“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 1920’s.
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.
Interwoven into the story are details of the rich history of The Crestmont Inn, its owners and the town of Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania. Many attempts have been made to explain how the mountaintop take in Eagles Mere came to be. Crestmont gives a new twist to an old Native American legend.
Let the period of the Roaring Twenties spark your interest with its unique social mores, fashion, jazz, and yes, a little bootlegging thrown in for pizzazz.
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