About the Book
The Secret of the 14th Room
Author: Rebecca Hemlock
Publisher: Bluecap Publishing
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release date: March 16th
Memories can be a killer.
When Levi Corbin returns to Granton, Tennessee after the death of his beloved grandmother, it sets off a chain of events he’d rather have avoided. Claiming his inheritance should have been a piece of cake, but a cousin appears, threatening to steal it all.
Even worse (and better, too), he’s falling for the girl he just met and now must team up with her to try to stop his cousin. Their quest for his inheritance uncovers secrets frozen in time—and one might just be the answer to save his grandmother’s home.
Things go from worse to completely out of hand when a freak fire threatens it all. Add to that a nosy old woman and a battered runaway, and Levi can’t help but wonder what is going on!
As circumstances rekindle his faith and new love spurs him onward, Levi races against time and odds to save Grandma’s house from certain destruction, but the result might just mean saving himself as well.
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This book begins with the death of Dorothy Corbin, and I found myself falling in love with this woman who had yearned for a reconciliation between her two grandsons, Levi and Silas. Dorothy was the person who raised Levi after he was orphaned at age eight, so he assumed that he would inherit her house, until he heard the reading of her will. "My home is a historic treasure, and you BOTH can make something great of it and you’ll work together doing it, or you get nothing. It's for your own good. Family is all we have and we gotta keep it close." What? He had to share with someone who never showed any love toward his grandmother? She expected him and Silas to work together?
What follows is an intriguing story of greed, misunderstandings, old grudges, pent-up bitterness, and a mystery that will leave you guessing. Author Rebecca Hemlock weaves a tale that includes lessons from the past, people who aren't what they seem, and there's even a hint of romance between Levi and the estate lawyer, Abigail Wilson. Best of all, she shares a story of forgiveness and reconciliation.
I enjoy mysteries and Hemlock kept me guessing until the very end. There's also a cliffhanger ending, with unanswered questions that will hopefully be answered in the next book of the Granton House series. I recommend The Secret of the 14th Room to all who enjoy cozy mysteries.
I received an advanced reader copy of this book from the author via Celebrate Lit. There was no obligation to post a positive review. These are my own thoughts.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
About the Author
More from Rebecca
Looking for new ideas is my favorite part of writing because it comes with talking to interesting people and exploring antique shops all over the country.
This book not only captures my love for American history and riveting romantic suspense, but it also captures how old wounds of the heart can be healed.
Levi Corbin in The Secret of the 14th Room learns this the hard way after carrying his broken heart for most of his adult life. He has to discover the real meaning of family and family pride. Levi must face the past so that he can move on to a brighter future.
Granton, Tennessee, is a town I hope you fall in love with, just as I did when I created it. There are so many delightful characters, some with a dark secret or two. This story has been brewing for a while, and I am glad that I finally have the opportunity to share it with you.
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