Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb

The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb

Anyone in the mood for a good ghost story and a giveaway?  

Halcyon Crane grew up believing the story that her mother and all their belongings perished in a fire when she was five.  He father alone raised her and she led a fairly ideal life.  Jump ahead 30 years and she  has just received a letter in the mail confirming her whole life has been a lie.  Her mother has only recently died and sent a letter to her through her lawyer.  Hallie is in shock and doesn't know what to believe and when her dad confirms her worst suspicions, she decides to investigate and go to her childhood home, a home she has no memory of.

Halcyon travels to a remote island in Great Lakes area and it is like traveling back in time.  There are no motorized vehicles on the island and the place seems shrouded in mystery.  Everyone keep staring at her and she keeps having visions of people that aren't there.  Eventually Hallie begins to question what is real as she learns her true identity and the history of her family.

The Tale of Halcyon Crane is a good old fashioned ghost story complete with witches, graveyards, seances, secrets and murder.  It is the perfect book for a bone chilling evening that will at once captivate you and transport you to another dimension.  You may become so immersed in the story you might even see a ghost out of the corner of your eye and then question what you see, like Hallie.

Do you believe in ghosts?  I do.  I grew up in a haunted house and felt the presence of many different ghosts.  I usually get a chill that travels from the tip of my toe to the top of my head when I am in the presence of one.  It is an errie feeling to have and it doesn't happen very often.  My favorite story to tell of the ghost in my house took place on my 13th birthday party sleepover.  I told my friends the house was haunted and they didn't believe me.  Immediately the lights in the room popped on and every girl screamed.  The lights went off and on for several minutes.  I think everyone believed me after that.

What about you?  I would love to hear your ghost story or your opinion on ghosts.  Do you believe we are surrounded by spirits?

If you would like to win a copy of this book please visit the contest link:  The Tale of Halycon Crane Contest

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