“Richly-drawn story of the secrets harbored in rustic California cabins.” —BookLife by Publisher’s Weekly
Return to picturesque 1980s Lake Arrowhead, California where another cozy cabin sheltered amongst the sweeping pine-lined vistas holds a long-buried secret, waiting to be divulged.
In this third installment of The Guest Book Trilogy, a young Annie Parker is struggling to overcome her grief over the recent loss of her sister, when a childhood friend unexpectedly turns up seeking refuge from an ill-fated marriage. It would have been easy for Annie to sink deeper into sadness, but when she learns her newest design client, Hudson Fisher, is the son of the late film actress Celeste Williams, her curiosity is peaked. As it turns out, the Roaring 20s starlet was no stranger to the Lake Arrowhead cabins—and this revelation sparks the unraveling of a scandalous story from Hollywood's bygone era. Did an illicit romance between this leading lady and her dashing costar take place in Cabin No. 7? What really went on behind-the-scenes during the filming of that silent picture? Will discovering a piece of the past bring closure to Annie's present?
A heartwarming tale of friendships, forgiveness, and a touch of old Hollywood glamour, The Starlet in Cabin Number Seven will have readers captivated from beginning to end.
“…The Starlet in Cabin Number Seven offers details about design, the natural beauty of a California mountain resort, and 20th-century American history.” —IndieReader
“A light and engaging read, with an enticing mountain setting.” —Kirkus
“Braun’s storytelling skill and pacing are engaging and evocative, making this book a delightful read for fans of cozy mysteries and those who appreciate stories of hope, redemption, and the enduring bonds of friendship.” —Readers’ Favorite
Acclaimed author Chrysteen Braun embodies the essence of California, mountain retreats, and home renovation in her Guest Book Trilogy series. Hailing from Long Beach, Chrysteen began her writing journey at a young age, crafting her debut novel at twelve. She started working at Capital Records, where she played a part in ordering The Beatles’ iconic album covers. Eventually, she joined her family’s remodeling and design business, becoming its proprietor alongside her husband, Larry. After passing the torch to their daughter, Chrysteen returned to her true passion: writing. Nestled in Coto de Caza with their Siamese cat, she draws inspiration from their former mountain vacation home for her novels.