The Splendor Falls - Rosemary Clement-Moore
Sylvie Davis was on her way to becoming a famous Ballerina. But a broken leg ended her career. But there is more to her pain than just a broken leg. Her father died a few years ago and now her mother is remarrying. Thinking it will be good for her, Sylvie's mother and stepfather send her to Alabama, to stay with her cousin in a house that her father visited every summer in his youth. But Sylvie knows nothing about this place or about her family history because her father never talked about it. Sylvie doesn't want to be there, but figures she might as well learn her family history while she is there. But weird things begin to happen, Sylvie is seeing things and she starts to worry that she is going crazy.What I can I say about this book? It seems to have a little bit of everything, history, romance, mystery, paranormal, magic, etc. I just know it had me hooked and I couldn't wait to see what would happen next. Sylvie is also a good character. I really liked her. She wasn't perfect and made mistakes and maybe even a few times acted a bit immature, but even the adults acted immature in this book in their own ways.Then, there is Rhys and Shawn. Right from the beginning I had a bad feeling about Shawn, but really liked Rhys. I liked Rhys father also. Sylvie's cousin, Paula, was nice, but usually wanted things her way. Maybe it was because she was being protective of Sylvie. I don't know.But there is a whole cast of interesting characters, even the ones who are the "bad guys". Oh, and I can't forget Gigi, Sylvie's dog who was always there for her.And as for the plot, like I said there is a little bit of everything in this story, which really goes together well. It was quite a good book. I enjoyed it very much and in the future, I plan to read more books by this author.