Twist of Faith by Ellen J. Green on Bette’s Bookshelf

When family secrets are unearthed, a woman’s past can become a dangerous place to hide…

After the death of her adoptive mother, Ava Saunders comes upon a peculiar photograph, sealed and hidden away in a crawl space. The photo shows a shuttered, ramshackle house on top of a steep hill. On the back, a puzzling inscription: Destiny calls us.

Ava is certain that it’s a clue to her elusive past. Twenty-three years ago, she’d been found wrapped in a yellow blanket in the narthex of the Holy Saviour Catholic Church—and rescued—or so she’d been told. Her mother claimed there was no more to the story, so the questions of her abandonment were left unanswered. For Ava, now is the time to find the roots of her mother’s lies. It begins with the house itself—once the scene of a brutal double murder.

When Ava enlists the help of the two people closest to her, a police detective and her best friend, she fears that investigating her past could be a fatal mistake. Someone is following them there. And what’s been buried in Ava’s nightmares isn’t just a crime. It’s a holy conspiracy.

Twist of Faith by Ellen J. Green on Bette’s Bookshelf

This is not the type of story I most often read, but it definitely did keep me turning pages. It is a story about a young girl with memories hidden beneath the surface, until she sees a photograph and begins to remember bits and pieces that have been buried for good reason. Although the story is good, I had a difficult time relating to some of the secondary characters. The child is adopted and the adoptive mother makes you wonder why she bothered. There seems to be a very thin family connection, other than chasing around to either hide, or find the clue to the memories of the picture Ava has stumbled upon. The big turn off for me was the ending. Not all books have to have a happy ending, but they do need an ending. This one did not have one, and left you believing it was a set up for a sequel.

About Bette Lee Crosby

It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: The Royal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President’s Book Award Gold Medal, Reader’s Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer’s Choice Award.

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