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|Read Book ¼ Abigail Dare í The need to go home is as unyielding as steel,important to the human spirit than flesh and bone,powerful than life itself If you think you know how this story ends, you re wrong Engrossing, heartbreaking, and just creepy enough to keep you up at night, Abigail Dare is not your ordinary ghost story I won this through the Goodreads First Reads program I loved this book It s less about ghosts andabout the love story between Abbie and Bill Eventually, I wasinterested in them than I was in the ghost part of the story It was a little spooky at times, but mostly just satisfying My only problem was that the first few chapters didn t really make sense But all in all, I loved the book and would recommend it to anyone looking for a book that s mostly sad and a little scary. Review I discovered Jon on Goodreads He is a member of some the same groups that I am, and I have found myself laughing out loud at some of his posts I had already decided that I wanted to read some of his work when he sent me a message recommending Abigail Dare I bought myself a copy with the hope that it would be at least half as entertaining and witty as his posts to GR I was absolutely NOT disappointed.The Nitty Gritty Plot When you first start reading, the story line seems a little di Review I discovered Jon on Goodreads He is a member of some the same groups that I am, and I have found myself laughing out loud at some of his posts I had already decided that I wanted to read some of his work when he sent me a message recommending Abigail Dare I bought myself a copy with the hope that it would be at least half as entertaining and witty as his posts to GR I was absolutely NOT disappointed.The Nitty Gritty Plot When you first start reading, the story line seems a little disjointed It feels like it is skipping around And it is, because it is giving therecent history of the Dare house, and gives the reader an idea of what is currently happening there It then goes back even further, taking the reader back to before the house was even built That s where the real story begins, and that is the point where I could no longer put it down until I was finished That is what made Abigail Dare one of those holy shit its 3am and I m still reading kind of books.Characters I m going to start with Abigail s parents, Mr and Mrs Northbridge, because I loved them Supporting characters don t get much better than these two, and Etheredge gives you just enough information on both of them to be satisfied William Billy Dare s story is both heartbreaking and uplifting Given everything he had to overcome in life, I d say he did pretty damn well His portion of the story is executed perfectly, and left me with no questions, whatsoever, about who he was Billy is the type of character who doesn t really need an inner monologue You can tell what he is thinking feeling by his actions Abigail is also an excellent character, but I was left with some questions on her, or at least her post life motivations I m trying not blurt out spoilers here, so my apologies for being a bit vague Setting The story stretches from around the time of the Great Depression, up to present day The back drop was well chosen The details of the historical events of the times were easily visible in the lives of the characters The hardship and struggle of the Depression were shown mainly through Billy Dare s life The story he brings home from World War II is also a great example of the author showing how things were, rather than just telling the reader, Times were tough in the big WWII Dialogue Hopefully by now everyone knows that I am a big fan of good dialogue Conversations in a story have to seem real for me to like the story If it comes across as forced or ridiculous I won t read it The conversations in Abigail Dare are well done, and the reader even gets a little glimpse at the wit of the author That it something I was really hoping to see, so I m glad that even in a book that struck me as beingon the serious side, he still managed to toss in a bit of humor.Break Down I really enjoyed this book In the beginning I thought, initially, that it got off to a rocky start, but upon reflection, I can see that it was necessary If you pick it up and have that same feeling, stick with it It ll be worth it in the end As I stated above, I do have some minor questions about Abigail, but in the grand scheme of things they are irrelevant to the story itself I laughed I cried It made me think It made me remember If a book can cause that many reactions in me I need nothing else to recommend it I would even recommend this one to my mother and that is a rare thing indeed JP.S One of the things it made me think about If you know, meet, or just randomly bump into someone who is a Veteran or is currently serving in the military, shake their hand, give them a hug, or just tell them, Thank you originally appeared on Bookshelf ConfessionsI admit it takes a while to get into the beginning It s a little confusing in a way that the story jumps a lot that it s hard to focus on one thing Sometimes, I think some of the first chapters are not really that necessary it would even be better to start with maybe the 6th and so on chapters.But then, once you ve passed these chapters and really get into the book, it was actually a great.John Etheredge is a good story teller who has a unique way o originally appeared on Bookshelf ConfessionsI admit it takes a while to get into the beginning It s a little confusing in a way that the story jumps a lot that it s hard to focus on one thing Sometimes, I think some of the first chapters are not really that necessary it would even be better to start with maybe the 6th and so on chapters.But then, once you ve passed these chapters and really get into the book, it was actually a great.John Etheredge is a good story teller who has a unique way of telling it There was enough detail to understand and yet you always need to figure out what s coming next and how it ll end.What I loved most about this book is Abbie and Bill s story You might be wondering who these two are because they re not mentioned in the description, but for me, the book revolves around them and their lovestory Here comes then, a well written book that speaks to the heart This book is character driven The characters may be imperfect but what s going on with them keeps me reading it.I would have wanted an expansion of their story Their lives were too deep to be kept in one book I have so many questions about them but I know it would be better kept unanswered The conciseness of this book is somewhat a blessing in its own way It spoke to me something deeper.The ghost aspect though just made the story a little different from other love stories or even historical Abigail Dare is not really about ghosts, just sort of.About the ending, I wasn t expecting that at all But what should I expect , the whole book is unexpected DThis book isn t about fairytales coming true, this is about accepting reality and yet hope blossoming in everyone s heart.Abigail Dare is a fast read book that could be contained in two words, inspiring and heartbreaking.I would recommend to anyone who s a fan of romance, historical fictions and even horror DHighly Recommended Jon Etheredge is as a writer as trustworthy as a used car dealer is trustworthy My fault, should have downloaded a sample instead of the whole novel sigh Read the first four chapters before I have had enough Myra, obviously not poor, and living in a nursing home, almost jumps out of her wheelchair when she discovers a certain house on the market She knows the former owner, Abigail, who had wandered off and died two years ago, and it doesnt look like they have been the best of friends M Jon Etheredge is as a writer as trustworthy as a used car dealer is trustworthy My fault, should have downloaded a sample instead of the whole novel sigh Read the first four chapters before I have had enough Myra, obviously not poor, and living in a nursing home, almost jumps out of her wheelchair when she discovers a certain house on the market She knows the former owner, Abigail, who had wandered off and died two years ago, and it doesnt look like they have been the best of friends Myra wants to buy the house to burn it down.The second chapter feature Cody Cousins, an annoying guy suffering from Too Stupid To Live syndrome As a proud owner of a new truck he is on house hunting He stops at the Dare house, from the crazy old woman , where he has an accident I am surprised that he survived, idiot that he is Then the talk of Myra, who people say had gone plum nuts last months blah blah yeah, I have read this in the previous chapter, thanks.Third chapter Jerry and Nina had learned to ignore the river of sound coursing through the old Dare house etc etc Then there is the old Lady, appearing at night helping Nina finding lost things There are no ghosts, of course not, but both had seen her independently from each other Juvenile, show off telling style and the dialogues between Jerry and Nina in the two chapters are a joke.If you are suicidal and looking for a Christmas gift for someone you dislike, or for gang of drug dealing bikers, Abigal Dare might be a good choice