Balancing the Redemptive with the Macabre in Historical Fiction—with Jaime Jo Wright

Balancing the Redemptive with the Macabre in Historical Fiction—with Jaime Jo Wright


Jaime Jo Wright is the queen of all things macabre in the Christian Historical Fiction world. Her latest book, The Vanishing at Castle Moreau, is no exception. It’s set at a mysterious castle–which takes on a life of its own—in the midwestern United States. In this episode, Jaime and I discuss why she writes dark stories and how she brings redemption into them.

Here’s a description of the book from Bethany House:

In 1865, orphaned Daisy Francois takes a housemaid position and finds that the eccentric Gothic authoress inside hides a story more harrowing than those in her novels. Centuries later, Cleo Clemmons uncovers an age-old mystery, and the dust of the old castle’s curse threatens to rise again, this time leaving no one alive to tell its sordid tale.

Purchase The Vanishing at Castle Moreau on Amazon (affiliate).


Also mentioned:


Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (affiliate)

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (affiliate)


“Smooches and Stabs” with Jaime and Pepper Basham

“MadLit Musings” with Jaime Jo Wright

My most recent episode with Sarah Sundin.

My episode with Kimberley Woodhouse.

My episode with Pepper Basham.

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