The Ghost of Stonebridge Lane

The Ghost of Stonebridge Lane


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ISBN-13: 9781538029909
Publisher: NOOK Press
Publication date: 07/13/2017
Series: The Stonebridge Ghost Tales , #1
Pages: 62
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite The Ghost of Stonebridge Lane by Roberta Hoffer is the debut children's story by this published author of adult novels, and it is a grand debut indeed. Young Christian Jones Arnook and his mother, Allison, are the only two remaining members of their family, summoned via private jet from their Alaskan home to meet a mysterious Mr. Jones in Indiana. They are surprised to find that Mr. Jones is Allison's grandfather, and Christian's great-grandfather, a wealthy man whose very existence was unknown to them. They were further surprised to find that he lived in a grand mansion, with a house full of servants. But the biggest surprise of all was when they discovered the mansion was haunted - and guarded - by the ghost of a Union soldier who just happened to be Christian's great-great-great-grandfather. The wealthy Mr. Jeremiah Ebenezer Jones was soon to celebrate his 100th birthday, and had spared no expense in locating his only heirs: Allison and Christian. The Ghost of Stonebridge Lane is a story that will enthrall young readers, while treating them to a bit of historically accurate Civil War flavor. Although the story features a ghost, it is not at all scary. Indeed, the ghost is a noble and upstanding character who plays a pivotal role in the tale. The story is very well written, and has earned a coveted stamp of approval from Hoffer's eleven-year-old grandson. In many respects, the story is reminiscent of a classic fairy tale, with its young hero being treated to a flight in a private jet, discovering a wealthy unknown relative, inheriting a fortune, and getting to meet a real 'live' ghost. What preteen wouldn't love to fantasize about such things? In truth, what adult wouldn't want to share the fantasy? The Ghost of Stonebridge Lane is a wonderful story all by itself. As the first episode of a series, it is delightful.