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Keeping House

(Appalachian Elementals #2)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Centenary Rhodes is caught in a deal she didn’t make. Thanks to her eternal lover, Stowne’s, quick thinking, she’ll live forever, but there’s a hitch. Cent’s now fey, and three months out of the year she’ll live on the other side of Embreeville Mountain among the Hunter Fey, serving their king, Dane Gow.

As Cent begins wading through the anachronisms that come with being a
ebook, 410 pages
Published July 8th 2019 by Mountain Gap Books
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Nov 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bisexual, fantasy
Darker and bigger than the first book, this is perhaps an even more significant modern American queer fantasy about family, spirit, magic, and connections. Memories have a huge role to play here, with how/if/when we explore them having the potential to shape entire lives.

I loved what G'Fellers did with the characters here, providing not only more depth but more context, allowing us to understand them and see some of them in an entirely different light.
A.M. Leibowitz
Full disclosure: I was one of the behind-the-scenes people who worked on this novel, so I’m going in with a little bit of bias. [Honesty: I love the series and have from the beginning, so I had an idea how this would go too.]

It’s a little hard to know where to begin because the story, like its predecessor, is so full of cultural and spiritual meaning. That’s probably the thing I like most, getting a taste of life in the story’s setting. Everything is interconnected, a bit like linking points on
H.M. Gooden
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an advance review copy and was delighted to get another brilliant instalment of the complicated life of Centenary Rhodes.
Proving once again to be a master of weaving elements of love, magic and mythology into the backdrop of the Appalachian mountains, the author makes you believe you are right there as Cent finds out more about who she is.
When the past comes knocking, it will take every last bit of family to restore balance.
Even better than the first, I was spellbound until the ver
Debbie McGowan
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a brilliant second instalment in the Appalachian Elementals series.

Without looking at my review of Cleaning House, I don't know if I've said this before, but I really appreciate the glimpse into a culture that is at once distinct from my own and yet eerily familiar. My heritage is English with a hefty dose of Scots and Irish, and so much of the language, customs - right down to particular slang words - have carried over the centuries in both British English and Appalachian culture. The auth
Anna Koetter
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for an ARC review. All I can say is WOW!!! I read the first book in this series and loved it. But this installment surpassed all my expectations. The author has written her characters in a way that it makes you feel as if you know them, that they even could be family. As such, some you love and some you love to hate. One character I just knew couldn't be more despicable and then by the end I loved them. There were a lot of twists and turns in the plot but the author handled ...more
Jane Marshall
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the second installment in this series, titled Appalachian Elementals. I read and enjoyed the first one and had definite feelings about characters I did and did not like. This book upends some of those feelings, to my surprise. Cent is suffering true pain from events that are hundreds of years old. The pain surfaces with the memories. Oh, those memories! Whoever thought that memories might return as a type of ghost, generally unpleasant, at that! I so do not want to give to much away but ...more
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc
I recieved this e book in exchange for my review.

Im not a regular reader of fantasy. I've read some series & enjoyed them, but it's not an all the time thing fir me. But in reading the description, I was curious & decided to give it a try.
That being said, I had a hard time with this book. This is book 2 in a series & I did not read book 1, but I don't think that was my issue. I just had a hard time following the speech patterns & keeping all the different characters straight.
2 stars is "it wa
Debbie Benson
I received this book as part of an ARC review. I found it hard to follow as it seemed to jump around a bit. Cent was fulfilling her deal and learning to be a hunter. It was interesting how not dealing with your memories or pasts can cause such harm. The relationships between the characters can be hard to understand. I'm still not sure about the marriage between Stowne and Cent. In the end, Cent unifies her two homesteads and shares the ruling power with King Dane of the Hunters and Stowne. As I ...more
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Born and raised in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Science Fiction and Fantasy author Jeanne G’Fellers' early memories include watching the original Star Trek series with their father and reading the books their librarian mother brought home. Jeanne’s writing influences include Anne McCaffrey, Ursula K. LeGuin, Octavia Butler, Isaac Asimov, and Frank Herbert.

Jeanne lives in Northeast T

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