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The Ghostly Hideaway

The Ghostly Hideaway

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by Doris Hale Sanders
     
 

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"The Ghostly Hideaway" is the first in a trilogy of ghostly tales.

Ed Wroe is framed for grand theft by Norman Jones, his friend and partner in the cabinet making business. They discover Jones is a liar and Ed is acquitted, but when they want to talk more to Jones, he has left the country. Though proven innocent, Ed's reputation is damaged to the point where he and

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"The Ghostly Hideaway" is the first in a trilogy of ghostly tales.

Ed Wroe is framed for grand theft by Norman Jones, his friend and partner in the cabinet making business. They discover Jones is a liar and Ed is acquitted, but when they want to talk more to Jones, he has left the country. Though proven innocent, Ed's reputation is damaged to the point where he and his wife, Penny, decide to move back from South Carolina to her home state of Kentucky. The family, (Christina, 17, and twins, Andy and Candy, 5) get lost on back roads and run out of gas near a large, dilapidated, 3-story house. No one answers the door but there is nowhere else to go, so they take refuge inside. Weird noises startle them from the beginning but after three weeks, no one comes and they settle in.

Johnny O'Reilly and his grandmother, Lydia Thorne live just up on the hill and Johnny and Chrissy fall in love. Penny finds an old picture album and a journal written by the family who lived there before they came that leads her to believe that her family actually has a right to be there. But the ghosts, an arsonist and the sheriff may have other ideas. Despite all this, the Wroe family really does enjoy living in their "Ghostly Hideaway."

The second book in this trilogy is titled, "The Haunted Hideout" and in this story, Andy and Candy find their own ghost and Penny finds another long-lost relative who can communicate with the ghosts.

The third in the series is "The Phantoms' Refuge" and continues the theme of the Wroe family and their supernatural problems.

Look for the second and third books, "The Haunted Hideout" and the "Phantoms' Refuge" coming soon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781425976514
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
12/01/2006
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)

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The Ghostly Hideaway 1.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This read as if it was a first draft. The ending was abrupt - as if the author just gave up. I'm not sure what age group this was meant for, but the writing is juvenile (awkward descriptions, stilted conversations, misrepresentation of character ages with dialogue.) I forced myself to read the entire book, in the hopes that it might redeem itself as the storyline unfolded.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was not worth reading....there really is nothing to it....boring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
300 some page of a happy ending, the characters are shallow and poorly developed. The cover is probably the scariest part of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awful. The writing is terrible. My fourth grade students write better than this. I don't even know where to begin. The dialog is stilted. The author has no clue how four year olds speak. She also does not have any idea how a 19 year old would speak or act. And as for the plot.....give me a break. Totally impossible. I am glad that I did not waste money on this. Actually embarrassed to admit that I read half of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ideas in the story are good, but it is poorly written. It jumps around way too much. The ghost part is underdeveloped while other parts are over developed. I read all of it because I have a hard time not finishing a book. I was very glad to get to the last page. While it was cute, it needs so much more work to make it more enjoyable. Seemed to be more about a wedding than anything else....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, I liked all the descriptions of the house, people and thoughts Doris gave..although some of the things said by the twins were a bit mature for that of 5 year olds At times I thought Johnny a bit pushy and taking to much to himself..like the sneaking around he did...as a parent he would have scared me a bit Some of the circumstances sounded a bit to out there, but then so does some of the TV shows do to (laugh) I knew how the book ended there would be another one to follow and there is...I am reading it next :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best part about the book is the merging of two families thanks to the ghosts. I thought the ending too abrupt. Can't wait to read the next story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a really cute story, so proper for todays stories BUT it ended badly. It just stopped. Period. Need to figure out how to end your stories better
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awful, dont waste your time.