The Secret of Hillcrest House

The Secret of Hillcrest House Sometimes there s to a house than bricks and mortar Hillcrest House is one such place Perched on a cliff in the picturesque town of Angel Falls there is to this Victorian mansion than meets the eye W

  • Title: The Secret of Hillcrest House
  • Author: Melanie Robertson-King
  • ISBN: 9780992142360
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sometimes there s to a house than bricks and mortar.Hillcrest House is one such place Perched on a cliff in the picturesque town of Angel Falls, there is to this Victorian mansion than meets the eye When referring to the house, the locals use the word haunted on a regular basis Strange visions appear in the windows, especially the second floor ones over the siSometimes there s to a house than bricks and mortar.Hillcrest House is one such place Perched on a cliff in the picturesque town of Angel Falls, there is to this Victorian mansion than meets the eye When referring to the house, the locals use the word haunted on a regular basis Strange visions appear in the windows, especially the second floor ones over the side porch Even stranger events take place within its four walls.Rumour has it, the original owners, Asher and Maggie Hargrave, never left their beloved home They claim the couple and their family are responsible for driving people away Over the years, Hillcrest House has changed hands numerous times No one stays long Renovations begin then stop and the house is once abandoned The latest in this long line of owners is Jessica Maitland.Will Jessica be the next one to succumb or will she unravel the mystery of the haunting of Hillcrest House Melanie Robertson King s latest novel serves up a delightful blend of the supernatural and spicy romance, Lynn L Clark, author of The Home Child, and Fire Whisperer Circle of Souls Two Novellas of the Supernatural, The AccusersIntrigue, dark buried secrets, hot romance and a neat twist in the tale make this riveting reading, Sheryl Browne, MA Creative Writing, Choc Lit AuthorA fun read that keeps you guessing right up to the surprise ending, Dayna Leigh Cheser, Author of Janelle s Time, Moria s Time, Adelle s Time, Logan s Time

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  • Melanie Robertson-King

    A native of eastern Ontario, during her pre school years, Melanie Robertson King lived in a winterized cottage on the shore of the St Lawrence River Before starting school, her family moved to Brockville where she received her education, including a post secondary degree in Computer Programming.Growing up as an only child, Melanie was an avid reader and remains so to this day She knew then one day she would be a writer When she wasn t talking about her dream of becoming an author, she wrote stories and began honing her skills at an early age.Melanie s father was a Scottish national He came to Canada as a Home Child through the auspices of The Orphan Homes of Scotland She promised herself that one day her feet would touch the soil in her father s homeland That first trip was in 1993 and she s not looked back since, having returned to the auld country a further eleven times and is looking forward to trip number twelve On one of her many trips to Scotland, Melanie had the honour of meeting Princess Anne The Princess Royal at the orphanage where her father was raised.Encouraged to study Highland Dancing, she competed locally Her final competition took place during the summer of 1969, a few short months after her father s death, at the 1000 Islands Highland Games In that last event, she won the Silver Medal in the Sword Dance.Melanie began her professional writing career in non fiction She published eight of her articles One graced the cover of an international publication At the same time, she continued to develop her writing voice short stories both fiction and non fiction as well as novel length work.Her debut novel, published by 4RV Publishing, A Shadow in the Past, came out in the summer of 2012 Melanie even made the trip to the Kansas Book Festival in September to celebrate the launch of her novel She met her publisher and editor face to face for the first time, along with two other authors from the publishing house.Other works by Melanie include a compilation of short stories, The Consequences Collection a children s chapter book geared to ages 7 11, Tim s Magic Christmas and a short novel set in a fictitious Eastern Canadian haunted house, The Secret of Hillcrest House Her short story, Cole s Notes, was included in EFD1 Starship Goodwords, published by Carrick Publishing, 2012.The sequel to her debut novel, Shadows From Her Past, came out in the summer of 2016 She released her latest novel, YESTERDAY TODAY ALWAYS, in September 2017.When she s not sequestered in her cave writing, plotting or editing, you ll find her out about In addition to writing, she loves to travel, prowl through cemeteries the older the better , and photography.Cole s Notes has been re edited and has been released as a free read through her website and blog.


  • I really enjoyed this book - part romance and part creepy chiller. The descriptions of the house are so real that I felt as if I was there - perhaps not ideal at 1a.m. when you can't put the book down but know you won't sleep! The main characters are lovely, so well depicted and the minor characters are also very real. This will keep you turning the pages and the ending was also unexpected yet finished the book perfectly. I think I went through the whole gamut of emotions as the book is poignant [...]

  • I won a copy of this book through Librarything and I was highly disappointed. I was hoping for a very creepy mystery with a little horror/paranormal thrown in and while it did start off good, it quickly became a story about a whiny woman and her police officer boyfriend and where can they have sex while discussing strange things that are occurring in her new house. Had the makings of a very good story.

  • I was offered this book to review and I nearly passed on it because I have so many already on my TBR (to be read) pile but the picture on the cover crawled under my skin and I have to say from the first paragraph I was lured in and totally captivated.Jessica spots an ancient Victorian mansion for sale online and buys it unseen, the house spoke to her and she was of the opinion that she could renovate the dilapidated building and return it to it’s former glory.However once she begins it becomes [...]

  • Do you like to wander through old, abandoned houses, hoping maybe to spot a ghost? Do you wonder what happened to the family or families that once lived there? Do you enjoy discovering secrets?If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you’ll want to read THE SECRET OF HILLCREST HOUSE, by Author Melanie Robertson-King. And I forgot to mention there’s a pretty hot romance, with some graphic scenes, as well.From the very first pages of the story, the author gives us a mystery to solve [...]

  • Although I have to confess to being a romance girl I'm always keen to step out of my comfort zone on occasions and this was one of them. I was drawn into this book from the first page. Jessica Maitland has sunk her savings into Hillcrest House in the small town of Angel Falls. It was too much coincidence that she'd been doodling the exact same house on pads and paper for some time; she had to have it. Having made the purchase without actually looking over the place, she's shocked to find it in a [...]

  • I jumped at the chance to read this, as I love a good ghost story. And this is a Ghost story with a difference, a spice of romance I couldn't turn the pages fast enoughI loved it.In this story we meet Jessica Maitland new owner of Hillcrest house with strange visions appearing in the window of the second floor stranger things happen inside the walls! Non of the owners stay long but will Jessica be able to unravel the dark secret that lies within the house?!I was hooked from the start with creepy [...]

  • I really enjoyed this book with its strong heroine, Jessica and gorgeous law enforcer hero, Andre. When Jessica buys the rundown Victorian House she doesn’t expect to be dealing with anything more than a bit of renovation. Has she got the guts and determination to see this project through to the end, or will she decide that dealing with the secrets encased in this once beautiful home is too much of a challenge for her? The most ominous thing for me was the insidious crow and its determination [...]

  • Choppy plot, no resolution This was a terrible book, the plot was choppy and so full of holes it didn't make sense. The characters had random decisions that made no sense and thoughts were arranged as a strange stream of consciousness. Then there was literally no resolution at the end of the book, not really a cliffhanger just a flat ending

  • SPOILER ALERT, DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE READING OR PLAN TO READ THIS BOOK!I really hate giving bad reviews, especially to one I actually enjoyed reading. Jessica buys an old run down Victorian house via the Internet, having never seen it in person. The first day there, she meets a hunky cop, and immediately has the hots for him. The house is totally run down and needs a complete makeover before it is habitable. In the meantime, she discovers that it is haunted, and apparently one of the ghosts wan [...]

  • My full review can be found on my blog at reaviewallaboutitOverall I liked the book. It lacked depth in character development, but had a good story that was interesting, but seemed to end a little abruptly. I recieved a copy in exchange for a review from LibraryThing

  • YuckThis book is not worth any stars. There isn't a spine-tingling sentence in the entire thing. It quickly devolved into a set for frequent sexual escapades with barely a sentence to hold the romps apart. would not let me post without a star. If I could have given it no stars, I would have. Save your money. Buy a better book.

  • I’m always interested to see how an author handles the haunted house theme. Ghost stories can sometimes be a bit formulaic in my mind and I was looking for something a little bit different. I’m super-pleased to say there’s much more to Hillcrest House than a wailing woman throwing herself from the turret. I have to admit I was hooked at the first ‘blip of a siren’. Give me a hunk in uniform and I’m sold, particularly if he’s all authority, seemingly abrasive on the outside, but wit [...]

  • Review of ‘The Secret of Hillcrest House’ by Melanie Robertson-KingJessica Maitland, looking to reboot her life after the death of her baby, and the end of her marriage, bought the old Hillcrest House in Angel Falls via the internet, discovering when she arrived to take possession that it wasn’t quite what the real estate website indicated. As she set about making her new home livable, strange, and sometimes frightening things happened. When the house was livable and presentable, more unus [...]

  • A fresh start a blossoming relationship a haunted house. Melanie Robertson-King's latest novel has all the earmarks of suspense and steamy romance. It starts with a bang and is filled with supernatural and scary events that create tension in the novel and lead to the final unraveling of the secret of Hillcrest House. This novel will appeal to lovers of supernatural thrillers, mysteries, and romance!

  • Quick and easy read. But, there were somethings that didn't sit with me.Right at the beginning of the story, on pg. 14, it's written: “Mrs. Bell was an angel but man oh man, could she talk.”Hold it right there! That is not how she was portrayed at all. Maybe that's how she was meant to be, but that's not how she turned out on paper. Perhaps more details are needed to fill in the gaps. I know sometimes the character gets stuck in the author's mind one way but doesn't necessarily come out on p [...]

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