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The Haunting of Springett Hall

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  158 ratings  ·  51 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
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
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
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
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
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.
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Elizabeth Chatsworth
A ghost defies a mysterious foe in a creepy Victorian mansion, with a charming romance to boot. What's not to love?
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.
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Confusing story. Clean read.
Alice M

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
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
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
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
Oct 17, 2015 rated it liked it
E.B. Wheeler is a new author for me. I took a chance on “The Haunting of Springett Hall” because the picture on the front was so cool.

My opinions are conflicted because there are things I liked, and many things that just baffled me. I admit to being a major part of the problem as I am not a big dark ghostly phenomenon story fan. It did get my attention with Lucy the ghost and how she appeared and disappeared, and the fun interaction with Philip. He was the guy that could see and talk to her ghos
Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. Even more than I expected to. I am kind of a pansy when it comes to ghosts; they're just not my thing. I tend to avoid ghost stories. This was more of a mystery/romance that just happened to involve a ghost, though. I thought it was engaging from the very beginning, which was nice. I was in the mood for a book that I didn't have to try to get into. I would probably give it 3.5 stars, if I could, it wasn't a book I will read again and again, although, I'm sure I will read it ...more
Paula Ratcliffe
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Jul 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
I loved this book! It was not at all what I expected and I was really distressed that I didn't have the time to devour it like I normally might have. Every time I had to put it down I groaned and inwardly complained about the other things I had to do instead.

Normally books about black magic and summonings and things make me super uncomfortable, and I generally steer clear of them. I can't figure out how exactly this book didn't make me uncomfortable. Maybe it was just the mystery of everything,
Amanda Blake
The Haunting of Springett Hall is about a girl who wakes up in a room in a large estate and discovers that she is a ghost and she has no memory of her life or how she became a ghost. She travels the house to try to discover what she is doing there and meets a man named Phillip who can see and hear her. Phillip is alive, but he too has lost his memories. The two of them work together to discover what has happened to them. They discover that dark forces are at work in the house and suspect they ma ...more
MaryAnn Dennis
Jul 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I don't usually go in for paranormal anything, but this caught my interest. It is a delicious ghost story with a twist. It's so much more than the typical haunting. It is told from Lucy's point of view and we learn what happened as she learns. It has mystery, suspense, romance, and a dab of the occult, which is dealt with a very light hand. That's the part I'm usually uncomfortable with,

and I did squirm a little.

It is a well written tale--we find out the whys and wherefores of all the seemingly
Hollie Law
Aug 02, 2015 rated it did not like it
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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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