THE GHOSTS OF STONY MANOR
Book III of The Stonebridge Ghost Tales
Written by Roberta Hoffer
Illustrated by Madison Gaines
Juvenile Fantasy [Illustrated]
Rated G for ages 8-12
74 pages [24,000 words]
[©2015] from the DFP Books label of Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.
In Book III of The Stonebridge Ghost Tales, Stony Manor in Southern Indiana is now filled with ghosts of almost every generation of the Jones family. Christian Jones Arnook and his mom Allison have come to accept living with ghosts. When a secret letter hints of a Jones family treasure yet to be found, all generations are united. Except there is one generation missing. Could he be the one who holds the key to the Jones family treasure? When underhanded businessmen try to take Stony Mansion away from Allison and Christian, angry ghosts spur into action to create as many complications as possible. Will Christian and his mother lose Stony Mansion forever? Could the one missing ghost be the final puzzle piece that unlocks the Jones family treasure? And what do gargoyles have to do with it all?
The Stonebridge Ghost Tales juvenile fantasy series by Roberta Hoffer includes: THE GHOST OF STONEBRIDGE LANE (Book I) | THE GHOST OF THE FROZEN NORTH (Book II) | THE GHOSTS OF STONY MANOR (Book III) || Follow The Stonebridge Ghost Tales on Facebook…
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“Secrets are nothing new at Stony Manor, and of course a few strange occurrences are par for the course, after all there seem to be more ghosts, than living beings at the manor. When Christian finds a letter about a hidden treasure it could be the answer to the money issues that his mother worries about. Christian is determined to figure out where the treasure is and solve the mysteries that crop up, thing is school is about to start and he isn’t going to have much time! What secrets will he uncover and will the family fortune be found? I have enjoyed each book in The Stonebridge Ghost Tales, but think THE GHOSTS OF STONY MANOR was the best one yet! Christian is about to turn eleven and he is starting sixth grade in a new school. The mysteries and ghosts that surround the manor really keep the plot zipping along. I really enjoyed the interactions of Christian and his “ancestors” and it was interesting to watch them work together. I also enjoy the interactions between him and his mother, they really depict a true mother, son relationship. I thought the part the gargoyles played in the story was great and will certainly put readers imagination into overdrive. Glimmers of humor really round out this story quite nicely. Even though this book is geared toward ages 8-12, older readers will enjoy it as well. I only hope that Ms. Hoffer continues this series, because I am certain that Christian and the residents of Stony Manor have many more adventures to share.” ~ reviewed by Brenda Casto [FIVE STARS]
ROBERTA HOFFER is a retired preschool teacher from a small town in Indiana. She married her high school sweetheart. Together they have two children and have one grandson. Roberta loves animals and is an advocate for animal rights. When not writing, Roberta enjoys boating, camping, walking, snow activities, and anything that involves her family being together. Awards include the 2014 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards 1st Place for Best Chapter Book and the 2015 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards Silver Award for Best Chapter Book Series for The Stonebridge Ghost Tales. Children’s picture books include MINNIE TO THE RESCUE and NAKITA’S BIG QUESTION. The Stonebridge Ghost Tales juvenile fantasy series includes (in reading order): THE GHOST OF STONEBRIDGE LANE, THE GHOST OF THE FROZEN NORTH, and THE GHOSTS OF STONY MANOR. Young Adult publications include: THE CUBICLE DETECTIVE and MOLLY GREYSON’S GHOST.