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Called Home by Sheila Connolly – Review

Posted by Brooke in Book Review, Uncategorized / 1 Comment

Called Home by Sheila Connolly – ReviewCalled Home on June 22, 2011
Pages: 24
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four-stars

The national bestselling author of the Orchard Mysteries presents this short prequel that started Meg Corey's mysterious adventures on the apple orchard in the small town of Granford, Massachusetts.

Out of a job and living alone in a drafty Colonial house, Meg Corey is supposed
to be fixing the house up to sell, but now she's got the flu and she's freezing and she feels very sorry for herself. Then Deborah Warren shows up to distract her—but is Deborah a ghost, or just the product of Meg's feverish imagination?

Choosing to believe that Deborah really is a ghost, Meg sets out to discover the truth of why she's been around for 200 years when all she wants is to go home.

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Called Home by Sheila Connolly is a prequel novella in the Orchard Myseries series. I borrowed this short eBook story from the library to read on my Kindle. This is the first I have read in this series.

The story starts with Meg working in the drafty house she inherited. She hears something, and at first thinks it is her own thoughts. But when she turns, she sees the ghostly apparition of Deborah Warren. Meg figures that she is seeing things due to fever and stress. But when she wakes up the next morning, and sees Deborah again, she thinks what she is seeing must be real.

This short story serves as a good ‘jumping off’ point for the series. I felt like I had a little introduction to Meg and the type of person she is, and also why she is in the house. I enjoyed the character of Meg and look forward to reading more. I feel like I know what to expect in upcoming books in this series. This is one I am glad I borrowed from the library. The story did feel a bit rushed, and I felt that it was because the author was trying to keep the story very short.

Rating Report
Plot
four-stars
Characters
four-stars
Writing
four-half-stars
Pacing
three-half-stars
Cover
four-half-stars
Overall: four-stars

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