The Lakeview Series – 4 Stars

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Stacey R. Campbell

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HUSH (LAKEVIEW #1)

hushFor small-town girl Blakely Henry, any hope of finding her biological parents died when she stopped believing in fairy tales and Disney princesses. That is, until she spots her boarding school’s new British exchange student, Max Ryder, staring at her. Why would a boy who looks like he stepped out of the pages of a magazine be looking at her? Because Max knows something Blakely doesn’t.

Following the tragic demise of one of Europe’s most beloved royal families, Max has stumbled upon information he thinks may lead to a lost royal heir, and now he is on a quest halfway around the world to see if he’s right.

Sworn to secrecy by his university professor and the headmaster of Lakeview Academy, Max is admitted into an exchange program with the sole purpose of finding out the truth. But will his personal feelings for Blakely get in the way?

When a stolen email surfaces, Blakely and her friends’ lives are threatened, and Max starts to question what he is really after.

From the exclusive rolling lawns of Canada’s most prestigious boarding school to the University of Saint Andrews’ hallowed grounds, Blakely’s quiet, unassuming life is turned upside down. Is she really who she thinks she is? Can she survive long enough to help Max unearth the truth?

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WHISPER (LAKEVIEW #2)

whisperIt’s Halle Henry’s first year at Lakeview Academy . . .

On a snowy January night, just days after a fire that nearly destroyed the school’s library, Elsie Stewart, daughter of the headmaster and founder of Lakeview Academy, dies slipping beneath the ice of frozen Clearwater Lake. Unable to right the wrongs she committed before her tragic death, Elsie’s spirit walks the halls of her father’s school, waiting for someone who can.

One hundred years later, while joining her sister’s friend Leigh to help clean out the school’s administration building before the big remodel, Halle stumbles upon Elsie’s hidden journal.

Obsessed with what she finds, Halle searches the school for clues that may lead to solving a century-old mystery. The only problem is that Halle also talks Calum Stewart, Leigh’s worst nightmare, into helping them.

Once Leigh and Calum are forced work together, sparks fly and no one around them, alive or dead, is left unaffected.

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SILENCE (LAKEVIEW #2.5)

silenceImagine, just imagine, you are 18 years old and living your dream life except for one thing: you really, really want to meet your biological father.

This wish is the driving force behind Silence, the first sequel to Hush, Book 1 in the Lakeview novel series. Hush heroine Blakely is back and adjusting beautifully to life as the Teen Queen of an obscure Mediterranean country—happily balancing college, her stunningly handsome boyfriend and her new royal duties.

Her American adoptive parents are on hand to help out, and her sister, Halle is visiting; so there could never be a better time for Blakely to set out with all of them in search of the man who was forced out of the country before she was born, and forbidden to ever speak to her unwed mother again.

But how can they travel through France without being recognized? Ah, that’s where a royal stylist comes in handy! Wealth, power, and love fuel Blakely’s journey. But will her obsessive need to know the truth lead to great happiness or disappointment?

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SCREAM (LAKEVIEW #3)

screamIt’s Halle Henry’s final year at Lakeview Academy, and she is determined to make it her best year yet. But when drugs are discovered in her boyfriend Alex’s backpack and he is expelled, Halle’s life spins out of control.

Refusing to believe the accusations against him, Halle vows to get to the bottom of what really happened and bring Alex back to campus so they can graduate together.

Now, all Halle has to do is save her boyfriend, solve a murder, graduate from high school, and keep from getting killed in the process.

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about the author

Stacey R. Campbell

stacey campbellStacey R. Campbell lives in the San Juan Islands with her husband and three daughters. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and a dyslexic writer that believes there is no such thing as a bad reader.  She is the author of the young adult novels Hush, Whisper, Silence & Scream and the highly acclaimed middle grade swashbuckling Pirate book ARRGH!

When not at her desk writing she can be found hiking, sailing, or skiing. She enjoys chocolate in any shape or size, too many cups of coffee and laughing (often too loudly as her daughters say) with her friends and family.

Stacey is available for classroom visits via Skype and loves working with writers and readers of any age; especially those with learning disabilities like her own.

Learn more about Stacey R. Campbell and her up coming releases by visiting her website at www.staceyrcampbell.com.

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my review

4 Stars

Stacey R. Campbell was a new to me author but I love finding new romantic suspense books so I happily jumped at the chance to read her set of books.  I ended up spending the better part of a week in Stacey’s Lakeview world – absolutely consuming Hush, Whisper, Silence & Scream.

All the books essentially focus on two sisters – Blakely and Halle.  Nothing about their lives is boring and you’re quickly drawn into their drama and chaos.  It’s fun and entertaining.

Throughout their entire series, I thought the connections and chemistry were great between the various characters.  You can easily imagine yourself as either of the girls as you’re reading and I loved the friendships as well as the sense of family both at home and on the Lakeview campus.

I also really liked that each story has a bit of everything plot wise – mystery, romance, and suspense. It will leave you wanting more and feeling a bit sad when it’s over.

It was also interesting to experience how the author’s writing and voice improved with each book.  Readers who might have had issues with Hush or Whisper, should definitely come back to read Silence and Scream.  The characters, plots and romances improve with each novel.

Overall, the books in Lakeview series are good and I think that most young adult readers will enjoy them.  Some aspects of the individual books didn’t sit well with me and at times I wished the storylines were more intense.  However, I believe the characters and the fast paced plots will resonate with teens or people new to the romantic suspense genre.

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