indieBRAG Cover Crush: Ridley House by Willa Jemhart


Cover Crush by Stephanie M. Hopkins 


For as long as she can remember, nineteen-year-old Kay has been unable to stay in one place for long. With no recollection of who she is or where she came from, plagued by nightmares she doesn’t remember upon waking, and the torturous feeling that her one true love was lost to her, she is unsure whether she is searching for or fleeing from something.

When she accepts a summer job at the Ridley House Inn, it feels like a nice change of pace. The country setting and old-fashioned feel are comfortable, homey, and even familiar.

Shortly after her arrival, she finds a wall filled with Ridley family portraits, where one picture in particular grabs her attention – a late 1930s photograph of a young woman with a face identical to her own.

Between the warnings of a scary old man telling her she should not have returned, and the magnetic pull towards a familiar and handsome young man, Kay is determined to find some answers. Is Ridley House the place she has been searching for, is it the place she has been running from, or is all of the familiarity simply contrived by her desperation to finally belong somewhere?

My Thoughts on the Cover, Title and Premise

This cover definitely sparks a mystery feel to the premise. By looking at the cover, one wants to enter the gate-shown-and explore the house that is hidden through the fog. The faded image of the young girl is a nice touch. Loving this cover!

Often times, books are titled by the name of the house in which the stories take place. It gives a mysterious feel to the premise and one knows immediately that there is more than meets the eye while the characters are staying there or visiting.

Fall time is the perfect time to read stories of the paranormal and hauntings. The premise of the Ridley House has sparked my interest and I hope to be reading this story this season. In the book description is talks of a young girl plagued by nightmares, feelings of her love lost to her and accepting a job at an Inn. The Inn is clearly mysteriously pulls the young lady in.

Stephanie M. Hopkins

Cover Crush is a weekly series that originated with Erin at Flashlight Commentary.

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