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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Audio bookworm Presents: The Cavanaugh House by Elizabeth Meyette; #AudiobookBlogTour, #OutNow, #Review, #Giveaway

Title:  Cavanaugh House
Author: Elizabeth Meyette
Narrator: Amy McFadden
Length: 10 hours 35 minutes
Publisher: Elizabeth Meyette⎮2016
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Rating:  5 Stars

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Elizabeth Meyette. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

When Jesse Graham unlocks the door to the deserted house she inherited from her Aunt Helen, she doesn’t realize she’s unlocking secrets that had lain dormant for years. Reeling from a broken engagement to acclaimed musician Robert Cronmiller, Jesse wants to leave the city where her name is linked to his in all the society pages. Her best friend Maggie, aka Sister Angelina, convinces her to take a job at a private girls school in the pastoral Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Anticipating a quiet, revitalizing life in her aunt’s deserted house, Jesse is instead thrown into a maze of danger. Questions about her aunt’s death lead Jesse to investigate events surrounding it and the people involved, but she uncovers a web of deceit that reaches far beyond the occurrences of over two decades earlier. Still dejected from her broken engagement, Jesse finds it difficult to trust anyone, even her self-absorbed mother. Joe Riley is irresistible, but secrets obstruct involvement with him until Jesse can solve the secrets of the Cavanaugh House. Someone doesn’t want those secrets unearthed and will stop at nothing, even murder, to keep them hidden.

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Poet, blogger and believer in dreams-come-true, Elizabeth Meyette’s journey has taken her through a career in education to a career in writing. Elizabeth put her first novel, Love’s Destinyon the shelf while she taught English, Journalism and Library Science/Technology.

Upon retiring from teaching, she dusted off Love’s Destiny, polished it and submitted it to Crimson Romance, who published it in June 2012. Unlike her first novel, the sequel, Love’s Spirit took only seven months from inception to submission, and was published in April 2013.To coin a friend’s phrase, she didn’t retire, she “refired” and loves her second career as a writer.

Elizabeth’s mysteries are set in 1968 in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. An Amazon Bestseller, The Cavanaugh House, and its sequel, Buried Secrets, are available as audiobooks. She has also published poetry and freelance articles.

Elizabeth is a PAN member of Romance Writers of America, a member Sisters in Crime, Capitol City Writers Association, Greater Grand Rapids Writers Group and Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators. She and her husband Richard live in the West Michigan. They made an agreement that she cannot cook on writing days after he had endured burnt broccoli and overcooked chicken. Fortunately, Richard is an excellent cook.

Amy McFadden has narrated over 250 titles in many different genres with a focus on Comedic Fiction, Romance, and not-super-violent Thrillers. She is an Earphones Award winner, and a four-time Audie Award finalist in Humor, Mystery/Thriller and Literary Fiction.


Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? 

I would most certainly recommend this audiobook. It was a story that sucked me in right from the beginning. I was a little apprehensive about whether I would enjoy listen to the book. But before the first chapter was over I was hooked and hated having to stop in order to let reality take over.

What did you like best about this story?

The best part of the story was getting to know the main character Jesse Graham and following her as a mystery is unfolded.

Have you listened to any of Amy McFadden’s other performances before? How does this one compare? 

I have listened to one other book but have a couple more in my Wish List and already have the next book in this series waiting in the wings. Ms. McFadden held my attention and helped me concentrate on the story as it unfolded.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It wasn't one particular moment but learning about the house and the secrets it holds.

Any additional comments?

This was the first book I've listened to/read by this author. After listening to the book, I'm now a fan. I'm usually all about the romance but in this book it was all about the mystery. I was almost disappointed once the end came. But knowing I had the next book in the series waiting for me was something to look forward to. It made my commute to work more enjoyable. My problem became when I didn't want to shut my device and my earphones off. If this author puts out any more audiobooks, they will end up in my library.

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  1. I'm so pleased you enjoyed The Cavanaugh House, Lynn. Thanks for the lovely review!

  2. I liked the synopsis, sounds good.

  3. The blurb for The Cavanaugh House reflects nicely back to the book cover of an old, deserted house in need of repair. The book sounds like a really great murder mystery read with a sprinkling of romance, and one I'm looking forward to reading.

  4. I got two words for Jesse: reverse mortgage.


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