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The Vanished Bride of Northfield House

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  47 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Paperback, 348 pages
Published January 2018 by Cup of Tea Books
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Jessica Robbins
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Andreia Nuno
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The type of novel take gets you hooked from page one. A mesmerising, captivating, suspenseful narrative that will keep you from putting it down.

Anne Chatham desperately needs a new start. After losing her family to Influenza and almost dying herself, Anne is ready to start a new chapter of her life as a typewriter with the Wellingtons family. But her almost-death experience gave Anne a unique gift: she can sense spirits. On her arrival, she’s introduced to the owner of the manor Henry Wellington
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Although the book's premise seemed promising to me, I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. Ms. Newman's writing vividly captured the atmosphere of a haunted house in 1922 England. The novel reminded me of a cross between a cozy mystery and the gothic romances I enjoyed as a child by authors such as Phyllis Whitney and Victoria Holt. I could hardly put it down.

While I suspected who was responsible for the deaths in the book, I was surprised by several twists at the end. The protagonist, Ann
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was totally engrossed in this gothic mystery from the very beginning as orphan Anne is being interviewed for a typist position at Northfield House. She had used the last of her money to train at college and she was thrilled when Mr Wellington offered her the position.

Anne is a lovely character, she is kind and gentle, but she has a secret - she can see spectres - she mainly ignores them and they eventually go away. But Eleanor's spirit draws her in and she feels she must unravel the mystery of
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Phyllis M Newman has done a great job with this book. It is a real page turner. I do wish there had of been a bit more interaction and ghost hunting then there was. The book is filled with mystery, as is the people and the home. Some of the book was a bit over descriptive, but it all evened out in the end. I did have the villain pegged from pretty close to the 1st of the book and, figured out mystery of Eleanor very early on, but I didn't have the details of it all sorted out. And I must admit t ...more
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it

Anne Chatham, the orphaned daughter of a clergyman, has taken the job of typewriter at Northfield House in 1922. Working with Mr. Wellington on his book of agricultural history is enjoyable, but the undercurrents of the house are not. The grand house is dark and ominous, and while Mr. Wellington is pleasant, she also has to deal with the irreverent older son, Thomas, and the brooding younger son Owen, not to mention the haughty Mrs. Well
Susie Newman
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Vanished Bride of Northfield House is both mesmerizing and enchanting. Phyllis Newman captures not only the spirits but the elegance of England in 1922. Anne Chatham, her charmed protagonist, is feminine, strong, insightful and alluring. A poor, modest, young and clever woman trying to survive a life of loneliness and abandonment. Anne has a sixth sense, gifted with the terrifying blessing of communicating with the dead. She is destined to help tortured spirits find their peace. This beautif ...more
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. It has that spooky feeling one expects from this kind of story that leaves a bit of a chill about your shoulders. I really liked the main character, and she became more likable as the story progressed.

I thought the author did a good job of handling the romance angle of the book and didn't completely overdo the spiritual aspects. It was relatively believable, if but a little predictable at times. Overall, this was a good novel with a lot to recommend it.
Jennifer ~BookHermitt
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was approached by the author, Phyllis Newman, to read and give an honest review. I am always intrigued by a good ghost story. This book is so much more than a ghost story. Honesty, the time period is not usually what I prefer. But the author did such an excellent job with the characters and plot that I didn't even notice. If you are looking for a good ghost story with lots of mystery and twists this book is for you. I highly recommend. Thank you Phyllis Newman and PageSpring Publishing for the ...more
Bubble Bath Books
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There are twists and tangles, secrets and lies galore throughout the tale! The paranormal aspect is quite sufficiently spine tingling to make Bubby stay glued to Mr. Bubby's side for at least a week of nighttimes! Read our full review at
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well developed gothic suspense romance. Surprisingly longer than most.
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Anne and Owen try to solve a mystery of a missing person lead by a ghost. Good story of intrigue and family drama.
Linda Cole
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
True gothic mystery

Enjoyed reading this story. It had it all the poor beautiful spinster the tortured son ,ghosts and a crazed killer.
Patricia Gulley
Apr 12, 2018 rated it liked it
A true gothic with the depth of internal emotion and long descriptions. Not much of a mystery for me, the antagonist was obvious from the start.
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent Read

I enjoyed reading this book. Although I figured out who the villain was from the beginning, the twist near the ending was surprising. Good gothic elements, nice book. Would recommend to gothic genre fans.
Jane Reads
The Vanished Bride of Northfield House is the best Gothic mystery I've read in years. Author Phyllis M. Newman has included most everything I look for in a Gothic mystery. Among these are the virginal maiden heroine, the tortured hero, the requisite villain, a character with supernatural powers, ghosts, mysterious events, an isolated house with a deserted wing, and atmospherically foggy nights. The gloomy, decaying setting is described so well that it almost becomes another character.

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