Time for anther awesome book feature! Today I have the please of hosting Ms. Morgan Huneke and her newest book Creighton Hill, book 1 of the Time Captives series. Her other books have been on my to-read list for some time and so I jumped at the chance to do a review of her latest book!
About the Book
“No one can mysteriously disappear leaving no trace. It isn’t realistic.”
“You’re right, Emily,” her grandfather said thoughtfully. “It isn’t realistic. However, a good many things happen in this world that are not realistic, things supernatural.”
Emily, Allan, Jill, Joey, and Anna have grown up on their grandfather’s tales of ancestors who mysteriously disappeared from Creighton Hill, the plantation home that has been in their family for centuries. When Grampa’s death forces them to move into Creighton Hill, the truth about the supposed disappearances is the first thing on their minds. Allan, Jill, Joey, and Anna’s, that is. As for Emily, why must they keep at their supernatural hogwash?
Could it be that their family really does just have an unusual history of early deaths? Most people seem to think so. But Grampa’s research has uncovered something different.
Sounds pretty cool, right? Well on to my review!
Creighton Hill is a bit like Narnia meets historical fiction. The four children have moved into their grandfather’s old plantation house that has been in the family for generations. However, the house harbors a dark secret. Every twenty years, a boy or girl of 12 years old has disappeared without a trace. Now the new inhabitants are determined to figure out the mystery before one of them disappears.
My thoughts? It was really well written, switching between the POV of the modern day children and the children who have vanished from different time periods. Strange writing starts to appear in cupboards and closets, bringing the children closer to discovering the secret, until one afternoon they are transported to a different world with a prophecy concerning them and their ancestors. Mystery and action abound before we’re left with a bit of a cliff hanger. 🙂
The characters were all wonderful, especially Joey with his belief and Allen with his sense of duty to his family. Emily struggles in this book with her faith and own belief in the world they are taken to, but she’s in for some wonderful development as the series continues. I enjoyed the bits of history displayed in the “flashbacks” and you can see the research Ms. Huneke has put in to make each time period believable. This was a good book and I think we’re in for a wonderful new series.
Recommended for kids or anyone who likes stories of adventure, faith, family, and overcoming adversity. Fans of Narnia will also enjoy this story.
I was given an ARC by the author in exchange for my honest review.
I hope y’all are interested! Read on because there’s lots of goodies attached to this post! 🙂
About the Author
Morgan Elizabeth Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia. She has enjoyed creating characters and writing stories since early childhood. Her other interests include reading, playing the piano and violin, and politics. She is the author of Across the Stars and The Experiment.
Yes! You read that right! Another of Morgan’s books is free on Amazon until June 12. Don’t miss it!
To celebrate Across the Stars’s second anniversary, and Creighton Hill’s release, Across the Stars is free on Kindle June 8th-12th! Check it out on Amazon!
Join in the excitement of Time Captives and enter to win a special prize! The first prize winner will receive a signed copy of Creighton Hill as well as a signed copy of Across the Stars, for its anniversary. Second prize is a signed copy of Creighton Hill. The third prize winner will receive an eCopy of Creighton Hill in the eBook format of his/her choice. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.
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