Where do you run when you have nowhere else to turn? Melanie Dobson's novel, Refuge on Crescent Hill, made me think about this question. As I did, I remembered the places and people God has provided over the years to be refuges of His love, protection, and peace for me. And I took a moment to thank Him for the many times He has covered me with His wings.
Refuge on Crescent Hill combines mystery and romance in an inspirational story that kept me turning pages. The main character is a woman named Camden Bristow, who inherits a one-hundred-fifty-year-old mansion on Crescent Hill from her grandmother. Since Camden is jobless, homeless, and broke, this gift comes at a perfect time in her life. As Camden researches her mansion's past, she discovers the place had played a part in the Underground Railroad. When she stumbles upon a present day mystery, the role of the mansion as a refuge looms large in her life and the lives of those around her.
This novel weaves an encouraging message of hope and forgiveness throughout an interesting, well-plotted mystery. The moments of suspense and romance that lead to the happy ending are sure to please every reader.