Crestmont by Holly Weiss

By Holly Weiss

"A dream, in spite of everything, don't need to be fueled by means of details, basically by way of desire." So notes major personality, Gracie Antes, in CRESTMONT, a ancient fiction gem set within the Nineteen Twenties. decided to take keep an eye on of her lifestyles, sheltered Gracie Antes leaves her unsatisfied domestic in 1925 to pursue her dream of a making a song occupation. On her technique to the large urban, she accepts a role as a housemaid on the bustling Crestmont hotel. as soon as there, Gracie unearths a life-changing stumble upon with opera singer Rosa Ponselle, relatives she by no means imagined may be hers, and a guy with a mysterious earlier. Relive the Nineteen Twenties with a colourful forged of characters. detect with Gracie that typically we needs to alternate loss for happiness. Set in Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania, the tale is interwoven with information about the city, the wealthy background of The Crestmont lodge, and the kin who handed possession from one iteration to the subsequent. Many makes an attempt were made to provide an explanation for how the mountaintop lake nestled during this tiny city got here to be. Crestmont supplies a brand new twist to an outdated local American legend, atmosphere the tone of grace round which the tale is outfitted. allow the interval of the Roaring Twenties spark your curiosity with its distinct social mores, model, jazz, and convinced, a bit bootlegging thrown in for pizzazz.

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Dear God,” she prayed, “Please make this be all right. ” After a long drive, PT slowed the car when they passed through stone pillars on either side of the Crestmont driveway. They ascended a steep hill to an immense three-story brown building with yellow awnings. PT parked the car. ” “Come on, I’ll show you to Mr. Woods’ office,” PT said, lifting Gracie’s suitcase out of the trunk. Gracie took in the immensity of the porch as they walked up the center steps. Once they were inside the striking lobby area, PT pointed to a huge grandfather clock.

He agreed to give Grace a ride to Allentown for a shopping trip, but frowned when she asked him not to tell her parents. Explaining that she also had a few things to pawn the family no longer needed, she figured she could take a sack with her things in it without him becoming suspicious. Composing the letter to give him after they got to Allentown was difficult, but she was sure that after Rev. Herbst read it, he would understand what she was really doing without feeling responsible for participating in it.

She checked the train schedule from Allentown to Wilkes-Barre and found an early morning train. The problem was getting to Allentown before eight in the morning. Returning to the counter, she asked for an Allentown telephone book. Finding just what she wanted, she went to the public phone booth, dropped in her coins, and dialed the number. “Allentown Young Woman’s Christian Association. ” “Fifty cents for supper and a cot in the dormitory. ” “It’s not necessary. We always have extra cots. ” Grace knew that Rev.

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