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3.76  ·  Rating details ·  194 ratings  ·  58 reviews
Eighteen-year-old Lucy doesn’t know how she became a ghost, but the more she remembers of her life in Victorian England, the more she wants to forget. Her only hope of changing the mistakes of her past is to enlist the help of a servant named Philip—the one living person who can see her. This impossible romance story is filled with delightful period detail and plenty of my ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 14th 2015 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media
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Katie W
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love this cover and it fits the story perfectly! It's very intriguing and gorgeous. As mentioned in the description, Lucy is a ghost and a lot of mystery surrounds the reasons why.

I get a little leery of paranormal stories because some of them are really far out there, but this one, even though there's black magic and the occult, was handled in a clever way that didn't leave me feeling icky. I really enjoyed the mystery of it all and the way things unfolded. There's plenty of adventure, magic
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Akeli
Jul 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Got myself a pre-ordered copy of this book from Amazon (the cover and premise look really cool), and I'm so glad I did!
Lucy and Philip were flawed yet likable characters (the best kind), and I loved rooting for them. I don't want to spoil anything, but the rats were especially creepy. This is an excellent book for those that want something scary, thrilling and romantic but still clean.
I'm expecting great things in the future from E. B. Wheeler. She has a great style, and it really pulled me into
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Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
This book grabs your attention from the beginning and pulls you along for a great mystery and romance.

Lucy is a ghost who awakens without a memory. She is surprised at her condition, she doesn't remember dying or who she is. The book begins as she is trying to unravel her predicament and discover why she is haunting Springett Hall.

Soon she meets the Assistant Games Keeper. He also is suffering from lack of memory. The two sense from the beginning that they are somehow connected. As they begin to
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Meagan Myhren-Bennett
The Haunting of Springett Hall
A Novel
By E.B. Wheeler

She doesn't remember her past, only the blackness. He knows only as far back as two days ago. Something or someone has drawn them to Springett Hall. If only they could remember...

The Haunting of Springett Hall is a story of second chances. A second chance at life. A second chance at love.

Lucy Tregarrick's dissatisfaction with the life she had has lead her to the situation in which she now finds herself. She has failed at something, if only she
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Becca
Jul 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 STARS!!

I picked this book up the other night and couldn't put it down. It was such a fun book to read. It was an interesting take on haunting :).

Lucy wakes up one evening and cannot remember who she is or why she is where she is. Her skin seems translucent and she can walk through people. When she realizes that she is dead, she feels lost.

She finally runs into a young man named Phillip and realizes that someone can actually see her. There is more to Phillip than meets the eye. Together they
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Will Sam
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm an instant gratification type of reader and will only be patient for so long. So when I started reading I was immediately grabbed by the mystery of Lucy's predicament and her plight. I had remembered the reviews on the back of the book and while reading I was struck by how true their reviews were. The twists of plot, the possibility of being the good guy, then the bad guy, then just surviving. I enjoyed the psychological exploration of self, meaning selfish versus selfless. I also liked the ...more
Sherrie Lynn
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Stayed up till 2 am finishing this. The writing is beautiful, the romance made me tingle, the plot line twists and curves and doesn't leave room for disappointment.

The characters are believable and lovable. Their struggles, weaknesses, and fears make it easy to connect to them and really pull me in to want to see how they overcome them.

Overall, a wonderful book. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a fun and vivid read.
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Erica
Jul 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Talk about a ghost story!

I've been sick, and reading a bit more than usual since I'm too exhausted to do much else. Read this whole story yesterday, after having my son pick it up from the library. There is mystery, ghosts, hauntings, dark magic, a creepy bad guy, an elaborate Victorian Estate and the blossoming of love.

Great characters, great setting, interesting plot and enough mystery to keep me on my toes. Really enjoyed this debut novel by E.B. Wheeler!
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Lorieah
Jun 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A unique storyline, that kind of reminded me of Ladyhawk, with it's forever together but can't quite touch thing going on.

Well written and clean, this story held my interest.

I don't want to spoil anything, so I will just say that I took off one star just because I, personally, would have liked a different ending, but I would still recommend this book for anyone looking for something a bit different to read.
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Melanie
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
First of all, I love this cover! Lucy is 18 years old and realizes right away that she's a ghost but has no idea what happened to her. The only person who can see her is Philip, who doesn't remember who he is, either, so he's passing himself off as the assistant gamekeeper. They quickly realize that they were involved with Sir Jason Springett and were with him the night he died but the details are fuzzy.

There's plenty of mystery as Lucy and Philip try to figure out who they were and what happen
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Natalie
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love a good ghost story. This one has all the best parts, an evil spirit, black magic, freaky rats, and romance (among other things). Lucy and Philip were perfect characters to read about in that they were far from perfect. They had messed up seriously, and we're trying to redeem themselves. The themes of light verses dark filled the story and gave it some excellent weight. The ending was also quite satisfying and sweet.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes a clean supernatural romance. I
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Marci
Oct 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
I won this book on a good reads giveaway. I wasn't sure if I liked this book at first but was glad I continued reading. I really enjoyed it in the end. ...more
Iris
Sep 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, romance, gothic
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Kimberly Thomas
Not As Good As Previous Books

I was so looking forward to reading this book but found myself in want by the end of it. I base all the books I read and the movies I watch on the ending and the ending to this left me wanting. Wanting what? I really don't know. Maybe a better story with less black magic and demons? I've enjoyed other books by this same author but this, in my personal opinion, was lacking.
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Brandi
May 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book- it has a lot of life questions to ponder as you read it— how do your choices matter, being open and grateful for what you have and noticing life around you, second chances and turning your bad decisions into better ones, fixing things you have done wrong and trying to change for the better, realizing your weaknesses and working to make them strengths, realizing your potential, lots of hidden meanings within her writing that was full of mystery, curses and romance.
Crystal
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
I found myself losing interest and skimming a bit throughout the book. Some of the elements of the story interested me (figuring out who they were and what happened and why), but I couldn't quite make all of the connections between the magic and mystery. The choices of the characters also didn't make a lot of sense at times and there were a few inconsistencies that distracted me from the story. ...more
Marie
Apr 26, 2020 rated it did not like it
Oh man. One of the worse books I have ever read.
The first chapter starts off well- written from the ghost's perspective. But then all this garbage about black magic, moonstones, rats.... The plot is hard to follow, sometimes the characters just suddenly know things without any prelude or logic. Really a disaster.
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Sandra Pillig
Jun 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would get get confused sometimes. What was going on. Was the girl a ghost of not. Where were they in the house,etc.

The above is also why I chose that rating. It was hard for me to follow at times. Two more words
Barb Morgan
Stupid Ending

I read this book through even though it dragged in many places just so I could get to the ending and then it ended like it did. Ugh....stupid, stupid. I wish I had quit while I was ahead.
Roxane Twisdale
Jan 18, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good curse. Ghost story

This was a very detailed story. But I like that in a book. It has a sweet love story that I hope continue in another book. I will definitely read more of this author
Elizabeth Chatsworth
A ghost defies a mysterious foe in a creepy Victorian mansion, with a charming romance to boot. What's not to love? ...more
Mara
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Kendra Sexton
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
Has a verrry slow start. The last fourth of the book picked up a bit and was fairly interesting. I would give other books from this author a try.
Karen
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Confusing story. Clean read.
Laurie D'ghent
Jun 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Well written, unique, and nothing inappropriate in it. A definite win!
Maren
Jan 20, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cop out

This book kept me on edge... and then the end felt like a cop out. No way would those two be satisfied with half living.
Alice M
REVIEW TITLE:
A CAPTIVATING AND SUSPENSEFUL PERIOD MYSTERY THAT TRANSFORMS THE READER INTO “WATCHFUL WITNESS”.

REVIEW CONTENT:
As I read THE HAUNTING OF SPRINGETT HALL, I found myself digging up anxious inner feelings that had long been dormant since I was a teenager racing home from school to watch the next episode of DARK SHADOWS on television. I was hooked then, and this book had the same effect on me now, many, many years later. I was surprised. I usually avoid reading anything of the supernatu
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Rhonda
Jul 14, 2015 rated it really liked it

This was so much better than I expected it to be. It grabs you right away with the mystery of what was going on. Lucy did not even know who she was or where she was. It was a ghost story like no other ghost story I have read. It was more of a mystery suspense story. Plenty of mystery, romance, action, paranormal, black magic and second chances.

Lucy appears in the mansion with no idea who she is or what happened to her. She can tell the people of the manor are in mourning, but are they mourning h
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Tiggs
Jul 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
I stayed up past 1 AM to finish this book, despite already being sleep-deprived. It is a well-told story with vivid description and period details. The lead characters are likeable but certainly not "perfect". I enjoyed the time I spent with them which is an important factor for me when it comes to books and films. I am primarily a sci-fi and fantasy reader, though I do also love Jane Austen and other things historical. It was the Victorian setting of this story, in the hands of an author/histor ...more
Patricia
Aug 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sometimes, when I love a book, I just don't have a lot to say about it. However, when I have mixed feelings about a book or dislike a book, then I seem to have more to say. I have mixed feelings about this book. Let me count the ways . . . .

First, I usually don't like stories of ghosts who haunt houses or otherwise. This story made me not care about that little prejudice of mine.

Second, I usually heartily dislike corporeal people loving non-corporeal people, and visa versa. Up to the very, very
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E.B. Wheeler attended BYU, majoring in history with an English minor, and earned graduate degrees in history and landscape architecture from Utah State University. She's the award-winning author of THE HAUNTING OF SPRINGETT HALL, BORN TO TREASON, and NO PEACE WITH THE DAWN, as well as several short stories, magazine articles, and scripts for educational software programs. She was named the 2016 Wr ...more

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