I received a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This book really took me by surprise. You know the saying “don’t judge a book by it’s cover”? Well this is that book! Zoe moves to California for a fresh start. She uses her inheritance to purchase a rundown 1920’s Victorian mansion. Taylor Dean describes this house so meticulously that you can see it in your mind’s eye. Strange things begin happening in the house, the stove shuts itself off, the half wallpapered walls are suddenly complete, the list goes on and on. Zoe refuses to believe in ghosts, and thinks her ex or someone else has found a secret passage into the house and is playing mind games on her…The truth will shock you, it certainly did me as I never expected the answer I received. I loved the author’s writing style, jumping from past to present, it helped to know where Zoe was coming from and how she got into the predicament she was in. I wasn’t thrilled with the way this book ended (we’re left hanging in anticipation of book 2). But I must say, Taylor Dean is now one of my favorite authors!
And to think . . . I never planned on writing a sequel to Lancaster House! Seriously!
If you use your imagination, you know exactly what happens next at the end of Lancaster House. But, too many people demanded a sequel, and I can understand why. Writing the sequel was very satisfying for me. Everything I wanted to happen in the first book finally gets to happen--without ruining the suspense of the first novel. It would seem that most readers would agree with me. We all want to see that happy ending come to fruition!
In the end, I'm glad I wrote the sequel before I ever released Lancaster House. Otherwise, my readers would be very disappointed! I END the story with The Middle Aisle. To be honest, I didn't want to drag it out any further with a book 3 and book 4, etc, etc. You CAN have too much of a good thing, and I felt it would ruin the story.
At any rate, the rest of Andre and Zoe's story is about to be told--the way I always pictured it in my mind from the very beginning. Enjoy!
The Middle Aisle's official release date is Dec. 1!