The Tale of Halcyon Crane (Compact Disc)
Wendy Webb is the master of the romantic ghost story that is very
satisfying. This is her first book and it takes place on Mackinaw
Island. Hallie James returns to her childhood home when she learns that
the mother that she thought had died long ago has actually just recently
died. The mother has left her home on Mackinaw Island to Hallie, and as
Hallie moves into her new/old home, she learns all sorts of strange
things about her mother, her own past, and why her father had led her to
believe that her mother was dead. Along with all the spooky occurrences
tied to the past, Hallie also has a new romance and learns alot about
Wendy Webb's second book, The Fate of Mercy Alban, is just as good and her new book comes out on January 14th - The Vanishing.
April 2010 Indie Next List
“Ghosts, seances, and an unsolved murder are brought together on a remote island in the middle of the Great Lakes. Hallie James, who thought her mother died in a fire decades earlier, has discovered she was alive--until recently. Hallie's father's last words in answer to why he staged their deaths were, 'I had to save my little girl.' From what or whom? A gothic thriller with a modern twist.”
— Karen Briggs, Great Northern Books and Hobbies, Oscoda, MI
Ghosts don't exist in our world of today; life is too pragmatic, too consuming, too busy for past lives to linger on longer than their allotted time--or so Halcyon had believed, until she received a letter from a lawyer claiming that her mother, whom she had thought long dead, had actually been living in another part of the country since Halcyon's early childhood. She had only recently passed away, leaving Halcyon heir to an unexpected fortune and an estate on an isolated island in the middle of the Great Lakes.
Setting out to find some answers, Halcyon travels to her mother's home. But will she be prepared for the ghastly family history that waits for her there, the visions and revelations that will change everything she thought she knew about the father she lived with and the mother she'd lost long ago?