Hydrangeas on the Lanai

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Alexis’s childhood home is filled with secrets.

In the classic Gothic horror style, Charles W. Jones brings Hydrangeas on the Lanai. Parsons Manor hides many secrets, more than Alexis expected from her childhood home. After her parents, then husband find untimely deaths, she receives an invitation to return to the place with many fond memories, to discover events in her life aren’t as she thought, and she never imagined someone had been watching her since she was a teenager, and now this person wants to be marry to her.




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When Alexis’s parents and husband are mysteriously killed, she finds sadness and depression running rampant in her life. A simple invitation to Parsons Manor brings her exciting feelings and memories. Though she questions the intent of the invitation, she readily accepts, and is whisked away to her childhood home filled with secrets. Wandering the halls and yards of Parsons Manor, she cannot escape the feeling someone is watching her. Afraid no one will believe her, she doesn’t speak of the paranoia she feels.

After a member of the kitchen staff plummets to her death from the third-floor balcony, Gabe Parsons becomes worried, but he acts as though nothing is out of the ordinary. But when the downstairs maid is brutally murdered, and Alexis is abducted for the second time, he knows he must act before the prophesied curse comes to fruition changing everything about their lives.

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Weight 14.6 oz
Dimensions 5 × .7 × 8 in
Category ,
SKU bf006

2 reviews for Hydrangeas on the Lanai

  1. 3 out of 5

    ravenous reader

    Pros: I have to say that a few pages into the book I laughed out loud. This author had the audacity or cunning to mention the title of the book the heroine was reading, and by coincidence or design, it was one of his other books. Might be a unique form of marketing.

    My feelings when I finished this book was total confusion. Having said that, without the last chapter the story kept me turning the pages because everything was so twisted. If I explain my confusion, I will give away too much. My recommendation, if you like stories that twist and turn and keep you frowning, wishing you could talk to the author, then this is for you.

    Cons: Did this author sat with his Thesaurus nearby? Sentence structure and odd use of words were quite jarring at times.
    Random examples: “stitching her bravery together” “storm would circumference the house” In other words, the book could use editing.

  2. 3 out of 5

    Karen Ingalls

    A long and confusing story that needs editing. I did not always understand what was going on with each character and it was not until the last chapter that it all began to make a little sense.
    I have read three other books by Mr. Jones, which I enjoyed.

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