House of Wonder

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House of Wonder

This is a sweet finding-yourself story. Jenna comes home to help her mom and ends up helping herself and her brother. There's mystery and romance within a story of love and acceptance.

Even though Jenna has tried to move away from her old life and strange family, she finds herself back home and trying to figure out the best way to help her family. Over time she begins to visit more often for herself as she learns more about her family and has a chance with Bobby, her old crush. Things get tense when her brother Warren is accused of stealing. She realizes that people are quick to judge and not quick to forgive. Life gets pretty interesting in her home town.

Overall this is an enjoyable story for those who like contemporary fiction.

Book Blurb for House of Wonder

When we were little and I needed Warren, I would rub my earlobe.  And perhaps it was the alchemy of childhood, a magic that happened because I believed it could, but I swear it worked. He always came.

Theirs wasn’t always the misfit family in the neighborhood. Jenna Parsons’s childhood was one of block parties and barbecues, where her mother, a former beauty queen, continued her reign and her twin brother, Warren, was viewed as just another oddball kid. But as her mother’s shopaholic habits intensified, and her brother’s behavior became viewed as more strange than quirky, Jenna sought to distance herself from them. She is devoted to her career and her four-year-old daughter, Rose. But now, in his peculiar way, Warren summons her back to 62 Royal Court.

What she finds there?a house in disrepair, a neighborhood on tenterhooks over a rash of petty thefts, and evidence of past traumas her mother has kept hidden?will challenge Jenna as never before. But as she stands by her family, she also begins to find beauty in unexpected places, strength in unlikely people, and a future she couldn’t have imagined.

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2014 3.50