The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond

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Praise for The House on Foster Hill

"Headed by two strong female protagonists, Wright's debut is a lushly detailed time-slip novel that transitions seamlessly between past and present."--Library Journal

"Blends the past and present in a gripping mystery."--Foreword Reviews

"With one mystery encased in another and a century between the two, Wright has written a spellbinding novel."--Christian Market

For over a century, the town of Gossamer Grove has thrived on its charm and Midwestern values, but Annalise Forsythe knows painful secrets, including her own, hover just beneath the pleasant facade. Yet her strange and sudden inheritance of a run-down trailer home--full of pictures, vintage obituaries, and old revival posters--leaves her wholly unprepared for how truly dark and deadly those secrets may be.

A century earlier, Gossamer Grove is stirred into chaos by the arrival of controversial and charismatic twin revivalists. The chaos takes a murderous turn when Libby Sheffield, while working at her father's newspaper, receives an obituary for a reputable church deacon hours before his death. As she works with the deacon's son to solve the crime, it becomes clear that a reckoning has come to town--but it isn't until another obituary arrives at the paper that they realize the true depths of the danger they've waded into.

Two women, separated by a hundred years, must unravel the mysteries of their own town before it's too late and they lose their future--or their very souls.


"Atmospheric and suspenseful, The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond is Jaime Jo Wright's newest masterpiece. She's an automatic buy for me, and I love her work. Highly recommended!"

Colleen Coble, author of The View from Rainshadow Bay and the Rock Harbor series

"Brilliantly atmospheric and underscored by a harrowing romance, The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond pairs danger with redemption and features not only two heroines of great agency--separated by time though linked by grace--but one of the most compelling, unlikely and memorable heroes I have met in an age. Equal parts thrilling and beautiful, The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond is a treatise on faith--lost and found--and the Power greater than any human evil coursing through a century."

Rachel McMillan, author of Murder at the Flamingo

"Wright's newest offering is intoxicating and wonderfully authentic. The pages of this book are delightfully shadowed with mystery that will keep readers poring over the story, but what makes it memorable is the powerful light that burst through every darkened corner in this novel--hope."

Joanna Davidson Politano, author of Lady Jane Disappears

"The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond is true to Jaime Jo Wright's unique style and voice. Multilayered characters who intrigue the reader and a story the threads of which are unpredictable and well woven together make this a must-read for anyone who enjoys suspense."

Sarah Varland, author of Mountain Refuge

"Warning! Read The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond at your own risk. Wright grabbed my attention from the first page and never let up. With characters who practically leap off the page and a story line that sizzles with tension, this novel is much more than a follow-up to her brilliant first novel. Go now to your local bookstore and buy this book. You'll thank me."

Kathleen Y'Barbo, bestselling author of Pirate Bride and My Heart Belongs in Galveston, Texas

The Author

  1. Jaime Jo Wright

    Jaime Jo Wright

    Jaime Jo Wright is the author of twelve novels, including Christy Award and Daphne du Maurier Award winner The House on Foster Hill and Carol Award winner The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond. She's also a four-time Christy Award finalist, as well as...

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"God's grace and second chances are the themes of this standalone novel that readers of Elizabeth Camden will enjoy. Both stories played off each other well, and I couldn't sleep until the mystery of how everything connected together was solved."

Christian Market

"The movements between time periods are perfectly done to heighten the intrigue of each unraveling mystery. Along with engaging characters and a meticulously-realized 1907 time period, I found myself completely engrossed in the narrative. A complex story with sympathetic characters and many surprises."

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