The Ghosts of Pebble Brook Lodge

The Ghosts of Pebble Brook Lodge

by Linda Covella


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In the rainy forest of the Santa Cruz Mountains, in the small town of Brookdale, in the long-uninhabited Pebble Brook Lodge...exist four ghosts who stand in the way of 13-year-old Pepper Connelly's search for the truth.Was Pepper's friend Willie responsible for his sister Karen's death? Pepper believes he's innocent, and has only two weeks to prove it.In this sequel to the award-winning The Castle Blues Quake, Pepper's chef parents take her and her little sister Sage on another restaurant venture to renovate the Pebble Brook Lodge. With her Ghost Whisperer powers, Pepper slowly discovers there are four ghosts, each with his or her own haunting agenda.One of the unique features of the lodge is a creek running through the large dining room. Pepper learns that in 1966 a thirteen-year-old girl, Karen, drowned in the creek. Her ten-year-old brother, Willie Hullett, was accused of being responsible for her death. Willie, now middle-aged, lives with his mother in a cabin in the woods. Mrs. Hullett has never forgiven Willie for her beloved daughter's death. As Pepper secretly becomes acquainted with Willie and sees his gentle nature and his beautiful life-like carvings, she's convinced he did not kill his sister. With the help of her friend Ally Cressman, Pepper sets out to prove Willie's innocence. With Ouija board sessions, hauntings by four different ghosts, and time travel to 1939 and 1966, Pepper discovers there's more to Karen's death than she--or anyone in Brookdale--would have ever guessed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781530805716
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/25/2015
Series: Ghost Whisperer Series , #2
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Linda Covella's varied background and education (an AA degree in art, an AS degree in mechanical drafting & design, and a BS degree in Manufacturing Management) have led her down many paths and enriched her life experiences. But one thing she never strayed from is her love of writing.
Her first official publication was a restaurant review column for a local newspaper. But when she published articles for various children's magazines, she realized she'd found her niche: writing for children. She hopes to bring to children the feelings books gave her when she was a child: the worlds they opened, the things they taught, the feelings they expressed.
She is a member of the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She lives in Santa Cruz with her husband, Charlie, and dog, Ginger.
No matter what new paths Linda may travel down, she sees her writing as a lifelong joy and commitment.
Learn more about Linda and her writing at

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The Ghosts of Pebble Brook Lodge 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ElaineC1 More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this book even though it's a YA book. The way it's written I think many adults would like it as well. The plot is great and the ending satisfying. The young heroine is sweet, mature, and smart. The author set the stage beautifully. If ever you were going to see a ghost, this would be the place to do it. This review is short, but you can read the blurb up above. It's a wonderful story that I'd give 5+ stars.
ELF-thereadingaddict More than 1 year ago
A fun and eerie story. 4.25 stars. "The Ghosts of Pebble Brook Lodge" by Linda Covella is a young adult story that continues the ‘Ghost Whisperer’ series which centers around Kayanne (Pepper) Connelly’s experiences at the aforementioned lodge. The thirteen-year-old not only has to deal with her younger sister Sage, the family having moved across the country, and the rundown lodge they have ended up in temporarily, but also the mystery of the ghosts who have something to do with the tragic death of a young girl many years prior. Pepper’s prior experience with a ghost aids her as mysterious experiences and contact with various folks (dead and alive) lead her to search for the truth of what happened. The only problem is, not everyone wants the truth to be revealed and it may become dangerous for her and her family if Pepper continues to search. This fun and eerie story started off fairly slow and ponderously but it definitely picked up and increased in intensity by the time Pepper’s friends and bandmates show up. The whimsical elements, such as their chef parents naming their children after spices or a band called The Nonmall Oddballs, are nicely contrasted with the supernatural interactions and the mystery that is going to take quite a bit of courage to solve. I really enjoyed this author’s story, “Cryptogram Chaos”, and I am delighted to say that I enjoyed the hair-raising adventures that Pepper experiences in this tale. I am curious about what happened in the prior book in the series but I had no trouble reading this one as a stand-alone story. Fair warning, there always seems to be some kind of meal being prepared, so I was craving some of the older dishes that are highlighted in the story, but it just added to the atmosphere! A copy of this title was provided to me for review.