Welcome back to my blog. Today I have a review for you for The Farmhouse by L.B Stimson curtesy of ZooLoo’s Tours and Question Mark Press.
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.
Do you ever start reading a book and instantly feel a connection to the words and pages? Well that is exactly how I felt reading The Farmhouse.
Set in an gothic farmhouse packed with history, the author sets such an atmospheric tone to the story.
This isn’t a simple book focusing on he relationship of the main couple but there are layers beneath. We uncover the history of the house and the previous occupants. All overlayed with a supernatural, eerie haze which perfectly lends itself to the present storyline.
I was so drawn in to this book, to learn not only about Kyle and Jenny but more so to learn about Mary, Oliver, Gertie and the other children.
The Farmhouse was hauntingly beautiful read full of mystery, intrigue, sorrow and hope.
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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Thank you reading.