Thursday, July 16, 2015

Blog Tour/Review: The Haunting of Springett Hall by E.B. Wheeler

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The Haunting of Springett Hall, by E.B. Wheeler
2015, 256p, Clean Historical Romance/Mystery
My Rating=4 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the publisher for an honest review

Eighteen-year-old Lucy doesn’t know how she became a ghost, but the more she remembers of her life in Victorian England, the more she wants to forget. Her only hope of changing the mistakes of her past is to enlist the help of a servant named Philip—the one living person who can see her. This impossible romance story is filled with delightful period detail and plenty of mystery.

First of all, I love this cover! Lucy is 18 years old and realizes right away that she's a ghost but has no idea what happened to her. The only person who can see her is Philip, who doesn't remember who he is, either, so he's passing himself off as the assistant gamekeeper. They quickly realize that they were involved with Sir Jason Springett and were with him the night he died but the details are fuzzy. 

There's plenty of mystery as Lucy and Philip try to figure out who they were and what happened to them. There are some surprises along the way. Lucy and Philip are likable but flawed and help each other deal with the situation they find themselves in. The house itself plays a big role and it was interesting to see how the mystery unfolded. I had no idea how it would end since it seemed impossible for them to be together.

This book has black magic, mystery, adventure and romance. There are some creepy parts but it's well written and didn't leave me feeling icky. I expected something a bit different but found this to be an interesting read and look forward to reading more from this author in the future!

About the author:

E.B. Wheeler grew up in Georgia and California, where she became fascinated by stories of the places around her. She studied English and history at Brigham Young University and earned an MA and MLA from Utah State University. After several years teaching and writing about history, she decided to pursue her other dream of writing fiction. “The Haunting of Springett Hall” is her first novel. She currently lives in northern Utah with her husband, daughters, various pets, and a garden full of antique roses.


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