The Guinea Ghost

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On the weather-beaten Yorkshire moors of the north of England, a young woman believes she has seen the ghost of her former servant. Is Phoebe really tormented by the spirit of her maidservant Molly? Are the visions purely symptoms of a depressed soul, or are they signs the oppressive atmosphere of the family farm hides dark secrets? More

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About MJ Holman

I have been a poet and a writer since I was a teenager. I have always adored the English language, words impact upon our thoughts and emotions throughout our life's journey no matter how we view their importance. This love for language brought me to my first job in a library where each day was a new discovery and a learning experience. Names called to me from the shelves: Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, John Steinbeck, Gustav Flaubert, Mary Shelley, and Dacia Maraini; all of them hold a power over me and have influenced each word I place upon the page.
A love of history and further training to become an historical researcher brought the disciplines of literature and research together and now I write primarily historical fiction. I have always had aspirations to be a literary author and believe in writing innovatively and in a thought-provoking way; I write my characters as if they want to share their motives and emotions with the reader and they can be heard murmuring behind the themes and plots.

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Review by: Queen of Spades on Jan. 18, 2014 :
What makes The Guinea Ghost so impressive is the powerful imagery and conveyance of prose throughout this short read. I was taken in by the introduction and remained glued throughout the read. I found myself reading it aloud, and I could definitely see The Guinea Ghost being an audio read. Molly's pain and suffering was a portrait, and I could actually see it.

Although I am comfortable with the brevity, I can see arguments with wanting it to be longer because of the engagement of this writer's style.

In addition, there is potential for a roll out of a richer story involving Molly (her future with William), Phoebe (wanting a love of her own), and the parents (the ocean of secrets that surrounds the ground). A fantastic short story write that I highly recommend. Stay tuned for more from this author.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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