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3.79  ·  Rating details ·  629 ratings  ·  223 reviews
Remy Galway and her daughter Olivia are rebuilding their life after a failed marriage in a 300 year old cottage in historic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Little do they know, another occupant is lurking in the haven of their own home. Will the After House be their shelter or their tomb?
Paperback, 194 pages
Published September 30th 2014 by Chelshire Publsihing
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Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Nov 10, 2014 rated it did not like it
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Normally I feel a bit of remorse when I give a book a 1 Star rating, but this time????

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Here’s why . . . First, look at that cover. How can something sooooooo pretty be filled with something sooooooooo bad. Second, th
Nov 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
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This was an enjoyable and quite a fun read. I love the front cover, and the story itself was interesting and easy to follow.

I would describe this story as a ghostly romance with a little bit of humour thrown in from time to time.

I think this story is suitable for teenagers and adults. I wouldn’t say it is scary at all. Although, it is a little dark with regards to the whaling, so probably not the best book for a strict vegetarian.

The characters were very likeable, even the dead ones.

My only cr
Once again, I saw the words “By Michael Phillip Cash” and I had to read it! I am so glad I did because I was taken across genres, from suspense to the paranormal to romance and even into humor! The After House has it all, including a rather fascinating ghost with a few childish tendencies and a child who knows how to deal with things that go bump in the night!

When an emotionally defeated young divorcee comes to an old whaling town on Long Island with her young daughter, they discover their histo
David Savage
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Having never read, or heard of, Michael Phillip Cash before I was not sure what to expect from The After House, but as I love horror and ghost stories I was eager to start reading and I wasn’t let down.

Remy Galway and her young daughter Olivia are putting their lives back to together after her failed marriage. She decides she wants to go her own way and not live in her parent’s house so rents a 300 year old house in the small town of Cold Spring Harbour, Long Island.

The house used to belong to t
{ U n s o l v e d M y s t e r y }
Dec 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to { U n s o l v e d M y s t e r y } by: Given to me for an honest review

- My Description -
After divorcing her husband, Remy and her daughter
move to an old cottage right near the water.

The house is a little big for just two people.
The house is drafty and lets the chill inside.
On top of all that, The house has a ghost.
A somewhat noisy one.

Remy's mother introduces her to a new fellow.
His name is Hugh. He seems to be just perfect for Remy.
They connect like soul-mates from the start.

Remy begins to have bad luck.
Her yoga studio is targeted by vandals.
She's chase
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
`The deck house nearest the stern of a ship' - a definition deep in meaning in this exciting new novel

Michael Phillip Cash has a rich imagination, a gift that comes from being grounded and secure with life as being lived. That he is able from that strong stance to create stories such as STILLWELL embellishes his evident gifts as a writer. In his debut novel BROOD X he was able to create a terrifying tale out of things seen or magnify things seen to become ghastly distortions of credible possibil
Gayle Pace

I've read several of Mr. Cash's books and they never disappoint. This book is entertaining and a fairly fast read. Haunted tales seem to be Mr. Cash's specialty and they couldn't be better. He will take several stories and twist and turn them until they are one fantastic read. He gives a little bit of everything so readers of all genres can find this book a good read. You get the wonderful haunting tale, some romance, a little history and more. If you read his book "THE FLIP" you will
Nov 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have said it before and I will say it again, Michael Phillip Cash has written his way into my list of favorite authors. He is able to weave a tale in a succinct way while drawing the reader in to the storyline and has us invested in the characters just pages into his novel.

After suffering through a failed marriage, Remy Galway and her daughter Olivia have set out on a new journey to rebuild their lives. They move into a 300 year old cottage in historic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Little
Jalynn Patterson
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
About the Book:

Remy Galway and her daughter Olivia are rebuilding their life after a failed marriage in a 300 year old cottage in historic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Little do they know, another occupant is lurking in the haven of their own home. Will the After House be their shelter or their tomb?

About the Author:

Award winning and best-selling author Michael Phillip Cash has eight novels to date. Stillwell won Honorable Mention for The Book of the Year Foreword Review 2014. Brood X was Th
Fungi From Yuggoth
REVIEW: THE AFTER HOUSE by Michael Philip Cash

If you've read this author's STILLWELL and THE FLIP, you know what he can do in the context of hauntings and ghosts. THE AFTER HOUSE opens with a stunning but sad 19th century whale hunt, ending in disaster. In the present day, more disaster looms: single parent Remy Galway and daughter Olivia (who has the Sight) move into a 19th century cottage in Cold Spring Harbor, on Long Island. The home, in poor repair, is haunted by the ghost of the whaler cap
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing

What can I say. Michael has hit it out of the park yet again.

Meet Remy and her daughter Olivia. They have been through some very bad things in their lives. But will living in a 300 year old house with a resident ghost help or drive them crazy

I have to say, I have fallen in love with Michael Cash. He is now my top guy to go to when I want to read a good ghost story that isn't really gory or far fetched. He likes to take his readers on a journey that will open your heart to what could be and wh
Chris Meads
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was one of those books you can't put down.

It starts out with Captain Eli on his whaling boat chasing after a huge whale back in 1840. Then the book shifts to the present with Remy Galway and her daughter moving into a small white house near the sea. She has just gotten divorced and is starting life all over. But something is not quite right with the house. You see, the house is haunted by Captain Eli and Olivia (Remy's daughter) knows about the sailor.

Things happen to Remy at home and aroun
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My review is also on my blog: http://bibliophileandavidreader.blogs...

The After House by Michael Phillip Cash is a wonderful novel. It has romance, mystery, and ghosts which are all the elements of a great book (at least, I think so!). The book starts out in the mid-1800’s with Captain Eli on his whaling ship (it is horrible how the whaling trade decimated whales, but it was very necessary at that time). Eli owned a house in Cold Creek Harbor, Long Island with his wife, Sarah and their children,
Brittain *Needs a Nap and a Drink*
I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the author.

A spooky haunted house? A rogue sea captain ghost? Sign me up.

This is an out and out ghost story. Perfect for October. Eli Gaspar is an old fishing captain with a tragic past that has been left in relative peace for the past few hundred years, occupying his 300 year old fishing cottage on the coast. He doesn't remember much of his past and that's ok with him. Until Remy and Olivia move into his abode.

Remy is going through a di
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
To say I love this author is an understatement. I have read and reviewed every single one of his novels-they are all unbelievably good. You can see all his books by going to his blog or website.

Just like in The Flip there are ghosts a plenty in this novel. The main ghost who haunts the cottage that Olivia and her daughter move into after her divorce is a cantankerous old sailor who knows he is looking for something--but can't quite remember what. It takes him a while but he finally gets used to
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Given To Me For An Honest Review

Michael Phillip Cash's book The After House is not a must read. It's a HAVE to read. It is that good. Once you sit down to begin reading it will grab you and not let you go. It's about Remy and her daughter, Olivia. After a failed marriage Remy and Olivia move to being a new life together. They find a three hundred year old cottage to move into. Little do they know there is already an occupant living there and he doesn't like to share. There are many twists and tu
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

"The After House" is a must read for all those readers out there who enjoy a great ghost story. I started reading this title 11/5/14 and finished it this morning. I could not put this book down. Brought back my found memories of one of my favorites TV shows from my childhood "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.

I will definitely be keeping my eye out for more from this very talented writer.
Jennifer Lara
Nov 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The After House by Michael Phillip Cash is his new ghost story. An after house is the deckhouse nearest the stern of a ship, a place when the men go to stay of the elements and was said to the safest place on the ship. An old house on Long Island holds many secrets as it could a safe haven or a tomb.
The story begins with Captain Eli Gaspar, sailing off the coast of Puerto Rico, 1840, is hunting whales. He’s been at sea for 13 months and he thinks about all he has missed. When a whale they are h
Amy_Read to My Heart's Content
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My Thoughts:

It seems whenever I read something from Michael Phillip Cash, I find myself enjoying this author more and more. He is highly talented and impresses me with his wisdom for the supernatural premise of storytelling. I always start his books thinking they will be slightly scary, but then find myself falling in love with the characters and the plot.
The After House was no different. I loved this story! The cover is beautifully c
Patricia Reding
Nov 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for NetGalley.

For those looking for a good ghost story, The After House, by Michael Phillip Cash, delivers. Captain Eli Gaspar, a whaler, left his young wife and family to go on a hunt, believing that the need to provide them with material possessions trumped the importance of simply being with them. On the final leg of his last-planned journey, he takes on a mighty bull whale that lobtails, surprising the crew. The hunt leaves him and a young boy who accompanied him on the journey, the
Julie Gerber
Oct 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The After House is a captivating story about a newly divorced mom and daughter. Remy is starting fresh after ending an abusive relationship with her ex. This book really hit home for me. Michael nailed the emotions of what it is like to suffer abuse and I think he did an excellent job conveying those emotions in this book.

Remy and her daughter Olivia turn their 300 year old house into a warm and cozy home. As they try to settle in to their new home, things begin to happen. The old sea captain is
Nikita (Njkinny's Blog)

Remi Galway and her daughter, Olivia have shifted to a 300 year old house and while they try to rebuild their lives in a new place, they are unaware of the resident ghost who has unfinished business in this world.
What will happen when they come across one another?

The After House is the first book by Michael Phillip Cash that I have read and I am so happy that I picked up this book! I absolutely loved the story and Michael's engaging writing style.

The fir
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: xmasdolly, top-shelf
I really related to this book from the very beginning as Remy fell in love with a man, that her parents did not like, but married him anyway, and then to find out her parents were right after her child was born. He turned out to be not only unfaithful, but an abusive husband both physically & mentally, which is the way my first marriage ended. Remy picked herself up and returned to her education skills, and worked two jobs to get her life going for her and her child, and ended up renting an ...more
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was given this book by the author for an honest review.

I would give this book 3.5 stars. This was a fun and entertaining book. Definitely not what I was expecting at all. I was expecting some sort of suspense story but what I read instead was a quirky romantic comedy. It's filled with drama, the paranormal, romance and some funny antics and thoughts here and there. Overall, I enjoyed all of the characters, they were likable. The main character, Remy irritated me at times being so naive. I per
Nov 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Ghost stories are not my usual read, but the premise interested me. I am so glad I gave it a try. The After House is so much more than a ghost story. Michael Phillip Cash was able to combine the paranormal (ghost) with thriller, suspense, contemporary romance and historical fiction into a well blended wonderfully delightful story.

Remy Galway is ready to start a new life with her daughter Olivia after a messy divorce. She has found
Nov 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I have never read from this author, but I really am going to look into more books from him. It is well written and I enjoyed these characters. I enjoyed laughing out loud and Olivia is sweet for a child, but takes no crap when she feels her mom threatened. Emy is a single parent and has been divorced a year. She is making her own way after her ex Scott had leaned oh her parents to help make a go of it financially and their marriage. She is sweet and caring and str ...more
Charissa Wilkinson
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book for a fair review.

Overview: Remy and Olivia have started a new page in their lives. Mother and daughter respectively, they’ve moved into a charming cottage. However, it seems like they aren’t the only ones living there. Something or someone has to be behind all of these odd occurrences.

Likes: Mr. Cash has braided Remy’s tale of learning to move on, Eli’s tale of loss, and the fact that people have to dear with the consequences of the choices that they make into a rich narrat
Nov 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
A cute book about the friendly ghost of an old sea captain named Eli. The book begins with Eli's ship being destroyed by a great whale. Once we get a glimpse of that back story, we are whisked to modern day with Remy and her daughter Olivia trying to get over a very bad break up moving into the 300 year old home which we soon find out is inhabited by the ghost of Eli.
This book, while not very scary was entertaining and well written. I think the audience for this book might be for a younger read
Aly Locatelli
DNF @ 7%

Well, that's a record.

Unfortunately, I've had this on my currently reading list for near enough three months, and every time I pick it up, I end up reading two pages and putting it back down again.

Reading the reviews, I realise I'm not the only one who feels this way, which is good. I hate feeling like I'm missing on something awesome just because I'm bored. Unfortunately, it just wasn't my cup of tea.

**Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an ARC**
Shelle Perry
May 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Remy Galway plans to buy the old long island home as a sign of her Independence after a long recovery from her bitter divorce. With her parents support she has slowly rebuilt her life and opened her own business. Now she is ready for her and her daughter to stand on their own. What she doesn’t know is that her home is haunted by a crusty whaling captain who is not amused by two females moving into his house, changing things. It doesn’t help that Olivia seems to be able to see him and isn’t at a ...more
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Born and raised on Long Island, Michael has always had a fascination with horror writing and found footage films. He wanted to incorporate both with his debut novel, Brood X. Earning a degree in English and an MBA, he has worked various jobs before settling into being a full-time author. He currently resides on Long Island with his wife and children.
“This was crazy, the world was upside down. He had to think of something to get the upper hand. After all, who was in command of this ship? He was going to have to pull out all the stops and show this halfling who was in charge. Using all his energy, he turned transparent, his skin sliding off, leaving him a skeleton, his eye sockets empty but for worms. It was no use. The imp of Satan was snoring softly.” 2 likes
“Eli sat down on the carpet, humiliated. He had lost his touch. Too many years of comfortable existence with Pat. He was rusty, couldn’t scare a six-year-old.” 1 likes
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