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Join me and my author friends while they tell you some of their own ghost stories on this Halloween!

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Well, on this Halloween you will find a few ghost stories told by some of my author friends and new friends. You see, as usual I had this idea to do one group blog post. I contacted my friends asking them if they had any ghostly experiences and if I could share them here with all of you. I gave them very short notice and to my wonderful surprise they didn't let me down. Within hours, I had wonderful emails with such tales of hauntings...So, to my dear ones I thank you very, very much for once again not letting me down. Also, I will share each friend's story followed by a link to their website for more information about them. I will start with my own experience. It's only fair now isn't it.  Well, last July, I visited Lincolnshire, England staying with  my friend Debbie Jenner.  I was there for four days and the first two days went on beautifully no strange noises, no weird sounds nothing. The third night, I went to bed as usual in the upstairs bedroom right next

My review of The Lake House by Kate Morton

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A missing child… June 1933, and the Edevane family’s country house, Loeanneth , is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer, is especially excited. Not only has she worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she’s also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn’t. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave  Loeanneth  forever.  An abandoned house…   Seventy years later, after a particularly troubling case Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police. Sadie retreats to her beloved grandfather’s cottage in Cornwall but soon finds herself at a loose end. Until one day, she stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace.  An unsolved 

Her Divine Glorified Beauty ~ The Memento Mori of Adeline Grace Clogstoun (1862-June 8, 1872)

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  Adeline Grace Clogstoun by Julia Margaret Cameron, June 1872, Memento Mori in Latin means remember that you must die . It is defined as a reminder of mortality . When I saw the photographs of Adeline Grace Clogstoun taken by Julia Margaret Cameron I was stunned. I had to learn more.   Now, there is not much information found on this precious child or her unusual death. The information that is out there is somewhat mysterious in that the dates and years seem to run together almost melting into each other. I hope to bring you this sad story along with some bits of information framing a story of a child whose life was short lived but who should be remembered. She was running through the house playing with her sister Blanche and Beatrice who was Julia Margaret Cameron’s son Eugene Hay Cameron’s daughter. They were warned about rough-housing but on June 8, 1872, ten year old Adeline Grace Clogstoun died of her injuries. Perhaps, a good starting place is with the words of Mrs.