Amber House (Amber House, Book 1) (Hardcover)

By Kelly Moore, Tucker Reed, Larkin Reed

Arthur A. Levine Books, 9780545434164, 368pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2012

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

Sarah Parsons has never seen Amber House, the grand Maryland estate that's been in her family for three centuries. She's never walked its hedge maze nor found its secret chambers; she's never glimpsed the shades that haunt it, nor hunted for lost diamonds in its walls.



But all of that is about to change. After her grandmother passes away, Sarah and her friend Jackson decide to search for the diamonds--and the house comes alive. She discovers that she can see visions of the house's past, like the eighteenth-century sea captain who hid the jewels, or the glamorous great-grandmother driven mad by grief. She grows closer to both Jackson and a young man named Richard Hathaway, whose family histories are each deeply entwined with her own. But when the visions start to threaten the person she holds most dear, Sarah must do everything she can to get to the bottom of the house's secrets, and stop the course of history before it is cemented forever.


About the Author

Kelly Moore wrote the beginnings of the AMBER HOUSE series years ago, but it wasn't until her daughters Tucker and Larkin Reed found the manuscript and convinced her to work on it with them that it became a full-fledged trilogy. All three ladies reside in southern Oregon.



Kelly Moore wrote the beginnings of the AMBER HOUSE series years ago, but it wasn't until her daughters Tucker and Larkin Reed found the manuscript and convinced her to work on it with them that it became a full-fledged trilogy. All three ladies reside in southern Oregon.







Kelly Moore wrote the beginnings of the AMBER HOUSE series years ago, but it wasn't until her daughters Tucker and Larkin Reed found the manuscript and convinced her to work on it with them that it became a full-fledged trilogy. All three ladies reside in southern Oregon.


Praise For Amber House (Amber House, Book 1)

“Lush descriptions and an intricate plot drive this intense tale, which straddles the lines between magical realism, fantasy, ghost stories, and horror, with a touch of romance and classic glamour. The result is something rich, strange, and utterly fascinating.” -- Publishers Weekly, starred review



“Swift plotting combines with vivid, cinematic prose to make this gothic tale compulsively readable, and an unexpected ending elevates the story beyond the genre…Complex, elegant, and haunting, this is a book that deserves to be read in one sitting.” -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review



“A deliciously creepy beginning to a projected trilogy… Richly woven, with depth and swift plotting that will leave readers clamoring for the sequels.” -- Kirkus Reviews



“With a full cast of fascinating characters and mysterious twists and turns, Amber House is a scintillating tale….While the novel is detailed and packed with information, it is never confusing nor does it drag. The story flows, building suspense and enticing the reader from page one.” -- Voice of Youth Advocates