Review: THE GHOSTS OF PEPPERNELL MANOR by Amy M. Reade.
~o~~o~ Rated 5 out of 5 stars by Iris Chacon.
~o~~o~ The reviewer received a complimentary download of the novel in exchange for an objective and honest review.
When Carleigh and her 3-year-old daughter, Lucy, take up residence temporarily in Peppernell Manor near Charleston, South Carolina, Carleigh thinks of it as an exciting new restoration project and a break from her jerk of an ex-husband and his stripper girlfriend back in Chicago. Carleigh never imagines that the ensuing months on the grounds of the antebellum plantation will entail not only the satisfaction of bringing the manor house and out buildings back to their historic grandeur, but also the terror of unexplained deaths, familial intrigue, and a supernatural Presence.
Author Amy M. Reade recreates the quaint, historic city of Charleston and its environs with such exquisite detail, the reader feels like a long-time resident of the area. The foods, climate, history, and even the weather become real in Ms. Reade’s precise, flowing prose. The characters — both human and ghostly — display charm, personality, depth, and numerous surprises as one mystery after another unfolds at Peppernell Manor until all is connected and explained in the end.
Be prepared to read the entire novel in one sitting. It is a page turner that will keep you engulfed in Low-country atmosphere, romance, and suspense from the first chapter to the last.
I recommend this novel to readers from early teens to golden years as it has no offensive content and provides people and details that will interest any and every age group. If you haven’t picked up a good old gothic-type mystery in a while, The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor is an excellent way to break your literary fast.
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