A Diary's House did not speak to me at first. I read it on my kindle and the first 20% I kept thinking this is not a book for me. (Sorry C. David Murphy). For myself it started out really slowly and I was afraid it would not grab my attention. However , the story that unfolded was worth the wait. A beautiful tale of family, secrets and one heck of a love story . I loved the history of the Cherokee , the descriptions of the North Carolina lands and the adventures of Landon.
Three boys set out to become men and tackle the mighty Randola River. Instead these three uncover so much more. A Diary's House shares family secrets, legends and folk lore , bad and evil. There is even a ghost or two and don't forget about the pirates. Landon faces all sorts of things in his quest to become a man. Landon's adventures for treasure and manhood bring him across a diary. Murphy does a great job of character and plot bringing the past and its secrets back to life . Each character sheds new light and gives something truly different to the story.