A Ghost Story with a twist for rainy-day holiday reading

Jul 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Articles, Cosmic Egg Books, Fantasy, Historical, Psychological, Thriller

I don’t know about you, but I love having the time on holiday to read different genres from my usual choices. Much as I love the sunshine, I do also relish those odd days when the wet weather keeps me indoors curled up on the sofa and I can indulge and get lost in a great book. The Mistletoe Haunting, Legend of Minster Lovell is one such story, a perfect absorbing read; a gothic ghost story with a contemporary twist.

A Mistletoe Bride is murdered on Christmas Eve, 1893. Her ghost haunts the family stately home, Willow Manor, until her remains are discovered and the truth revealed. Set in the present day and Victorian England, the tragic young bride can at last share her story and put right the terrible injustice that destroyed her family and those she loved. The city of Oxford’s Randolph Hotel, and the village of Minster Lovell, the site of the stately home, are the locations for this heart-wrenching story of deceit, love and betrayal. The Mistletoe Bride, a local legend, was popularised in a poem by Thomas Haynes Bailey in 1884, and then set to music to become the popular song: The Mistletoe Bough.

“Excellent Ghost Story! A good ghost story has to make you feel like you are there and know what the characters are feeling, it also needs to build up the tension and suspension in the story and this is what happens in the Mistletoe Haunting with plenty of chills and suspense. I also think that setting the story in the past around an already know story brings a genuine sense of realism that is hard to beat. Overall, I enjoyed this novel immensely and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a real chiller to read. I should add that the writing is excellent.” ~ Avid Reader, Amazon

5* An atmospheric and absorbing ghost story which combines period charm and detail with a modern twist that really surprises. Highly recommended! ~ Paul T, Amazon

Available from a variety of sellers in paperback and e-book via http://www.cosmicegg-books.com/books/mistletoe-haunting

Mistletoe Haunting Cover

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