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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
House on Plunkett Street
I read the House on Plunkett Street by Lorena Bathey, in exchange for review from Tomoson. I received a paperback copy. The book was published by Lorena B Books. The book is 3.99 on kindle, free to borrow with Prime, and 8.99 on paperback.
The book is about Phoebe Bertham. She is boring and goes unnoticed. She grew up with a house full of men, in a town where women worked in the home. Her mother catered to the men in the family. Her mother was also an alcoholic, staying mostly in the background, which affected Phoebe.
Phoebe wanted more for her life. She did not want to be a wife and mother. She also wanted to work. She graduated high school and graduated college. Phoebe also wanted to move to California, where she got a boring job with a boring boyfriend She was mediocrity. Wanting more, but not doing anything about it.
Then, some changes came her way. Her apartments decided to change into condos with raised rents. A friend at work, had a cousin, who lived in a rent-controlled apartment and Phoebe was interested. The apartment was older, with lots of character, in addition to Ghosts.. Reminded me of the Disney movie with Eddie Murphy. That house with all the character and the ghosts. Ornate furnishings and carpets. Phoebe felt people dancing and singing as soon as she entered the lobby. The landlord, Mr. Jameson, is open, inviting, and does not judge people's lifestyles, but their character. Phoebe eventually meets three female Ghosts, in what she thought was a dream.
The book was very descriptive. I chose this book because I had read another Lorena Bathey book recently for review: (The X). The X was an excellent read. Better than what I thought, so I was expecting the same or better for the House on Plunkett Street. One major problem I had was some of the printing was faded throughout the book. There was one line at the beginning of the book (page 8) and a huge chunk of faded ink on page 18 and 28. Other than that, the book was an excellent read.
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