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Make Believe Terror
Jessica liked to play make believe in the old abandoned stone mansion. She liked to pretend that the beautiful golden haired woman in the portrait was her mother. And that the big dollhouse she had found upstairs was hers, along with the family of dolls who lived there. Sometimes she was sure the dolls moved all by themselves. Sometimes she even heard th...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 1st 1987 by Zebra
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Bailey Jane
Nov 29, 2008 Bailey Jane rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who appreciates a totally unrealistic, but scary book
This is one of those books that I bought at a garage sale, it's never won any awards, no one even knows about it but it's CREEPY. If you're like me and think that lifesized porcelain dolls in haunted mansions with a terrifying past are scary as hell, you'll love this book! I would wait and read it around Halloween time to make it that much scarier.

It's an easy read, not challenging at all, just a really eerie book about a young girl who finds an old abandoned mansion and makes it her place to p...more
Ruby Jean Jensen, truly one of the forgotten horror authors of the 80s and early 90s. She published books like crazy under the Zebra imprint in the 80s, and really became the queen of evil doll stories. Annabelle is no exception. It is the story of a young five year old girl named Jessica who escapes the confines of her family's Louisiana home to visit her "castle" next door. The "castle" is a old run down mansion long abandoned after a terrible crime in the late 1800s. There she discovers a dol...more
I surprisingly do not have many books or stories on my bookshelf that are about evil toys. Aside from Tick-Tock by Dean Koontz (Which I still don’t really consider an evil toy story as much as one about magic) and a handful of Stephen King short stories, there is not a book that has demonic playthings as its focus- until now! Jessica escapes from her turbulent home life into a fantasy world set in a decaying mansion where she has living Dolls as friends and a substitute mother in a portrait that...more
I read this book a very long time ago for the first time, and a few more times over the years and loved it. It is a great horror book.

I think I read this when I was little and remember being creeped out. It is still just as creepy now!
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Ruby Jean Jensen was born and raised in southwest Missouri. Most of her life has been spent in Missouri or nearby in northwest Arkansas, where she currently makes her home. In addition to writing, Ruby has always been an animal lover, and spends most of her time now caring for her pets. Ruby began her writing career in the 1970's by writing Gothic romance novels with a strong paranormal story line...more
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