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Haven House

3.48  ·  Rating Details ·  63 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
It's a New York City architect's dream come true. Amy Armstrong has just inherited the ruins of a three-hundred-year-old stone farmhouse. But there's a reason she finds the property in pieces when she arrives in Covenant Parish, Pennsylvania to claim it.

If you love Shirley Jackson's The Lottery, Stephen King's The Shining, or Ira Levin's Rosemary's Baby, don't miss this h
Paperback, First, 242 pages
Published 2011 by Amalgamated
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Kelly Truelove
Jan 05, 2013 Kelly Truelove rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves a good ghost or haunted house story
I was very impressed by this book. Being a lover of all things paranormal and a haunted house/ghost story junkie, I can say without a doubt that this is a masterfully written tale. The author did a great job of creating the town and fleshing out the characters that we come to know throughout the course of the story. As chilling and suspenseful as it is entertaining, it's a perfect example of a good book not needing a happy ending to be a success, and perhaps even being successful because of that ...more
Charlene Nelson
Oct 25, 2015 Charlene Nelson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hell House

I must say this book is good. Perfect farm town setting and city girl returning. I was very surprised by the ending that I wasn't expecting. I did love the action and suspense that followed the book. This book is a preferred read for Halloween. I recommend this book for all.
Patricia Houston
Apr 02, 2014 Patricia Houston rated it did not like it
Poorly written mish-mash of the Stepford Wives, Harvest Home, and Rosemar's Baby. Not a single likeable or sympathetic character. I found it to be thoroughly unpleasant.
Trish Arrowsmith
Haven House was a fun read with a fresh idea. The book had many events that were not the predictable "it happens in every story". That fact alone made the book quite refreshing. All the characters were lovable,(even those on a love to hate basis) with strong personalities. Some of the cutaway scenes were a bit confusing until the end when the whole story started falling into place. This book gives you a whole new perspective on close-knit communities and what most would consider a beautiful plac ...more
Dec 07, 2014 Dee rated it liked it
It's not an original story by any means, but it's well-written, if you ignore the frequent editorial mistakes.
Oct 10, 2013 Peter rated it it was amazing
Amy Armstrong inherits a broken down farm house in the town of Covenant, Pennsylvania. Amy is an architect from New York city and has big plans for the restoration of this house. Orenthal Wentworth the town alderman nix's Amy plan to build the house of her dreams. The towns people want Amy to restore the house the way it use to be. Amy is pregnant and begins to fear for her family. Amy wonders what these strange people are hiding from her. Is there really a monster that lives among them? This is ...more
Jul 18, 2013 Debra rated it liked it
This story involves a husband, wife and the husbands nephew who move to the country onto property the wife has recently inherited. Soon after the move, and once the remnants of the original house have been put together again the wife soon realizes that her family is in great danger. Won't say more as I hate to put spoilers out there. The story was somewhere between good and just ok, spelling errors and grammatical problems abound which took away from my overall enjoyment of the story. The backst ...more
Roderick Brunt
Oct 24, 2012 Roderick Brunt rated it it was amazing
Genuine horror…. This is the kind of book that, as you’re reading it and get about halfway into it, you declare to yourself - this story would make a great movie! Predictable on occasion, but it’s the kind of successful guess work that exhilarates the reader. Haven House is the first book I've read by this writer; subsequently, I can say I keenly look forward to reading his other works. Mr. Connelly, do keep the horripilations coming!
While I thought the story was quite good I was disappointed with the quantity of spelling and grammatical errors. I can accept a few but this book had far too many for my taste.
Sep 18, 2012 Sally rated it it was amazing
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I received this book free from Goodreads First Reads. What a GREAT read!!! I was hooked from page 1!!! Once I started, I couldnt put it down.
Jun 17, 2012 Richard rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A horror novel that I found a bit insufferable, although I did finish it. Just wasn't up to my standards.
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Author and screenwriter Stuart Connelly learned to write before he could crawl but to this day vacillates over which is the more impressive skill.

His book with Clarence B. Jones about Mr. Jones' intimate role in the 1963 March On Washington, Behind The Dream, was published in January 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan, and his digital short story collection, Confessions of a Velour-Shirted Man, is current
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