Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Secrets of Hawthorne House by Donald Firesmith

The Blurb & The Story:

Fifteen-year-old Matt Mitchell was having the worst summer imaginable. His misery started when his mother died in a senseless car accident. Matt’s grieving father, unable to remain in the family’s seaside cottage, moved Matt and his twin sister as far as possible from the ocean they loved.

But their relocation to the small town of Hawthorne, Indiana only made Matt’s life more difficult. Three bullies at his new high school dedicated themselves to making him miserable. To top it off, Matt heard that the recluse living in the dilapidated Victorian mansion next door was none other than Old Lady Hawthorne, the town’s infamous witch and murderer of wayward husbands. 

Then, Old Lady Hawthorne’s niece and her three children moved in next door, and something extraordinary happened. Matt met Gerallt, the strange boy destined to become his best friend. And when Matt learned the Hawthornes’ family secret, it changed his life forever. 

The Secrets of Hawthorne House is the story of an unlikely friendship, the clash of two radically different cultures, hidden magic, and a search for the lost Hawthorne treasure. 

My Take:

The Secrets of Hawthorne House by Donald Firesmith is a very interesting book with a unique story. I have read many suspense stories with unique storylines, and now, I am glad I got to read this book and add it to my list. 

The Secrets of Hawthorne House is filled with friendship, drama, grief, secrets, suspense, mystery, different cultures, and much more that the author penned in a very realistic manner. Written in eloquent prose with an easy to understand storyline, the story becomes increasingly interesting as it progresses. The plot of the book is clever and will very easily capture the readers' attention. In addition to the fascinating storyline, the highlights of the book are the way the author has written each character in the book, their circumstances, and their experiences from grief to the start of a friendship, from the Hawthorne’s secret to everything else. It was just perfect.

Overall, The Secrets of Hawthorne House is filled with humor, sorrow, suspense, mystery, adventure, love, friendship, realistic characters, and an attention-grabbing storyline. And a Book with an Attention-Grabbing Storyline. So, click here and read The Secrets of Hawthorne House by Donald Firesmith. You will enjoy reading it, too.

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