Book Reviews of The Weaver and the Factory Maid (Haunted Ballad, Bk 1)

The Weaver and the Factory Maid (Haunted Ballad, Bk 1)
The Weaver and the Factory Maid - Haunted Ballad, Bk 1
Author: Deborah Grabien
ISBN-13: 9780312314224
ISBN-10: 0312314221
Publication Date: 12/10/2003
Pages: 192
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed The Weaver and the Factory Maid (Haunted Ballad, Bk 1) on + 424 more book reviews
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Interesting story about a folk singer who suddenly comes into possession of a very old cottage and then finds that it's haunted.
A great weekend read. The first in a series of four books involving the ghosts of characters from famous English ballads.
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Promising start to a fun and unique series. The characters are very likable and witty. The ghosts had a sad but solid back story which was gradually revealed through a variety of clues. The main characters were introduced and fleshed out with some quirks and much dialogue. Some of the writing could have been a tad tighter (like reading a section of a character's direct encounter with one of the ghosts, and then reading that character explain blow by blow the same encounter to another character in the next chapter.) The ghost element was a bit spooky but not frightening. The mystery was solved in a satisfying way. Overall it was an entertaining and enjoyable read. I also appreciated learning a bit of history regarding trade transition from hand loom weavers working as artists to the industrial weavers working in factories. I looked up the folk song, new to me, on YouTube and found several lovely renditions. Recommend.