Category Archives: ghost stories

“The Marsh House” by Zoë Somerville – Book Review

Malorie 1962 – escaping London and an unfaithful husband, Malorie has rented a dilapidated house on a Norfolk marsh. The house was in a photograph that Malorie’s mother gave her – at the behest of her father. It is just … Continue reading

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“The Farmhouse at Peace & Plenty” by L.B. Stimson – Book Review

If you like ghost stories with a historical tragedy as a plot device, then this novella length story is for you. The couple are trying to repair their marriage, and they came to the very worst place to do it. … Continue reading

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Ten Favorite #Spooktober Reads #BookRecommendations #SpookyReads #OctoberReads

For those of you who read ‘seasonally‘, I thought I’d share 10 of my favorite novels that are perfect for this time of year.

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Throwback Thursday – “The Dead House” by Billy O’Callaghan – #BookReview #ThrowbackThursday #TheDeadHouse #Spooktober

The Throwback Thursday meme was created by Renee over at It’s Book Talk. She made this meme to share some of her old favorites. Although all bookbloggers have an endless TBR pile, we seldom take the time to reflect back … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “The Stopped Heart” by Julie Myerson – #BookReview #ThrowbackThursday

The Throwback Thursday meme was created by Renee over at It’s Book Talk. She made this meme to share some of her old favorites. Although all bookbloggers have an endless TBR pile, we seldom take the time to reflect back … Continue reading

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“Beneath Cornish Skies” by Kate Ryder – Book Review

When she was just seventeen, Cassandra Shaw lost her parents in an automobile accident. She was in the car and suffered extensive injuries which saw her in hospital for three months. Immediately after the crash, a handsome man named David … Continue reading

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“The Guest Book” by C.L. Pattison – Book Review

Charles and Grace are on their way to St. Ives. They have booked a luxury hotel and are eager to get their honeymoon started. A vicious storm rises as their train goes through Cornwall and a large oak tree falls … Continue reading

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“The Lingering” by S.J.I. Holliday – Book Review

“We have to be safe here. It’s all that we have.” Jack Gardiner, a former policeman, and his wife Ali Gardiner, a former psychiatric nurse, have elected to rid themselves of most of their worldly possessions and join a commune … Continue reading

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Some creepy October reads from my TBR #Spooktober #halloweenreads #scaryreads

Back before I began my blog, I read seasonably. By that I mean I would read books that ‘fit‘ the season. Now, one of the unfortunate aspects of review commitments is that those books must be read first, regardless of … Continue reading

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“The Ghost in the House” by Sara O’Leary – Book Review

“I have broken the natural laws by my return. And there are, as always, consequences.” “I shouldn’t have ever had to see him with someone else, but I have.” When Fay returns to her marital home after being dead for … Continue reading

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“The Sun Down Motel” by Simone St. James – Book Review #FFRC2020

Fell, New York, is a small town that has somehow escaped progress. A town where the library still has paper archives, cell phone reception is sketchy at best, and a town with a history of dead and missing girls. As … Continue reading

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“Betwixt” by Evie Gaughan – Book Review

Catherine Ryan, a solicitor working in Galway, has recently lost her husband. Still grieving, she decides to revisit ‘Hollowbrook’ a cottage that they went to together to rekindle fond memories. The night she chooses to visit Hollowbrook is ‘All Hallow’s … Continue reading

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Horror thrillers on my TBR #OctoberReads

With myriad review commitments I seldom read the way I used to do before ‘The Blog‘. Then, I often read seasonally. That is beachy reads in the summer, Christmas reads at the end of the year and spooky reads in … Continue reading

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“The Invited” by Jennifer McMahon – Book Review

A chilling ghost story with a twist. “The Invited” takes place in rural Vermont and tells the story of a husband and wife who don’t simply move into a haunted house, they start building one from scratch, without knowing it, … Continue reading

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“The Silent Companions” by Laura Purcell – Book Review

I just had to end the month of October with a ghost story. And WOW, what a ghost story! Creepy, gothic, and utterly unique, this novel will remain in my memory for years to come. With two historical timelines, set … Continue reading

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