The Curse of Misty Wayfair — Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway!

If you follow me at all on social media, then you know I have an obsession with Jaime Jo Wright and everything she writes. Her first two books, The House on Foster Hill and The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond, are on my Top Ten All Time Favorite Reads List. The list of awards for The House of Foster Hill just keeps growing, and I cannot find adequate words to express how much of loved her latest release, The Curse of Misty Wayfair.

I honestly don’t know how Jaime Jo Wright does it. The three books I have read by her have all been excellent–each one better than the last, in fact. And each one with its own distinct style, tone, and message.

The Curse of Misty Wayfair is a haunting, intense journey exploring identity, grace, and the stigma surrounding mental illness. Wright expertly and sensitively navigates the ragged history of mental illness care and “treatment,” while keeping the integrity of the truth.

The Curse of Misty Wayfair is dark and creepy, yet laced with hope and grace. Definitely creepier than her previous two novels, it is not so dark as to lose the strong element of faith that ties both timelines together.

When I had to tear myself away from this book to tend to my responsibilities, I found myself aching to return to the story–as if by my presence I could protect Heidi and Thea from the haunting and mystery shrouding their lives as they fight to uncover the truth–the truth they aren’t sure they truly want to know.

I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Wright is a master storyteller with honest and flawed characters that display God’s grace and compassion through their imperfect search for purpose and identity.

Now, I have something very special for you. I used my super-secret, marketing savvy and was able to get my hands on an excerpt just for you guys! And by super-secret marketing savvy, I mean…the publishers made it available and I jumped at the chance to share it with you. 🙂
Just click here to get access to it. You’ll be hooked and need to run right out and buy it because you’re going to love it so much!

About The Curse of Misty Wayfair:

Left at an orphanage as a child, Thea Reed vowed to find her mother someday. Now grown, her search takes her to Pleasant Valley, Wisconsin, in 1908. When clues lead her to a mental asylum, Thea uses her experience as a post-mortem photographer to gain access and assist groundskeeper Simeon Coyle in photographing the patients and uncovering the secrets within. However, she never expected her personal quest would reawaken the legend of Misty Wayfair, a murdered woman who allegedly haunts the area and whose appearance portends death.

A century later, Heidi Lane receives a troubling letter from her mother—who is battling dementia—compelling her to travel to Pleasant Valley for answers to her own questions of identity. When she catches sight of a ghostly woman who haunts the asylum ruins in the woods, the long-standing story of Misty Wayfair returns—and with it, Heidi’s fear for her own life.

As two women across time seek answers about their identities and heritage, can they overcome the threat of the mysterious curse that has them inextricably intertwined?

About Jaime Jo Wright:

Professional coffee drinker & Daphne du Maurier and Christy Award Winning author, Jaime Jo Wright resides in the hills of Wisconsin writing spirited romantic suspense stained with the shadows of history. Coffee fuels her snarky personality. She lives in Neverland with her Cap’n Hook who stole her heart and will not give it back, their little fairy Tinkerbell, and a very mischievous Peter Pan. The foursome embark on scores of adventure that only make her fall more wildly in love with romance and intrigue. Jaime lives in dreamland, exists in reality, and invites you to join her adventures


Now you can enter to win your very own copy of The Curse of Misty Wayfair!

Just comment on this blog post and let me know if your favorite genre to read, and your drink/snack of choice while reading. That’s it! I will randomly choose a winner from the commenters on Saturday, February 9.

***Giveaway open to U.S. Residents only.***

20 thoughts on “The Curse of Misty Wayfair — Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway!

  1. Kathryn Brooks

    Oh gosh, I don’t know if I can pick a favorite genre. I love them all, though I would say I have a particular fondness for historical fcition. And as for snacks while reading go, anything with peanutbutter.

  2. Erika

    I just plain love to read ! I really enjoy historical fiction and mystery/suspense. Tea or hot chocolate is nice. Popcorn too 🙂

  3. Jill Kleier

    I remember you posting on FB how much you loved this book. I’ve been looking for a book to read. I love mysteries, and historical fiction. Since I mostly read in bed, I probably wouldn’t be drinking or eating anything. But…. if I did, it would be a cookie of some sort and a big glass of milk.

  4. Lauri

    I love, love, love historical fiction…especially those with dual timelines and nobody does them better than Jaime Jo Wright! I usually drink coffee when I’m reading unless it’s close to bedtime, then just water. 😊

  5. Karen

    I love all of the CF! Contemporary, historical, anything but speculative is on my TBR! Lol

    I love a good mug of Land O’ Lakes hot cocoa even though it gives me heartburn. It sure is yummy, though!

  6. Heather Rushing

    It’s so nice to see blog again. I’m still here from your Ireland dags. This book sounds fascinating I
    I am sure it would be a fun read.

  7. Joanne Mielczarski

    My favorite is historical fiction. During the day I’ll have my Starbucks while reading, but once the day turns into night it’s definitely red wine.

  8. Janet Estridge

    My favorite genre is mystery/suspense and my favorite drink is sweet tea with lemon.
    I volunteer in the church library and have for 40 years.
    Jaime’s book would be a wonderful addition to our collection.

  9. Chanel Monroe

    I love to read romcom and contemporary romance. And I love to drink vanilla chamomile tea while I read. Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Deanne Patterson

    My favorite genre to read is Suspense and Historical fiction. I love to drink hot tea and iced coffee. Popcorn is a great snack. I’ve seen phenomenal reviews on this and I really want to read this. Thank you for the giveaway chance.

  11. Laura McDaniels

    My favorite genre to read is Suspense and Exotica romance. I love to drink water, soda, hot tea, or coffee. I like to eat fruit, jello, or pudding when i’m reading a book. 📕📓📘

  12. Cherie Gravette

    I adore all kinds of books, but love historical fiction and mysteries/thrillers. I also love coffee or lattes! Thank you for this chance!

  13. Stephanie H.

    I like reading all different types of genres as long as they have great story lines. While reading, I enjoy drinking coffee and tea.

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