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Baxter House

Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

Amidst a wealth of charming characters and compelling drama, Baxter House is an inspirational tale about love, pain, fear, hope, and the inextricable bond of family; with more than a few surprises along the way.

Quarter Finalist

Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 8 out of 10
Prose: 10 out of 10
Character/Execution: 10 out of 10
Overall: 9.25 out of 10


Encizo's novel about going home has many characters, but they are all well developed with distinct voices. The prose is outstanding and the dialogue is believable and engaging. The pace deftly moves the reader from one chapter to another -- and readers are likely to enjoy the many layers of plot embedded to the very end. 

Date Submitted: June 02, 2016

Chris Fischer for Readers' Favorite

In a great new work of fiction by author George Encizo, Baxter House is a story that will grab readers from the very first page and will keep them obsessively turning the pages all the way through to the very last. Follow the story of Master Gunnery Sergeant Bradley Harding as he arrives in the cozy town of Blocker's Bluff, South Carolina, ready to start his new life just as soon as his enlistment ends.But he has one piece of business to finish up before his new life can start, he needs to find and confront someone from his past, someone who has haunted him for too long. Renting a room at the quaint Baxter House, Bradley starts to dig into the past, but finds that there are definitely those ready to do almost anything to keep things buried. With a cast of characters including a haunted police chief trying to solve the case of her own husband's attack and a wounded friend that Bradley is determined to help, this story is one that will tug at the reader's heartstrings, as well as keep them completely engrossed, all at the same time.

I highly recommend this book to any lover of fiction, and certainly look forward to reading more from this obviously talented author, George Encizo, as soon as I possibly can!