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Elsie Goodwin is barely clinging to life when she wakes to find herself hidden away inside the cellar of Gaston Hall. Hopeful she has found shelter from the nearby battles, she quickly realizes the hell she had escaped hours earlier has followed after her.

Set against the backdrop of the US Civil War, the residents of Gaston Hall find themselves struggling to survive in a place where the worlds of both the living and the dead are intertwined. All is not what it may seem at Gaston Hall - a home for orphaned and abandoned children.

One. Two. Three. Four. The children appeared.

“Ashes. Ashes. We all tumbled down.”

Della’s eyes fluttered. She shifted in her chair; her mouth pinched. Elsie drew back as the smallest and last of the spectres emerged. The child crawled upon Della’s lap, nestling her head against her mother’s breast. Della’s chin dropped, disappearing within her daughter’s matted hair. The others began to sway, moving around their mother and sister in a close circle and humming the horrific tune. Elsie watched in horror, but remained firm in her place. Were the children sending her clues or taunting their mother? It couldn't be. Oh, what wicked thing did you do?

Elsie leaned close to the woman’s face and whispered in her ear.

“What did you do to your children?”

©2020 L.B. Stimson (P)2021 L.B. Stimson

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Dark Secrets of the Past

This book is well written and very creative. I must admit that some parts truly pissed me off and I wanted to stop listening but I continued and found redeeming qualities within the story. I loved the storyline of vengeance and redemption but the ending wasn't a true ending it left me with many questions. I received this book from Audiobooks Unleashed and this is my honest unbiased review.

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Sweet/disturbing paranormal story

The story was sweet in the way that Elsie cared for the children and looked after them. It was disturbing with the original children. The ending leaves a few questions and a way to possibly continue on with the story. There are a few characters you will fall in love with, some you’ll like and some you’ll have a pity/dislike for. The narrator did a good job in conveying emotions. All in all it was good.

I was provided a free copy in exchange for my honest review.

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Creepy goodness

A nicely creepy story. The characters get under your skin & I had a few aaw moments.
As well as a few oooh moments!
It’s a spooky school, the children live there. The adults, well you need to judge for yourself.
A good creepy story to get your hair standing on edge!