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The Garden of Bewitchment

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Don't play the game. In 1893, Evelyn and Claire leave their home in a Yorkshire town for life in a rural retreat on their beloved moors. But when a strange toy garden mysteriously appears, a chain of increasingly terrifying events is unleashed. Neighbour Matthew Dixon befriends Evelyn, but seems to have more than one secret to hide. Then the horror really begins. The Garde ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Expected publication: February 13th 2020 by Flame Tree Press
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Latasha
Nov 01, 2019 rated it liked it
This book starts off slow while we are getting to know Claire and Evelyn and the details of their life. Then the Bronte's are introduced to the story. I am familiar with their lives so i'm not sure how or if this would have a impact on the story for others. The more you read, the more it becomes clear that Claire is having some problems. she's seeing someone who can not be there. This is the focus of the story for a while then the Garden of Bewitchment shows up. It sounds like it's packaged as a ...more
Mary
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Evelyn and Claire leave the prying eyes of the city for the solitude of the moors, and it is there that they encounter "The Garden of Bewitchment". If you thought the Ouija board was a dangerous toy, then you have encountered this one. Could it be coincidence that the one friend Evelyn makes, Matthew, has also had his own frightening experience with this evil game? Claire doesn't trust Matthew. Evelyn wants to, but she isn't sure if she can. The author kept me guessing through the entirety of th ...more
George1st
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is I think the sixth supernatural tale that I have read this year set in Yorkshire. With its remote rural isolated settlements the bleak and often windswept Pennine moors and the superstitious locals it makes an ideal location for things to occur that are not of this world. Of course when we think of such a dramatic setting one invariably thinks of the Bronte's and indeed Branwell Bronte's ghost is an integral part of this wonderfully entertaining and captivating Gothic novel.

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Mary
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Evelyn and Claire leave the prying eyes of the city for the solitude of the moors, and it is there that they encounter "The Garden of Bewitchment". If you thought the Ouija board was a dangerous toy, then you have encountered this one. Could it be coincidence that the one friend Evelyn makes, Matthew, has also had his own frightening experience with this evil game? Claire doesn't trust Matthew. Evelyn wants to, but she isn't sure if she can. The author kept me guessing through the entirety of th ...more
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Hello, my name's Catherine Cavendish and I write horror fiction - frequently with ghostly, supernatural, Gothic and haunted house themes.

My latest novella - THE DARKEST VEIL - is out now from Crossroad Press. In case you were thinking of messing with an ouija board - don't. Especially if you're not prepared to follow the rules.

Also out now - from Flame Tree Press - THE HAUN
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