The Haunting of Springett Hall by E.B. Wheeler
256 pages, 2015, Cedar Fort Publishing & Media
Source: I received a copy in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: 4 Stars
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.
I love this cover and it fits the story perfectly! It's very intriguing and gorgeous. As mentioned in the description, Lucy is a ghost and a lot of mystery surrounds the reasons why.
I get a little leery of paranormal stories because some of them are really far out there, but this one, even though there's black magic and the occult, was handled in a clever way that didn't leave me feeling icky. I really enjoyed the mystery of it all and the way things unfolded. There's plenty of adventure, magic, and creepiness (especially the rats) mixed in with a great clean romance!
Lucy is a very determined character who has her flaws. Philip, a servant, has issues too, but they way they work together to figure things out is wonderful, leaving the reader with a deeper sense of who they truly are and what they each have to deal with in life.
I don't want to give things away, but I really am impressed with how the story was written and how it all came together, although I felt the ending could have been stronger.
Content: no language; mild, clean romance; mild violence/horror; Clean.
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