Wait Till Helen Comes Author:Mary Downing Hahn An unusually scary, well-crafted ghost fantasy. Twelve-year-old Molly, 10-year-old brother Michael, and their artist mother, Jean, move into an isolated renovated country-church with Jean's new husband, Dave, and his disturbed seven-year-old daughter, Heather, whose mother died four years earlier in a fire that almost claimed Heather, too. There... more » is a graveyard on the property; in a twinkling...
Heather is possessed by the ghost of Helen, a child who, with her mother and stepfather, died in a fire in 1880. Molly decides to save Heather: Helen is trying to lure her into the pond where two other children have drowned. Then Molly discovers Heather's secret -- she accidentally set the fire that killed her mother -- and gets her to tell Dave. Heather's health is thereby restored, and the stepfamily is healed, but not before the malevolent Helen does some damage.« less
I read this book because my daughter was reading it and wanted me to read it with her. I found it to be very interesting even though written for a much younger age than myself. A very good ghost novel.
This is a good easy read story of a ghost who lures children into a pond to drown.
"A powerful, convincing, and frightening tale...Ghost-story fans have a spooky treat in store" School Library Journal Starred Review.
I remember reading this book as a child, and enjoying the story. I read my copy the day I received it and it was everything that I remember it to be. I recommend this book to anyone with children or anyone that just enjoys a good story.