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Nothing will keep Louisa from her great-aunt's fortune. Except perhaps a phantom who turns out to be a most eligible bachelor. 

Although Louisa Banner insists she is not the least bit superstitious, she cannot help her misgivings when her family announces she must spend October with her great aunt in a rundown Welsh castle riddled with tales of ghosts. The family hopes Louisa will endear herself to her aunt enough to win a grand inheritance. Louisa’s only wish is to avoid a run-in with any of the phantoms spoken of by the local villagers. When Louisa stumbles upon a forgotten graveyard, and a man whose name comes directly from a tombstone, she isn’t certain whether to run away in terror or stay and get to know the handsome spirit. 

Erasmus Grey is cursed, and not only because he sometimes hears the voices of his dead grandparents. While most men would count it a blessing to be a wealthy, eligible bachelor, Ras is absolutely panic-stricken at the idea of finding a bride. Rather than succumb to the matchmaking mothers of London, he retreats to an old family cottage with no plans to return to society. Though he manages to keep his presence in the country a secret, coming upon a lovely young woman during one of his rambles nearly undoes all his careful work. But when he realizes Miss Banner thinks him a ghost, Ras wonders if he might have found a way to cure his own fears.

The sixth book in the Seasons of Change series, A Haunting at Havenwood is a stand-alone novel. Check out the other books in the multi-author series to discover stories about change and love.

  • Book One: The Road Through Rushbury by Martha Keyes
  • Book Two: The Last Eligible Bachelor by Ashtyn Newbold
  • Book Three: A Forgiving Heart by Kasey Stockton
  • Book Four: A Well-Trained Lady by Jess Heileman
  • Book Five: The Cottage by Coniston from Deborah M. Hathaway
  • Book Six: A Haunting at Havenwood by Sally Britton
  • Book Seven: His Disinclined Bride from Jennie Goutet
©2020 Sally Britton (P)2020 Sally Britton

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  • 🐺 SCARLET PIMPERNEL 🐺
  • 16-01-2021

HAVENWOOD MANOR

ANOTHER WONDERFUL STORY BY SALLY BRITTON, JESSICA ELISA BOYD, DID A GREAT JOB WITH THE NARRATION.

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  • Julie C
  • 31-12-2020

Absolutely Delightful!!!

The Seasons of Change books have been delightful. I've read a handful of them and have to admit that I really have been looking forward to reading them all, but this one kept catching my eye because of the haunting aspect and the time of year it came out. I'm not a scary and spooky story type of person. I don't like scary movies. Nope! Not for me at all! Thank you very much! But being a fan of Sally Britton's books and knowing what reading her stories entails for me, I thought this would be a delightful book and have some fun mystery to it. I was not disappointed at all. I loved every minute of it. I actually did a mix of listening and reading to it. The narrator of the audiobook has such a soothing voice that I loved listening to her read the book.

Louisa's family situation isn't the best and she finds herself being shipped off to a great aunt's home by herself. She isn't sure what to expect but finds her situation better than expected. Her aunt is kind and caring. Finding time to explore the area, she runs into Erasmus Grey. They have a couple fun interactions and first meetings. I giggled at the creativeness of Sally Britton of their initial acquaintance and developing friendship. It was delightful.

The haunting aspect, or rather the ghosts aspect was quite fun. Delightful is the word I would use for it. I know I used that word about Louisa and Erasmus's friendship, but I think it's a great word to describe the characters and the story of this book.

The mystery and slight suspense (not scary) of the book had me turning the pages and listening during every spare minute that I could. If you enjoy fun books and stories that pull you into them, not letting go even after the last page, this book is one I would recommend for your reading pleasure. There are some other characters aside from the main two and the ghosts, some of them I liked and others I didn't care for. But then again that was their purpose. I'll let you read and discover who those characters are. ;-)

Content: Clean. Ghosts are some of the characters but they aren't malicious or scary. Well written!

Happy Reading!!!

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  • Heather Hedrick
  • 21-12-2020

wonderful sweet romance

i loved this sweet romance. although it has ghosts it is not scary at all. narration is prefect.

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  • Tammy Ritthaler
  • 08-04-2021

So Refreshing!

A sweet growing romance! Such a refreshing change from the main characters always having to hate each other first before falling in love! The main characters are positive and kind - and happy! The humor was subtle yet thorough. The romances are sweet and naturally occurring. I enjoyed the fun of the ghosts in this one. I have read many of her books and will continue to seek more out.

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  • Laurie S
  • 06-01-2021

Enjoyable

Can’t go wrong with this author for unique, clean, and well-written stories. I’m off to find another one I haven’t listened to yet. I only wish these shorter stories were a little less expensive because they go so fast. Still, keep them coming!

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  • Amber
  • 15-12-2020

A fun twist on a regency romance

Loved this twist on a regency romance. I loved the relationship between Louisa and Ras. I love that she is able to look beyond his struggles and see the man inside. Sally always does such a beautiful job weaving her stories and this one is no exception! I loved the narrator as well. She did a wonderful job with each character.

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  • Lu
  • 13-12-2020

A fun story with a lovely stammering ghost

This book is a fun, romantic, and sweet historical romance with some lovely apparitions and exciting treasure hunting.

Louisa's father passed away a few years prior, and the family finances had deteriorated ever since.

After failing again to capture a husband, and with their finances reaching a breaking point, Louisa's cold mother sent her to live with a distant great-aunt in the far north of England.

The great-aunt, to Louisa's surprise, was actually quite nice. The place was remote and cold, but the people were so warm and different from her judgmental and distant mother.

The place's most irresistible attraction was the ghost that 'lived' at the local graveyard and the treasure he was connected to.

The story was lovely! Ras, the ghost, was the sweetest of heroes. He was shy, stammered a bit, and was utterly captivating.

Together, Louisa and Ras, with the help of two other adorable ghosts, looked for the treasure, falling hopelessly in love in the meantime.

I loved how the story moved me by simply relaying their small gestures of affection. I love how it captures the magic of holding hands for the first time, the energy of an involuntary touch. It was pure and sweet.

Once again, the narration is very clear and well performed. It is my third audiobook by this narrator, and I like her more and more as I listen to her work. One of the characters was Scottish, and I loved her rendition of him.

It is a sweet romance with a bit of adventure, a tad of family drama, and a small fun dose of supernatural.

Lovely! Highly Recommended!

I received a code for this book from the author and this is my honest review.

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  • Nathan J.
  • 11-12-2020

A different type of historical romance

This is a fun love story with adventure, ghosts, and romance. I had already read the book but enjoyed listening to it as well. The love that blossoms between Ras and Louisa is wonderful and sweet. Ras has some challenges with over coming a stutter with years of teasing and bullying. Louisa is the type of understanding spirit that can love him in spite of what others see as a flaw.
I also enjoyed this narrator.

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  • Ballet in AK
  • 08-12-2020

Ghosts and treasure combine with romance

Story: 5 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed this story; a set of bickering (delightful) ghosts, a Marquess trying to get on with writing his latest gothic novel, and a poor young lady come to live as a companion to her estranged aunt.

Nothing is as it seems and everything is delightful, with just a touch of the supernatural and some stellar detective work thrown in!

Sally Britton does it again! She tells an enjoyable regency tale with imperfect, lovable main characters and memorable side characters.

I have yet to not just absolutely love a Sally Britton book!

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Jessica Elisa Boyd is stellar! She does some really authentic-sounding British and Scottish accents/dialects. Her male voices are low enough to be believable and her expressions, pace and acting is top-notch! She makes this book come alive!

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  • Ria
  • 03-12-2020

Fun ghostly romance

I have already read this book and loved it (see review below) so I grabbed the audio version and love it too. The narrator is fabulous.
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This sweet, clean romance was a delightful story. When I see the word haunting in a book title I think it is going to be spooky but this one was more amusing than anything. Bickering ghosts? They were funny. I would have liked more time with them. I always enjoy Ms. Britton's writing and this book was no exception.

I loved the main characters. Both Louisa and Erasmus had some growing to do and they kind of did it together. Louisa's aunt did a lot to help Louisa see she could enjoy her own life instead of living the life her mother imposed for her. And Erasmus learned how to talk to a woman if nothing else. His speech impediment made socializing rather difficult for him. And they solved the mystery together. I think Louisa missed her calling as an investigator because she was good at figuring things out.

I would have been happy to have this story continue longer. As it wrapped up I was disappointed that it was over already. Better to leave people wanting more? I enjoyed it.

No sex, language or violence
*I received a complimentary ARC of this book and voluntarily chose to review it

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  • REBrown
  • 29-12-2020

Sweet

This book was different than what I was expecting but it was sweet and charming. I felt engaged and delighted with the love story and the aunt!

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  • Pris
  • 06-12-2020

One can't go wrong with this one :)

A Haunting at Havenwood was such an interesting read! I loved this spooky listen (even though we are not in that season anymore). Funny thing is, I consider myself a scaredy-cat sort of person, but if one doesn't listen to the first time the ghosts appear really late at night, then everything flows just nicely. Yes, there are mentions of legends, druids, and several meetings at a cemetery, but none detract from the story nor do they make this story fall into the "horror" genre at all. //

Miss Louisa Banner and Erasmus 'Ras' Grey were the perfect main characters in this story, as were they perfect for each other. I loved their meet-cute, the ghost charade, and watching them slowly fall for each other was just the cherry on top. I thought it wonderful how they helped strengthen each other's weaker points as well as how they complemented the other and accepted them just as they were, flaws and all. The fact that Ras was a Gothic author upped the enjoyment factor for me, and I loved how good he was with words. //

The narrator did a great job of bringing both of them, as well as all the rest of the cast of characters, to life. She was on point with Ras's stuttering (she made my heart go out to him and all the mockery he suffered in his life), as well as did a perfect job with the accents, especially the Scottish one from the ghost (kind of hard to follow for a non-native English speaker, but still good!). Of course, her performance of Ras and Louisa's love story was excellent and had me looking forward to their next interaction. 🙌 //

Overall, this is the kind of story that has a bit of everything for everyone: sweet romance, ghosts, old legends, and a mystery treasure. One can't go wrong with this one. ~ 5 stars

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