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For over a century the town of Gossamer Grove has thrived on its charm and midwestern values but Annalise Forsythe knows painful secrets including her own hover just beneath the pleasant façade When a man is found dead in his run down trailer home Annalise inherits the trailer along with the pictures vintage obituaries and old revival posters covering its walls As she sorts through the collection she's wholly unprepared for the ramifications of the dark and deadly secrets she'll uncover A century earlier Gossamer Grove has been stirred into chaos by the arrival of controversial and charismatic twin revivalists The chaos takes a murderous turn when Libby Sheffield working at her father's newspaper receives an obituary for a reputable church deacon hours before his death As she works with the deacon's son to unravel the mystery behind the crime it becomes undeniably clear that a reckoning has come to town but it isn't until another obituary arrives that they realize the true depths of the danger they've waded intoTwo women separated by a hundred years must uncover the secrets within the borders of their own town before it's too late and they lose their future or their very souls

10 thoughts on “The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond

  1. says:

    Jaime Jo Wright did it again I loved this one just as much as I did her debut The House at Foster Hill Of course it doesn't hurt that the cover is so dreamy and perfect but the story inside is the real winner Gripping and mysterious and making me hang on with my fingernails and feel great fear for the characters involvedI felt like both story arcs were balanced and well done though I especially loved the action and twists near the end for the historical one I also liked that the romance was low key I loved these characters so much that I want a seuel though I'm definitely wanting to get the next Wright book in my hands as soon as possible

  2. says:

    Rounding up to 45 stars This was another great story with mystery until the very end Just when I thought I had it figured out nope got that one wrong too I obviously would not make a very good detectiveThis is a time slip story of Annalise Forsythe and Libby Sheffield Both residents of Gossamer Grove Wisconsin one in 1907 the other in present day but the uestion is how are they connected With Annalise in present day running a coffee shop wanting to open a food pantry for the under privileged and hiding a secret even she won't tell When Eugene Hayes dies and leave her everything including all the pictures of her inside his trailer and her boyfriend from high school Garrett Greenwood comes back to town does the real mystery start and what is her connection to them Libby Sheffield is the daughter of a newspaper man who also holds a secret so dark only three people know and receives mysterious obituaries before people die She is friends with preacher son Calvin but it is Elijah Greenwood that is always there for her When the revival comes to town Jacobus Corbin comes to town he brings feelings to Libby even she cannot fightJamie Jo Wright does it again with another mind boggling mystery with just enough twists turns romance and danger to peek my interest I really like her characters and how they interact how both Annalise and Libby have these deep secrets and how in the end it is just forgiveness they seek I would highly recommend this book

  3. says:

    This novel pulled me in uickly While both the current day and early 1900s story lines held my interest it was the current day story of Annalise that I enjoyed The story from the 1900s was incredibly twisted and I was shocked to learn it was partially based upon actual events The love suare from the early 1900s fell flat for me but other than that I found The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond to be a solid mystery novel

  4. says:

    LOVED JACOBUS to pieces More to come

  5. says:

    If you enjoy a good mystery and time slip novels check this one out

  6. says:

    Two stories in oneand both packed a big punch Exciting and gripping this is how I like my Christian fiction

  7. says:

    Jaime Jo Wright's debut novel captivated me and I knew that she was an author to follow Her sopho novel only deepened that resolve Gossamer Grove is a town of Midwestern charm and home town values However Annalise Forsythe has painful secrets and knows and they all hover over the pleasant façade the town displays She is suddenly beueathed a run down trailer and discovers it is full of obituaries and photos of her There are indeed some dark secrets in this townOver a century earlier Gossamer Grove is stirred to repentance by the arrival of two twin revivalists come to town to bring God to the midst of these people They instead create chaos and people begin receiving their obituaries before they're even dead Libby Sheffield the newspaper owner's daughter receives those obituaries at the paper She begins to try to solve these crimes then realizes she herself is in great danger Wright once again writes in a dual timeline switching effortlessly between the two captivating her readers with this mystery that has been going on for over a century One mystery is wrapped up in another and the two blend in a completely spellbinding way Both women a century apart work to solve this mystery before lives are taken and maybe even souls ruined I was completely caught up in this and could not wait to find out what the end result would be I was totally surprised too Highly recommended I find myself longing for Wright's next novelMy thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book My opinions stated here are entirely my own

  8. says:

    Wright has truly hit her stride in this second standalone novel filled with edge of the seat suspense She expertly weaves two timelines together and brings to life a small town filled with secrets I enjoy the uniue writing style and look forward to Wright's next book

  9. says:

    This novel is a MUST READThis book grabbed me from page 1 and held me spellbound A novel not easily forgotten A suspenseful tale of murder and a small town’s hidden secrets come to light within beautifully revealed themes of forgiveness and grace even for past sins that seem unforgivable

  10. says:

    I wasn’t sure what to expect from The Reckoning of Gossamer Pond except for suspense and faith I admit I figured it would be a little on the creepy side because of Ms Wright’s first novel The House on Foster Hill While Ms Wright does give the reader suspense and faith the mystery aspect is so much “Libby Sheffield had never stopped to wonder what she would take specific note of if she ever stumbled upon a dead body”From the opening line I was pulled in Where the deaths in 1907 Gossamer Grove Wisconsin merely accidental? Was there something sinister in happen? And when it becomes obvious that the deaths have some link who is to be blamed?I loved the mystery in the 1907 thread and present day Gossamer Grove I wanted to know how the two stories connected and I hoped that there would be some romance woven in the twoIf the romance wasn’t enough to pull me in the faith message certainly gripped me My favorite uote“The conseuence of sin is death but grace of God brings us life One must fear God for what He can do while loving Him for what He doesn’t do A contrite heart results in the withholding of discipline in exchange for mercy–and love”There is so much spiritual truth in this novel that you’ll want to soak up and enjoy Ms Wright did a great job on her second novel and has made me a fan I eagerly await the publication of The Curse of Misty Wayfair not to mention the cover is phenomenalI received a complimentary copy of this novel from the publishers This review is my own honest opinion