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Jumping At Shadows

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When Belle discovers the secret of a family heirloom, she and her friend Rosy are propelled into a world of the shadows—the same shadows that have been haunting Belle all her life. Soon Belle realises that the future rests in her hands, and only she can keep the magic of her ancestors from falling into the clutches of a dangerous mad man.

Shadows have always haunted the wo
ebook, First Edition, 139 pages
Published July 14th 2012 by Smashwords
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Tony Noland
Oct 18, 2012 Tony Noland rated it really liked it
In “Jumping at Shadows”, by Helen Howell, Belle and her school chum Rosy discover that an old family heirloom is the part of a magical inheritance, brought to our world by one of Belle’s ancestors, many hundreds of years ago. Digging in the garden, they unearth another section of the magical device. Upon bringing them together, powers are revealed that have lain dormant for centuries.

These came from a parallel world of magic and wizards, dreaded spells and usurpers battling for control of the la
Larry Kollar
Aug 04, 2012 Larry Kollar rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, fantasy
I'm glad to say I had the opportunity to beta-read Jumping at Shadows last year. It was a fun read then, and it has only improved since. It made me think of a Hallmark Special, and I could almost hear the accents of the English girls as I read, except that Hallmark Specials don't often feature parallel worlds and magic. And there's some real grit in this story, don't let my comparison make you think it's all happy-sappy.

Belle and Rosy are charming girls, on the edge of adolescence, not yet inter
Tom Gillespie
Jul 17, 2012 Tom Gillespie rated it it was amazing
For a while now, I have been reading and enjoying Helen Howell’s brilliant adult-themed short stories and works of flash fiction that frequently delve into the darker underside of human nature. But her latest release, Jumping at Shadows marks a delightful and unexpected shift in style and genre, and illustrates the versatility of Helen’s exceptional creative abilities.

Jumping at Shadows is a beautifully written fantasy aimed at kids of all ages. It is a story about a friendship between two girls
Katherine Hajer
Sep 16, 2012 Katherine Hajer rated it really liked it
Jumping at Shadows is a fantasy novella for ages 8 and up, written by Helen Howell.

Belle and her best friend Rosy are fourteen, and endure the taunts of the local "mean girls" on a daily basis. The girls tease Rosy for her looks (and her refusal to give in to their bullying), but they are mean to Belle because she's different. She claims to be able to see shadow-people that no one else besides her mother and grandmother can see, a trait inherited in her family along the female line.

That ability,
Cathy Olliffe-Webster
Oct 22, 2013 Cathy Olliffe-Webster rated it it was amazing
Author Helen Howell has such a charming 'voice' in this book that Jumping at Shadows is remarkably hard to put down. The two youngsters who 'jump' from adventure to adventure are funny and sweet (but not too sweet) and manage to ingratiate themselves with the reader as their story picks up steam.

What young girl doesn't dream of travelling to faraway and imaginary lands where magic rules and evil lurks around every corner; a place where spunk and bravery can rule the day and the bad guy may not s
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Helen is the author of Jumping At Shadows, her debut Novella, a fantasy fiction for children 9/10 years up to adults, released in 2012.

Her second Novella I Know You Know, a Psychic Thriller for adults, was released by Crooked Cat Publishing on February 21 2013.

Her New Novella Mind Noise will be released early in 2014 by Crooked Cat publishing.

She is a fiction writer, who writes in several genres w
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