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Under the Willows

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  148 ratings  ·  28 reviews
After her husband is killed by a drunk driver, Kelly Harris and her son TJ move into a sprawling Victorian house in Ohio that her husband inherited from his grandmother. Dealing with her overwhelming grief is a struggle as she adjusts to life in a small town. And, just as she’s beginning to feel more comfortable, life takes another unexpected turn.

The Alexa unit in her so
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Published May 15th 2020 by Acorn Publishing
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Kylie D
After the death of her husband Tom, Kelly and her son TJ move to Ohio, to a house Tom inherited from his grandmother. They slowly start settling in and making new friends, getting to know the town and it's people. Then one night TJ's Alexa unit starts crying. Stunned Kelly and TJ listen to the tale of a young girl, who claims her friend Marilee needs help. The thing is Marilee has been reported missing. With the help of local detective Rob, Kelly has to try to figure out where Marilee is, and th ...more
JEN A
May 06, 2020 rated it liked it
I received an advance copy of this book from net galley and the publisher in return for an honest review. Release date for this book is 15 May 2020

This is an okay book - I just couldn’t get that into it. The storyline just really didn’t hold any appeal to me. The book didn’t flow really well for me and I found it to be a bit dry. It wasn’t the worst book I’ve read but not the best either.
April Sarah
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was ok
*ARC received from #Netgalley in return for an honest review*
Video Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO5Ev...

'Under The Willows' by Pamela McCord is the story of a young mother, Kelly, who is dealing with the loss of her husband and starting a new life with her son TJ. She decides to move them into a house that her late husband inherited. Once there some strange things start to happen centered around their Alexa Dot.

This book has a crime-mystery vibe to it, with a touch of the supernatura
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Holly and her Hardbacks
May 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a lovely story. It really pulled on your heartstrings.
I really felt for Kelly with her emotions after losing her husband and moving with her son TJ. The grief felt very real. I loved the relationships between Kelly and Rob and how the relationship developed.
This story has ghosts but it wasnt scary at all and was very emotional. It really pulled at my heart strings and brought tears to my eyes.
I really liked that the story ended all wrapped up in a bow (quite literally ;)).
Kylie Summers
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kelly and her son TJ move into her husband’s grandmother’s house after he passes away.
TJ has an Alexa unit in his room and he hears a little girl crying and asking for help. The girl talking through the unit identifies herself as Emma and she tells Kelly and TJ about a little girl named Marilee who is with her. It turns out that Marilee has been missing for a few weeks. Kelly is extremely worried about the little girl and investigates the case, along with a detective named Rob, who she recently
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Heart DeCoupeville
Sep 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Acquired Kindle edition when offered free on Amazon.

An entertaining romantic suspense story. Strong point was the MC's emotional turmoil following the death of her husband. The ghostly element was well integrated so that everything hung together well, except for the lawsuit over the inheritance. That particular subplot never impacted the rest of the story; should either have been done away with or made more important.

Writing was clean, with only a couple little typos too minor to mention.
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Sheri
Mar 09, 2021 rated it did not like it
Shelves: horror
I found this to be an okay book - I just couldn’t get into it. The storyline didn’t hold my attention. The book didn’t flow really well for me, the writing style is dry and choppy.
Britt B
May 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
After the recent death of her husband, Kelly moves to a different town with her son and soon after is contacted by a little girl asking for help through the Amazon Echo Dot. This was a unique plot and I enjoyed reading it but I had hoped that the storyline would be a bit more creepy/frightening. We aren't given much, if any, background information on the killer and the girls, how it happened or what his motive was in the first place. Due to this and the storyline mostly touching on the main char ...more
Regsmith
Jun 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow

I absolutely loved this book. The storyline was so unique that I told many friends about it. I loved the story...it just flowed page after page. This is definitely a 5 star and then some for me.
Therese Jones
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Could not put this book down!
Brenda Lee
Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great book

A very good book but very sad too .a real read jerker.I loved I book.so glad for happy w.I cried a lot .if your have a heart .you will too.a must .
Nathalie Roth
May 11, 2020 rated it it was ok
After a tragic car accident, Kelly lost her husband. She decides to settle down with her young son - T.J - in a family house that her husband inherited from an aunt before his death. While a missing kid in this new town occupied the background, they gonna have to find a way to keep living their lives and welcome new faces.

The story is a mix of missing child - grieving a loved one while keep going and some romance.

Kelly found it difficult to think ahead and allow herself to keep having a life or
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Holly Kammier
Aug 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fast-moving and hard to put down, this is a gentle ghost story with a brave ghost child who will break your heart. A recent widow, Kelly Harris, and her son TJ move to an old Victorian house left to her late husband Tom by his grandmother. Heartbroken because she expected to live in the house with TJ and Tom, Kelly deals with her grief, and soon has something completely different to deal with when eerie crying and an unsettling voice come from the Alexa unit in TJ’s room. The voice belongs to Em ...more
Veronica Jones
May 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Under the Willows

A thoroughly enjoyable story. A recent widow and her young son move to a small town but into a large house.
They settle in quickly because of the friendly people they meet who befriend them easily.
Their house is big but not spooky old. However, her son TJ calls for her in the middle of the night claiming that his Dot is crying. Of course asking Alexa if she was crying leads to her usual answer that she does not understand that.
The next time Mom hears it and thus begins an in
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Terry Pigeon
I absolutely loved this book. Why someone would give it a 3 rating is beyond me. It's a paranormal book that I couldn't put down. I read it in one day. The young boy is absolutely adorable and had me laughing at his actions. His mother, the main character of the book was also a very likeable and believable person. I don't believe in ghosts and that doesn't matter because the plot just captures your attention, wanting know how it will turn out. You should love it and while you might not look at y ...more
Katlyn Ulinski
May 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: earcs-read
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for honest feedback.

Rating: 4

This was a unique and enjoyable thriller. I enjoyed the twist of a ghost helping out in a mystery. The only problem I had with this book was I thought that the use of Alexa to communicate with the ghost was unnecessary. It was kind of hard to grasp at first, and I feel as though a ghost would be able to communicate without Alexa. I did think that the characters were well-rounded and the grief that the main character felt about he
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Shelby Johnson
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Most fantastic story ..

I did not put this book down, until I finished it. I was left wishing for more. A story of a
missing child, with a twist ..
This book keeps one reading, I finished it at 2 am.
I won't give anything away, I
suggest you buy it, and begin your journey. If you shed a tear ... so did I.
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Danielle
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a copy of this book to review.

Under the Willows
by Pamela McCord

Unfortunately, I did not care for this book. I could not get into it therefore never even finished it. Please remember this is only one person's opinion perhaps what I feel is boring someone else may find interesting. Sorry 2 stars for this novel.
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Willa
Feb 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
Quick, fun read

I enjoyed this book as a respite after reading heavier, fact based works of fiction. It was a fun semi-suspenseful story with just a bit of paranormal and romance thrown in.



sharon sobzak
Aug 30, 2021 rated it liked it
Engaging

A mix of several streams... grief over losing a spouse and moving to a new place, contact with spirits, and a missing child case. Waiting to search when you believe a child's life is on the line didn't really mean with the character's determination.
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mary blankenship
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent non stop excitement

Loved this book and everything about the characters and the storyline. Didn't want to put it down to do my daily routine. The characters were so real.
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Melissa Randall
Apr 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Help us....

Oh what a fun read. Ghosts, murder, handsome detective, and fast friends make for a great read. While it was a quick read, it had a few twists and kept me interested.
Angelique McGowan
Feb 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Excellent story

I loved this story! The characters were wonderful as was the storyline! I recommend this book highly and hope to find more books by the author!
Cheryl Buras
Feb 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Good read

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, in fact I couldn’t put it down. The story held my interest from beginning to end. I’ll be looking for more from this author.
Brittney
Aug 03, 2020 rated it did not like it
One star given because the premise was neat, however the story was very dry and boring.

Thank you Netgalley for the ARC. All opinions are my own.
sharon murray
Jun 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Amazing mystery

Wow, this story grabbed me right from the beginning. It was so touching and believable. You should read this book now!
Susan L. Harris
Jul 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this book! It had everything, love, death, ghosts, and a great story line that connected all aspects to a stunning conclusion.
Lyle Knebel
Jun 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Hard to put down

A fascinating read and very captivating to the end. It's an interesting plot and a great mystery as well as romance.
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