The House at Homecoming Cove
From New York Times Bestselling Author GINNY BAIRD
A breathtaking romantic mystery set at the Virginia Eastern Shore...
"Delightful to read and catches a person off guard with a totally unexpected ending." ~ New York Times Bestselling Author CATHERINE ANDERSON
THE HOUSE AT HOMECOMING COVE
Seeking out solitude in which to work, New York City music composer Melissa Carter rents a century-old farmhouse on the Virginia Eastern Shore. There, she meets a loner with rugged good looks and smoldering gray eyes, who has long-term ties to the property. When strange things start occurring at the historic home, the handsome groundskeeper comes to her aid, but is Melissa really safer in his arms?
When Stone Thomas meets a pretty northerner with a musical gift, he's immediately drawn to her. He's also determined to protect her from the increasingly odd happenings at the fifty-acre farm where he's employed. Soon, Stone finds himself wondering whether he and beautiful Melissa might share a future. Yet the secrets of Homecoming Cove threaten to drive them apart.
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"A fine suspense and you just won't believe how it ends." ~ Barbara Baker
"The twist at the end took me by surprise! Great job to the author!" ~ Melinda Burchett
"Wow...wow...wow!! I did not see that coming." ~ Mary Ann
"This is a mind bender! Very well done!" ~ Sandra D. Griffin
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"A gripping tale with a hint of paranormal." ~ Dawn Pearson
"New, refreshing twists and turns." ~ Anna Gibson
"Ms. Baird has again exceeded any expectations." ~ Dianna Plano
"Wow. I mean, WOW. This is not your normal romance..." ~ Anita Slaugh
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Ginny Baird has published novels in print and online and received screenplay options from Hollywood for her family and romantic comedy scripts. She writes touching, often humorous, contemporary romance about single women facing everyday challenges. Known for featuring holidays and family themes in her work, Ginny frequently portrays the struggles of single parents or others who've given up on finding true love.
Ginny has two novella series, The Holiday Brides Series (holiday romance) and The Summer Grooms Series (summer romance), a Romantic Ghost Stories series (paranormal ghost romance), and additional single titles available. She is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling Author, a Top 10 Best Seller on iBooks, NOOK and Kindle, and a #1 Best Seller in several Romance and Women's Fiction categories. Visit Ginny's website www.ginnybairdromance.com to learn more about her and her books.
This book is hauntingly beautiful. I was entranced from the start. I can almost hear the piano music flowing from Melissa's fingers and heart when she composes music for TV shows and movies. Melissa came to the Eastern Shore of Virginia to get away from New York and her ex-boyfriend, Peter, because she wasn't able to complete an assignment. A secluded 50-plus acres of land by Homecoming Cove was the perfect place to rediscover her talents. Melissa meets Stone Thomas, the groundskeeper to the property and Captain Bill, the house's caretaker and Stone's grandfather. The soulful connection between Melissa and Stone is immediate. Strange incidences occur in the house and on the property, such as the sound of someone beautifully or angrily playing a piano with no one at the keys, or a brisk, cold wind that affects their internal temperatures. There is a lot of past history here going back to Stone's great-great-grandmother Mary's brother, Lewis Stone and his fiance, Fiona. Both Melissa and Stone seek answers. As a musician myself, I really connected with this fine work, although you don't need to be one to be pulled into the suspense. I also noted to myself phrases such as Melissa had "touched a chord with" or "she'd also become more in tune with herself." I look forward to reading and discovering the other two romantic ghost stories and other works by this author. [I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.]
This was an interesting story of how Melissa goes to rent a house on the coast to get a bit of peace. She does not really find it, but does find comfort with Stone Thomas when strange happenings occur at the house. I found myself keeping reading to see what would happen next and to see if they could get to the bottom of it. I received a copy of this book to review.
Romantic and Suspenseful
The House at Homecoming Cove by Ginny Baird was such a delight to read with its romance and mystery excellently intertwined thought the story.
Melissa is a music composer who rents out a historical fifty acre farmhouse on the Virginia Eastern Shore in order to work in peace. As soon as she arrives she comes across Stone; he is the groundskeeper for the magnificent farmhouse. Stone is quickly attracted to Melissa. He also has some ties to the farmhouse. Odd and mysterious things start to occur and Stone is determined to protect Melissa. Love blooms between the two but secrets of Homecoming Cove could push them away. Is them being apart better for them both or are they safer together? Do they get their happily ever after?
I just loved this book. Ginny's story keeps you intrigued from start to finish. The characters are superbly portrayed. I, personally, just loved both Melissa and Stone. The romance and suspense is well executed. Mrs. Baird knocked this one out of the ballpark. Yay Ginny!
I received this ARC for an honest and fair review.