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Friday, March 15, 2019

5 Star Review of "Mrs. Murray's Ghost (The Piccadilly Street Series Book 1)

About the Book:
It's 1967 and Mary’s family has moved into a huge Victorian mansion. She loves her gigantic new house, especially her room. But then she begins to meet the house’s other residents. Mrs. Murray was murdered in Mary’s new house. At first she tries to scare the new residents away, but there seems to be a force connecting the ghost to Mary. Even the stranded Brownies, the little people who live between the walls, feel that connection. When Mary becomes deathly ill, the Brownies and the ghost team up to try to rescue her, only to encounter a witch and her evil dragons and minions. Time is running out. They must rescue Mary from a fever-induced dream world before she is trapped there forever.

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Print Length: 112 pages
Publisher: Tell-Tale Publishing Group, LLC (August 31, 2018)
Publication Date: August 31, 2018
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English

About the Author:
Emily-Jane Hills Orford has fond memories and lots of stories that evolved from a childhood growing
up in a haunted Victorian mansion. Told she had a ‘vivid imagination’, the author used this talent to create stories in her head to pass tedious hours while sick, waiting in a doctor’s office, listening to a teacher drone on about something she already knew, or enduring the long, stuffy family car rides. The author lived her stories in her head, allowing her imagination to lead her into a different world, one of her own making. As the author grew up, these stories, imaginings and fantasies took to the written form and, over the years, she developed a reputation for telling a good story. Emily-Jane can now boast that she is an award-winning author of several books, including Queen Mary’s Daughter (Clean Reads 2018), Gerlinda (CFA 2016) which received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, To Be a Duke (CFA 2014) which was named Finalist and Silver Medalist in the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards and several other books. A retired teacher of music and creative writing, she writes about the extra-ordinary in life and the fantasies of dreams combined with memories.

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And now what we've all been waiting for -

5 Star Book Review by Carmen J. Otto

I might as well start at the beginning. I was immediately drawn to Mrs. Murray's Ghost because the cover art is absolutely intriguing! I also love books that are part of a series, because like my mother I have a hard time with endings of good books. I loved the cover art and right there on the cover was the word series - so I excitedly started reading. My favorite character was the little girl Mary. I felt so kindred with her throughout the story.

My favorite part of the book was when Brunny went into her dream world. I won't say more (mom says no spoilers allowed in a good review). The book was easy to follow, and it is now one of my favorite books. It was suspenseful and at points took my breath away. Mrs. Murray's Ghost is a book that is impossible to put down. Even with school and all my other obligations, it took me two days start to finish! I have already recommended this book to my fellow 6th graders and basically recommend it to anyone who likes adventure, suspense, and action in a book.

I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series and I'm excited to see that Emily-Jane Hills Orford has an entire page on her website of other books she has written. I recommend this book, but also recommend her as an author. I enjoyed her writing!

About Today's Reviewer:
Carmen is an 11 year old from a small Wisconsin town where she lives with her family. Carmen
spends her days in school and evenings on her family's dairy farm where she milks cows alongside her father and grandfather. She enjoys swim team, reading books, and playing with her many siblings. When Carmen grows she plans to become a large animal veterinarian where she can help farmers with their cattle but also work with horses.

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