"A dream, after all, needn't be fueled by particulars, only by desire."
So notes main character, Gracie Antes, in CRESTMONT, a historical fiction gem set in the 1920s.
Determined to take control of her life, sheltered Gracie Antes leaves her unhappy home in 1925 to pursue her dream of a singing career. On her way to the big city, she accepts a job as a housemaid at the bustling Crestmont Inn. Once there, Gracie finds a life-changing encounter with opera singer Rosa Ponselle, family she never imagined could be hers, and a man with a mysterious past. Relive the 1920s with a colorful cast of characters. Discover with Gracie that sometimes we must trade loss for happiness.
Set in Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania, the story is interwoven with details about the town, the rich history of The Crestmont Inn, and the family who passed ownership from one generation to the next.
Many attempts have been made to explain how the mountaintop lake nestled in this tiny town came to be. Crestmont gives a new twist to an old Native American legend, setting the tone of grace around which the story is built.
Gracie was unhappy at home and heads off to the big city, but on her way she accepts a job at a hotel called The Cresmont. At The Cresmont Gracie not only finds a job but more important she finds a family.
Holly Weiss has done an amazing job leading the reader back to the 1920’s in Pennsylvania.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Holly Weiss is a vocal instructor, retired professional singer and a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. A polio survivor, she lives in upstate New York with her husband. Crestmont is her first novel.
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~I received a product sample in order to write my review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed are mine.