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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Book Review - The Cedar Key By Stephania H. McGee


Could the key to Casey’s future be hidden in someone else’s past?

Casey Adams unexpectedly inherits an old Victorian house full of other people’s memories. Stuck in a quirky little Mississippi town, Casey’s hope for a fresh start died as soon she had to lay the grandmother she’d just met to rest.

But Grandma Ida carried secrets beyond the grave.

Before her death Ida carefully planned a trail of clues to help Casey unlock the Macintyre family secrets and finally explain why they abandoned her. But each of Ida’s letters will only come from Casey’s handsome—and often frustrating—new neighbor. As Casey pieces together the stories behind the objects filling her grandmother’s house, she embarks on a heart-stirring journey that rattles her foundations, ignites her faith, and leads her to a startling discovery that will reshape her future. But only if she can face the lies that have been slowly tearing her apart.


Best-selling author of Christian novels, Stephenia H. McGee writes stories of faith, hope, and healing set in the Deep South. When she's not twirling around in hoop skirts, reading, or sipping sweet tea on the front porch, she's a homeschool mom of two boys, writer, dreamer, and husband spoiler.


The Cedar Key by Stephenia H. McGee is an amazing book that is a must read. I have read several  books by this author and I have always enjoyed every single one of her books. My favorite thing about this book was the Mississippi town that the author has set her story in. It is the idealistic picture of what one will think of when they think of the south. I wish it was real, so that I could go and visit. I also liked that the book was written in first person narrative. I always enjoy this perspective because it makes me feel like I am in the character's shoes. 

My heart felt for Casey. Discovering her grandmother - then losing her and inheriting her house with all the contents has to be rough. However, Ida, the grandmother has left behind a lot of clues to help Casey  piece together her life. I enjoyed following the little breadcrumbs that the author left and trying to piece it all together. The way that that the author described Ida's house and possessions made me miss my grandmother who passed away this year. 
Ryan, the neighbor is also a sweet likeable character. You will feel yourself rooting for them the entire book. He knew Ida, and tries to help Casey piece together the puzzles that have been left. I enjoyed the journey that this book takes you on. 

I was given a complimentary copy of this book  from the author.  The thoughts and comments are my own.

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