The Door (Part One)
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There’s only one rule: Never lock the door
Gianna believes manual labor to be penance for the mistake that changed her life. Nothing can be worse than serving probation under the supervision of a bitter, elderly woman, known as the Caretaker, running a bed and breakfast in the middle of the Arizona desert.
Then the strangers begin arriving. They appear every night at sundown at the end of the driveway and vanish early in the morning, armed men and women who don’t quite look or act normal and never travel in vehicles, despite the property being twenty miles from town. Where they come from baffles Gianna, as does the single rule the Caretaker gives her. The front door must remain unlocked and the house accessible to the dangerous visitors no matter how unusual or frightening they are.
When one of them arrives wounded, Gianna helps save him and unknowingly makes a powerful friend, one from a very faraway place. In fact, from another world entirely, the world that starts at the end of the driveway. Before she can learn more, Gianna is left alone with the strangers and must choose whether she’ll take over the Caretaker’s role as hostess or return to New York and risk jail time for violating her probation.
Frustrated with her life, Gianna defies the Caretaker and locks the front door instead.
Her world will never be the same.
fascinating, different, unique
Gianna's world is about to change completely, and forever. When she's forced to pick between two consequences, and neither one she likes, she thinks she's picking the one that will be less difficult. It turns out that this choice is going to affect her in ways she could have never predicted. I didn't want to put this one down, it was different, unique and I really want to know what happens next!
Even better than described!!!
Gianna is being sent to live and work at a B&B in the desert. It's part of her one year probation for killing a man in self-defense. Obviously the judge did not like her. Aside from the work she was supposed to do around the house and property, Caretaker only had one rule:
DO. NOT. LOCK. THE. FRONT. DOOR. EVER!!!
Strange guests come and go and Gianna starts to wonder about their strange appearance and disappearance at the end of the driveway. When there's talk about her taking over for Caretaker, she wonders if this existence is something she can see herself doing for the rest of her life or will she run to the end of the driveway when things get tough.
OMG! This story ROCKS! What I have explained above is only a tiny sample of what's going on in this story. The imagination of Lizzy Ford never ceases to amaze me. The story line is off the charts! Amongst everything that's going on, there is a tiny thread of a potential romance. The characters are so diversified and out of this world...literally. From the moment I started reading I couldn't put it down. I was hooked! By the time I was done reading, I was scrambling to find out when the next part would be out. I'm so excited to read Part 2 of The Door.
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The Door is about a 19 year old girl named Gianna. Gianna is on house arrest and sent to do community work after a manslaughter charge where she defended her life and ended up murdering a druggie who attacked her. The place she is sent to is a Bed and Breakfast in Arizona that needs maintenance work on the property. Gianna soon learns there is something strange going on at the BNB.
This is my second book of Lizzy Ford and I'm in awe of how creative she is. I devoured this story! It had everything I like in a good sci fi fic. I'm a little unsure if the end is the end or if it's being continued so it didn't end on a huge cliffhanger but yet it still left off with the possibility of more. I want more!
If you like Aliens, space travel as well as time travel, exotic animals and a great love story, this book is for you!
ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.