The Cavanaugh House

The Cavanaugh House

by Elizabeth Meyette


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The Cavanaugh House by Elizabeth Meyette

When Jesse Graham unlocks the door to the deserted house she inherited from her Aunt Helen, she doesn't realize she's unlocking secrets that had lain dormant for years. Reeling from a broken engagement to acclaimed musician Robert Cronmiller, Jesse wants to leave the city where her name is linked to his in all the society pages. Her best friend Maggie, aka Sister Angelina, convinces her to take a job at a private girls school in the pastoral Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Anticipating a quiet, revitalizing life in her aunt's deserted house, Jesse is instead thrown into a maze of danger. Questions about her aunt's death lead Jesse to investigate events surrounding it and the people involved, but she uncovers a web of deceit that reaches far beyond the occurrences of over two decades earlier. Still dejected from her broken engagement, Jesse finds it difficult to trust anyone, even her self-absorbed mother. Joe Riley is irresistible, but secrets obstruct involvement with him until Jesse can solve the secrets of the Cavanaugh House. Someone doesn't want those secrets unearthed and will stop at nothing, even murder, to keep them hidden.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493530960
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/16/2014
Pages: 318
Sales rank: 712,743
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Author, poet, and blogger, Elizabeth Meyette has journeyed through a career in education to a career in writing. Elizabeth put her writing on hold while she taught English, Journalism and Library Science/Technology. She is the author of two historical romances set in Colonial America, Love's Destiny and Love's Spirit. Her third novel, The Cavanaugh House, is a mystery set in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.
Originally from Upstate New York, Elizabeth and her husband Richard live in the Great Lakes Bay area of Michigan. They made an agreement that she cannot cook on writing days after he had endured burnt broccoli and overcooked chicken. Fortunately, Richard is an excellent cook.
Visit Elizabeth at Her blog, Meyette's Musings can be found at

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The Cavanaugh House 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just wow! From beginning to end, it keeps you interested and on the edge of your seat. This is one I myself would love to see in film. Exactly as is. It was awesome.AKS
MicaMaca More than 1 year ago
This is a great ghost story, that will give you goose bumps. The ghost in the story protects the heroine so in that respect it's not a horror ghost story. I loved the twist and turns as the plot unfolded. They were unpredictable and well paced. The book reads easy and it was hard to put it down. I found it peculiar to find out who was Jesse's father, the reader is kept guessing all the way until the very end.. It was also interesting to find out if Jesse and Joe would work out but she was willing to take it easy after the bad break up with Robert. This book grips and refuses to let go until you get to the end.
Becky_Lower More than 1 year ago
I've been a fan of Ms. Meyette's historical romances, and her latest foray into the world of suspense was also set in a historical period--the 1960s. I loved all the references to food of the era. Charles' Chips really took me back, along with Genesee Beer. This book had a lot of suspense, but I was never in fear that the heroine wouldn't make it. After all, she was named for Jesse James, one of the wildest of the wild west heroes. I'm a big fan of refurbishing old houses and of small towns, so I immediately fell into the story line. Add in a ghost and a hot new man and I'm there. Well done, Elizabeth.
CeeCeeLawson1 More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Meyette continues to amaze me with her versatile writing skills! The spine-chilling epilogue grabbed by attention immediately! I love Meyette’s style! Although her usual time period is much further back in history, her talent shines during any timeline! I thoroughly enjoyed the thrill of the chase, not knowing who the bad guy was, and even suspecting our main character of mental instability. I’m also a sucker for a great ghost story and I was pleasantly rewarded here. The paranormal twist just intensifies the reading experience, making this novel impossible to put down. Jesse has a great deal of moxie, and I found it to be an attribute. Joe’s a doll and he had my vote the entire time. You’d have to be crazy not to root for a man who cuts a woman’s grass with a scythe! There are several supporting characters, including the coolest nun in existence, that make this an extraordinary read. I loved it! I recommend this novel to lovers of Mystery/Thriller, Paranormal, Fictional Crime, and Romance genres. I was gifted a copy by the author in exchange for an honest review.
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
THE CAVANAUGH HOUSE by Elizabeth Meyett While not my normal “cozy” mystery read, THE CAVANAUGH HOUSE is a wonderful story from beginning to end. It had plenty of mystery and intrigue to keep me turning the pages.  I feel most readers of my blog will enjoy it very much. Author Meyeete set this book in the 60s, which is a nice change of pace. There are beautiful surroundings, a creepy, rundown fixer upper, and well written characters. And for readers who like a little paranormal in your stories, you’ll find this right up your alley.  Any fan of mystery and suspense will be thrilled with this book.
DeborahONeillCordes More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed The Cavanaugh House. I'm a child of the 50s and 60s, and Ms. Meyette took me back to the time of my youth with this atmospheric and well-paced novel. Jesse is an interesting heroine, who tries to surmount her disappointing past with a new town, and, she believes, a new life at her late aunt's home, the Cavanaugh House. Little does she know how truly connected she is to the place - and its history. If you like mystery, romance, ghosts, and good writing, you will love this book. I highly recommend it.