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Life Hope is restored when a boy his own age moves into the manor a boy he uickly becomes fascinated by This peculiar modern boy is the first person that Rupert has been able to reveal himself to and just might be the k. The Ghost of Buxton ManorBy Jonathan L FerraraSelf published 2016Cover by Aaron Ferrara400 pagesThree starsWhat if you met the love of your life but you were already deadInspired by the true story of the tragic and mysterious death of two young lovers in 1917 The Ghost of Buxton Manor forges a fantastic new path in the world of YALGBT fiction with an epic love story written through the eyes of a century old ghost Rupert Buxton I ve never read a ghost story written in the first person through the eyes of the ghost It is a clever strategy because by his very nature and in spite of his limitations Rupert Buxton can become the omniscient narrator overhearing and witnessing the family living at Buxton Manor without himself being seen That is of course until he intervenes and becomes visible to Aaron which changes the game rather dramatically The best feature of this long passionate novel is the complex world of ghosts it unveils to us Having been unaccountably alone for nearly a century Rupert knows nothing of his own life story other than the fact that he s dead With the arrival of Aaron s family at Buxton Manor suddenly there is a whole world of ghosts vying for his attention even as Rupert struggles to remember his own short life and come to grips with the reason he s been trapped on this abandoned estate for so long As innocent in death as he was in life Rupert doesn t immediately see the connection between the new inhabitants of his ancestral home and the appearance of a rather eclectic range of spirits all of whom seem to have their own agendas Ferrara picks up on much of the traditional ghost lore of past literary traditions and spins it according to the popular culture of the world in which he has grown up the world of Harry Potter and other youth and young adult paranormal literature It is refreshing and exciting and both the characters of Rupert and Aaron are affectionately portrayed and vividly drawn to capture our hearts and imaginations It is an intensely romantic story about love and fate and memory All that said there are some failings to this book that need to be noted because Ferrara is a young man and exhibits the hubris of young artist entrepreneurs of his generation While the story of The Ghost of Buxton Manor is both interesting and compelling Ferrara desperately needs a strong editor who will crack a whip over his head and get him to rein in his hugely inconsistent writing Bad grammar misused vocabulary and needless verbosity riddle Ferrara s solid prose and dialogue This weakness undermines the imaginative appeal of the narrative The story is constantly fighting with the prose Both his British ghost and geographical setting feel entirely American as Ferrara writes them In what I suspect was an effort to make Rupert sound old fashioned although the 1917 date of Rupert s death to my generation is in fact post Victorian and largely modern linguistically the author only manages to make Rupert sound semi literate Don t get me wrong there are a lot of charming and affecting moments in this book I loved Rupert and Aaron and I enjoyed the cast of characters from Aaron s sloppily supportive parents to the bizarre trio of ghostly cheerleaders who both encourage and confuse Rupert on his journey into his own past With a good editor this could have been a five star book a work with real literary merit as well as strong emotional appeal Even the greatest authors always work with editors who slash their writing and fill their manuscripts with red ink There is the potential for brilliance here and in spite of its flaws I encourage people to read The Ghost of Buxton Manor I ll be watching Ferrara to see what comes next

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The Ghost of Buxton Manor

Ey to help him discover his mysterious past The Ghost of Buxton Manor is a young adult LGBT paranormal fiction centered around historical figures Rupert Buxton and Michael Davies the inspiration behind the real Peter Pan. Thanks to Jonathan for providing an advance copy of this book in exchange for a honest review I absolutely ADORED this bookIt has a uniue and enthralling story lovable characters and is full of magic and mystery what could you need a heart wrenching love story you ask it s there plot twists that might leave you completely flabbergasted check great writing aye interesting historical background HOLY CATS YESAccording to a website that provides tips about writing reviews I should also mention anything that you disliked about the book well here I gotakes a deap breathNOTHINGI loved every single second of itdefinitely one of my favourite books this year and one I ll re read many times in the future view spoilerarmed with a cup of tea a blanket and a box of tissues hide spoiler

SUMMARY The Ghost of Buxton Manor

“Michael don’t forget our Neverland” For nearly a century the ghost of 17 year old Rupert Buxton has been trapped in his childhood home He spends his days reading roaming and trying desperately to recall his former. It was only for a second a mere moment but I swear in that time though it seemed still a thousand sunsets could have come and go I was looking for a nice Halloween read when this FINE LADY recommended The Ghost of Buxton Manor to me and I can t say how happy I am that I actually followed her advice This book was amazing and such a perfect read for me You all know that I m a scaredy cat so it s not easy to find a book that doesn t creep me out too much so far only Lockwood Co was able to balance that thin line and because of this fact it s even remarkable that I ended up loving this book lol But then again what s not to love We have a lovely respectful mm humanghost relationship a few creepy ghosts a mystery that needs to be solved and two amazing parents who care deeply for their son Life is tough but our dreams are gifts that help us drive through the hardships They re what make life just a little bit bearable I really thought Caroline would be one of those egoistic snobbish stay at home mums but dang was I wrong She was amazing and I could understand why it was no big deal for Aaron to come out to her In Rupert s time however couples of the same sex weren t even able to acknowledge their sexuality and to find out what happened to him made me so sad TT Seriously it s wonderful that times are changing and that some members of the LGBT community mind you still not all are finally able to come out to their families and friends You should be allowed to be who you truly are and people should accept you for it What did we do that was so awful to deserve this How is loving another person regardless of sex profane This said I could understand why some part of Rupert refused to remember his past but I could also relate to his need and wish to find out what truly happened It was obvious he was torn and his inner conflict was than just comprehensible Maybe that s why people don t remember their past lives because if they did they would be stuck remembering something they can never get back Aww how those two boys broke my already soft heart Gosh I just loved their intensity and that they hit it off immediately lol They were so sweet together and most importantly they were MEANT to be together No matter the circumstances no matter the many years that had passed their souls were just meant to be together That s what happens when you find your true soulmate you never let it go and once you die your souls will make sure that you ll always find each other again 333 I m here I whisperedHis breath became unsteady I know I don t think I could have dealt with the grief had Michael never entered my life He was my rock my friend and my lover He was my whole world He whispered What are we doing I m not sure but I don t want to stop Me neither Then let s not Rupert he looked up at me with puppy dog eyes Can I keep you for the rest of my life I closed the book placing it down on the grass and then I gently stroked his cheek A lifetime is too short How about for an eternity Longer if possible And those are just a few uotes that made me go all AWWWWW and mushy Also if I m already talking about the characters it s high time to mention the three creepy ghosts that try to help Rupert to find his way into heaven We have The Bride The Horse boy and Bloody Mary and boy were they creepy Haha I swear if I d have been Aaron I would have screamed my lungs out lol He s way cooler than I am though so he was brave and dealt with them like a man XD Well and then the grand finale came and I was up until midnight just because I desperately needed to know how this book would end I swear I basically sobbed and wiped away tears in the last half hour of this amazing reading experience Gosh I swear that ending that ending was everything cries again I don t want to spoil you so I ll leave it at that and won t say except of that it was perfect I swear there was only one ending that moved me as much as this one did and it was the end of Clockwork Princess If you enjoy lovely mm romances and like ghost stories that aren t all too creepy this is exactly your kind of book I can really recommend it 333 Rupert do you see it do you see our Neverland continues to sob in the distanceSuch a beautiful book TTMy second OctoberHalloween read because this FINE LADY recommended it to me You had me at ghost and gay lolEver since I read Anna Dressed in Blood I ve become a sucker for humanghost relationships and the fact that this is mm makes it even appealingOh wait I think Ghost with Patrick Swayze was actually my first dabble at that genre but I was a child back then so the memories are a little hazy and don t count PI m sure I ll enjoy this A LOT


10 thoughts on “The Ghost of Buxton Manor

  1. says:

    ”It was only for a second a mere moment but I swear in that time though it seemed still a thousand sunsets could have come and go”I was looking for a nice Halloween read when this FINE LADY recommended “The G

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    NOW LIVE ON I am very excited for you guys to read it CLICK HERE to purchase fromleave a review on “Always in our Neverland” Release Date October 12 2016 ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an hones

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    All the best fiction they all stem from somewhere Some might say they’re just the outcome of a wild imagination but what is imagination? Does it not come from somewhere? Perhaps from somewhere in our soulswho knows? Every once in a while you read a book that just sticks out from the crowd This was that book Thanks to Chesca for the recommendation I ordered this book a few days before I finally got to read it and I'm

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    The Ghost of Buxton ManorBy Jonathan L FerraraSelf published 2016Cover by Aaron Ferrara400 pagesThree starsWhat

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    Dnf 60% Incredibly boring and a tad bit uneventful I was not a fan of the writing style It took place from the ghost's perspective and it was very conversational similar to the writing style in far far away The plot was non existent A ghost lived in a house for hundreds of years with no memory and then a family

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    4 starsYA paranormal with an mm love story I loved the tie in to Peter Pan the eerie feel of Buxton Hall and the love stories that wind their way through This was a full on paranormal with a number of ghosts and some reincarnation too I read mostly for the romance and the main love story was very sweet but beware there may be some tears along the way This was not uite a 5 star read mainly because I felt it m

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    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewI'm fairly certain many of you will just be thoro

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    ✿Thanks to Jonathan for providing an advance copy of this book in exchange for a honest review✿I absolutely ADORED this bookIt has a uniue and enthralling story lovable characters and is full of magic and mystery what could you need? a heart wrenching love story you ask? it's there plot twists that might leave you completely flabbergasted? check great writing? aye interesting historical background? HOLY CATS YESAccording to a

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    I don't normally do book reviews but I loved this book so much that I felt I had too I know the author from his youtube channel and bought the book the support him Not really a huge fan of paranormal books I wasn't sure what to expect But from the first chapter this book had me hooked and I read the whole thing in a few days I know I'm rea

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    read my review

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