Refuge on Crescent Hill Kindle ¼ Refuge on PDF/EPUB

Refuge on Crescent Hill Kindle ¼ Refuge on PDF/EPUB


Refuge on Crescent Hill ➾ [Download] ➻ Refuge on Crescent Hill By Melanie Dobson ➷ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Moving home after a recent job loss was supposed to reassure Camden Bristow and give her time to decide what to do next But when she arrives in Etherton Ohio she discovers that her grandmother who she Moving home after a recent job loss was supposed to reassure Camden Bristow and give her time to decide what to do next But when she arrives in Etherton Ohio she discovers that her grandmother who she hasn't talked to in years has passed away and home is an empty mansion years old Not exactly the comfort Camden was looking for What happened to the house she played in as a child the bedtime stories that told of secret passageways and runaway slaves and Refuge on PDF/EPUB or all those family memories When antiues start disappearing and footsteps are heard some of those memories start to creep back and Camden wonders if her grandmother's bedtime stories might actually be true What really happened here at Crescent Hill How was her grandmother involved Who still has access to the house And for what purpose As she works to uncover the past and present mysteries harbored in her home Camden also uncovers secrets about her family that could change the town and her life forever.


10 thoughts on “Refuge on Crescent Hill

  1. Kim Kim says:

    Sometimes I scan others' reviews before writing my own just to see how many folks felt the same way as I did about the bookthis helps me to remember to heed caution when choosing whether or not to read a book based on reviewswe all have such different opinions on things What strikes me as strange as I read reviews on this book is how many negative reviews are given because it has christian views included in it It is marketed as a Christian book Shouldn't those that are that opposed to Christianity pay attention to such things before they open a book?? It's such a shame that a book of this uality should receive bad reviews for writing within it's own genre Were it not labeled 'Christian' I would be in complete agreement with these folks views I hate being 'hijacked' by an author's political religious or special issues views on things without warning But if the warning is there and you read it anywaythat's on you Sorry for the speechI'm just sayinNow about the BOOK I LOVED IT It's one of those books that makes you walk away feeling all warm and fuzzystrange since it's not a romance coming of age or chick litit's a mystery How often do you get the warm fuzzies from a mystery? This book just makes you realize how important family is and how lonely we would be without our loved ones It's about history and the intentions of people long goneit's extremely well written and researched Ohio was in a strange position during the years around the Civil War I might have enjoyed learning on that aspect but stillthis was a very interesting subject an enjoyable story and I learned a few things too Totally 5 stars


  2. Jodi Jodi says:

    Refuge on Crescent Hill was full of surprises Unlike Melanie Dobson’s other novels Crescent Hill took two chapters of laying groundwork before I was fully sucked into the story As the story progressed and the plot began to unfold I found myself flipping back and forth between chapters checking last names of characters trying to figure out how the dots connected When my hunches were wrong I gave up and immersed myself in the story Much to my delight Dobson connected the dots in suspenseful unpredictable ways that kept me wondering and guessing with every turn of the pageRefuge on Crescent Hill opens with Dobson’s modern day heroin Camden Bristow at the end of herself Desperate and lonely Camden turns to the only place that has ever seemed like home her Grandma’s arms But when she arrives in Etherton Ohio she discovers her Grandma has passed away leaving Camden her 150 year old rundown mansion The historical and eerie mansion is shrouded in mystery with rampant rumors of ghosts haunting the grounds and unexplainable lights and shadows dancing from the windows of the third floor As Camden wrestles with how to handle her unexpected gift she finds herself unraveling a complicated and dangerous story much bigger than herself Goosebump inducing suspense intrigue romance and an underlying theme of redemption and God making all things new Refuge on Crescent Hill has it all Once you start reading you won’t want to put this wonderful story down


  3. Amanda Amanda says:

    I got this either for free or for really cheap through It was a good story and worth reading but I wouldn't recommend someone go out of their way to get ahold of this book


  4. Denise Denise says:

    This was a good book It had a lot of suspense There are a lot of characters to keep track of but I liked how it all tied together at the end


  5. Heather *Undercover Goth Queen* Heather *Undercover Goth Queen* says:

    I won this book through First Reads I found this a light and refreshing read although I didn't ever get emotionally involved with the story I was interested enough to keep reading until the end wondering what would happen but the conclusion was rather anticlimactic and the characters were far from dynamic Still I can see why people would enjoy this book It's solidly written


  6. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    I really enjoyed this book there is history characters that you really start caring about as well as a mystery that keeps the pages turning The ending was a bit to uick and rushed but still a good book


  7. Dustin Crazy little brown owl Dustin Crazy little brown owl says:

    I won this through the goodreads first reads giveaway program


  8. SK SK says:

    Synopsis Review with Spoilers 42 Camden Bristow is a freelance photographer She uses her photography to highlight people in compelling situations around the world This type of life allowed her to avoid putting down roots or connections to people or places Her family is broken and connections with each other all but severed except for her memories of her Grandmother Rosealie A few times during her childhood she was able to experience love and connection to her Etherton Ohio Grandmother to her town her faith and her home Camden wrote the occasional letter to her Grandmother but she had not seen her in person for years But suddenly Camden’s life implodes; the bills for her recent photo junket to Asia are not paid by Grant Haussen the businessman that hired her in fact his business was closed their doors chained and even Grant had to look for other work Her credit card has reached its limit and her apartment rent is past due She is slated for eviction With no options left she puts her meager possessions into her car and heads for the mansion on Crescent Hill and her Grandmother She arrives at Crescent Hill but cannot find her Grandmother but is able to connect to her old friend Jenny and Jenny’s husband Dan She finds out that her Grandmother just died the week before after a battle with cancer Dan the attorney for her Grandmother meets with her and lets her know she is now the owner of Crescent Hill Before she falls asleep that night in her old bedroom in the mansion she reads her Grandmother’s letter Her grandmother writes that her prayer for Camden is that she would embrace the future and the purpose that God planted in Camden’s heart Grandma Rosealie said she recognized that Camden loved people even as a child and that love is seen current in how she photographs people She tells Camden to love serve protect fight for people and then give them to God LOC 570 573 This proves to be somewhat prophetic Grandma Rosealie’s verbal trust to Camden ties the story together It swings the book into the mystery of Crescent Hill the mystery of Etherton the mystery of the strange lights noises happenings on the third floor of the mansion the mystery of the jewels and how it all connects to the Underground Railroad and the purpose that her Grandmother Rosealie entrusts to Camden We met Alex Yates a man who wants to do the best for the city in the job he was hired to do We meet nefarious characters such as Edward Jake and Lisa who are part of Camden’s extended family We meet Louise Danner who is the mayor of Etherton but seems to be somewhat unfocused concerning what is good for Etherton We meet a university student researcher Stephanie Ellison who is doing a paper on the missing Ellison jewels She traces some leads to the underground railroad and Crescent Hill Past and present meet in this story good and evil as well as altruistic motives versus selfish materialist motives It is a good story with themes of forgiveness I would read from this author


  9. Jennifer Lara Jennifer Lara says:

    Refuge on Crescent Hill by Melanie Dobson is a story of family secrets and one woman’s journey home Camden Bristow was a photographer who traveled the world taking photos of amazing sights and documenting tragic events Until one day when the calls for her work stopped Left destitute her only option is return to her grandmother’s home on Crescent Hill As she heads there she has no idea what awaits her or what secrets will be revealed once she gets there? Alex Yates is the charge of the economic development for the same town of Etherton but every one of his ideas has been shot down by the city council and he is desperate for the next idea Alex is running from his own past and a secret he’s desperate to keep hidden Stephanie Ellison Carter is a student writing a research paper about the Ellison family She learns that her family had some jewels stolen and the theft could be linked to the disappearance of one of the Ellison’s slaves As their journeys began to merge their own personal secrets will be revealed Will Camden finally find a home? Is there someone who is trying to sabotage Alex’s attempts to boost the town? How are Camden Alex and Stephanie linked to the Crescent Hill?I thoroughly enjoyed Refuge on Crescent Hill Having read Ms Dobson’s books before I was eager to dive into this one and it did not disappoint From the opening page to the closing epilogue the story is driven family secrets evil plots and twists and turns of a great mystery I enjoyed all the characters even the villains fit well especially the ones you wouldn’t suspect When the connection between the three characters are revealed it is an emotional moment for the characters as well for the reader It reminds you that we might be strangers but our family pasts may be connection through an amazing story of strength courage and bravery Even though I wanted to strangle Camden at times for being an idiot I cheered for her by the end I highly recommend Refuge on Crescent Hill Refuge on Crescent Hillis available in paperback and eBook


  10. Susan Susan says:

    I really enjoyed this storyline It flowed well after the 12 way point a bit slow in the beginning as it is setting up the characters and setting There are 4 points of view so that gets confusing at first The characters are well thought out and have distinct traits I think it is of a mystery than a suspense though there are a few suspenseful timesIt is clean romance and language thank you very muchThe Christian element was there but not overbearingA satisfying ending though there was one point in the end that I did not feel was explained and jumped thereThere are several typos formatting issues and grammatical errors that had me double checkingOverall a worthwhile read


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10 thoughts on “Refuge on Crescent Hill

  1. Kim Kim says:

    Sometimes I scan others' reviews before writing my own just to see how many folks felt the same way as I did about the bookthis helps me to remember to heed caution when choosing whether or not to read a book based on reviewswe all have such different opinions on things What strikes me as strange as I read reviews on this book is how many negative reviews are given because it has christian views included in it It is marketed as a Christian book Shouldn't those that are that opposed to Christianity pay attention to such things before they open a book?? It's such a shame that a book of this uality should receive bad reviews for writing within it's own genre Were it not labeled 'Christian' I would be in complete agreement with these folks views I hate being 'hijacked' by an author's political religious or special issues views on things without warning But if the warning is there and you read it anywaythat's on you Sorry for the speechI'm just sayinNow about the BOOK I LOVED IT It's one of those books that makes you walk away feeling all warm and fuzzystrange since it's not a romance coming of age or chick litit's a mystery How often do you get the warm fuzzies from a mystery? This book just makes you realize how important family is and how lonely we would be without our loved ones It's about history and the intentions of people long goneit's extremely well written and researched Ohio was in a strange position during the years around the Civil War I might have enjoyed learning on that aspect but stillthis was a very interesting subject an enjoyable story and I learned a few things too Totally 5 stars

  2. Jodi Jodi says:

    Refuge on Crescent Hill was full of surprises Unlike Melanie Dobson’s other novels Crescent Hill took two chapters of laying groundwork before I was fully sucked into the story As the story progressed and the plot began to unfold I found myself flipping back and forth between chapters checking last names of characters trying to figure out how the dots connected When my hunches were wrong I gave up and immersed myself in the story Much to my delight Dobson connected the dots in suspenseful unpredictable ways that kept me wondering and guessing with every turn of the pageRefuge on Crescent Hill opens with Dobson’s modern day heroin Camden Bristow at the end of herself Desperate and lonely Camden turns to the only place that has ever seemed like home her Grandma’s arms But when she arrives in Etherton Ohio she discovers her Grandma has passed away leaving Camden her 150 year old rundown mansion The historical and eerie mansion is shrouded in mystery with rampant rumors of ghosts haunting the grounds and unexplainable lights and shadows dancing from the windows of the third floor As Camden wrestles with how to handle her unexpected gift she finds herself unraveling a complicated and dangerous story much bigger than herself Goosebump inducing suspense intrigue romance and an underlying theme of redemption and God making all things new Refuge on Crescent Hill has it all Once you start reading you won’t want to put this wonderful story down

  3. Amanda Amanda says:

    I got this either for free or for really cheap through It was a good story and worth reading but I wouldn't recommend someone go out of their way to get ahold of this book

  4. Denise Denise says:

    This was a good book It had a lot of suspense There are a lot of characters to keep track of but I liked how it all tied together at the end

  5. Heather *Undercover Goth Queen* Heather *Undercover Goth Queen* says:

    I won this book through First Reads I found this a light and refreshing read although I didn't ever get emotionally involved with the story I was interested enough to keep reading until the end wondering what would happen but the conclusion was rather anticlimactic and the characters were far from dynamic Still I can see why people would enjoy this book It's solidly written

  6. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    I really enjoyed this book there is history characters that you really start caring about as well as a mystery that keeps the pages turning The ending was a bit to uick and rushed but still a good book

  7. Dustin Crazy little brown owl Dustin Crazy little brown owl says:

    I won this through the goodreads first reads giveaway program

  8. SK SK says:

    Synopsis Review with Spoilers 42 Camden Bristow is a freelance photographer She uses her photography to highlight people in compelling situations around the world This type of life allowed her to avoid putting down roots or connections to people or places Her family is broken and connections with each other all but severed except for her memories of her Grandmother Rosealie A few times during her childhood she was able to experience love and connection to her Etherton Ohio Grandmother to her town her faith and her home Camden wrote the occasional letter to her Grandmother but she had not seen her in person for years But suddenly Camden’s life implodes; the bills for her recent photo junket to Asia are not paid by Grant Haussen the businessman that hired her in fact his business was closed their doors chained and even Grant had to look for other work Her credit card has reached its limit and her apartment rent is past due She is slated for eviction With no options left she puts her meager possessions into her car and heads for the mansion on Crescent Hill and her Grandmother She arrives at Crescent Hill but cannot find her Grandmother but is able to connect to her old friend Jenny and Jenny’s husband Dan She finds out that her Grandmother just died the week before after a battle with cancer Dan the attorney for her Grandmother meets with her and lets her know she is now the owner of Crescent Hill Before she falls asleep that night in her old bedroom in the mansion she reads her Grandmother’s letter Her grandmother writes that her prayer for Camden is that she would embrace the future and the purpose that God planted in Camden’s heart Grandma Rosealie said she recognized that Camden loved people even as a child and that love is seen current in how she photographs people She tells Camden to love serve protect fight for people and then give them to God LOC 570 573 This proves to be somewhat prophetic Grandma Rosealie’s verbal trust to Camden ties the story together It swings the book into the mystery of Crescent Hill the mystery of Etherton the mystery of the strange lights noises happenings on the third floor of the mansion the mystery of the jewels and how it all connects to the Underground Railroad and the purpose that her Grandmother Rosealie entrusts to Camden We met Alex Yates a man who wants to do the best for the city in the job he was hired to do We meet nefarious characters such as Edward Jake and Lisa who are part of Camden’s extended family We meet Louise Danner who is the mayor of Etherton but seems to be somewhat unfocused concerning what is good for Etherton We meet a university student researcher Stephanie Ellison who is doing a paper on the missing Ellison jewels She traces some leads to the underground railroad and Crescent Hill Past and present meet in this story good and evil as well as altruistic motives versus selfish materialist motives It is a good story with themes of forgiveness I would read from this author

  9. Jennifer Lara Jennifer Lara says:

    Refuge on Crescent Hill by Melanie Dobson is a story of family secrets and one woman’s journey home Camden Bristow was a photographer who traveled the world taking photos of amazing sights and documenting tragic events Until one day when the calls for her work stopped Left destitute her only option is return to her grandmother’s home on Crescent Hill As she heads there she has no idea what awaits her or what secrets will be revealed once she gets there? Alex Yates is the charge of the economic development for the same town of Etherton but every one of his ideas has been shot down by the city council and he is desperate for the next idea Alex is running from his own past and a secret he’s desperate to keep hidden Stephanie Ellison Carter is a student writing a research paper about the Ellison family She learns that her family had some jewels stolen and the theft could be linked to the disappearance of one of the Ellison’s slaves As their journeys began to merge their own personal secrets will be revealed Will Camden finally find a home? Is there someone who is trying to sabotage Alex’s attempts to boost the town? How are Camden Alex and Stephanie linked to the Crescent Hill?I thoroughly enjoyed Refuge on Crescent Hill Having read Ms Dobson’s books before I was eager to dive into this one and it did not disappoint From the opening page to the closing epilogue the story is driven family secrets evil plots and twists and turns of a great mystery I enjoyed all the characters even the villains fit well especially the ones you wouldn’t suspect When the connection between the three characters are revealed it is an emotional moment for the characters as well for the reader It reminds you that we might be strangers but our family pasts may be connection through an amazing story of strength courage and bravery Even though I wanted to strangle Camden at times for being an idiot I cheered for her by the end I highly recommend Refuge on Crescent Hill Refuge on Crescent Hillis available in paperback and eBook

  10. Susan Susan says:

    I really enjoyed this storyline It flowed well after the 12 way point a bit slow in the beginning as it is setting up the characters and setting There are 4 points of view so that gets confusing at first The characters are well thought out and have distinct traits I think it is of a mystery than a suspense though there are a few suspenseful timesIt is clean romance and language thank you very muchThe Christian element was there but not overbearingA satisfying ending though there was one point in the end that I did not feel was explained and jumped thereThere are several typos formatting issues and grammatical errors that had me double checkingOverall a worthwhile read

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