House of Pain

House of Pain

by Caddy Rowland


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ISBN-13: 9781497377080
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/26/2014
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

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Caddy Rowland grew up with a stack of books that almost reached the ceiling before she was five. Books, along with her vivid imagination, have always been some of her closest friends.

She lives with her husband, who was her high school sweetheart. They are owned by two parrots. Besides being a writer, she is an artist. One can often find her "makin' love to the color" (painting) with loud music blaring.

Her goal as an author is to make readers laugh, cry, think, and become intimately connected with her main characters. She writes dramatic novels showcasing the sublime joy and bitter tragedy of being human. Most all of her work is LGBT inclusive. In other words, she strives to make her work reflect humanity as it really is: varied and interesting.

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House of Pain 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
BPerlin More than 1 year ago
There Was A House 2, House Of Pain by Caddy Rowland is a smart story that is suspenseful and captured my attention. A well told narrative that feels vivid and entertaining. Phoenix's need for revenge continues and we get to know more about Jamie in this book. I knew he would make an interesting character from book 1. Though I am enjoying this series, I do look forward to a reward at the end of it. I feel it's coming but not close enough. Quote ~ "Brushing the tears away, he began to tell his story yet again on canvas. It was a story he kept hidden, even on canvas, to everyone but him and the few that had been unfortunate enough to witness it. As he painted, he eventually let himself dream of the day when people would know his name as an artist who mattered. They would love him, and life would be happy. He would have freedom and no fear of pain."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this series of There Was A House. These were all very good books and I've loaned the first book to a few friends and members of my family. I think of all these kids who run away from home to find a life that's better than the ones they have and have to wonder how many of them end up like Jamie and these other girls in this book.
LindalovestoreadLR More than 1 year ago
This book, and by book I mean books 1 thru 4, because not one of them is a stand-alone book, is well-written, thought-provoking, and important in that it sheds light on a very serious issue. I would have given it four stars, except that it is a scam to represent any of these books as complete and/or stand-alone. Basically, it is one book, divided into 4, so that the reader must pay $15.00 to read the whole thing. If I could have gotten it out of the library, I would have.
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becx More than 1 year ago
I was asked to read and review “House of Pain”.  This is book two in the There Was a House series by Caddy Rowland.  I really enjoyed book one, “House of Pleasure”.  In fact, it was one of my top 14 reads of 2014.  “House of Pain” picks up where the first book ended.  We get to meet Jamie, a young boy who is thrown to the brothel by his abusive father just because he’s gay.  Caddy is a great author.  She makes  you feel for  her characters  and  as I continue to read this story,  I  really can’t wait  for these girls and Jamie  to get their revenge on all the men  who use them.  While this is a fictional story  and  many of the scenarios  are heinous,  as a reader  I am all too aware  that there is a reality  to the underlying theme  and  it’s far worse.  There were a couple scenes that I felt were a bit farfetched, mostly to do with the girls’ backstories and how they came to be in their situations.  I give ‘House of Pain” 4/5 stars.  This is such a captivating  series  and  once I start  reading  I  can’t stop  until I’m finished.  I really hope these characters get their revenge on these men.  Grab it now if you’re looking for a new drama to dive into. 
InkedRainbowReads More than 1 year ago
I was hoping that this book would be the escape for Phoenix since that was the main focus of book one... sadly, it wasn't. There is still no plan in the work, however, the saving grace for me is that we do find out that someone isn't all that they appear. Although we don't find out until the end, it bumped the book up almost a full star for me. Plus, it makes me eager to read the next installation to see where things are going to go now that we know this little tidbit. There is some harder situations that we have to see the kids go through in this one than we did in the first book, but I was still disappointed that we are still mainly focused on their escape for another full novel, yet not any closer (for the majority of the book). I also didn't care for how the book jumped from third person to first person at random times. Sometimes it was thoughts, but others were not. There is also an odd chapter number system where we would go from one person's POV for a couple chapters to another for a few to everyone for a few. I'd much rather have gotten just one person's POV the entire way even if it was third person. As I said, because of the new fact we find out literally the last few paragraphs, I can't wait to see where the next book goes. I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads. Renee
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little boy at age2 in there a surprise