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The Haunting of Swain's Fancy

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  40 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Taylor has come to Swain's Fancy to spend the summer with her father and his new wife, Sylvia, and her children, Nicole and Peter. She has to share a room with Nicole, who thinks Taylor is about as welcome as Lyme disease. But the stepsisters' enmity is soon eclipsed by strange goings-on in the house. What makes the bedroom so cold? Who is that person looking out the attic ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published August 25th 2003 by Dutton Juvenile
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Derrick Belanger
Jul 23, 2016 Derrick Belanger rated it it was amazing
Author Brenda Seabrooke has written a delightfully spooky YA ghost story connecting the Civil War to the modern era. Taylor, a young girl dealing with divorced parents must spend the summer with her father at his home in Swain's Fancy. Her father's house is an old rundown gothic estate, the epitome of the classic haunted house. Not only does Taylor have to deal with her creepy surroundings but also her spiteful step sister Nicole who despises Taylor. What starts out as the worst summer of her li ...more
Kendall
May 30, 2010 Kendall rated it it was amazing
This book is the best ghost story I've read so far. With an ending that will shock everyone and some true drama. I'd reccomend this book for people ages 13-16 who like good ghost stories.
Amanda Harris
11 year old Taylor is sent to spend the summer with her dad and his new family in a historic mansion called "Swain's Fancy" in Burneytown, West Virginia. All's well except for the ongoing battle between her and stepsister Nicole. While the feud continues, Taylor discovers that the historic house hold more than a few secrets...and that includes ghosts! Instead of being scared off, the kids decide to attempt to solve the mystery and try to help these ghosts find peace. Will the kids be able to unc ...more
Ronda Ray Rawls
Jan 10, 2017 Ronda Ray Rawls rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant!

I thought this book at first was an adult level book, but in truth it is a teen book. I read it, and rather liked it. I do love a good ghost story with an air of mystery to it, and this one fits the bill. Good clean story perfect for a teen or middle schooler, as well we adults. Likeable characters, a beautiful setting, and a bit of history to boot.
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Apr 12, 2017 Harley Bennett rated it it was amazing
Taylor is spending six weeks with her Dad in West Virginia. Although she is welcomed by her stepmother and stepbrother Peter, her stepsister Nicole makes it clear that she is not welcome. To make matters worse, the old house is haunted. At first, only Talor can see the ghost. But when Nicole sees her as well, the sibling rivalry is set aside.
The ghost goes through the upstairs rooms looking for something that she can't find. Later a second ghost appears; a Civil War soldier who does not want the
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