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Haunted Serenade

(Haunted Harlem #1)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  7 reviews
What is a ghost except a longing that will not die or a love that has yet to be born?

All the women in Anora Madison's family have lived haunted by the curse of Poor Butterfly: women still longing for but deserted by the men they loved. Determined to be the first to escape a life of abandonment, Anora fled Harlem for Brooklyn, not only severing her ties with her mother Ange
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ebook, 102 pages
Published July 14th 2011 by Red Rose Publishing
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D.V. Stone
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Haunted Serenade
I received an ARC in exchange for a fair review.

I love a ghost story. That said, this book is haunting and not because of the ghost. Though based in the past, it’s certainly a book for these troubled times. It reminds me of a verse from Ecclesiastes, There’s nothing new under the sun.
It’s the early 1960s—a time of great upheaval in U.S. history. Mirror images of today’s civil strife against hate and racism are as appalling. And it’s at this time we’re plunged into a family torn a
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Zara West
Dec 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, romances
Atmospheric and haunting, this is a story of broken hearts and rediscovered love. It reaches into the heart. The images and characters are unforgettable. Highly recommended.
Maureen Anderson
Jul 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was drawn in from the first word. I couldn't put the book down. I just had to know what was behind this haunting or was it a haunting at all. It was my first time reading this author and it won't be the last. ...more
Kate Courtright
Feb 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From the first drop in room temperature at Number Thirteen in Harlem, I felt delightful chills and excited anticipation. I was eager to learn more about the mysterious spirit pervading the house and what that spirit wants from this particular family. Ms. Taylor does not disappoint. This is a fabulous ghost story, and it is also so much more: set against a backdrop of the 1963 church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, which propels the action, this is a story about sisters, mothers and daughters, fe ...more
Kathyk21
Nov 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Haunted Serenade by Anna M. Taylor has the creepy tone a reader hopes for in a Halloween tale. This story told in a first-person narrative works well because Anora, the speaker, recognizes her part in the family’s difficulties. Anora is a single parent. She takes her daughter to visit her mother’s house, fully committed to remaining estranged from her mother. Besides the standard haunting themes of cold and banging doors and suicide, Taylor introduces the women’s shared history of being abandone ...more
Jacki Renée
Sep 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love and Forgiveness

This is a beautifully written story rooted in the lesson of self-love, the importance of familial love, and forgiveness. The minute I read the first sentence, I knew I wouldn't put it down until I got to the end. I look forward to the next book in the series.
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R.C. Matthews
Jul 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this short story! The author hooked me with the first three sentences. Seriously, brilliant. By the end of the chapter one, I had shivers. I love a good ghost story.
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