THE HOUSE AT THE END OF HOPE STREET by Menna Van Praag published by Penguin Books was a delightful surprise. Although, the cover blurb by Sarah Addison Allen (“SAA”) author of LOST LAKE, and a host of other books I love, should have clued me in as to the magic that waited inside. If you are a fan of SAA you should definitely put this on your acquisition list or maybe enter to win the giveaway copy.
Picture a house that only makes itself visible to those it chooses to. You can only stay at the house for ninety-nine days. The pictures on the walls are from its inhabitants over the years and they can interact with the guests if they desire to do so.
This house has been in the same family for decades. Its current caretaker is Peggy, she senses things but it is the house with the true magic. Peggy understands the ways of the house and along with this batch of guests it has a message for her as well.
The house provides shelter for its guests when things seem their darkest. It is something different to each guest as if it knows what they need even if they don’t themselves. Notes and items appear and disappear throughout as the house directs.
It all starts with Alba finding her way to the house when she feels she feels betrayed and a failure with nowhere else to go. Already inside are Greer and Carmen who each have their reasons for being at the house.
Wishing the house would reveal itself to more guests as I definitely did not get enough with just this one visit. I found THE HOUSE AT THE END OF HOPE STREET to be interesting, intelligent and simply irresistible. I feel so lucky to have a copy to share with one lucky visitor.
To enter leave a comment about a magical read that you have enjoyed. All entries must be received by Midnight April 13th CST. Only US locations only for this giveaway. Winner will be chosen at random.