About the book:
Eighteen-year-old Lucy doesn’t know how she became a ghost, but the more she remembers of her life in Victorian England, the more she wants to forget. Her only hope of changing the mistakes of her past is to enlist the help of a servant named Philip—the one living person who can see her. This impossible romance story is filled with delightful period detail and plenty of mystery.
- Perfect Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Cedar Fort Publishing & Media (July 14, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1462116728
- ISBN-13: 978-1462116720
About the author:
E.B. Wheeler grew up in Georgia and California, where she became fascinated by stories of the places around her. She studied English and history at Brigham Young University and earned an MA and MLA from Utah State University. After several years teaching and writing about history, she decided to pursue her other dream of writing fiction. “The Haunting of Springett Hall” is her first novel. She currently lives in northern Utah with her husband, daughters, various pets, and a garden full of antique roses.
My review: The Haunting of Springett Hall by E.B. Wheele
This was so much better than I expected it to be. It grabs you right away with the mystery of what was going on. Lucy did not even know who she was or where she was. It was a ghost story like no other ghost story I have read. It was more of a mystery suspense story. Plenty of mystery, romance, action, paranormal, black magic and second chances.
Lucy appears in the mansion with no idea who she is or what happened to her. She can tell the people of the manor are in mourning, but are they mourning her or someone else? No one can see her or hear her.
Philip is a servant and he can see Lucy. He thinks he is going crazy. He has no memory of who he was but more memories are coming back for him. People thought he worked for the estate and he went along with it.
Lucy keeps disappearing and the next day she is back in the same room she always comes back too.
Philip and Lucy decide to work together to figure out what is happening to them themselves and to the people in the manor. It seems to be haunted in the house.
There is a lot of talk about what love is. Does it stop with death? Lucy and Philip are falling for each other. The former owner of the manor was a Baronet of Springett Hall who was determined to be reunited with his deceased wife.
The story works. I would have liked a different ending but that is me, but the ending does work out very well.
The pacing at times was slow to build up to answering some questions but it keeps it pretty steady. Personally I could do without all the rats in the story. The ghosts were different. One was scarey mean, one could not talk and was scared herself. Lucy did not know who she was at first. Plus something else was scaring the villagers in the woods.
The setting is Victorian England
It is well worth your time to read The Haunting of Springett Hall. I will look forward to reading more from E.B. Wheele in the future.
I was given this book to read by Cedar Fort Publisher and in return I agreed to give a honest review of it and be part of it's blog tour.
The Haunting of Springett Hall” blog tour schedule:
July 8: Literary Timeout • The Stubby Pencil Reviews • Hope to Read
July 9: Jorie Loves a Story • Books and Benches
July 10: My Book a Day • A Casual Reader’s Blog • The Accidental Writer
July 11: Katie’s Clean Book Collection
July 12: Kimberly Griffiths Little
July 13: Bookworm Lisa • Kathryn Cooper
July 14: Book Lover Stop • Live to Read • Reading Lark
July 15: Shelli Proffitt Howells • Operation Awesome
July 16: Readalot • Mel’s Shelves • Inklings and Notions
July 17: Paranormal & Romantic Suspense Reviews
July 18: Blooming With Books • Eternal Principles Simplified
July 19: My Love for Reading Keeps Growing
July 20: Wishful Endings • Fire and Ice
July 21: Mundie Moms