"Is it frightening at all?" Calliope asked.
"Shh," Blanche kindly scolded.
But Winnie whispered, "I suppose it could be considered frightenin'...to some girls."
"Is it a ghost?" Calliope asked in a softer whisper.
"Oh heavens no!" Sallie giggled. "It's ever so much more wonderful than a ghost!"
"Now everyone hush," Prudence whispered as she began to rather creep toward the back outer wall of the mill. "If they hear us...well...we don't want anyone to hear us is all."
Slowly Amoretta and Calliope followed the others to a place where a board hung loosely from the rest of the wooden planks of the outer back wall of the gristmill. Blanche put a finger to her lips to remind everyone to be silent.
Winnie smiled as she took hold of Amoretta's shoulders. "Just kneel here in the grass," she whispered. Sallie knelt down in the grass and took Calliope's hand to guide her to follow.
Amoretta carefully knelt in the cool grass shaded by mill and trees. Once Prudence and Blanche had knelt down with the others, Prudence pointed to the low, loosely hanging board, indicating that Amoretta and Calliope should look through the open space it presented.
Amoretta's heart was pounding like the rapids of some raging river! What were they about to witness? Spirits roaming the old mill? Pirates? Outlaws? Her imagination couldn't list possibilities quickly enough.
And then, all at once-in the space of a moment and a short gasp-Amoretta Ipswich knew exactly why the young ladies of Meadowlark Lake liked to sneak out to the gristmill and peep through the loose siding board.
"Oh my-" Amoretta's exclamation of astonishment was silenced by Winnie's hand quickly covering her mouth.""
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Marcia, who was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has spent her life intrigued with people, history, love, and romance. A wife, mother, grandmother, family historian, poet, and author, Marcia Lynn McClure spins her tales of splendor for the sake of offering respite through the beauty, mirth, and delight of a worthwhile and wonderful story.
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4 STARS I read the second book in this series first and the next book I wanted to read was The Bewitching of Amoretta Ipswich. Now it would be nice if the next book was out now I would read it. Reading out of order I knew how a lot of the book would end. So I would recommend reading in order. But I still enjoyed both books. Amoretta Ipswich is not happy that her father took her from Boston to Meadowlark lake out west. She left the boy she thought she would marry, her mother and brother's grave. She falls for the good looking young men that the most other girls in town like. She can't take her eyes off him. Amoretta is the middle sister. Calliope is the baby sister at 17. Evangeline is the oldest at 21 The three sisters are close in age and friends. Their father is the new county Judge Lawson Ipswich. A widower for the past 6 years. He does not want his girls to grow up to be snobs. Someone is killing animals. People's pets and wild ones too. The Sheriff and Judge try to keep it quite while they check it out. The judge checks out the Gypsy women and her daughter that live in the woods by themselves close to his new house. He is surprised that Kissy is so young and beautiful. She is not much older than his daughters. Kizzy and her daughter Shay are so friendly. I love Shay and look forward to seeing more of her. Some of the twists and turns of the book took me by surprise while others you could guess where the story was going to go. (course some I knew from reading Sweet Bliss of Calliope) I have not heard all of those Halloween traditions. For a book that was using the word lover a lot all anyone did was some kissing. Had good suspense of who was killing the animals. I bought this ebook on Amazon late