The Haunting of Bechdel Mansion by Roger Hayden


The Haunting of Bechdel Mansion

By: Roger Hayden
Genres: Paranormal Thriller
Pages: 147
The Haunting of Bechdel Mansion by Roger Hayden

A paranormal phenomenon, a mysterious curse, and an unsolved murder forty years in the making. 

A young couple move into their dream home only to find a dark presence lurking from within. For Curtis and Mary, the small town of Redwood, Indiana seems too good to be true. Everything is perfect, including the Victorian mansion they purchased at a great price. But they soon experience terrifying supernatural encounters tied to the deadly secrets of an unsolved mass murder. Can they solve the mystery in time? Or will they face the same doomed fate as the tenants who came before them? 

In this new mystery supernatural thriller, best-selling author Roger Hayden delivers a frightening world where nothing is as it seems with “The Haunting of Bechdel Mansion,” a bold new supernatural series certain to have readers leaving their lights on. Because in the town of Redwood, no one gets out alive…

 
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I read this series as part of a box set. While the story is really good, the abruptness of the cliffhangers at the end of each story (in this story as well as the other story in the set) is very off-putting. I understand the desire to keep a reader interested in the story to make them want to buy the next book but to cut it off in the ways they did made me not want to continue reading at all. It made me distrustful of the authors.

 

I love a good murder mystery, especially if it involves ghosts. The Haunting of Bechdel Mansion had exactly that. A decades-old, unsolved mass murder in a small town, suspicious townspeople, and a woman who can see ghosts. The main questions remain, who killed them, and what will be done about it?

 

This book was very similar to the other series in the set, The Haunting of Winchester Mansion. Both were good despite the similarities and horrible cliffhangers. They are worth reading but only if you get the whole set of each series at once.

 

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The Haunting of Winchester Mansion by Alexandria Clarke Series review


The Haunting of Winchester Mansion

By: Alexandria Clarke
Genres: Paranormal Thriller
The Haunting of Winchester Mansion by Alexandria Clarke Series review

In the small town of Black Bay, a vacant, forgotten house sits atop an overlooking bluff. When Bailey and Bodhi Taylor move in and begin renovations, the house seems perfect. But things move on their own, screams echo from the basement, and Bailey sees a shadowy figure out of the corner of her eye. Is the house haunted? And if it is, what does the ghost want with Bailey? 

 
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Great series except for the cliffhangers at the end of each book. If I hadn’t bought the whole series at one time, I wouldn’t have continued reading. I like cliffhangers, don’t get me wrong but this was so abrupt, it was almost as if the author wrote the entire series and just cut it into pieces to make multiple books.

 

Bailey and Bodhi are house fippers with a popular blog. They move to a tiny town to restore The Winchester Mansion. The previous owners and their 2 children mysteriously died in a boating accident and the house fell into disrepair. They were beloved by the whole town after bringing it back from the brink of bankruptcy, so the town mourned the loss of the family for years. Bailey and Bodhi are welcomed with open arms by the townspeople but when Bailey starts to experience the unusual, she starts to believe maybe there was something more sinister to their deaths than a simple accident.

 

There are plenty of twists and turns in this series, as well as mystery and emotional strife. The relationship between Bailey and Bodhi isn’t what it seems from the outside but as the series goes on, we learn where the problems lie and why.

 

Overall, I truly enjoyed this series, but as I mentioned the cliffhangers where awful. At the end of each book, I may have uttered a quite few expletives, demonstrating my displeasure. The ending left me satisfied that everything was tied up in a neat little bow, even though parts of it were kind of sad. The box set I purchased had another series, The Haunting of Bechdel Mansion, which was also pretty good aside from the cliffhangers. There are some similarities but are still different enough that you don’t end up feeling like you read the same book twice.

 

 

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Do NOT buy Girl Scout Cookies on Ebay or Amazon!!!

All, Andi here, my daughter is a Girl Scout. She is a Cadette so middle school age. Yesterday she was talking to someone at a booth. They said, “I can just buy Girl Scout cookies online all year, so why buy them from you and freeze them?” So we go to Amazon and Ebay and Holy Schneickies, are there girl scout cookies for sale.  My daughter was furious and has something to say.

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Hey all, Girl Scout here, and I wanted to let everyone know just what it means to sell girl scout cookies, and how bad it is to buy from those online sellers.

I sell at booths and going door to door. I ask friends and family, and I even have a digital website where I upload a video. That all takes work. What do we get? We get about a dollar for every 5 dollar box we sell.  It is hard work, and you get prizes, like I am going for 1000 boxes that will get me a trip to a local water park. We are halfway through the season and I have spent 30 hours at booths, not to mention the time carrying, sorting, and helping with the organization of the troop’s cookies.

What do these scammers do?  They buy ones, that are likely expired and nasty, they then mark it up 2, 3, in some cases 10 times what you would buy from them, and they rake in the money. It isn’t helping girls, it is helping their greedy wallets, and you the buyer get nasty, old cookies that who knows where they have been. I can tell you exactly where our cookies have been, they come from the Baker via delivery truck, they go to the girl scout house where they sit where no one has access to but registered, background checked leaders and adult volunteers until we take them to the booth or directly to the buyer.  Minimal exposure makes sure your cookies are not broken, not exposed to who knows what, and are fresh.

The money that you spend to buy cookies goes to help girls go to camp who can’t otherwise. The money goes to educational and fun activities, like when Microsoft helped put on a coding day for girls.

Ebay is great for a lot of things, but cookies is not one of those things. Amazon has one seller who was they were selling 2015 cookies, those cookies are 4 years old. Are they going to taste like the ones we sold this year? No, and who knows where they have been for four years.  Are people really spending money to hold on to cookies like people hold on to wine? Do they have a fancy cookie rack like a wine rack but for cookies? I love girl scout cookies. Now that I am gluten free I can only have the Toffee Tastic, but let’s be real, girl scout cookies are not wine. My mom says they are good with wine, but they are not wine.

If you want to buy girl scout cookies, then go ahead. I won’t provide my digital cookie page on this post, but if you want to let my mom or Melanie know. Search Littlebrowniebaker to locate my cookies to find local booths or ask on facebook.  There are many ways to support girl scouts without buying on Amazon and Ebay. Even if those are parents, then I can promise they aren’t giving that extra to the troop.

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Thanks minion.  Thank you Fang world for letting her get that off her chest.  It sucks for the girl scout. She hurts when someone says, “I bought these online and they suck, why should I buy from you.” This can be disheartening.

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