We just finished hearing a mystery book at our night-time readings. Mom doesn’t normally read mysteries to us at night because some furry face gets nightmares if they get scared before closing their eyes. This book was a little different. Oh, it had scary parts alright but mom didn’t stop reading until the scary part had been resolved. What was the name of that book, Kali? You mean Black Cat’s Legacy? Yeah, that’s it! It’s written by who, Kali? Elaine Faber. She’s good…she wrote 2 more books in the Black Cat series. When we started the story, Kimberlee and her wee, four-year old daughter, Amanda are leaving California after Kimberlee’s divorce from Amanda’s father. They are ready for some fun, so are on their way to Safari Land in Oregon. They are forced to stop in Fern Lake. They decided to stay in a cabin by the lake. There are several cabins here at this resort and an old Victorian House. Amanda meets the wisest cat…Thumper….the black cat. This cat has a remarkable memory or should I say holds the memories of his ancestor that existed years before Thumper was a mew on his mom’s lips. Adventure ensues. There are several characters that are introduced during the stay in the cabin. A few of these characters we will never forget. We don’t want to give away the plot of the story but we were enthralled by the unfolding of the story as well as the story itself.
Mom said the story describes the characters to the extent one feels like the characters are known to them. The story is well written and easy to follow. The picture Elaine paints is a beautiful idyllic setting. However, looks are deceiving.