The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright book review


Synopsis (as taken from GoodReads)

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 faade. 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 into.

Two 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.


This was a wonderful time-slip novel! It’s so hard to find one that I like, but Jaime blows this genre out of the water! She is a relatively new writer I believe, but it’s hard to tell as she has the voice of a seasoned author that’s been writing for over a decade. The two stories in this were expertly woven together. I found it easy to follow and the transitions between both were smooth and fluid. I loved how well written the charters were. They had lots of depth and grew on me. The setting were well done too. I loved all the descriptive backdrops. Definitely give this 5/5 stars.

Paperback, 352 pages
Published July 3rd 2018 by Bethany House Publishers

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