The Premonition at Withers Farm by Jaime Jo Wright ~ Book Review

November 3, 2022


About the Book 

Book: The Premonition at Withers Farm
Author: Jaime Jo Wright
Genre: Christian Suspense
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: October 11, 2022

In 1910 Michigan, Perliett VanHilton is a self-proclaimed rural healer, leaving the local doctor, George Wasziak, convinced she practices quackery. It doesn't help that her mother, Maribeth VanHilton, is a Spiritualist who regularly offers her services to help others speak to their dearly departed. But when Perliett is targeted by a superstitious killer, she relies on both George and an intriguing newcomer for help.

In the present day, life has not developed the way Molly Wasziak dreamed. Facing depression after multiple miscarriages, Molly is adapting to her husband's purchase of a new farm. A search for a family tree pulls Molly deep into a vintage web of deceptions, made more mysterious by the disturbing shadows and sounds in the old 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 silence their truths forever?

My Thoughts 

Jaime Jo has done it again!! What an excellent book! I love her books and await them with all the patience I can muster. So far her books have not disappointed me, just when I think her last book is the best by far she goes and writes another one that is even better than the last! If you have never read a Jaime Jo book let's dig into this one and see if I can tell you about the story without any spoilers.

From the very first page you are captivated and thrown into a mystery that takes you into a very wild and creepy ride. This is a dual time story which deals with two families which happened to be intertwined but we don't truly find how until you delve into the story. Perliett is from the past, 1910 to be exact, and Molly Wasziak is from the present timeline. These ladies in their respective timelines try to find out who the "Cornfield Ripper" is/was. 

The story is full of suspense and action. There are twists I truly did not expect and I did not figure out who the "villain" was in neither timeline. It was definitely not expected. The creepy factor is high. I wish I could tell you but truly I would ruin it if I do. Let's just say that cornfields and old farmhouses are a no for me.

There is so much more to this story than that though. Jaime Jo truly tackles some topics that while reading may make you slightly uncomfortable and I think they should. She touches on the subject of spiritualism and talking to the dead. I think this is not only a topic that was so prevalent in the 1900's but also it is something that we see a lot more in our world today. As Christians it should make us uncomfortable that evil is taking over so much and we should fight back. Jaime Jo does an excellent job at shedding faith and light to this subject and I think she makes it clear where God stands in all of it. 

Miscarriage is also a big topic in the plot of the story and I think she did a great job at depicting the realities a relationship goes through while someone is going through such loss. But if this is trigger point for you I wanted you to be aware. 

I am not sure how an author's mind thinks or how characters and storylines comes to them but I am thankful that they do. Jaime Jo is an amazing writer. She definitely helps me lose sleep as I devour one of her stories so lots of coffee is consumed the following day (no worries there lol). In all seriousness I think she is very talented and I really appreciate that her writing, though truly creepy never fails to have a strong faith thread and she doesn't back away from tackling hard topics. I for one can't wait for her next book!

My Rating: 5 Stars/ LOVED it!! 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

About the Author

Daphne du Maurier and Christy Award-Winning author, Jaime Jo Wright resides in the hills of Wisconsin writing suspenseful, mysteries stained with history's secrets. Jaime lives in dreamland, exists in reality, and invites you to join her adventures at!

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