Today's Shadowsby Becky Melby
Follow grad student Heather Conrad into a forgotten past as her house-sitting venture goes awry. Last minute changes leave Heather in charge of her former boss’s lakeside Victorian mansion and six-year-old daughter. But the surprises have just begun. Soon startling discoveries convince Heather that something just isn’t right around the/i>/u>
Follow grad student Heather Conrad into a forgotten past as her house-sitting venture goes awry. Last minute changes leave Heather in charge of her former boss’s lakeside Victorian mansion and six-year-old daughter. But the surprises have just begun. Soon startling discoveries convince Heather that something just isn’t right around the house. . . . When she stumbles on a hidden stairway, the past juts into the present—altering the course of Heather’s own future.
Today’s Shadows is a work of inspirational fiction with a dash of suspense and the prerequisite happy ending. Ms Melby creates a dynamic cast of characters while cleverly weaving the stories of Heather and Maggie in a truly original narrative. Plot twists and the transitions in time period make Today’s Shadows absorbing and difficult to put down.
Book three of Becky Melby's Lost Shadows series has touches of romance, a mysterious Victorian house, and secrets that really should stay hidden away. The characters are amazing in their strengths and also in turning their fears and weaknesses into something positive. Melby has a flair for bringing the past alive in her stories.
I enjoyed the story and thought the suspense was well written. I liked the conversations between the characters as they flowed well from one thought to the next. My favorite part of the book was how the female characters had life to them! They were not just these sweet women that sit quietly while the hero rescues them but had great thoughts on their own. I gave this book 5/5 stars. I liked the setting, time period and mystery. I think anyone who enjoys a clean romance with a touch of suspense and intrigue will enjoy this story.
Meet the Author
Becky Melby is a Wisconsin resident. She and her husband Bill have four married sons and eleven grandchildren. Becky has co-authored nine Heartsong Presents titles and written two novellas for Barbour publishing. In her spare time Becky loves riding on the back of her Honda Gold Wing or making trips to see grandkids in the RV.
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Today's Shadow's by Becky Melby was a unique book that went back and forth in time to tell the story. I was somewhat confused at the beginning, but as the story unfolded I was able to see that as an important part of the overall story and how the past helped change the future. I loved all the discoveries Heather, Ryan and Izzy made in the mansion. Ryan and Heather were very likable characters. My favorite character was Izzy, because she was such an adventurous little girl who had me smiling throughout the book. I was pleasantly surprised at the ending as I did not see it coming. I enjoyed Today's Shadow's and plan to go back and read the other two books in the series. I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars. The other two book in the Lost Sanctuary Series are: Tomorrow's Sun and Yesterday's Sun I received this book from Net Galley and Barbour Publishing Group for my honest review. I was not paid in any way for my review.
Today's Shadows by Becky Melby 4 STARS I enjoyed reading this book. Who doesn't like to think of finding secret rooms and staircases in your house, or treasure chests. The ending I liked but it felt rushed did not gel somehow. Thier is no sex scenes, or swearing in the book so it is good for all ages. Heather Conrad’s come to town to house sit her old boss's house for a month. It will give her time to get her business plan in place and where she wants to open her coffee shop. When she gets to the house she finds the mover van in the driveway and housefull of confusion instead of empty house. Heather ex-boyfriend married her sister this past week and its been hard to be maid of honor when you thought you would be the bride. Natalie Brooks just bought a big old house and is going to take her daughter Izzy on a month long vacation but instead has to go overseas and work at a new job. Natalie thinks Heather should watch over Izzy age 8 and unpack the house and still have a vacation. Plus thier seems to be somethings she is leaving out. So instead of having time to make plans and heal she becomes the nanny for a month because she can't say no. As Heather and Izzy leave the house to go get coffee she sees a man with a camera watching them. After leaving the coffee shop she sees that same man outside. Heather is a little unnerved to see him both places. Later again at the coffee shop Izzy walks up to guy at the booth and starts question him. His name is Ryan. Heather comes up and they start conversation and She thinks of the man and the camera and hurrys out with Izzy. Ryan is studying to be a police detective and works in security business and realizes Heather is acting suspious and asks the ladies in coffee shop if they notice anything about her. They are always flirting with Ryan so they tell him that a guy with a camera was asking questions about them too. The book is also about a cook who worked in the house in 1910's and wrote stories about a mouse. Life how it was for the different classes. How they were trying to get women the vote and better working enviroment for children. So the stories keeps flashing back and forth. Also a heiress to a hotel chain's father is in the hospital it is touch and go with him. Stephannie feels she has wasted the past decade and wants the chance to make her father proud of her. Stephannie sees a text on her father's phone that says. Found your daughter she has her mother's eyes. Stephannie thinks it might be an error but what if he really has a daughter who has not wasted so much? She needs to find out sees the picture of Heather and Izzy on the phone. So the story is from different people and all end up in together melding to one story. See how much I take for granted the right to vote and safe working enviroments we have. It is so easy to get lost into the story and see what happens next. I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley. 12/01/2012 PUB Barbour Publishing,Inc. Imprint Barbour