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Every October

4.70  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Being dead isn’t as easy as you think.

Tied to the cemetery where her remains came to rest, the ghost of Zoey Harris is stuck. The only bright spot in her miserable afterlife is that every October she gets to visit her daughter. It’s typically a quick fly-by to see what costume she’s wearing for Halloween, but this year the five-year-old can not only sense her mother’s esse
Published September 7th 2017 by Aubree Lane
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Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a lovely story. A ghost is sticking around on earth because she can’t bear to leave her daughter. The ghost has lessons to learn before she can move on. For a short story, this has been packed with all sorts of goodies. Love, loss and healing. I found all the characters well-developed and the story extremely well-written. I loved the humor. I recommend Aubrey Lane’s book wholeheartedly!
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I thought this story was thought provoking about how we have to let go of the past to move forward. Which is hard if your spouse's ghost can't move on. I received a complimentary copy and I am voluntarily giving a review.
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
This book was sweet, funny, and a little heartbreaking.
I loved how well Every October is written, and how likeable the characters are. I would definitely recommend this book, and can see myself reading it again down the road.
I can’t wait to read follow up books. So much love for this story.
L.A. Remenicky
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What if after you die you could visit your family once a year. Should you? Would you? This is a great story about love and loss and letting go.

I loved the characters and the storytelling, just as I have come to expect from Aubree Lane's books.
Shannon White
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gosh the feels!!

What a sweet story about learning to let go and move on! Caleb and Amy have to move on after the wife/ mother dies. It's been years and is time to let go but are any of them ready?? A very beautiful story!
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-by-me
First, I received an ecopy of this story from the author in return for nothing.

Second, I have become a fan of Ms. Lane's work(not related) because her stories have a true feeling.

About this book: A woman is killed in a car accident and her soul is having a great deal of trouble rectifying her death. And she misses her young daughter, who was injured in the car accident that same accident. Sounds simple? Not a chance.

Add into the mix, her sexy husband--now a widower. Her brother-in-law, who is
Nikki Barrett
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
What happens when the dead doesn't want to let go?

Every October explores the dynamics of a family torn apart by tragedy. Zoey watches over her family and wants to make herself known. She can't let go, and it hurts to see her family moving on...without her.

A funny, witty, and even sad roller coaster ride of a story with a point of view from a ghost and her living husband. Zoey has to make the right choices, but how can she do so when her heart longs to keep her family together, even though she's
Rebecca Austin
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-magic
Zoey Harris is dead but stuck in the in-between as she needs to put the past to rest before she can move onto a higher place.

Every October she is able to visit with her daughter, Amy, and this year Amy can not only hear Zoey but can talk with her as well. When Zoey's husband, Caleb, can also sense Zoey will she let the two of them move onto a future without her?

This was a sweet story about love and letting go. I can't imagine what Zoey was going through stuck as ghost and knowing life was going
Lynne Cuda
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. I've loved everything written by this author. This book is no exception. But it's like nothing else I've EVER read. I was on the verge of tears or crying during the whole book. There actually were some funny parts when Zoe the ghost's brother-in-law Brian, made horridly snarky comments to her or threatened to punch her. Zoe could be seen by her 5year old daughter Amy, her husband Caleb and her brother-in-law(after she nearly got him killed). Zoe came b ...more
Niki Driscoll
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
wow, this was a great story. I always wondered if some people stayed after they passed on and why they did. Written so you get to see the ghosts point of view, we are given a unique incite as to why someone might hang around. I truly felt sorry for Zoey, everyone might say that they would like their spouse to move on but when it becomes a reality it would be hard to let go. This story was filled with lessons, both for the living and the dead and provided an insightful look at this very topic. Th ...more
Donna Flint
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Two years ago, Zoe Harris lost her life in a car accident that also injured her young daughter. Since then, Zoe has been visiting her daughter every October to see her in her Halloween costume, and her family can see her too. This year may be her last year, and she isn't ready to let her family go. Throw in a deadbeat brother in law,Brian, and a gorgeous husband, Caleb, and you see she has a lot of reasons for not wanting to move on.
This story is full of love and is all about forgiveness and mo
Laura  Hernandez (TheVoluptuousBkDiva/YABkDivas)
Damn, this was simply a lovely story full of love, sadness, and redemption. While reading Zoey’s story I found myself crying, laughing and even wondering if I myself would be filled with the same kind of jealousy that Zoey experienced throughout the storyline. The author’s writing style pulls you in right from the start with beautiful characters and thought-provoking lines. I highly recommend this emotionally charged read. -The Voluptuous Book Diva

{I requested a copy for reviewing purposes and m
Victoria Stolte
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
This shorter read was filled with life lessons and the struggle of leaving those we love behind... no matter where we are headed. Every October Zoey comes to see her daughter, and Amy can sense when her mom is near. But this year she can actually see her! It's heartbreaking to see the love she has for her little girl. But it's not all doom and gloom there is definitely some lighter moments and things Zoey will have to figure out before she can move on. Will she be stuck on this path forever? Or ...more
Margaret Appel
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

When Heaven Calls But You're Just Not Ready To Go

I read about Every October on a book tour and was hooked. Zoey died in a car accident, is tied to the cemetery she is buried at, but every October she can visit her daughter long enough to see what her Halloween costume is. Only this year her daughter can see & hear her. Zoey's family is ready to let go and move on, but is Zoey? A bittersweet, haunting, with a touch of humor tale of "if we died, would we stay to watch over our family, or go to the
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Every October is a haunting story by Aubree Lane. Zoey Harris’s ghost is tied to the graveyard where her remains are buried but once a year in October she get to visit her little girl to see how she growing up. This year everything is different not only can her five year old daughter hear Zoey but she can see Zoey. This gives Zoey confidence to try to contact her husband as well. Zoey visits her family only to learn they are starting move on with their lives without her. Zoey wants to cling to h ...more
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was such a sweet story about moving on, not so much after death but just in life in general. How does a mother let her child move forward with her life. I think every mother goes through this at some point as our babies grow up to not need us so much. Same goes for the old love of our lives... we want them to be happy but just can't resist finding out everything about the person replacing you. This was a delightful story and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story touched my heart even though I'm not a big fan of ghost stories. When I think of all my loved ones who have passed away, I wonder "did they stick around until they were sure I would be ok?" Aubree Lane has written a thought provoking story, at times humorous, on a subjects everyone has had to deal with in their lives: loving, losing, and moving on. Highly recommended. This book was gifted to me by the author. I am leaving my honest review under no obligations.
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wow, makes one considered their own mortality and how you would feel about seeing your loved ones moving on with their lives. Oh ya, that’s what we say we want. But is it really? Will it hurt to see your hubby kissing someone else? Can you really be okay with that? I think I would have followed the bright light and not looked back.
InD'tale Magazine

Ms. Lane is to be commended for her creative and original perspective — writing a story that deals with death and mourning.

Read full review in the 2018 March issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Christiane Bybee
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Spine Tingling Fun! Great story! Very enjoyable!
Ashley Hedden
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Every October by Aubrey Lane was a good read. Zoey Harris' ghost is stuck and gets to visit her daughter every October. It just so happens that this year her daughter can not only sense her but she can see her. I loved reading this book and can't wait to read more by Aubree Lane.
Jan Murphree
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story!!

Really great story of love and letting go...
Really loved it...won't tell..they the blurb...
You will love it!!
But it read it!!!
Sandra Singleton
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a read. A well-written plot and fantastic characters. I volunteered to read an advance copy for an honest review.
Sandra (bookjunkee)
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Zoe a ghost who fails to follow the light and leave her family who stays stuck in a graveyard she's able to visit Her daughter every October and is able to talk and be seen by her. she knows she must let her daughter go but can't seem to she goes thru small obstacles that help her move on after a accident she realizes that it's better to move forward than stay there to cause pain and harm to her living family a supernatural story that makes you realize that every person just wants to be able to
Diane Driscoll
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Every October is a great read. I was torn what the main character should do and found myself having a mental debate on what I would do in the main characters shoes. The novel invoked a range of of emotions/feelings from sad to concern to frustration to joy. I didn't want to set the book down. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys emotion invoked and story line that will keep you engaged. I hope Aubree Lane does a squeal to this story. I was provided of a "Proof for Review" Copy for an ...more
Corry Parnese
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic Read!
Linda Buzard-Moffitt
This was a cute and fun, quick read. It also had funny parts and sad parts. This story is about a mother who comes back in spirit form Every October to visit her daughter and see her Halloween costume. Except this year being her last, ends up turning out differently then previous years. I read an arc copy. I was not asked to give a positive review and I was not compensated for my review.
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Mary Williams
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is a little different than I was expecting but it was very well written, a fast read, I laughed and cried reading it.
Zoey is a ghost, died in a car wreck, tied to the cemetery. Every October she gets to see her family. This year is different, she must let her family go so she can move on. Her family is ready but can she let them go? I was given an arc to read and chose to leave a review. I feel this is a must read.
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Aubree Lane lives in the beautiful foothills of Northern California with her husband, two wonderful sons, and her super special peek-a-poo.

Her motto: Write Until Your Butt Hurts, And Your Eyes Are Crossed.

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