The Stone Wall Crossing

Abby Whittier's Journey Through Time

Young Adult - Romance
106 Pages
Reviewed on 05/23/2018
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Author Biography

Alice Schellhorn Magrane earned a B.A. and M.Ed. from Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts. Her love of New England, and Massachusetts in particular, plays a large part in all of her writing. She's found herself drawn to the incredible mysteries and stories of her everyday surroundings--like the centuries-old stone walls--and is amazed that most people pass them by without a second glance. Ms. Magrane enjoys having the freedom to write fiction, now that she has retired from her 30-year career as a director of guidance for several New England school systems. She lives in Haverhill, Massachusetts with her supportive husband and adorable dog.

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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Abby Whittier had to move from Las Vegas to a small town in Massachusetts. She was not too happy about moving, losing her friends, her school, her home in the desert, and adjusting to a new place and surroundings. Everything she read about New England made her unhappy; their winters, big blizzards, rain, and everyone harping on the history of the place. The house her parents bought in Haverhill, which was not too far from Boston, looked like something out of a storybook and Abby was used to modern houses. Her father told her it was a colonial house. Abby felt she had landed on another planet. She was happy her parents got her a pup and she named him Charlie. When she was taking Charlie on one of his walks, she noticed a low stone wall that ran parallel to the sidewalk and was partially hidden in the woods. The wall sparked Abby’s curiosity and she started delving into the history of stone walls in New England. She felt a mysterious attraction to the place. It was during one of the walks with Charlie that she saw a scrap of paper and it read ‘Abigail, Meete Me Heer at Nine to night. N.’ Meeting Nathaniel White took her to another plane and she could not see the woods; instead there was farmland that stretched from the stone wall as far as her eyes could see.

The Stone Wall Crossing: Abby Whittier’s Journey Through Time by Alice Schellhorn Magrane takes readers back in time and is a story of past lives and love that will delight readers with its twists and turns. Time travel is an interesting concept and the author tackles the topic with expertise as readers see a girl moving from her teenage years to adulthood. There is also history woven into the story; the history of colonial times and that of New England, which is informative and insightful. I like the way the author takes readers back and forth in time; the time Abby spends with Nathaniel from her past life and Ethan, her current boyfriend. The book conveys subtle positive messages through the story and the addition of pictures makes the story tangible to readers. There is not one dull moment in the story and the excitement of Abby noticing the stone wall, the time travel, and romance give the story good pace and movement and will keep the attention of readers till the end.