The Secrets of Hawthorne House – Reviews



Stars Reviews Percent
5 Star Reviews 6 86%
4 Star Reviews 1 14%
3 Star Reviews 0 0%
2 Star Reviews 0 0%
1 Star Reviews 0 0%
4.9 Stars 7 Reviews 100%

5 Star Reviews

7) Is she evil, a witch, or just lonely and scared… ★★★★★

By Genelle Themann (Vudores) on October 15, 2018 (Original Amazon US Review, Original Goodreads Review, and Original BookBub Review)
For Matt Mitchell, life had thrown him lemons and turned those lemons even more sour. He had lost his mother in a horrific accident and then his dad decided to uproot the family from his home in Oregon to Hawthorne, Indiana…a “nowheresville” sleepy town. Here was Matt, with no friends, just getting ready to start his first day in high school. As seems to be the norm in schools everywhere, Matt was excluded and tormented for no greater reason than being the new kid. The stories about the “crazy” next door neighbor and the killings in her house are almost more than Matt can handle. That is until he starts to help the neighbor with yard work. When the neighbor’s niece and kids move in, Matt meets others who are outsiders, and he finally makes some friends. Only thing is, the kids are definitely different.

I received an ARC of this ebook. It was such a great story that I wanted to review it. And I hope that the author continues the saga.

6) You must read this delightful, magical book for all ages! ★★★★★

By Teresa Fronek on October 7, 2018 (Original Amazon US Review)

I’m extremely impressed with The Secrets of Hawthorne House, which was gifted to me. But unlike other books I’ve won or been given for an honest review, I genuinely loved this book! It begins quickly, draws you in, but never slows, so that once you finish one chapter, you’re on to the next. It’s the story of fifteen-year-old Matt Mitchell, who after losing his mother in a tragic accident and is forced to move far from his former home and life, finds a new life and a strong interest that begins next door. He’s intrigued by the “haunted” Hawthorne House next to his own, a house who’s inhabitant is said to be an old witch. Once he hears the true story of the mansion from his teacher, however, he’s compelled to meet the owner himself. What follows is his delightful relationship with the white haired Lady Hawthorne or Mrs. Carter (ex), and when her extended family comes to stay…with Gerallt. The rest is a mixture of magic and interesting experiences that allow him to get over his nightmares of his mother’s death and the sadness that had threatened to send him spiraling into a depression. I couldn’t wait to reach the end and find out the mysteries of the old house and its inhabitants! It’s such a delightful story and the first one I’ve read by this author, but if this is any indication of his other works or if he continues to write more great books, he has found a fan in me!

5) The Secrets of Hawthorne House. ★★★★★

By Kelly Pfister on October 4, 2018 (Original Amazon US Review)

This is the first book that I have read by this author, and I am glad I did! Well-written and a great story.

4) An adventure that stays with you. ★★★★★

By Lisa Caudill on October 3, 2018 (Original Amazon US Review)

This is my first book by Donald Firesmith, but it definitely won’t be my last. The Secrets of Hawthorne House is not just one adventure but many, and I didn’t want the book to end. The characters are defined and complex, and it draws you in so subtly that I found myself talking to the characters! I would love to see these characters again. (hint, hint Mr. Firesmith)

3) Love this book. ★★★★★

By Crystal Fenerty on October 3, 2018 (Original Amazon CA Review)

Wonderful book and wonderful story. Kept me guessing what would happen next as you get drawn into the two families and their building friendships. Recommend for all readers!

2) The unlikely encounter of 2 families, one having mysterious origins and powers. ★★★★★

By Philippe Lebacq on October 3, 2018 (Original Amazon FR Review)

The unlikely encounter of two families: one very normal, the other with mysterious origins and powers. I loved it. To read urgently.
Thank you Donald for allowing us these delicious moments of reading.

4 Star Reviews

1) Very entertaining read ★★★★

By Kindle Customer BAZ on October 1, 2018 (Original Amazon UK Review)

What an interesting read. Follow Matt through his many trials and tribulations, never quite knowing where the next twist and turn will lead, especially when things are not always as they appear. A well-written thoroughly enjoyable read. Baz
I received this book as an ARC from the Author; this is my honest voluntary review.

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