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The Haunting of Swain's Fancy
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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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