Book Review – The Haunting at Blackwood Hall

Book Review

The Haunting at Blackwood Hall by Barrymore Tebbs

Similar to Jane Eyre

Four Stars

Jane Eyre-ish

I’ve been on a ghost story kick lately. I’ve also been trying out books that are in some way similar to Jane Eyre. The Haunting at Blackwood Hall seemed to fit both of these criteria so I gave it a try. I’m very glad I did.

Governesses, ghosts, mansions on the moors… ahhhh just what I was looking for. Tebbs takes his time with the atmosphere giving the reader time to savor. If you are looking for a fast paced thriller, then this book is not for you.

Each character was presented with a clear and distinct personality. I loved the child, Alice. What a perfect addition to this spooky story.

*slight spoilers*

I took away one star for the up and down pacing. There were numerous climaxes. I wasn’t sure which were key scenes. Some story lines seemed random or incomplete – Bahktu and the reveal of Kent’s real personality. Huh? I needed more with those two.

* End spoilers*

I sure hope Barrymore Tebbs is writing more gothic tales. I will read them FOR SURE!

You can find it here – The Haunting and Blackwood Hall



Review: Ghosts of the Falls

Here is my review of –

ghosts of the falls

Ghosts of the Falls
by Sarah Gilman
October 2013
Entangled: Ever After
54 pages
paranormal, romance

Find it on Goodreads.

Thank you NetGalley and Entangled for this ebook.


Determined to prove she’s fit for the family business, exorcist Jade Clarence knows the assignment waiting in Maine is her last chance. Born into a family of exorcists, Jade’s unorthodox ideas have gotten her into trouble in the past…and cost the life of a client.

After haunting a Maine state park for more than a century, Dutch Hutchinson will do whatever it takes to bring an end to his unfulfilling existence. When an act of arson brings a beautiful exorcist to town, Dutch takes corporeal form in order to spend his last hours in her company.

Jade quickly uncovers Dutch’s true identity and finds herself falling for the man behind the spirit. But when Jade’s legacy threatens their future, they will have to overcome the greatest of odds—life and death.

My Review –

Three Stars

This is a nice, quick novella. You will find a pleasant setting, likable characters, and sexy scenes.

Thank you NetGalley and Entangled Press for the review copy of this title.

Even though I found this ebook an enjoyable read, it was somewhat plain. It was nice, fine, OK. Nothing very memorable. It didn’t need to be longer, it just needed more spark.

I think this author has talent. She just needs to push things further, deeper.

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So I guess it was just OK.

~ Jenna