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Returned Home

(Crimson Falls Novella)

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She always wanted to know where she came from…

Orphan Lilith Grace is putting her life back together after escaping her abusive foster father. Waitressing to make ends meet, her world takes a sudden turn when she’s attacked by one of the patrons and ends up in the arms of a handsome brooding artist.

But at what cost?

When a road trip leads her to the cursed town of Crimson Fa
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Kindle Edition, 72 pages
Published April 11th 2019
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Kenneth Lingenfelter
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lilith has been in a number of foster homes and has had a hard life. She runs away and gets a job as a waitress. An artist named Ash comes into the diner and get coffee daily. Lilith tries to stop a man from abusing a woman for the second and gets fired from her job. Ash offers her a ride and then asks her if she wants to go with him. They end up in Crimson Falls, where it turns out she is from. She goes to the house she grew up in and her father is there, as he was just released from prison for ...more
Teri
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This isn't the first book I have read in the Crimson Falls Series but it's clear these author's can do the darn thang in the best of ways. The overall theme in a nutshell is October isn't the month to visit, and if you live there it's not the time to be outdoors. It's used as a chance to open up to your dark side and each book does so in spades. She was orphaned and just surviving at a dead beat job in a town she hated until the stranger gave her an option. This twist you wont see coming is a wo ...more
Mommy Reads
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-reads
This was my first read by the author and it did not disappoint! The author's writing style grabs the reader's attention right from the start and does not let a moment for the reader to be bored. The story is action-packed and definitely keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. The twists and turns were excellent and the ending was great. I did not expect how everything turned out.

Thank you to the author for the eARC as part of the Crimson Falls Blog Tour. I look forward to reading more from
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Diana Lindoff
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Julie Strier has written the fifth story in the Crimson Falls series, Returned Home.  This is my first story by Ms. Strier and she pulled me right in with her writing style and character creation. A page turner that kept you on edge page after page. 

Bounced around the foster system, Lilith has always wondered about her past.  

Constantly fleeing from a past that could catch up anytime, Lilith works away in a rundown diner.  When she loses her job she leaves town with an engaging stranger.  She al
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Barbara Hynes
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great suspense/thriller. A page turner that kept you on edge. Lilith Grace, whom escaped her foster father's abuse. Lilith always wondered about her past. When she loses her job and comes across a man Ash who defends her to her boss but still she is let go. Lilith goes on a road trip with Ash back to the cursed town of Crimson Falls. I totally loved the twists and turns in this story. I was on the edge of what will happen next. The ending was great. I didn't expect what happened to happen and ...more
Bridget Hickey
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow I loved this book.Lilith gets fired from her job and takes a road trip with a artist and they end up in Crimson Falls.Lilith has always thought about her past since she has been moved around from home to home.When they stop at a motel the women calls her by name.Lots ot twist and turns and suspense . The ending will blow you away definitely worth one clicking

Crystal Gray
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What...did...I...just...read?!?!
Do coincidences really happen?
What a wickedly twisted read!
Serena Soape
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The story of Lilith is one that will keep you enthralled and wanting more. Leaves your mind to wonder what happens next !!!! Loved the one twist that I never imagined!!!! 5+ stars for this one. Highly recommend this as well as the other books in the Crimson Falls Series!!!
Jennifer
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this novella!

What happens when you accidentally find your roots?
Check out another great Crimson Falls story!
A.M. Ialacci
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Strier has packed this novella with beautifully developed characters and stunning description matched with a foreboding mood and fast-paced action. It’s hard not to love Lilith, a rebellious, hardened young woman bent on running from her past. But when her past catches up to her, the shocking twists and turns are a thrilling ride. I can’t wait to read more from Julie Strier!
Jennifer Pierson
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lilith Grace really didn't know where she came from, and she wanted to. She's been waitressing to survive, but when she has a bad night, her life takes a sharp turn, and she finds herself on a road trip with sexy artist. They end up in cursed town of Crimson Falls, which would end up being the place that tells the story of her past. Boy, I sure didn't see this story coming at all! I mean, some of it I did, but I'm not going to lie, there came a point that I was thrown for a huge loop. The twists ...more
Sherry Sias
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dark and mysterious.

I absolutely loved this story. Lilith and Ash meet at the diner she was working at. When she loses her job, Ash talks her into leaving town with him. During the drive, she tells him about the legendary town of Crimson Falls. They stop there to get some sleep. At the hotel, the lady recognizes her and tells her she is from there and she should not trust Ash. Deep down, Lilith always wondered about her real parents? Is she truly from here? Is she able to trust Ash?
Absolutely lo
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Christine Woinich
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Quick read and a page turner for me. The twist surprised me as I had other expectations. Lillith was a strong individual, dealing with her unknown past and personal issues. I liked her spirit and even liked her favorite pastime. I look forward to reading more about this town in the other novellas and recommend this one.

I received a copy of this story through Enticing Journey Book Promotions, and this is my unsolicited review.
Rachel Renee
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
It took me a little bit to get into this one, but when I did, I finished in one sitting. Once Lillith started discovering where she came from the story quickly progressed, almost too fast, and we found ourselves trying to unravel the history of her family and past. There was a surprise I wasn't expecting and an ending that encompasses the evil that Crimson Falls really possesses.
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Always wanting to be a writer, Julie Strier grew up on a healthy diet of strange stories, mostly Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Poppy Z. Brite. But it wasn’t until she wrestled with postpartum depression that her dream was born. A new mom struggling to find her identity, Julie found herself again by returning to the thing she loved - writing. Now she writes
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