It’s not a day I usually post, but it’s for a great cause. Recently Allison of Allison the Writer and I discussed doing a book review exchange. Funny story, she’s actually one of the first people I started to follow with any dedication when I began my blogging endeavors two years ago. So, I was very excited to read her book, something that’s been on my list for awhile. 🙂 And here we go!
Secrets in Seaport
Everything turns topsy-turvy when artsy Aunt Melanie invites Abby and her family to her new home, a genuine but decrepit old mansion in a seaside ghost town called Seaport. There, Abby finds herself in an ocean of mysterious secrets. Why are Seaport’s few remaining denizens so protective of the mansion? Who has been stealing Melanie’s things? And what is Seaport’s mysterious other visitor up to? Find out in Allison Rose’s debut novelette, ‘Secrets in Seaport’!
Review – 4/5 Stars
*I got this book as part of a book review exchange with the author.*
Secrets in Seaport is a short and fun read. It centers around Abby, an unwilling teen who gets dragged to Seaport by her mom to help a family friend with some renovations. Along the way, they deal with a thief, legends of a lost treasure, and strangers who are more than they seem.
I liked Abby and the easy way she narrates the story. The other characters were fun and I’d have liked to see a little more of them along the way. While the story itself was a little choppy in places, it had a great feel to it. Just wish it was a little longer and we got more of the mystery played up.
It was a fun debut novelette by Allison. She had a great writing style and I’m looking forward to reading more by her in the future!
About the Author
Allison Rose has been writing seriously since the age of ten. Since then, she has penned a handful of short stories, fanfictions, and a growing pile of works-in-progress. “Write what you want to write, not what sells – everyone else is already doing that,” is her advice to other aspiring writers. Secrets in Seaport is her debut novelette. Allison lives in the magical kingdom of America, with a guitar, two dogs, and a cat for company.
And now you should go follow her everywhere! 🙂
What do you think of the review? Do you like mystery stories?