The house, for all of its solitude, seemed incredibly noisy
The Farmhouse, having stood against time and history for nearly 160 years in the Virginia countryside, was forgotten and abandoned until Kyle and Jenny Dowling moved in during the summer of 1972.
The Dowlings, married just a year, were struggling to repair their broken marriage. It was to be the perfect place, away from it all, to heal their relationship. Jenny would write and Kyle would tend to minor renovations. The rent was cheap.
The realtor warned them, however, against staying beyond the final days of fall.
I must confess that I don’t usually read straight-up horror. I do read magical realism and the paranormal as long as it doesn’t scare me or affect my dreams. I am sensitive to books like that, and this book pushed all those buttons. I was scared, freaked out, and not looking forward to going to sleep, which is why I don’t usually read horror. However, I am not holding that against the book, which was extremely well written. Those characters that haunted me afterwards were supposed to do so, and although I don’t enjoy the creeped out feeling, I applaud the author for creating characters and a story that were so well done in the horror genre.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
L.B. grew up in a one stop-light town in central Idaho. After earning a Bachelor of Art’s degree in cultural anthropology from California State University-Chico, she uprooted herself to begin a new life in Washington, D.C., where she began a varied career in professional communications in private business and education.
“I’ve always had a passion for photography, travel, writing, and history. I am thrilled to now be creating works of fiction that allow me to share these passions with others. One of my favorite parts of the writing process is the historical research required to bring authenticity to my characters’ lives.”
This is her fifth book and the second in her standalone series: Tales from the Parlor Room–a collection of gothic and ghostly tales.
She currently resides in Virginia where she enjoys cemetery walks, visiting abandoned and haunted places and working on more ghostly tales.
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4 thoughts on “Blog Tour and Book Review: The Farmhouse”
Thank you so much Bonnie! For this review and for taking the plunge into reading this genre x
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Thank you Zoe! The author is very talented. I’m just a bit of a wimp.
Nice review Bonnie. I don’t read horror either and for the same reasons as you. But, I sure can appreciate good writing.
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Yes, good writing is obvious, whatever the genre.