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Lights Over Emerald Creek

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Lucy Wright, sixteen and a paraplegic after a recent car accident that took her mother's life, lives in Queensland on a 10,000 acre farm with her father. When Lucy investigates strange lights over the creek at the bottom of the property, she discovers a mystery that links the lights to the science of cymatics and Scotland’s ancient Rosslyn Chapel.

But beyond Chapel is an ev
ebook, 195 pages
Published February 28th 2014 by Hague Publishing
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Mar 23, 2014 Leonie rated it really liked it
This is a book I really liked. A disclosure - Shelley Davidow is published by Hague Publishing, my own publisher. However, I purchased this book myself because I really enjoyed the preview I read on the Hague website. This review is part of my contribution to the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2014.

Lucy, the heroine of the story, is in a wheelchair. I really liked Lucy's character - she was well realised and I loved the way that Shelley Davidow gradually revealed more and more of her back hi
♥♡¢σσкιє♥♡ (Krystle)
You can read this review and more on my blog:
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book actually started out okay. I liked Lucy, from the very beginning, and Jonathan was wonderful.

Lucy is a sixteen year old girl who is dealing with the after effects of a horrible accident that not only put her in a wheelchair but killed her mother. She has spent her entire life in the Aus
Aurélie (Exploring Pages)
More reviews on my blog, Exploring Pages.
"At sixteen, Lucy believed she was a pragmatic realist, but what she'd seen twenty-four hours ago seemed to defy all logic."
- Shelley Davidow, Lights Over Emerald Creek

Actual rating: 1.5 stars

Thank you Netgalley and Hague Publishing for providing me with a copy of this book!

For once, I don't know where to start this review. Lights Over Emerald Creek is such a strange and weird book, and yet even those words don't even begin to cover it. I could say I
Ian Wood
This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV. Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here.

I rated this novel a worthy read

(mild spoilers)

This novel owes a lot to the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind but it's not that movie in written form, and if you stop reading after the first few chapters thinking you know where it's going
Sep 09, 2016 Ramisa rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Lights Over Emerald Creek was a strange, yet colourful story. My main problem with the book was how the intended audience shifted numerous times, and the fantasy aspect was seemingly random –I assumed it ended at the sci-fi crossover. The writing, however, kept me reading despite the whimsical plot, and the story itself is definitely a beautiful one for anybody who’s interested in well-written fantasy.

The 3-star rating is entirely a subjective one, because I generally don’t like fantasy. This bo
Sep 24, 2014 Claire rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, arc
Thanks to Hague Publishing for the ARC I received, via netgalley, in return for an honest review.

Lucy Wright is a 16 year old paraplegic living with her father on a 10,000 acre farm in Queensland, Australia. One night, Lucy sees some mysterious lights over the creek at the bottom of the farm and discovers a peculiar shape in the sand, which she discovers is a cymatic.

The mystery deepens when Lucy is somehow transported to an alternate universe connected to our own by sound. As if this wasn't eno
Terry Gibson
Mar 18, 2014 Terry Gibson rated it liked it
Lights Over Emerald Creek
Shelley Davidow

I quite liked this book; well written, with a feel of authenticity about the Australian setting. With a daughter, son-in-law and two grand-daughters living in Queensland, I was particularly interested in the setting. I also liked the message conveyed by its heroine in the story about the need to preserve nature and its creatures.
I quite liked the science fiction/fantasy story and was intrigued by the authentic sounding research about the mysterious light
Jan 19, 2014 Christy rated it really liked it
This is a very interesting book. It's a love story mixed with mystery along with paranormal elements. It has the characters living in two worlds after discovering these unexplained resonating lights. They are actually a portal that can be accessed by the sound of the heroine playing the cello. In this alternate universe she doesn't need her wheelchair but she faces other challenges like keeping the universe safe from an evil woman that has her goal set on controlling all men and making them ...more
Borrowed from NetGalley for an honest review

I did not finished reading this. The story had started out really good but quickly started to lose focus. It wasn't quite sure if it was Sci-Fi or Paranormal.
I received this courtesy of Hague Publishing through Netgalley in return for an honest review.
Apr 13, 2014 Tea rated it really liked it
This novel is made up of many intricate parts including a simple and beautiful plot about a young girl named Lucy and her dad, Stephen, who live in Queensland, Australia. Lucy helps her dad run an Adventure Park. There are constantly visitors coming and going enjoying animals like the Lorikeet and the Kookaburra. Lucy is a paraplegic. Lucy's life becomes extraordinary when she begins to meet the supernatural in her own backyard. This is where Lights Over Emerald Creek by Shelley Davidow takes a ...more
Feb 18, 2014 Kathy rated it really liked it
This was a very strange story. Lucy Wright is a young paraplegic girl who lives with her father in Australia. She became a paraplegic while driving a car with her mother during a bad storm several months ago. Her mother was killed in this accident, and both Lucy and her father have had some difficulty getting through their grief over her mother’s death. Lucy is sort of a prodigy as far as music is concerned. She has perfect tone and can play the cello extremely well. She also had lots of friends ...more
Mar 02, 2014 Nikki rated it liked it
My copy was provided by Netgalley.

Before the car accident that killed her mother, Lucy was a popular girl who had tons of friends and didn't really care much about anyone except herself. But when her mother died and she became paralyzed from the waist down, Lucy disconnected herself from her friends and her family. She roams the woods near her home in her wheelchair, depressed and alone. She only has one remaining friend that stuck by her through the accident.

One night, Lucy sees lights hovering
Kerri (Book Hoarder)
This book was a bit of a strange one, lyrical and yet hard to struggle through at times.

Lucy Wright is sixteen and is now a paraplegic after an accident that took her mother's life. Dealing with both the loss of movement and the loss of her mother, Lucy suddenly finds herself dealing with odd lights in the sky, lights that seem to respond to her in some way.

For about the first half of the book I was intrigued and enjoying things. I could feel for Lucy, having lost her mother and also having to
Jan 11, 2015 Theresa rated it it was amazing
Lights over emerald creek
by shelly davidow
Having lived for a few months in Australia, visited Cairns Queensland for a few days, I was excited to read a story that looks at the area and people of Queensland.
Lucy is a paraplegic girl who faces a lot of guilt and struggles. Her accident that caused her paraplegia killed her mother. She blames her self for her loss. Lucy is grieving the first half of the book, her resilient spirit may just not handle this struggles between her guilt and her life.
Mar 10, 2014 Vicki rated it liked it
This is a story about Lu who is a 16 yr old paraplegic. She and her father run a tourist resort for the Outback adventure. Lucy lost her mother and the movement from the hips down in a wreck in which she was driving. Because of all of it combined she is having a rough time. That is until she starts noticing lights over the creek by their house when she goes down by herself late at night. What are they and how does she find this out? Read the book. It's a fast read but for me, I really could get ...more
Jul 07, 2015 Dana rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Inspired, I suppose, by Pythagoreans music of the spheres, this is a teen paranormal romance with a rather different twist. When sixteen year old Lucy sees unexplainable balls of light hovering over the water near her Australian outback home and later finds a geometric shape in the sand there, she begins to research the mystery and in her online research contacts Jonathan, a college music major in Scotland. They send e-mails back and forth and he wants to come and visit her, but she does not ...more
May 04, 2014 Ann rated it really liked it
This is a great teen read and the beginning of a series. Fantasy and science fiction combine to make a perfectly acceptable explanation as to why strange lights converge at Emerald Creek. Lucy was injured and lost her mother in a traffic accident and lives at Emerald Creek with her dad. She becomes friends with Jonathan over the internet with their shared interest in the lights. Not too long, should easily hold a teen reader's interest. I enjoyed this book and look forward to Ms. Davidow's next ...more
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