Haversham Hill by Sunni Morris


Haversham Hill

By Sunni Morris

Fear is something that others inflict on you or you inflict on yourself. But, when the fear comes from something unknown that you cannot see, understand or reason with, well that is called living in Haversham Hill, a stately mansion with secrets within its walls that will terrify the reader and those living there.

 

Within my very walls you will soon learn what real fear is and why you might not want to step inside. Within the boundaries of my stately mansion and the inner forest beyond, you will find the former residents of my home and their ghostly spirits. Some have been laid to rest and others have different ideas in mind. Those that lived here were truly witches that were part of a Coven of witches that were noted for their black magic and more. Within my walls lived a young girl named Carrie and her family whose lives were lost in a tragic car accident.

 

 

 

Carrie Haversham Freeman and her family were killed in a car accident five years ago and she is determined to take action and create a better future for herself and not as a ghost or a spirit. Do you believe that ghosts or spirits can enter the body of a human and take their form resuming their lives in the body of another? Would that person take on the persona and character of the person living within their body, or would that person become one and the same with them. That is something Carrie hopes to find out by instilling fear, anxiety and more on Amber O’Donnell the new residents of Haversham Hill and her family in order to take control of their fate and more.

 

 

 

 

Carrie is determined at any cost to get her human form back no matter what it takes. She feels with the help of her also deceased relatives, she might take over the body of a living person and be alive again preferably one of the twins.

I will let her speak:

“ I am Carrie and Haversham Hill is my home and I do not like having these strangers living here. I warned those two girls that if they did not play with me and made me mad the consequences would be severe and they did not listen. I will do anything to make them pay for not listening to me and playing with me. I will turn their rooms into shambles and I will wreak havoc throughout Haversham Hill. The shenanigans my family and I pull will not only terrify the occupants but will bring fear into their hearts, minds and eyes every time they enter the house. There is no stopping me from getting what I want.”

 

 

Haunted houses are defined as ones that are believed to be the center of supernatural or paranormal occurrences. A haunted house such as Haversham Hill has a family of ghosts and spirits living in it and in the woods that house their final resting places. Such houses are often seen by those living in them as inhabited by spirits of deceased people who lived there and were familiar with the house and the surrounding property. As with the family of ghosts residing here in Haversham Hill, supernatural activity inside the house is associated with a violent and tragic event, in this case a fatal accident.

 

 

 

Why did Amber O’Donnell buy this house without researching its history? What about the eerie feeling and chills that ran up and down her spine when she saw it for the first time? Is it the torrential rainstorm, the cold and unfriendly feeling that caused her to shiver when she entered it or the strange people she met in the town? What about the house and the darkness within it? What about the rumor that a witch lived in the house? Would you believe it? What if the only way to find out was to ask one? Would you? All she wanted was to escape life in the city and start anew after a messy divorce.

 

 

One evening after finally settling in their new home, Callie and Risa her twin daughters are awakened by the sound of a child crying and want to learn more and they do. Inquisitive, curious and determined to find out where the cries originated they come face to face with a young girl wearing a long white dress. The ghostly figure frightened them but not enough for them to cry for help. Claiming she only wanted to befriend the girls she insisted that they play with her.    Telling the girls that she would always be there even if they did not see her.  Also telling the girls it would be unwise to get her angry. They would soon learn the meaning of those words and much more. Carrie pretended to want to befriend them but we know she had other ideas in mind. Let the terror begin!

 

 

As Amber peers through the back window of this house she sees a plaque with something unusual written on it. It stated that there was a witch that once lived there and the plaque had the witches name and more engraved on it. Not only that but a black cat seems to linger close by in the back and it appears to converse with a raven. How strange is that? Or is there a much more sinister reason behind what everyone seems to think they are seeing? Just why is Dorsey the real estate agent so eager to rid herself of this listing? What are the secrets that Merrill Havershim never learned before selling this house and burying the last of his family?

 

Do you believe in haunted houses? Do you believe in ghosts and how would you feel if you met some living in your own home with you and your twin daughters? With the help of her boyfriend Gary who is supportive, caring and more she soon learns not only the true meaning of love, but trust too. For without him she and her two daughters might not have survived what Carrie and her family had in store for them. Each night noises, screams, destruction and more awakened them. Shivering where they stood and frightened beyond belief this family banned together in order to find out what was behind the nightly visits and the fear instilled in them by Carrie and her family.

As Amber, the two girls and her boyfriend Gary venture into town after a night of terror they visit, Sadie the owner of a Magick Store they hope will not only help but enlighten them. But, Amber is fearful of her methods and hesitates leaving the girls with her while she prepares a preparation to secure and bind the house from harm and more. But, the danger and the terror has yet to really begin and when they return home from Ravensdam what they see in their home would not only intimidate, shock and mystify them but convince Amber that buying the house was a mistake and endangering the safety of her family, herself and Gary was far more important than a house.

 

With Sadie’s help the twins and Gary learn about witchcraft and what they will need to protect themselves, the house and their belongings from any more harm. But the tincture that Sadie helps prepare to protect the house and the bindings that will prevent Carrie from doing them any more harm are destroyed before they can use them.

 

The devastation that Carrie, the cat, the raven and her family cause not only awaken Amber to the need to rid herself of the house, but causes her to enlist the help of the only person in town who could bring everyone to safety: Sadie. Learning that Sadie is truly a good friend and might even be a witch, and embark with the help of everyone in both families to leave Haversham Hill and never return.

 

Even ghosts sometimes learn their lessons the hard way. You might think that Carrie is devoid of anyone disciplining her and bringing her to task for her actions, think again. When the old matriarch of the family explains that her fate and plight are her own fault.

 

Family love, loyalty, trust and friendship and more to m are the primary themes of this book. It is not just about a family of ghosts and one little girl whose life was snuffed out before she had a chance to live and her hope to become human again. It is about a mother who would do anything to protect her family and a little girl named Carrie who wished she were apart of it too.

 

Sunni Morris has created a plot that not only engages the reader from the first page but also keeps you in suspense; wonder and captivated and spellbound making you feel as if you were living in that house too. The vivid descriptions of the house, what the ghosts did and the surrounding area in the back plus the rituals that the spirits engaged in, are so clearly depicted you can visualize the events as the happen. This is truly an interesting novel that certainly leaves room for a sequel. What will happen to the next family? Only our brilliant author knows for sure.

 

I never give books stars: I give this book five friendly ghosts and one beautiful house for Amber her children to live in.

 

 

 

 

 

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