Tag Archives: ghost stories

“Weathering” by Lucy Wood

A cold, cold, river.  An even colder, deserted, and unloved house.  It is here that Ada brings her six year-old daughter, Pepper.  The very first thing they do when they arrive is they take Pearl’s ashes to the river and … Continue reading

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Spooky October reads

Although horror is not my genre of choice, there have been a few horror titles that have stuck with me over the years.  Because of this, I’ve decided to share five titles with you.  I’m anxious to see if you’ve … Continue reading

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“The Stopped Heart” by Julie Myerson

Time has long been a concept that has proven mysterious to many – myself included.   The way it seems to ‘go fast’ or ‘slow down’ when in fact the minutes and seconds remain the same…   Einstein concluded in his … Continue reading

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“The Barter” by Siobhan Adcock

This award-winning debut novel has been touted as women’s fiction, a ghost story, and a thriller.  I’m here to say it fits all three descriptions! Present day in suburban Texas. When the story begins we meet Bridget,  a young woman who … Continue reading

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“Convalescence”by Maynard Sims

Halloween Day – of course I HAD to read a ghost story! It is 1965 and tuberculosis has decimated James’ family – killing his parents and sister – and leaving him weak and sickly.  He is sent to convalesce at … Continue reading

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“The After House” by Michael Phillip Cash

The Afterhouse, for the purposes of this novel, has a two-fold meaning.   The afterhouse on a whaling ship in the late 19th century (according to Merriam Webster: the deckhouse nearest the stern of a ship) – and the after house … Continue reading

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“Secrets of the Lighthouse” by Santa Montefiore

Ellen Trawton is  overcome with a feeling of being trapped.  Trapped by her well-to-do family’s expectations, and trapped by her impending marriage to a man she doesn’t love.  So, in an impetuous moment of defiance, she runs away.   She quits … Continue reading

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