The House in the Steeple

The House in the Steeple

by Jane Hollingsworth



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The House in the Steeple by Jane Hollingsworth

After five years in a nightmare of a marriage, Bedie Breckenridge wanted only two things - a child to love and the absence of men. Eleven year old June, psychic and secretive, wouldn't give two cents for the finest foster mother on earth. But she did love old houses, this one in particular, and was willing to do anything in order to call it home. Even keep the secret that a vicious entity inhabited her room.

When Bedie finds that June's murderous brother is stalking the child, she turns to parole officer Tom Lillard for help. While Bedie and Tom struggle to keep the child safe, June is fighting an entity who is as determined as she. Is the creature also responsible for the very different assaults on Bedie? To defeat it, Bedie and June will risk everything...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590889978
Publisher: Wings ePress, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jane Hollingsworth is a Clinical Psychologist who lives in an old Victorian house. With three children and three books to her credit, she is currently working on a sequel. THE ANGEL IN THE STEEPLE, as well as a Young Adult adventure, THE PISKIE.

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"Tom, I'm scared and I'm tired to the bone. I apologize for those things I said to you earlier, but this is more important than you or me or any hurt feelings. I don't want to see June cycling through the system. I'm begging you to help me." She leaned over and grasped both his wrists tightly. "And if you're going to help me at all, I want you to promise you'll stay until it's finished, one way or another. I'll depend on myself as far as I can, but, for June's sake, I need another adult there in the house."

"I don't know what it is you think I can do, but--"

"I don't know either," she said sharply. "But I know it's too much for one person. We have to find out something about the house and I think you're suggestion of a psychic is an excellent one. But it will take some time and searching to find a real one instead of asking the local palm reader. And I have to sleep sometime. Please, Tom. I can't handle Doug alone. I never could. Together, we--"

The expression on his face was unreadable. "Bedie, there is no we. You made that very clear."

She stood abruptly and he rose to face her. Her shoulders were stiff as she watched him stand. She took a step to close the gap between them and put her hands on his right forearm. "I'll sleep with you."

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