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Haunting of Maddy Clare
Haunting of Maddy Clare | Simone St James
Sarah Piper's lonely, threadbare existence changes when her temporary agency sends her to assist a ghost hunter. Alistair Gellis-rich, handsome, scarred by World War I, and obsessed with ghosts- has been summoned to investigate the spirit of nineteen-year-old maid Maddy Clare, who is haunting the barn where she committed suicide. Since Maddy hated men in life, it is Sarah's task to confront her in death. Soon Sarah is caught up in a deperate struggle. For Maddy's ghost is real, she's angry, and she has powers that defy all reason. Can Sarah and Alistair's assistant, the rough, unsettling Matthew Ryder, discover who Maddy was, whereshe came from, and what is driving her desire for vengeance-before she destroys them all?Winner of two RITA Awards from the Romance Writers of America and the Arthur Ellis Award from Crime Writers of Canada
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EadieB
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BrieT2016 I‘m definitely going to give this book a try! 3w
EadieB @BrieT2016 Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 3w
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TorieStorieS
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Mehso-so

I think I had too high of expectations for this one... I was looking for a creepy audiobook for some October chills, and though this was certainly entertaining from start to finish, the plot‘s a bit predictable and I never felt frightened... Still, the time period of post WWI England shines here and I can see many being satisfied with this ghost story! #Purple #AudioColoring #ChillingPhotoChallenge #TeamStoker 11pts

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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sprainedbrain
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Another perfect #screamathon read. This one is a fast-paced historical fiction mystery with a creepy, scary ghost story and just a touch of romance. Loved the main characters, the intrigue, and the whole gothic feel of the book, but I have to say I didn‘t really care for the narrator of this audiobook. Thank goodness for 1.75 speed. 😬😂

This was my 3rd book by St. James, and I really like her style.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

mcipher She‘s a great author - I‘m curious about her newest, which seems to jump ahead a few decades from her other books. 2mo
sprainedbrain @mcipher yes, I‘m looking forward to that one! 2mo
Bookzombie I really liked this one too! 1mo
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+3 #teamstoker #scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

When Sarah Piper's temp agency sends her to assist a wealthy ghost hunter her life is forever changed. She's been asked to bear witness to the ghost of Maddy Clare, a young maid who carried her hatred of men kicking and screaming into the afterlife. As the haunting escalates the teams sure of one thing, to escape with their lives they'll have to help Maddy finish whatever business has kept her here.

xxjenadanxx Just making sure you got this one @TheReadingMermaid 2mo
TheReadingMermaid I did LOL forgot to mark it 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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Tamra
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I tried for 3 days to get into different historic fiction audio book and finally gave up. But I was hooked into this one with the first chapter! 👻 Fun premise.

IndoorDame Excellent! My library hold of this just came in. Glad to hear you liked it! 2mo
Tamra @IndoorDame I just started this morning. 🤞🏾🤞🏾 2mo
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Bookzombie
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I‘m sad that I let this one linger on my TBR for 4 years. I was immediately sucked into this spooky story. Sarah takes a job as temporary assistant to ghost hunter, Alistair. They set off to investigate the ghost of Maddy Clare, who committed suicide at nineteen. Maddy hates men so Sarah must confront her alone. Matthew, Alistair‘s regular assistant, joins them. He and Sarah must uncover Maddy‘s secrets before she destroys them all.

Read in Sept.

Tamra Sounds fun! I was just able to check out the audio. 👍🏾 (edited) 2mo
Bookzombie @Tamra Please let me know how it is on audio. 🙂 2mo
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TheLibrarian
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A historical mystery with a side of romance.

Alistair is obsessed with ghosts and has been called to investigate the spirit of 19 year old Maddy Clare, who is haunting the barn where she committed suicide. The ghost of Maddy doesn‘t like men, so Alistair hires Sarah from a temporary agency to confront Maddy. Soon Alistair‘s assistance, Matthew, is at the scene and will the 3 of them figure out who Maddy was?

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TheLibrarian
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Current life problems: our garage is being jackhammered so an internal draining system can be installed and it‘s disrupting my relaxing reading day... #homeownershipsucks

nu-bibliophile Great book and I love your book sleeve😀 6mo
Sace That hashtag is TRUTH. My neighbor had to do some jackhammering a few years ago and it shredded my nerves. I feel your pain. 6mo
Tamra Can you head somewhere else or do you have to stick around? I dot think I could stand it and I know my pets couldn‘t! The kids on the other hand would be gawking. 😄 6mo
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TheLibrarian @nu-bibliophile I‘m enjoying it so far and yes, the book sleeve is one of my favorites! 6mo
TheLibrarian @Tamra Sadly I need to stick around in case something happens. My husband is at work all day ☹️ My cat is upstairs hiding in my closet. 6mo
TheLibrarian @RestlessFickleBookHoarder It really is. Ugh so many problems that were never caught during the home inspection 😡 And I‘ve popped an anxiety pill to calm my nerves 😂 6mo
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JenlovesJT47
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I love The Broken Girls and have had her other books on my TBR for awhile. She does a great job mixing paranormal ghost stories with multiple genres, and this book is no exception. Part ghost story, part romance set in the wonderful roaring 20s (my fave!), this was a haunting, creepy read that will stick with me for awhile. 4⭐️ (would be 5 but felt it needed a bit more character development)

#paranormal

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Eggs Stacked 🤗 10mo
nu-bibliophile I ❤ all her books! 10mo
aprilpohren This looks and sounds awesome! 10mo
Gissy I have this one!! Waiting for me! 9mo
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Jess_Franzino
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2nd book completed for #24B4Monday. Took me a while longer to read than it usually would have due to how I haven‘t been feeling well. Very engrossing book, however! Simone St.James writes lovely ghost stories with a lot of heart and haunting sorrow to them. My only critique on this book, is that there was about one sexy scene too many (nothing super dirty, just longer than needed), & that I figured out “the twist” early on. Still a great read.

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Jess_Franzino
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#24b4Monday Update:

I took a picture of my time, and then I took a nap because I was still feeling rotten. The good news is, I woke up feeling better. The bad news is, I accidentally left my timer on during my nap, so now have to reset it.

TheReadingMermaid OMG I have totally done that before! Lol 🤪 Estimations are good when stuff like this happens 👍🏻😃👍🏻 10mo
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Jess_Franzino
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My reading “snack” (it‘s actually dinner), for the #24b4MondayGiveaway. Picture doesn‘t do it much justice, but it‘s ramen & roast beef in miso soup. Sooo yummy, and EXACTLY what I needed for my sinus/ear infection.
#24b4Monday @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid That looks delicious sweetie. Thank you for entering! 11mo
Andrew65 😋 Thanks for the entry, good luck. 😊 11mo
Andrew65 The tagged book is something I want to read as loved 11mo
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Jess_Franzino @TheReadingMermaid It is! I‘ll have to order from this ramen place again. Best I‘ve had in a while. 11mo
Jess_Franzino @Andrew65 I loved “The Broken Girls” too. I had been wanting to read this one for a while, but kept forgetting about it. It‘s super great and has kept me glued to the page! A nice cozy/spooky read. 11mo
Andrew65 @Jess_Franzino I need to accelerate it up my TBR! Thanks. 11mo
4thhouseontheleft That looks so yummy! 11mo
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whatsthEStorey
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I'm enjoying the ghost story, but this romantic interest is making me roll my eyes so hard my head hurts! So dramatic. Maybe it's my 30's showing, but the You-Infuriate-Me-With-Your-Condescending-Chauvinism-(but wait he's really just broken and vulnerable and needs a good woman!!)-Get-In-My-Pants-NOW style romance just doesn't do it for me. Girl, get some girlfriends to tell you that's called emotionally unavailable and it's so not hot! 😂😂😂

PenguinInFlight YES! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
LibrarianRyan 😁😁😂😂👍🏻👍🏻 1y
TheFunkyBookworm Hahahaha yaaaaasssss, tell it!!!👏🏽👏🏽 1y
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keys_on_fire 😃😃😝😝 awesome review!!! 1y
Burghbookaddict I DNF'd this one bc of that! 1y
whatsthEStorey @PenguinInFlight @LibrarianRyan @TheFunkyBookworm @keys_on_fire & @laurenashley we are all kindred spirits! 😂 I finished it & overall it was still a pick, but only because the romance was a relatively minor part of the book. 1y
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FlowerFairy
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Started this one last night. Very absorbing which is great because I couldn‘t sleep. Going for a job interview today. Please send all the good #litten vibes you can!

elizabethlk Best of luck!❤ 2y
BiblioLitten Good luck!❤ 2y
BookaholicNatty @FlowerFairy hope the interview goes absolutely amazing. You got this!!!! ❤️ 2y
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C.Perone 🍀🤞🍀🤞 2y
Kshakal Good vibes heading your way!! 2y
youneverarrived Sending positive vibes 💖 2y
Suet624 Good luck! 2y
Mollyanna Best of luck! 2y
everlocalwest Sending positivity your way! Best of luck! 💙 2y
asiriusreader Good luck! 2y
megt Good luck! 2y
FlowerFairy @C.Perone @Kshakal @youneverarrived @Suet624 @Mollyanna @everlocalwest @asiriusreader @megt @BookaholicNatty @BiblioLitten @elizabethlk Thanks to everyone! I killed it! A little birdie called this afternoon and gave me the heads up that I was the candidate chosen and my paperwork has been handed over to HR. Just awaiting the official call! So excited!!! 2y
megt Awesome news! Congratulations! 2y
Kshakal That is such great news!!!! So happy for you!! 2y
Suet624 How great!!! 2y
asiriusreader That‘s fantastic news!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
BiblioLitten That's awesome!🎇😘 2y
C.Perone Congratulations!!! 🎉💕 2y
Mollyanna Congratulations! 🎉🍾🎉 2y
elizabethlk Yaaay. Congrats! 💞 2y
everlocalwest That's so awesome!! Congratulations to you!!! 2y
BellaBookNook What wonderful news. I haven‘t been on in a few days so just now hearing the great news. Congratulations! Oh I hope you like the book. I did. 2y
Cpg Congrats!!! 2y
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JenlovesJT47
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Thank you for the #giveaway @MaleficentBookDragon and congratulations on your milestone!! 🤗💚🤗

These are my top 4 currently most wished for books!

#1234giveaway

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TaciturnWhenReading
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Super excited to start this tonight! 😍😍 Ghost hunting in 1920s England. Yes, please.

Melissa_J I enjoyed this one 😊 2y
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thereadingowlvina
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This is a #hauntingtale of an angry #ghost set in the #1920s #England. Sarah Piper was sent by her agency to assist #ghosthunter Alistair Gellis to investigate the haunting of the 19 years old #servant Maddy Clare. Not my usual #genre, just being #adventurous in my #readinglife to avoid #readingslump. A #goodread and an #engagingread. #booknerdigan #bookworm #read150 #yycreads #bookart #bookphotos #bookphotography #fall #paranormal #simonestjames

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booksandsympathy
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Playing catch-up with #uncannyoctober. Simone St James seems to be fond of putting a woman in a hat on her book covers. I've only read the tagged book, but the others are on my tbr list. #hatsandotherheadgear

Andrew65 A series I need to get to. 2y
robinb Oooh, I need to read these! I haven‘t read her before. I‘m already sold on the covers....very “moody”. 😊 Thanks for sharing! 2y
booksandsympathy @Andrew65 @robinb The Haunting of Maddy Claire was fantastic. I have a few other books to read first, then I can get to the others. 2y
Andrew65 @booksandsympathy Thanks for this. 😊 2y
booksandsympathy @Andrew65 You're welcome. 2y
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KimM
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#BookAndBonfire 🍁🍂🍁

Avanders Looks amazing. 🔥🍁🍂 And I have that book! Look forward to your thoughts ☺️ 2y
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quirkyreader
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This was an un-put-down able story. Darn spell check not wanting to behave.

Gothics are back, they are just relabeled as paranormal romance and paranormal suspense.

LeahBergen This was a really fun read. 2y
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quirkyreader
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Simone St. James's new book is coming out soon. I need to get caught up.

Moonpa This one was good! I found it disturbing! 2y
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sprainedbrain
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The damn Audible sale got me good this time...

The Haunting of Maddy Clare and Fuzzy Nation were both in my wishlist, so score! 👍

I have read the first Throne of Glass book, own the second on my kindle still tbr, have the 3rd on my wishlist, and now own the 4th and 5th thanks to Audible sales.

And once again I have picked up a Brittainy Cherry book due mainly to the hot bearded guy on the cover. Maybe I will actually like this one? 😳😜😂

ReadingEnvy I have my eye on Anne of Green Gables and the one by Radclyffe (lesbian romance!) 2y
sprainedbrain @ReadingEnvy ok, now I'm going back to look at the Radclyffe, so thanks for that. 😂 2y
ReadingEnvy @sprainedbrain ever since I watched the "Love Between the Covers" documentary I have wanted to try that author. ? 2y
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MallenNC I made a few purchases off that sale this morning too! 2y
ReadingRover I know!!!! Audible and their damn sales!!! Why do they have to remind you that stuff from your wishlist is on sale?!? I've already bought 2 books from my list and one that's not!!! 2y
readsusieread There's a sale?! BRB! 2y
Fantasyfan Between this sale, amazon's sale, my library's $1 bag sale tomorrow and the 1/2 price coupons I have for next weekend, I will be adding quit a few books to my stacks this week. And spending too much money I'm sure. 2y
sprainedbrain @Fantasyfan I'm having a similar week. 😂 2y
sprainedbrain @readsusieread hope you found something you needed. 😃 2y
sprainedbrain @ReadingRover it's a very helpful feature, right? 😂 2y
sprainedbrain @MallenNC 👍👍👍 2y
sprainedbrain @ReadingEnvy I decided to get that one, too. 😃 2y
ReadingRover @sprainedbrain gets me every time!!! 2y
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booksandsympathy
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Sarah Piper's lonely, threadbare existence changes when her temporary agency sends her to assist a ghost hunter. Alistair Gellis-rich, handsome, scarred by World War I, and obsessed with ghosts- has been summoned to investigate the spirit of nineteen-year-old maid Maddy Clare, who is haunting the barn where she committed suicide. Since Maddy hated men in life, it is Sarah's task to confront her in death. #commonwealthauthors #marchintoreading

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PatriciaU
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This is a suspenseful ghost story full of creepy, frightening imagery. In addition to a vengeful ghost, we also learn about the physical/psychological effects of war. Matthew wonders what happened to the ghosts of all the men he watched die in the Somme and at Ypres & says "I think the war annihilates ghosts. If we have mechanized death then where do the ghosts go? I find that most frightening of all. That the ghosts disappear with our humanity."

raelaschoenherr Her books are auto-buys for me! 3y
PatriciaU @raelaschoenherr this was my first by the author. Will have to look up the rest! 3y
raelaschoenherr I've read them all and liked them all! 3y
mcipher This was such a great book! I haven't read the most recent by this is a good reminder to get to it. She's a fabulous writer. 3y
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BellaBookNook
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This was a pleasant fast read. It was my first book by Simone St. James but not my last. I ordered it and 2 more from BookOutlet for a few dollars. I enjoyed the characters and the ghost story was fun. I will say there were several love scenes that made me close the book when my boys came into the room! 😊

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geekymomma
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Absolutely loved this one, the haunting the love story. Definitely my kind of read!

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geekymomma
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I've been hooked since the first chapter but have barely had time to read. Both my littles are asleep now though!

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PurpleyPumpkin
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I finished this one just in time to include in my October stats! It was the perfect read for this haunted season. The story and suspense built to a very satisfying ending. I was kinda surprised by the love story; it seemed to become pretty intense really quickly. But the main story of Maddy Clare and the unraveling of her unsettling story was the prime focus here. 4/5 ⭐️ Hope you're all having a spooktacular Hallowe'en!

LizzyM This book was a bit of a surprise for me - I really enjoyed it, much more than I anticipated! 3y
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missjenniferlowe
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The Haunting of Maddy Clare was amazing! It is a post-wwi mystery/ghost story. I don't usually go in for anything scary but I would say that this book was more spooky than scary. It has atmosphere. A perfect October read.

raelaschoenherr I love all her books! 3y
missjenniferlowe @raelaschoenherr It's the first one I've read but I really want to read the others now! 3y
raelaschoenherr So excited for you! I actually read her second book first and really loved that one. 3y
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Chrisbookarama
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The story was good. The heroine was annoying.

JazzFeathers Really? :( l was kind of thinking to read it... 3y
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missjenniferlowe
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Reading The Haunting of Maddy Clare for a book group and cuddling with this one. So far the book is pretty good. The cat is the best.

rubyslippersreads Your cat is hypnotizing me. 😸😸😸 3y
Bette 🐱❤️ 3y
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Chippywoman1
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This is what I consider a classic ghost story. It gave me goosebumps.

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RoxyWilde
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A quick meal and a little reading before heading to the theatre for Suicide Squad

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A quick meal and a little reading before heading to the theatre for Suicide Squad