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The Weather House [Kindle Edition]

Gary Eddey
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Book Description

The trouble begins when three strangers arrive on Block Island just months before the United States enters World War I. A close-knit family working together at Block Island’s United States Weather Station don’t trust these strangers—for what turns out to be a very good reason. Even before the first murder occurs, the Weather House crew realizes they need reinforcements, but who can they trust? It becomes their burden to unlock these strangers’ true objectives, which, if carried out, will decidedly change the course of our nation’s history.

With the family’s two sisters at the center of the action, The Weather House—equal parts international espionage, mystery, adventure, and historical—explores relationships and communication, motives, failure, hidden agendas and loss, and the purpose of life. Set at a time when death and loss are synonymous with an isolated island life, this debut novel reminds us that unrelenting determination is a formidable companion and is within reach for us all.

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Editorial Reviews


"The Weather House presents World War I intrigue and mystery. Set in a weather station on Block Island the novel is about a young disabled girl and her dreams of being able to "matter." It is a fun story interwoven with local Block Island history, a best seller on Block Island! - Recorder Newspapers, August 2012.

"Gary Eddey has beautifully told the story of the love between two young sisters set on Block Island in 1916 just before the start of WWI. One finds him/herself cheering the girls on as they help each other uncover why three strange men have suddenly appeared on their island. A must read." D S Guthrie

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From the Author

I have created memorable characters in my debut novel, The Weather House, that address the issue of what does it mean to "matter."  Although highly suitable for all ages, this is an adult novel that explores a basic element of human existence while telling the story of an unlikely heroine.  This is the first of several books that will be written using the same characters.

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  • File Size: 1143 KB
  • Print Length: 318 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005L9AAVY
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #254,052 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Weather House October 10, 2011
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I really enjoyed this novel set in a quaint Block Island community. I had a hard time putting the book down once I started reading it. I liked the way the characters were developed,the family relationships and people overcoming personal challenges. I am looking forward to the sequel.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An American Story September 16, 2011
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The Weather House is a debut novel for Dr. Gary E. Eddey. It begins with circumstances outlining the special bond between two sisters that is intensified by a tragic sea accident. Set in the historical period prior to the entry of the United States into World War I, the story unfolds with the very plausible integration of historical figures like F.D. R., President Woodrow Wilson, and familiar US Navy war ships like the USS Arizona. The author uses this historical backdrop and the existing weather/communication technology of that day just enough to place the reader in the time period and support the plot line without overdoing. The very human dialogue and thought lines connect the reader emotionally to the sisters and those surrounding them. The intrigue is told from the voice of the stepfather and intertwines characters from Block Island off the coast of Rhode Island. Action traverses the island, existing seaports and water channels from New York to Rhode Island. It is an easy read and keeps enough mystery along the way to sustain the reader's interest. The sister disabled from the sea accident serves as the pivotal heroine of the story. She demonstrates the joy of those who triumph over great odds, particularly with the help of those who love and value her unique strengths. The author's novel will touch the heart of those who understand the gift of meaningful personhood, worth and "the desire to matter." The military heroes, family and community members serve as role models to us, a reminder of the possibilities that can be created when acceptance and attention to the individual spirit within us all is practiced, hopefully a legacy for our present age. Great job, Dr. Eddey!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! September 16, 2011
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The Weather House is a terrific book- and for a first novel- WOW! I read a LOT and write well, but I don't know if I could pull off dialog and the sense of place that GE Eddey has created. Stories uncovered during genealogy research formed the basis for this book, as I understand it, and it is clear the author also has a background with boats and island communities. I admired the use of Melville's 'Moby Dick' references in the book, since I have been unable to wade through that tome. I like more action and less time inside the head- "The Weather House" was a great balance.

There are some typos that may be corrected in future editions. I am one of those people for whom they jump off the page. The typos did not distract me from the story at all.

It's a great read- and a fictionalized piece of history. Risk your $5 and download it. I think you will be glad you did.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story! January 4, 2012
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After beginning the book, I could not read it fast enough. It was a great suspense novel and I looked forward to each chapter. It was interesting with the historical element and an emotional story as well with the sisters past and participation in the events. The background information was great and well placed. Looking forward to Gary's next book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Weather House November 11, 2011 November 10, 2011
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This is a fascinating, yet classic, American tale involving the culture of a small island community on Block Island, located off the coast of Rhode Island, and its involvement at the start of WWI. The Weather House tells of the efforts of one family to collaborate with the Office of Naval Intelligence, the precursor to the CIA, to thwart the Germans - the three mystery men - in a scheme that would have ended in tragedy for hundreds, if not thousands, of people. The characters were believable and the introduction of a disabled young adult added another dimension of interest. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, including the many historical characters and local points of interest on Block Island and Brooklyn within this extensively researched historical novel. I learned so much about what happened during this era, including that Block Island was more well known to the German Navy than most Americans.
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More About the Author

Born in New Jersey near the Hudson River and currently landlocked in Morristown, New Jersey, the author, a physician, descends from several of the original settlers of Block Island, Rhode Island.

A writer of a few short stories and professional articles, and a part time columnist for the Greenpoint (Brooklyn) Gazette, The Weather House is the author's debut novel.

Please view his website,, for further information.

Gary Eddey's second novel, Seas of Story, is in preparation.


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