Crown Hill, A Novel of Love, Life and The Afterlife by Christina M. Abt

 We think of a house as a place that we build and shape to reflect who we are.But what if the reverse were also true?What if a house could shape those who enter to reflect its own being?Cross over Crown Hill’s welcoming threshold. Enter into this home’s caring essence. Meet those who have come to define its one hundred and fifty year existence.

Connect with Mary and Owen Southwick within their 1880’s Crown Hill life, Experience the details of the Southwick’s
tumultous marriage that leads to their spiritual destiny.

Move forward into the new century with the 1908 Crown Hill arrival of the Randall Family. Patriarch Edward Randall is a renowned Buffalo, New York attorney, yet his lingering involvement with the spirit world disquiets his family and disrupts Crown Hill’s tranquility.

Fall into Meg Flynn’s Crown Hill life spanning the 21st century. Meg is a newly divorce woman beginning again but what are the details of her past that she has never known and which Crown Hill persistently reveals?

Become part of the fabric of Crown Hill as woven by those who have cherished it as their home, as shared by the one who knows their stories best… Crown Hill.
You know those books that describe the setting so well that it almost becomes a character in the story?  Well, this book takes that idea to a whole new level.
Welcome to Crown Hill, a place of with many lives and loves to share.  The inhabitants of this how can’t know how the house will shape them before the end.  A story about a house, ghosts and real life people, this story will take you beyond the natural into the supernatural and you will love every minute of it.
Historical fiction is not usually something that I’m drawn to, but I was really intrigued by the premise of this book so I gave it a go.  Wow.  I was hooked from the first chapter.  I thought that the way the story was told and weaved together with real people gave it a quality that you don’t get in many works of fiction.  Plus, this book is about a haunted house.  And it manages to be romantic and a little freaky all at once, which is quite the feat.
I think all around, this is just a really well-crafted story.  I thought that the character development was excellent as well as the setting.  It’s just told so richly that you can’t help but fall in love with the places and the people contained within these pages.  I’m going to go ahead and give this a 5 star rating because I was just really taken in by this diamond in the rough.  Great story with great characters.