The Curse of Misty Wayfair

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"Stellar writing combined with stellar storytelling is rare. Jaime Jo Wright brings both in abundance to her third novel, The Curse of Misty Wayfair."--James L. Rubart, bestselling author of The Man He Never Was

"The Curse of Misty Wayfair is deliciously thrilling, with a resolution steeped in light and hope."--Jocelyn Green, author of Between Two Shores

"Jaime Jo Wright does it again! The Curse of Misty Wayfair is a compelling and deeply moving story."--Kara Isaac, RITA Award-winning author of Then There Was You

Left at an orphanage as a child, Thea Reed vowed to find her mother someday. Now grown, her search takes her to turn-of-the-century Pleasant Valley, Wisconsin. When the clues she finds lead her to a mental asylum, Thea uses her experience as a postmortem 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 haunting 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, they must overcome the threat of the mysterious curse that has them inextricably intertwined.

"In this thought-proving novel, the contemporary story and the 1910 threads intertwine to explore the consequences of past sins and the way light can break through the dark. . . . With depth and intelligence, Wright explores the role of faith in life."--Christian Retailing

"Narrated in parallel story lines from 1908 and the present, Wright creates an inspirational mystery with thrilling finesse, blending chilling supernatural elements with the raw interiority of mental illness, and taking readers on Heidi's haunting search for identity, which is sure to keep them up at night."--Booklist

"The past and present collide in this time-slip suspense, weaving the lives of two women together in a high-intensity thriller. . . . Prepare for a mystery transpiring through time that will stimulate the senses."--Hope by the Book

"With a masterful dual narrative, subtle romance and spine-tingling suspense, acclaimed author Jaime Jo Wright navigates the lives of two young women seeking a sense of identity."--BookPage

"Wright is a talented author who pens identifiable character struggles in the arenas of faith and family. At the book's heart are two women wrestling with anxiety disorders and self-confidence. The journey to discovering faith, trust, and self-worth is carefully and sweetly written. At the same time, Wright offers up some spine-tingling scenes that had me glued to the pages. I quite enjoyed the slow unveiling of the truth behind the myth. . . . Wright easily charms readers with well-articulated reflective prose that adds depth to the plotline and characters. A very compelling Christian romantic suspense novel."--Historical Novel Reviews


Endorsements

"The Curse of Misty Wayfair is a pitch-perfect gothic that highlights the extraordinary talent of Jaime Jo Wright. I stayed up past midnight gobbling up this mesmerizing tale and was sorry to see it end. Perfect pacing and storytelling. Don't miss this one!"

Colleen Coble, USA Today bestselling author of The House at Saltwater Point and the Rock Harbor series

"Stellar writing combined with stellar storytelling are rare. Jaime Jo Wright brings both in abundance to The Curse of Misty Wayfair. The intrigue starts immediately and doesn't let up till the final pages. By weaving the stories of two women across time, bound together in a way they can't explain, Wright has crafted a tale that will have you saying, 'Binge TV tonight? Nah, gotta binge that story by Jaime Jo Wright.'"

James L. Rubart, bestselling author of The Man He Never Was

"Two tales twist together into a story that draws the reader in and won't let go. The Curse of Misty Wayfair is deliciously thrilling, with a resolution steeped in light and hope. Jaime Jo Wright wraps her writing in a genuine love for people--in all their gifts and challenges--and for the truth that sets them free."

Jocelyn Green, author of Between Two Shores

"Jaime Jo Wright does it again! The Curse of Misty Wayfair is a compelling and deeply moving story of two women a century apart entangled by a town's haunting past. You won't be able to turn out the lights until you've finished the last page."

Kara Isaac, RITA® Award-winning author of Then There Was You


The Author

  1. Jaime Jo Wright

    Jaime Jo Wright

    Jaime Jo Wright (www.jaimewrightbooks.com) is winner of the Christy, Daphne du Maurier, and INSPY Awards and is a Carol Award finalist. She's also the Publishers Weekly and ECPA bestselling author of three novellas. Jaime works as a human resources...

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Reviews

"Narrated in parallel story lines from 1908 and the present, Wright creates an inspirational mystery with thrilling finesse, blending chilling supernatural elements with the raw interiority of mental illness, and taking readers on Heidi's haunting search for identity, which is sure to keep them up at night."

Booklist

"The past and present collide in this time-slip suspense, weaving the lives of two women together in a high-intensity thriller. . . . Prepare for a mystery transpiring through time that will stimulate the senses."

Hope by the Book

"With a masterful dual narrative, subtle romance and spine-tingling suspense, acclaimed author Jaime Jo Wright navigates the lives of two young women seeking a sense of identity."

BookPage

"In this thought-proving novel, the contemporary story and the 1910 threads intertwine to explore the consequences of past sins and the way light can break through the dark. . . . With depth and intelligence, Wright explores the role of faith in life."

Christian Retailing

"Wright is a talented author who pens identifiable character struggles in the arenas of faith and family. At the book's heart are two women wrestling with anxiety disorders and self-confidence. The journey to discovering faith, trust, and self-worth is carefully and sweetly written. At the same time, Wright offers up some spine-tingling scenes that had me glued to the pages. I quite enjoyed the slow unveiling of the truth behind the myth. . . . Wright easily charms readers with well-articulated reflective prose that adds depth to the plotline and characters. A very compelling Christian romantic suspense novel."

Historical Novel Reviews


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