TITLE: The House on the Hill
GENRE: YA Fantasy/Romance
“We’re rolling,” Dad said as Mom untied my blindfold. Although they’d shown me some vague pictures of the new house, even given me some clues as to its location, what they really wanted was to capture my first impression on video.
My mouth fell open as I scanned the large Victorian that my real estate agent-turned-wedding-business-owner parents had just purchased. Our new home. Business. Er, home business.
Beyond a few signs of neglect, mostly just peeling paint, the rest of the house was incredible. From its covered porch to the stained glass windows leading up to a peaked spire, the white two-story was a picture of turn of the century glamour.
I pushed my rhinestone-studded cat-eye glasses up on my nose and peeked at my parents. Mom wore her Bohemian print dress and dad his over-sized khakis. Glamour. Something my parents knew nothing about.
How were they going to make this work?
“Isn’t it romantic, honey? The perfect spot for a wedding business.” My mom sighed and slipped her arm around my back. “Wait till you see the view,” Mom’s voice lowered like a movie announcer as she spun me around. She guided me across the backyard to a sloping hill covered in tall grass. Beneath the hill, the rest of the town of Seaside lay guarded by a stone lighthouse and hedged in by the Pacific Ocean.
“Remember Holly,” Dad called from behind us. “Sometimes it takes a new venture to make life an ad-venture.”