Ridley House [NOOK Book]

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Haunted by a past she can’t remember and pained by the loss of her one true love, Kay has been endlessly moving from town to town. When she arrives at the Ridley House Inn for a summer job, she finds a 1930s photo of a young woman who looks exactly like her. Has she finally stumbled onto the place that holds the answers to who she really is, and is she on the verge of finding her lost love?

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Ridley House

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Overview

Haunted by a past she can’t remember and pained by the loss of her one true love, Kay has been endlessly moving from town to town. When she arrives at the Ridley House Inn for a summer job, she finds a 1930s photo of a young woman who looks exactly like her. Has she finally stumbled onto the place that holds the answers to who she really is, and is she on the verge of finding her lost love?

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044339880
  • Publisher: Willa Jemhart
  • Publication date: 2/24/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 874,768
  • File size: 213 KB

Meet the Author

Willa lives in British Columbia, Canada. She enjoys a variety of activities, but her favorites are those that involve relaxing. Sitting in the backyard with a cold cooler in the summer, and cozying up with a blanket and a bowl of popcorn while watching a movie in the winter are at the top of her list. Of course she loves to read, and while she is not picky on the genre, she prefers books that contain romance in one form or other.Willa is the author of the ebook series The Garnet Trilogy. Her latest ebook, Ridley House, was published earlier this year and is available for download at most major retailers, including Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Amazon.
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  • Posted March 14, 2013

    This was such a great page turner. I did end up staying up all n

    This was such a great page turner. I did end up staying up all night to finish it. The character were so alive and
    the story is beautifully written. This is the four book I have read by this author. She always delivers. I was
    immediately drawn into Kay's world. She is a character you really enjoy reading about. Kay is very old fashion.
    This is a perfect book for Y/A's. This is a romance novel but it is so much more than that. There are strong bonds
    of friendship that help to heal not only Kay but the people around her.  There is the supernatural that keeps
    you guessing. And the mystery of what is really going on won't let you put it down.

    I would recommend this book, actually I recommend all of this author's book. I have enjoyed them all.
     

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    Snazzy! Ridley House is the Cat's Meow A cold, dreary weekend a

    Snazzy! Ridley House is the Cat's Meow

    A cold, dreary weekend always makes me want to curl up on the couch with a cup of Earl Grey and a good mystery.  If there's a bit of history and humor thrown in, so much the better. <i>Ridley House,</i>
    the new book by Willa Jemhart, (author of the <i>Garnet Trilogy</i>
    ), was just the ticket.    

    The characters were vividly portrayed, especially the protagonist, nineteen year old Kay, whose odd quirks and anachronistic phrases give the reader just enough hint that she's a fish out of water.  Kay has no memory of the first nineteen years of her life, but she is irresistably drawn toward the country inn, Ridley House, at which she's taken a summer job.  In short order, Kay learns that her past is intricately linked to the Ridleys and begins a journey of discovery that leads her to Josh--a guy who stirs up some passionate memories and makes her want a deeper relationship.  That, however, is going to be tough to accomplish -- whenever Josh comes near, Kay inexplicably shies away from anything more intimate than holding hands.  It's not that she doesn't want to kiss him--she just can't.   As with most romances, I was pretty sure where the story was going to end up, but there are some unexpected twists and turns along the way that kept me entertained.

    Although not specifically aimed at the young adult audience, this would be an excellent book for YA readers.  There are splashes of information about the 1930s, but the history never overwhelms the mystery and Kay's romantic roadblocks keep the story PG. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    Ridley House is a relaxed pace novel with a storyline centered o

    Ridley House is a relaxed pace novel with a storyline centered on a young woman who is eternally cursed to search for her home, her family, and her lost love with nothing to go on but nightmares and two pieces of jewelry to remind her. For seventy-five years, the reader is told she wanders from place to place, job to job – never knowing what she is searching for until she takes a summer job at Ridley House and the mystery of her past unfolds. The book starts out eerily what with her sense of déjà vu staring at the wall of deceased family members, her encounter with the elderly caretaker who warns her to leave, and just the description of the old house itself. The character of Kay comes across as odd, what with her antiquated slang – swell, bread, shindig, etc- which gives the reader a sense that this young woman is a throwback to years gone by, which she is.

    Except for a few instances of profanity, there isn’t any material a reader would find offensive. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it.

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  • Posted April 23, 2014

    We are proud to announce that RIDLEY HOUSE by Willa Jemhart is a

    We are proud to announce that RIDLEY HOUSE by Willa Jemhart is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!

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  • Posted February 24, 2014

    I absolutely LOVED this story :) To see Kay's journey in finding

    I absolutely LOVED this story :) To see Kay's journey in finding who she is and from where she is, is amazing to see and experience with her. It definitely has a twist to it that makes me stuck to the book like glue to try to figure it out. It is a beautiful, sweet, love story between two people and, again, Kay's journey in finding what she has lost and is searching for her life. I truly do think this is an amazing book to read and would recommend this to anyone who loves love stories and stories about true love :) 
    (review of free book)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    **I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for

    **I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review**

    Imagine waking up on a train not knowing your name, where you came from, and having no idea where you are going. That's exactly what happened to Kay and 75 years later she still has no answers to any of those questions. And for 75 years she has wandered around stuck in the body of a 19 year old girl!

    Kay has made her way doing odd jobs here and there, with her trusty van to get her from place to place. When her current job is about to end she finds an ad for a summer job at Ridley House. She's excited when she hears that she's been hired. Arriving at Ridley house she is confronted by Edgar (who is over 90) and he does not seem happy to have her around. When it comes to standing up for others she has no problem, but can't seem to be able to stand up for herself.

    She is drawn to Ridley House in a way she's never been drawn to a place before. Looking at the family photos that adorn this cozy Bed and Breakfast she seems to know them, by name! And she's drawn to a picture of a girl who looks exactly like her. She finds out this is Katherine, who mysteriously disappeared 75 years ago. Could she be Katherine? Could Ridley House hold the answers to the questions she's be unable to find all this time?

    While there she also meets Josh and is drawn to him in a way she's never been drawn to any man before. She has memories of him... memories that lead her to believe he is her one true love. Could he be the key to breaking this curse that has plagued her all this time?

    All in all this was a great book. While it's a plot line that may have been played out before, I felt Ms. Jemhart gave it her own unique twist and kept it interesting from start to finish. The characters are well developed and the story line plays out to completion; leaving nothing unanswered. It's a quick read and a great choice for anyone who likes paranormal, mystery, and romance. You won't be disappointed by this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2013

    This was a great read. My kind of story - romance and mystery wi

    This was a great read. My kind of story - romance and mystery with a splash of paranormal. I love a happy ending too and was not disappointed. Yes, I would definitely recommend this book.

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