Book Review: Evenfall by Liz Michalski

Title: Evenfall
Author: Liz Michalski
Genre: Contemporary fiction, paranormal fiction
Publisher: Berkley Books
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Source: Review copy from the author
First line: Nina sees the man first.

Frank Wildermuth was the town catch in his day – all the girls wanted to be his choice. He chose Clara Murphy – and spent his life wishing he had chosen her sister, Gert. Now that he’s dead, he is determined not to leave his home, Evenfall, until he makes Gert understand that. His neice, Andie Murphy has come to Evenfall, the place she spent her childhood summers, to help her aunt Gert clear out the home. It’s a huge change from living in Italy with her boyfriend, Neal, but the timing is perfect, as Neal and Andie have split and she needs to figure out the next step. She isn’t sure she’s prepared for that next step to include Cort, though, who she remembers babysitting, and who is now disturbingly grown-up.

I thoroughly enjoyed Evenfall. The idea of returning to a younger, happier time is such an appealing one, and the house at Evenfall is just the kind of place you would want to return to. The house and surrounding land is as much a character as Frank, Andie, and Gert are – and it’s pull on Andie is strong. Michalski has done a wonderful job of writing an entertaining love-story-slash-ghost-story, while dealing with the deeper issues of family, forgiveness, and regret. I look forward to seeing what she comes up with next.

I would love to share my copy of Evenfall with one of my readers.

~ One entry per person, please – US and Canadian readers only.

~ To enter, please leave a comment – and just to make it fun, tell me about a memorable house you’ve read about recently.

~ All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. PST, Friday, May 6, 2011. On Saturday, May 7th, I will use to draw a winner.

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8 Responses to Book Review: Evenfall by Liz Michalski

  1. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread

    I don’t know what I expected this book to be about, but it wasn’t that! It sounds charming. Please put my name in the hat! rnawrot at cfl dot rr dot com

  2. rhonda
    Twitter: rhondareads

    would love to read it!!

  3. Melissa says:

    It’s not technically a house..but the most interesting “home” that a read about recently were the train cars in Water for Elephants. What a life! A what a disparity between the cars at the front of the train and those at the back!

    Please enter me to read the book:)

    mk2612274 at gmail dot com

  4. Missy says:

    I’m with Melissa…..the train cars in Water for Elephants are the most memorable “homes” that I have read about recently. In some ways, they almost sounded cozy….

    Please enter me in your giveaway! Happy Friday!

    k9kutter64 AT hotmail DOT com

  5. Rebecca Rasmussen

    I keep meaning to pick up this book! now may be the time 🙂


  6. Coffee and a Book Chick
    Twitter: coffeebookchick

    So glad you enjoyed it. I loved, loved, LOVED this book! I highly recommend this to everyone! This is one I just didn’t want to end at all. So creatively done with the vivid descriptions and fabulously written – I was sucked in from the first few pages.

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  8. Jessy W says:

    Recently I read The Small House Book by Jay Schaffer. I love reading about peoples houses and an authors descriptions of the houses their characters live in. This book sounds great.

    hootowl1978 at gmail dot com