The House on The Bluff Book One The Legacy Series by Elena Dorothy Bowman

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L1-House on the Bluff_Book 1-54Synopsis – The House On The Bluff – Book 1 – Legacy Series
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Suspense, Mystery, Drama, Romance….

When Abigail Adams Pierce stumbled onto the family legacy, she never imagined in her wildest dreams what the effect her discovery would have on her from that moment on. Intrigued by the description of an 18th Century ancestor’s blood-curdling screams in the dark of night, and never having been heard from again, piqued her curiosity. She had to see what it was about the “house” that made people tremble. Why no one had ventured near it since 1789; why no one had dared.

According to the stories handed down from one generation to another, it had been there for centuries, standing tall … empty … beckoning …maintaining its enchantment and its ageless elegance, rising as a silent sentinel waiting for the one long destined to enter to claim ownership.Waiting for someone? Me, she thought. The house was waiting for me. It had to be.

Little did she know that her curiosity would take her on a hair-raising journey she would never forget; a journey that once started would have no turning back at the risk of losing her life in the physical sense and being trapped within the spiritual realm that had invaded the Pierce House. She dismissed, out of hand, warnings of the terror, foretold,lurking within the “house” that went along with claiming ownership.

This then was her family’s legacy handed down from the 11th Century to the descendent who would dare to enter in spite of its warnings … A legacy that prophesized the danger and horrendous trials set before it.Neither was she aware that if she didn’t take the first step into this foreboding journey, she would never meet the one who was preordained to be her Consort. All she knew was that it would all start on the day she entered the family’s ancestral home by the sea.

*Excerpts and reviews of all my novels can be viewed on my website: http://elenadb.home.comcast.net <http://elenadb.home.comcast.net/>.

The House On The Bluff is available at Amazon.com
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Reviews:

The House On The Bluff – Book I – Legacy Series
By Elena Dorothy Bowman
ISBN# 1-59431-363-6
Write Words, Inc./Cambridge Books

Review by Anne K. Edwards, Mystery Fiction.net

A mysterious house lures people to it and they are never heard from again–alive.  This causes fear in the neighborhood of Adam’s Point to leave so it is isolated as well, except for one young man who is staying at his family’s summer cottage.

Abigail has come to lay claim to this house with its bleak atmosphere, but the question is, will she claim the house or will it claim her? She is tempted more than once to flee the sights and sounds she encounters, but determination makes her stay.

A story that seems to have a touch of horror, but the reader will find there is a twist in the plot that leads away from that idea.  Ghosts abound with doors closing on their own, mysterious music with no apparent source, meals appearing on cue with no staff, cold unappealing rooms, all adding their own touch to the atmosphere of a house you will enjoy visiting while waiting for Abigail and her new friends, Ethan and Tony, to figure things out.

Talented author Elena Dorothy Bowman offers the reader something new in paranormal romance in a world peopled by fun characters (including the house).  You’ll feel as if you’ve actually visited the place, so well done is the description.
Recommended as a fun read.  Enjoy.  I did.   — Anne K. Edwards

Review:  by Rachel Webb Publicist

–“The House On The Bluff Mystery-Romance Novel is a real spine tingler.”
–“I’ll never feel safe in the fog again after reading House on the Bluff! It’s spooky because it’s historically authentic, and it’s romantic and funny at the same time. –Rachel Webb, Publicist, London, England
Review by: –Mike Purfield, b-independent.com
on-line film entertainment, January, 2003….

–“In New England, the Pierce house sits on the bluff uninhabited for hundreds of years. The last person to live there disappeared, but Abigail, a descendent…has no intention of disappearing…The characters are innocent and charming. I laughed a few times at the bickering between the characters, falling for their chemistry and conflict. Most of the story takes place in the house where Abigail is trapped with her two friends Ethan and Tony. Bowman has written some great cat-and-mouse-in-the-maze sequences that topple anything Hollywood could come up with…For a short, breezy, haunting, and charming time,”The House on the Bluff” might be what you are looking for. — Mike Purfield

Review by:   ~ Bobby Duffy English Teacher. Florida – January, 2003….

–Adams Point was not the most hospitable place in the world. Perched on a small island in a bay that allowed no ships or boats past its entrance…Never in anyone’s memory had the house been occupied, yet never deteriorated the way most abandoned houses did… — Bobby Webb

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