The Old House at Mount Munecarthur
It is 1955, and deep in the Australian bush, an old stone house stands lost in a haze of yellow wattle blossom, unseen by a human being for more than thirty years. That is, until a lonely young girl comes upon it and begins to dream... At age sixteen, Alison is mature and independent beyond her years, having survived the death of her mother, then her father. Leading a solitary life, with stepparents who barely notice her except as a household drudge, she relies on her own determination and inner strength rooted in her faith. But this faith is even further tested when, returning home late one evening, Alison overhears talk not meant for her ears—her stepmother confessing her open resentment, dislike, and sinister intentions towards her. Coping with this looming threat, Alison becomes even more intent on solving the mystery of the sleeping house in the bush. She hovers between elation and fear, not knowing who to turn to until her childhood friend, Wes, returns. Even so, Alison's troubles are by no means over. She must face desperate danger before she is finally able to lay down a burden she has carried for years. Timeless, multi-stranded, romantic, and brimming with suspense, The Old House at Mount Munecarthur takes readers on an adventure they won't soon forget.
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Review: The Old House at Mount MunecarthurUser Review - Amanda Deed - Goodreads
I'm so glad that I -- along with a fellow writer who happened to be with me at the time -- found this novel on the shelf in my local Christian bookstore. It is not so easy to find in general, unless ... Read full review