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Crestmont
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Paperback
  • May.01.2010
  • 9781935188100

Holly gives an overview of the book:

"A dream, after all, needn't be fueled by particulars, only by desire." So notes main character, Gracie Antes, in Crestmont, a historical fiction gem set in the 1920s. Determined to take control of her life, sheltered Gracie Antes leaves her unhappy home in 1925 to pursue her dream of a singing career. On her way to the big city, she accepts a job as a housemaid at the bustling Crestmont Inn. Once there, Gracie finds a life-changing encounter with opera singer Rosa Ponselle, family she never imagined could be hers, and a man with a mysterious past. Relive the 1920s with a colorful cast of characters. Discover with Gracie that sometimes we must trade loss for happiness. Set in Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania, the story is interwoven with details about the town, the rich history of The Crestmont Inn, and the family who passed ownership from one generation to the...
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"A dream, after all, needn't be fueled by particulars, only by desire."

So notes main character, Gracie Antes, in Crestmont, a historical fiction gem set in the 1920s.

Determined to take control of her life, sheltered Gracie Antes leaves her unhappy home in 1925 to pursue her dream of a singing career. On her way to the big city, she accepts a job as a housemaid at the bustling Crestmont Inn. Once there, Gracie finds a life-changing encounter with opera singer Rosa Ponselle, family she never imagined could be hers, and a man with a mysterious past. Relive the 1920s with a colorful cast of characters. Discover with Gracie that sometimes we must trade loss for happiness.

Set in Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania, the story is interwoven with details about the town, the rich history of The Crestmont Inn, and the family who passed ownership from one generation to the next.

Many attempts have been made to explain how the mountaintop lake nestled in this tiny town came to be. Crestmont gives a new twist to an old Native American legend, setting the tone of grace around which the story is built.

Let the period of the Roaring Twenties spark your interest with its unique social mores, fashion, jazz, and a little bootlegging thrown in for pizzazz.

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My favorite Crestmont review said, "The only thing I didn't like about this book was that it ended."

About Holly

Author of Crestmont, award-winning historical fiction novel set in the 1920s. Holly Weiss is a vocal instructor, retired professional singer and a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. A polio survivor, she is a cutting-edge reviewer of books.  Visit her...

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Published Reviews

Feb.07.2012

Crestmont is an example of the best kind of story. Every one of the characters is lively and intricate. Readers who enjoy well-researched, credible fiction will find respite in this delightful book...

Feb.07.2012

With extensive attention to detail, the author creates a beautifully realistic world of the hustle and bustle at a busy summer inn in the 1920s.

Author's Publishing Notes

Star Publish LLC