Evie’s Ghost


When Evie stays in her unfamiliar godmother’s Georgian home, she is unprepared for events in which she will play a pivotal role. A scratched message in the glass, tapping twigs on the midnight window pane, and a desperate, haunted figure initiate Evie’s transition from London teenager to Georgian scullery maid. As an unskilled Evie, learning the ropes from Polly, she is forced to play her part, while trying to solve the riddle of how to save Sophia, the haunted midnight ghost, and ensure a return to the 21st century.

I enjoyed reading Evie’s Ghost. The story is well researched, strongly composed and draws thoughtful comparisons between the lives, roles and expectations of children and teenagers over two centuries. Bookwagon recommends Evie’s Ghost to committed readers, who enjoy historical, dramatic, character driven stories.

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Evie’s Ghost

Helen Peters

(Nosy Crow)

Evie’s Ghost is as unexpected as a wooden box under the floorboards. Although Evie expects to learn things while staying in her godmother’s house, what occurs is bizarre. Then again, might this be because of the circumstances that have Evie staying here? After all, it’s an unfamiliar setting to her. Furthermore, she’s furious at being left here, while her mother is on honeymoon. However, the scratched windowpane and the ghostly figure change feelings. Suddenly, Evie is thrown into a new era. In fact, into a new role. It means that Evie is suddenly in role in the house, a Georgian scullery maid. However, how can a spoiled, angry London teenager, hope to cope in this unfamiliarity. Then again, what is the ghost? Who is she and what is her message? It seems to need the attention of Evie, who’s faced with struggling through the demands of service.
Helen Peters offers a thoroughly convincing historical novel, reminiscent of Frost Hollow Hall. Bookwagon is compelled by this story’s pace, authentic setting and wealth of characters. In fact the roles and expectations alongside the high drama throughout the story are compelling. Thereafter, Bookwagon recommends Evie’s Ghost to confident, enquiring readers.


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