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1st Review

I’m thrilled and want to share:

I was very excited when I learned about Brenda Hill’s new book, The House on Serpent Lake. I knew I was going to be in for a treat for two reasons; the first being that I love a good ghost story, and the second, that this one was written by one of my favorite authors. After having read it, all I can say is that The House on Serpent Lake lived up to my high expectations. And then some!

The story opens as Eric Peterson and his new bride, Lindsay, leave their California condo and head to rural Minnesota to inspect the family estate, which Eric has inherited from his aunt. From the opening pages the reader gets the sense that all is not as it should be in the grand, if neglected, old mansion on Serpent Lake. At first it’s small things; flickering lights, running water, the hint of Bay Rum aftershave. But as the story progresses, the evidence becomes too much to dispute. Eric and Lindsay Peterson’s new home is haunted, and the ghost wants more than just to rattle a few chains. Indeed, as the weeks pass, he will shake Lindsay’s life to its very foundation.

The writing is superb. The delightful descriptions of the house, the lake, and the small town of Crosby are spot-on and the cast of characters are well-drawn and felt real enough to be my own neighbors and friends. The story flowed seamlessly from one scene to the next, pulling me along in its wake until I was lost in a world that, though incredible, seemed as real as my own. That’s the magic of Brenda Hill!

I could not put the story down until I had devoured every last, eerily delicious page. I’d be remiss if I didn’t confess that some of the scenes were a bit sexy for my Victorian palette, but even so, I highly recommend The House on Serpent Lake to anyone who enjoys a good paranormal romance.
M. Jean Pike, 
Award-winning author of Waiting for the Rain

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A Ghost?

“At first it’s small things; flickering lights, running water, the hint of Bay Rum aftershave…”
The House on Serpent Lake Kindle edition  7/5/13

Brenda Hill

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The House on Serpent Lake Video

The House on Serpent Lake

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June 24, 2013 · 7:08 am

Thanks to two fantastic writer friends – M. Jean Pike and Merri Hiatt, who found errors my editor missed –  The House on Serpent Lake is nearly ready for release.

It’s in the Kindle formatting process, so it won’t be long now.

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Countdown!

Just a few more days! The Kindle version of The House on Serpent Lake is nearly ready for release. Hooray!

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Southern Fried Dinner

I’ve finished The House on Serpent Lake, waiting to go over the final edits, so I’ve been catching up on cooking. Ok, very little, but still, it’s better than McD’s dollar menu or frozen dinners. And I’ve been browsing websites, drooling over the fried green tomatoes my Southern friends posted on FB, wishing my two cherry-size tomatoes would hurry up and grow.  I’ve checked with all the local farmer’s markets in the area and gave up. No one had  green tomatoes – until this morning! I located a place in Mentone. Since I wanted to get there before they ran out, I threw on clothes, hoping I didn’t forget anything. At least I didn’t get arrested.

At home, I started cooking, and talk about sitting in tall cotton, I had a bowl of pinto beans I cooked this weekend topped with fresh chopped onions, and a large plate of fried green tomatoes.

I was going to take a photo, but I made the mistake of taking ‘just one bite.’ Needless to say, there were none left to photograph.

Maybe next time.

 

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