious letter from a tiny law firm on a remote island in the middle of the Great Lakes, her life turned upside down. She had been raised by her late loving father for as long as she could remember, having been told that her mother died in a house fire when she was young. The letter, however, claims that her mother Madlyn was alive until just recently and that she left her entire estate to Hallie (or, as her mother knows her, Halcyon).

In search of the truth, Hallie travels to the island where her mother lived. There she finds islanders who greet her coldly, eerie experiences that she cannot shake off, a huge mansion bequeathed to her, and an elderly maid, always dressed in black, who has been with her family for generations. Yet, not all reception is icy a cheery coffee shop owner and a handsome lawyer offer friendship, as well as possible romance. As Hallie digs deeper into her past she learns the stories of the island, her ancestors, and eventually of herself. The tales cause her to act in ways she never expected and form strong relationships; the truth of her family's past slowly is unraveled and soon she fears for her own safety.

This thrilling read is a great story with the perfect mixture of ghosts, family, romance, and suspense. I could not put this book down and ate it up within twenty four hours. If you are looking for a quick read and a good story, look no further.

   
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