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The Lebrus Stone

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  20 reviews

When eighteen-year-old orphan, Crystal Valdez, accepts an invitation to the small town of Blacksville, West Virginia, she hopes to have a summer to remember and a chance to learn more about her parents, to also get to know the family she never knew existed.
But the Lockes begin to act strange and erratic; eerie movements in the night fue
Paperback, 425 pages
Published November 28th 2014 by Rogue Phoenix Press
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H.J. Daly
Feb 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Crystal had a hard childhood, she lost her parents in a car accident and her only other family was killed in a fire. After that she went from foster home to foster home until she ended up working in a bookstore for Jared, a father figure who keeps a close eye on her.
When a stranger walks into the shop and states that she is a distant relative with information about her mother, Crystal is drawn to Isobel and is happy to meet and talk. After a few months and still with little information she agre
Jan 12, 2015 rated it liked it
The Lebrus Stone by Miriam Khan

3 Stars

Crystal didn’t have an easy start in life, first her parents died in a car accident so she was sent to live with her aunt, who was then sadly killed in a house fire. With no family left to care for her she spent the rest of her childhood in foster care, so it was easy to understand why she was so curious and trusting when a woman turns up at her work claiming to be a long lost great aunt. Inviting Crystal to stay with her for a while to learn about her mothe
Aisha Khan
Dec 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Lebrus Stone is about Crystal who had a rocky start in life. She grew up in foster care homes until one day her aunt visits her and invites her to her family home in Blacksville. Crystal decides to visit Thorncrest Manor for Summer in hope of getting all the answers she wants. The atmosphere of the family home had this gloomy air to it and Crystal tries to adjust to it. She harbors strong feelings for her non-blood cousin Cray but he keeps his distance. The happenings at the manor leave her ...more
Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it

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Crystal is an orphan and she grew up in the foster care system. Her parents died when she was a baby, and her adoptive mom (her aunt) died in a house fire when she was only 1 year old. However, she meets Jared who becomes a father figure for her.

Out of the blue, a women named Isobel comes looking for Crys. Isobel claims she is a long last great a

Ahh'na Copley
Dec 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is one of those books that you just can't seem to put down. It has a mystery, thriller, horror vibe, with just enough romance to balance it out from being overwhelming. Have a peek and you won't regret it. ...more
Chey Skizzle
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book has really got my attention, the dialogue is amazingly written and the narrative is strong! I would recommend this book to anyone!
Katherine Paschal
Crystal is surprised to find a long lost relative waiting to see her at work one day, especially since she thought she was all alone. When the woman invites her to come visit her family’s estate, Crystal is excited at the opportunity to learn more about her parents. Once there, nothing is as she expected, and it does not really seem as if she is wanted. The only positive is her distant relative, Cray, whom she is drawn to regardless of his attempt to reject her. Crystal has no idea what is going ...more
Lizzy Baldwin
Aug 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
As the blurb suggests the book follows Crystal who has a horrible start in life in which both her parents die in a terrible car accident. Sent to live with her Aunt who is then a little shockingly killed in a house fire thing aren’t looking to positive. Alone in the world and spending her remaining childhood in a foster care home, a woman who claims to be her long lost great aunt appears seemingly out of nowhere, Crystal is invited to find out more about her mother and her family. But not is all ...more
Jan 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Paranormal Suspense readers
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**Gifted in exchange for an honest review, By Kats Book Promotions/ Katsindiebookblog**
Story line - Excellent
Characters - Complex and mysterious
Cliffhanger? - the story ends leaving you wondering if there is a book 2.
Pace - Slow going at first - got more interesting past the 69% mark
Romance - to be honest I would not say this was a Romance book its a Paranormal Suspense.

FMC - Crystal is an 18 year old orphan who has spent her lifetime being distant and just trying to get along in the world, sh
Maghon Thomas
So, I originally did a blitz for this book, and it sounded so interesting, so when the author offered me a review copy, I of course said yes! It's gritty, dark, gloomy, full of intrigue and mystery. Crystal has a lot to learn about so many things. And she's leaving behind the few people she does know and trust to go on an adventure to meet new people she isn't sure about who claim to be her long lost family. And it isn't always so welcoming there.

Crystal has had a rough go at life. An orphan wh
Tonja Drecker
Jan 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Mystery, creepy moments and a constant fog of tension combine with a sense of the paranormal to make for an engaging read.

Crystal's an orphan but gets along fine until a long-lost great aunt suddenly appears at her door. Crystal agrees to join her wealthy relatives in the Thorncrest mansion, where she meets cold shoulders and a dark mystery.

Crystal is an independent girl and despite her obvious heavy baggage, comes across pretty strong. She's kind but guarded and an easy character to connect to.
Jenni Crawford
Jan 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
I am reviewing this book on behalf of katsindiebookblog. The Lebrus Stone is not what I had expected, in a good way I promise! From the moment I started reading it was hard to put it down. This book is well written and explains everything thoroughly, so you will not be left with questions. For me it wasn’t your typical paranormal which I enjoyed. Miriam stepped out of the box and changed things up.
Crystal is an orphaned child, after her mom and dad died in a fatal car crash and then her Aunt dy
THE LEBRUS STONE is about Crystal Valdez, a girl who had been orphaned twice. Crystal lives and works in Cedar City, Utah until the day her “aunt”, her mother’s best friend, comes to visit. She’s there to invite Crystal to Thorncrest Manor – her family home – in Blacksville, West Virginia. Crystal decides to visit for the summer, but she’s in for more than she ever bargained. THE LEBRUS STONE seems to be two stories in one book. Most of the book is about Crystal’s adjusting to Thorncrest Manor a ...more
Jan 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Lebrus Stone appealed to me as soon as I read the blurb and I downloaded the book as soon as it became available on Amazon.

Crystal is a feisty main character; she’s strong, yet a jumble of emotions beneath the surface. She’s haunted by the death of her parents and driven by a natural urge uncover the seemingly unattainable details about her childhood. It’s the promise of the Locke’s knowledge that leads her to Blacksville and the foreboding Thorncrest Manor. The atmosphere at the family home
Feb 20, 2015 rated it liked it
*This Book Was Given To Me By The Author In Exchange For An Honest Review*

This is the first book I have read by new to me author Miriam Khan and to be honest I have mixed feelings about it.

The story is good and as paranormal stories go it certainly has some original concepts which is always a plus for me. At times the writing is outstanding with clear descriptions and it totally sucked me in.

That being said there are many parts where I felt the story moved too slowly and there were unnecessary p
S.K. Gregory
Dec 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Lebrus Stone
The Lebrus Stone features Crystal Valdez, a young woman, orphaned from a young age, who discovers she has family living in West Virginia. Secrets are revealed as Crystal uncovers the mystery of the family home Thorncrest Manor. She also finds herself drawn to the enigmatic Cray Locke.
Crystal comes across as a believable character. She is a young woman who has had a difficult childhood after the loss of her parents. When her great aunt shows up she jumps at the chance to find out
Feb 02, 2017 rated it liked it
The description sounded interesting, yet when I got into this book I found myself very frustrated with the story. Crystal has made a life for herself since she is without any family in her life. When Isobel shows up claiming to be able to tell Crystal about her mother I can totally go with that. It is after she gets to the Locke home and the way that everyone behaves that makes me need to keep putting my kindle down. Crystal is made out to be a damaged yet strong personality. Yet she continues t ...more
Jennifer Treviño
A very good story! This is a unique world I look forward to re-visiting again soon. I appreciate the great detail we are given throughout although I would have enjoyed a bit more action or suspense in a few areas. The characters were different than many I've come across lately & the plot kept us guessing. I did find it a bit confusing going back & forth when referring to the Lockes as family & then non-family. Their relationships were a bit odd anyway, but as long as I kept reminding myself that ...more
Sara Miller
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
I thought this book was a excellent read, the characters and situations were well formed. Crystal is a fascinating main character and you have to keep reading just so you can find out how deep the mystery goes. Some creepy happenings begin to happen to her once she goes to stay at the manor (which is typically what happens at these old manor houses) and gradually everything is revealed. The pacing is a little slow at some points but the story is good enough that you keep going just to find out w ...more
Jennyfer Moorman
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was given this book for an honest review so here it is,
A fresh paranormal read, I enjoyed reading this and finding out how the story unravels , so many secrets and untold stories of crystals life,the only little thing that made me give a 4 star instead of 5 was in parts the story dragged a little and some parts I felt were not necessary how ever saying that I did enjoy reading, it draws you in trying to find out the life of crystal and where it takes her, well worth a read
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