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Publisher's Summary

For more than 100 years, creative souls have traveled to the Bosco estate to live and work under its captivating spell. Novelist Ellis Brooks is writing a book based on the dark events that took place during the summer of 1893. All she knows is that the wealthy Milo Latham brought in a psychic medium to help his wife contact their three dead children - only to have the seance turn deadly and his remaining child abducted. 

As Ellis uncovers the Latham family's dark secrets, a series of bizarre accidents occurs. The lines between past and present, living and dead blur, until the tangled truth threatens to ensnare all it touches.

©2006 Carol Goodman (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Solidly okay

It wasn’t a bad book, but I found it a bit hard to follow. I think the problem is that it takes awhile for the story to pick up. There are a ton of characters, and I found it hard to stay focused enough to learn all of the different characters before the book started to get interesting. I found myself having to go back because I had stopped paying attention many times throughout the book. The story is interesting once it gets going, it just seems like the first half of the book is painfully slow.

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couldnt get into it

struggled to finish. confusing convoluted. thin characters that i could not care about. dont waste your time

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Read this One

I read The Ghost Orchid years ago and loved the tight, complicated tapestry of story....But listening to it was at times an almost painful experience. I ought to say that reader Jen Taylor's work is exemplary. This is just one of those stories that ought to remain between the reader and the writer with no one between.

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dragged on....could not finish last 2 hours .

I struggled to finish...too long. Did not finish, tried several times. Hard to follow overall stories.

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Contrived and complicated

I had high hopes going into this book, but was quickly disappointed. I couldn't get into the story but stuck with it long after I would have given up on other books. I mean, how can you go wrong with writers working in a haunted house with a spiritualist as one of the guests and native american lore as your inspiration??? Oh boy, this story just failed to live up to what it could have become. The story was so complex with limp characters. And the writing depicting the fantastical things that happened to the characters was just silly. In one scene the rose petals that fell in winter spelled out the name of who the heroine was supposed to think of. I would have thought with her psychic abilities, the ghosts wouldn't have to literally, spell it out for her... of course this is just one persons opinion. Happy Listening if you choose to get it!