Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Norah Lofts - Gad's Hall: A Novel of the Supernatural

70. Gad's Hall: A Novel of the Supernatural by Norah Lofts (1977)
The Gad's Hall Series Book 1
Length: 282 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 24 December 2011
Finished: 28 December 2011
Where did it come from? From Paperback Swap
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 22 December 2011
Why do I have it? I like Norah Lofts as an author and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.

When the Spender family - Bob, his wife Jill, and their three children - are first offered the chance to move into Gad's Hall; they are absolutely thrilled. The previous owner of this ancient, beautifully kept Tudor-style house is a kind-hearted elderly gentleman who simply wants someone to protect the family homestead. He is actually looking for a family that is capable of caring for the mansion, and of bringing Gad's Hall back to life; and he is willing to give the Spenders his home for practically a song.

The Spender family views Gad's Hall as an incredible bargain - a truly amazing godsend - and they are beyond thankful for this gentleman's astonishingly selfless act of generosity. They are delighted to accept such a thoughtful gift. The happy couple and their young family soon move in and make themselves comfortable in their new home.

However, what the Spender family does not realize is that Gad's Hall is haunted. Oh, nobody heard terrified screams in the night, no objects went flying through the air, and no one heard murderous, disembodied voices - yet Gad's Hall is haunted just the same. Gad's Hall has absolutely been brought back to life.

In fact, the house is actually alive! Yes, a door to the past has been opened by the arrival of the Spender family. And soon Jill Spender - a strong-willed, sensible woman - will be overtaken by irrational feelings she can not possibly control. All because of the unspeakable secret kept by the women who had lived at Gad's Hall more than a century ago...

I must say that I absolutely loved reading this book. In my opinion, Norah Lofts was a truly excellent author. She was an intelligent writer, able to write intriguing and intricately-woven plots that are thoroughly enjoyable. I think Gad's Hall: A Novel of the Supernatural is another absolute gem written by Norah Lofts and I give this book an A+!

A+! - (96-100%)

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

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