Wednesday, November 9, 2022

The Premonition At Withers Farm By Jaime Jo Wright

The Premonition at Withers Farm
by Jaime Jo Wright
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 9780764238338

I'm always a fan of Jaime Jo's writing and I preordered this book as soon as I had a chance! The publisher also sent me a copy so I'll have to give one away as well!


The voices of the past cannot stay silent forever.

In 1910 Michigan, Perliett Van Hilton is a self-proclaimed rural healer, leaving the local doctor convinced she practices quackery. It doesn't help that her mother is a spiritualist who regularly offers her services to connect the living with their dearly departed. But when Perliett is targeted by a superstitious killer, she must rely on both the local doctor and an intriguing newcomer for assistance.

In the present day, Molly Wasziak's life has not gone the way she dreamed. Facing depression after several miscarriages, Molly is adapting to her husband's purchase of a peculiar old farm. A search for a family tree pulls Molly deep into a century-old murder case and a web of deception, all made more mysterious by the disturbing shadows and sounds inside the farmhouse.

Perliett fights for her life, and Molly seeks renewed purpose for hers as she uncovers the records of the dead. Will their voices be heard, or will time forever silence their truths?

My Review:

This author's theme song should be, "Oops I did it again" because she's once again knocked it out of the ballpark with The Premonition at Withers Farm!

I always go into her stories wondering how she's going to make the creepy/other worldly parts work with the faith of her characters (if they have it). HOW is she going to explain the mysterious things that happen and will it make sense? She does both expertly!

Am I just a little afraid before I start her stories? Yes, yes I am. Does she creep me out? Yes, she certainly does. And I LOVE it!! I can't get enough of her writing because no one in the Christian writing world writes these kinds of stories!!

From the start I love Perliett and her spunk. She's torn between her father's quiet faith and her mother's... spiritualism. This makes such an interesting storyline. Her mother's connection to reaching out to the spirit world of the dead will make the hair on your arms stand up, but will also make you question if it's true. If you know Scripture, then you know the spiritual world exists. But, it's also not to be trifled with. When people are killed and her mother tries to communicate with them. things go from bad to worse.

Molly, in the current time period has just bought the creepiest house I can imagine. No sooner do she and her husband move into the house and he finds a girl murdered. And Molly is not only seeing ghosts, she's hearing them, too. Holy smokes, talk about ominous experiences. Through Molly's story, the author touches on depression, post party depression, and miscarriages. She handles those topics admirably.

I'll tell you that I pretty much suspected everyone! There was one point where I guessed who it might be (in the current time period), but in the historical time period...what the... that was shocking AND disturbing. lol There was also a spot where the author gives this HUGE cliffhanger and moves from one time period to another and I just had a dropped jaw! hahahahaha She knows how to keep the suspense rolling. I was very close to cheating just to get answers, but I refrained because the story was just so good I didn't want to ruin it.

Of course, the author reminds us via the characters that there is a spiritual world, but God is the only one to control it. There's incredible danger to those who use it outside of His will. We see that throughout Scripture when it comes to people who do things outside of God's will. Jaime Jo is gifted in showing us faith in all of her stories.

About the Author:

Jaime Jo Wright ( is the author of six novels, including Christy Award winner The House on Foster Hill and Carol Award winner The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond. She's also the Publishers Weekly and ECPA bestselling author of two novellas. Jaime lives in Wisconsin with her cat named Foo; her husband, Cap'n Hook; and their littles, Peter Pan and CoCo. To learn more, visit


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