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  • ISBN 1935188100
  • ISBN13 978-1935188100
  • Language English
  • Author Holly Weiss
  • Publisher Star Publish; Apparent first edition (April 1, 2010)
  • Pages 340
  • Formats azw mobi lrf txt
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Genre Fiction
  • Size ePub 1967 kb
  • Size Fb2 1128 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 798

"A dream, after all, needn't be fueled by particulars, only by desire." So notes main character, Gracie Antes, in CRESTMONT, a historical fiction gem set in the 1920s. Determined to take control of her life, sheltered Gracie Antes leaves her unhappy home in 1925 to pursue her dream of a singing career. On her way to the big city, she accepts a job as a housemaid at the bustling Crestmont Inn. Once there, Gracie finds a life-changing encounter with opera singer Rosa Ponselle, family she never imagined could be hers, and a man with a mysterious past. Relive the 1920s with a colorful cast of characters. Discover with Gracie that sometimes we must trade loss for happiness. Set in Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania, the story is interwoven with details about the town, the rich history of The Crestmont Inn, and the family who passed ownership from one generation to the next. Many attempts have been made to explain how the mountaintop lake nestled in this tiny town came to be. Crestmont gives a new twist to an old Native American legend, setting the tone of grace around which the story is built. Let the period of the Roaring Twenties spark your interest with its unique social mores, fashion, jazz, and yes, a little bootlegging thrown in for pizzazz.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Holly Weiss is a free lance writer, vocal instructor and retired professional singer. A polio survivor, she lives in Connecticut with her husband. Crestmont is her first novel.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A dream, after all, needn't be fueled by particulars, only by desire. So notes main character, Gracie Antes.

Holly Weiss is a vocal instructor, retired professional singer and a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Feel free Join debut author, Holly Weiss, as she discusses her historical fiction novel, Crestmont. Holly looks forward to answering your questions. A polio survivor, she resides in Connecticut with her husband. Crestmont, her debut novel published in 2010. She co-authored a memoir, Makayla's Heart: Moment by Moment with Dell Hyssong, published in 2015. Feel free to start any discussion threads about the book yourselves.

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th heavy snow in three weeks. Onions, she had read, were good for colds, and she wanted Mrs. Cunningham’s to go away quickly. The wind died down and she heard an unfamiliar creaking sound. She moved over to the other side of the porch and listened

Crestmont gives a new twist to an old Native American legend, setting the tone of grace around which the story is built.

Crestmont gives a new twist to an old Native American legend, setting the tone of grace around which the story is built. Let the period of the Roaring Twenties spark your interest with its unique social mores, fashion, jazz, and yes, a little bootlegging thrown in for pizzazz.

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Gracie Antes leaves an unhappy home to pursue her singing career dream. Big city bound, she accepts a housemaid job at the bustling Crestmont Inn. There, Gracie encounters opera singer Rosa Ponselle and finds family she never imagined could be hers. Step back into the 1920s and experience life at The Crestmont Inn. Discover with Gracie that sometimes we must trade loss for happiness.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Crestmont - Holly Weiss. Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania. I will arise and go now, for always night and day. I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shor. hear it in the deep heart’s core.

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Alianyau
Crestmont is a harmonious story. It opens with an intense and beautiful tale that introduces the town of Eagle's Mere. There is a sense of nature and oneness in the setting, a sense of slowing down, which gives the book a very enticing start. And then the story of Crestmont begins, with its soft, somewhat slow melody.
The main storyline takes off in 1925 when Gracie, an aspiring singer, begins to work at Crestmont Inn. Gracie is an endearing character. Her emotional depth makes the story really come alive, as do the personalities of those she meets on her journey. As Gracie's journey becomes more about what's within than where she's going, there is a spiritual awakening that occurs.
I found this book to be carefully-written, almost too much so in places. The story moved slowly at times, and Weiss seems to spend too much time on little details that added very little to the storyline. But, I'll admit, the cadence of the prose might have been purposeful. To my mind, it demanded more deftness from Weiss, in order to keep my interest, which she did. Few novels can slow me down, and it was just this, the slowness, that, in the end, kept me reading. With everything in life going at hyper-speed at all times, coming across a gentle book like Crestmont is rare, settling even
Burisi
I thoroughly enjoyed this delightful creation of characters combined with an actual location that seemed to come alive as I read. I loved the blending of the real people who lived and worked in this quaint and historic Inn, and the author's development of characters who might have been much like those who were on staff in the 1920's. This is a book about the development of relationships, friendships and mentoring. I loved the multiple yet subtle mentoring that went on throughout the story. There was no need to tie up all the loose ends of what happens to characters. Many people are touched in our own lives that we never know the end of their story. I enjoyed watching the Woods family develop into the strength behind the success of this Inn. It was a delight to view the emerging personality of Gracie. It seemed as if you could feel her maturing and discovering her "own voice." The ending was what it needed to be, the passage of time zooming along to what actually took place. Just delightful!
Llanonte
Needed: an Adirondack chair, a cool, tall glass, and a transporting story, like this one, to leave the current age of tabloid trash and in-your-face dysfunction far behind.

Holly Weiss does not quite tell us why hopeful young singer Grace Antes was an unhappy girl, in her small-town Pennsylvania home. Or why her family, devout Moravians, seemed to care so little about her that no one went looking, when, with no adieu, she set out in search of a better life.

What Ms. Weiss does is to plant her gentle heroine in an excellently-drawn era of social stoicism, when "a family's business stays at home!" Any intimation of pain, personal angst (or ecstacy!) was considered Vulgar. Jerry Springer and Oprah would have found the well dry, in that time, when polite ladies still addressed their closest friends as Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Jones, and husbands were "The Mister."

It is a major act of daring when, once liberated, Grace bobs her hair, in timely flapper fashion, and then renames herself "Gracie," maybe the first frivolous thing she's ever done.

It becomes, increasingly, a joy to watch from the lakeside shadows as this lovely, innocent and gutsy young woman takes on the world, in the milieu of an old-time,upper-class resort, where she is maid, confidante, unwitting rival and, increasingly, object of affections.

The aura of the staid, class-conscious and studiedly non-intimate society holds well, throughout. There are things the reader would have loved to be privy to, along the way, and a few loose strands dangling, at the end. What really became of nemesis Bessie -- who WAS vulgar? And what happened to the men Gracie loved, but could not, would not marry?

Oh well -- that's the way it was, in that time -- it was just thought too coarse and common to let it all hang out!

A really good read, and recommended.
Precious
Life sucks, or should I say is tough enough, and 'Crestmont' is a refreshing escape, one of those pieces of art that transports you to a world of elegance and charm, of babbling brooks and hair bobs and willow trees. I found out about Holly through Twitter and she told me how she stayed at the actual 'Crestmont Inn' in Eagles Mere and afterward was so inspired that she decided to write a novel about it. Talk about writing based on inspiration. I thought it was an intriguing enough pitch for me to want to buy it. She truly did her research, and every page is rife with rich, regional detail, and, through the reckless abandon and hopeful eyes of the main character, Gracie on her path to stardom, it actually made me want to open up my own bed and breakfast, much like I wanted to go on a majestic cruise after watching Titanic. For fans of historical fiction, this should be right up your alley!
iSlate
The one thing I didn't like about this book was that it ended! I was intrigued with the lives of Gracie and the staff at the Inn. I loved the characters and the fact that Eagles Mere and the Crestmont Inn are real.
Gavikelv
Ms. Weiss has created a vividly detailed picture of the life of a young courageous woman, Gracie, who after answering a want ad will leave her home and family to make a life of her own. Luckily, her new employers own a beautiful Inn and she becomes part of the "family" at Crestmont. The story takes you into the gracious era of the 1920's, introduces you to the difficulties that Gracie faced in her daily life working at the Crestmont Inn until she matures into a beautiful young woman with her own children.

The vivid characters, the Inn's history and the family who owned it help to mold Gracie's character as she matures into womanhood. This reader especially enjoyed the famous opera singer who visited the Inn to perform. For the short time she was there, she mentored Gracie and coached her with her singing.

I highly recommend this novel! It made this reader wish it continued!