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by Elysabeth Eldering

ePub Finally Home: A Kelly Watson YA Paranormal Mystery (Kelly Watson YA Paranormal Mystery Series) download
Author:
Elysabeth Eldering
ISBN13:
978-1449951931
ISBN:
1449951937
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Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 21, 2011)
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Subcategory:
Science Fiction & Fantasy
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1793 kb
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1106 kb
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Rating:
4.7
Votes:
512

Finally Home: A Kelly Watson YA Paranormal Mystery. After her dad is transferred to a Podunk town, thirteen-year old Kelly Watson has to learn to adapt

Finally Home: A Kelly Watson YA Paranormal Mystery. After her dad is transferred to a Podunk town, thirteen-year old Kelly Watson has to learn to adapt. Luckily, Emma Cathcart is not only kind enough to show her around, but knows a thing or two about Kelly's family history. As Kelly and her family settle in, Kelly finds herself drawn to an old home. She's always loved preserving old houses, but this house is like no other she's ever known.

The Ties of Time book. Currently, Elysabeth is working on a novel titled Imogene: Innocense Lost and has published a YA novel, Finally Home. She is in the process of publishing most of her short stories as ebooks and has published her YA paranormal mystery novel, Finally Home. If she's not working, writing, reading or attending various book related events, Elysabeth can be found socializing on the net or attending her local chapter's Sisters in Crime meetings.

Kelly turned to Emma, I guess we should've gone home and grabbed a bite to eat before coming here.

Watson turned the attic into Kelly's own personal apartment without the kitchen and bathroom. Mrs. Watson felt that meal times needed to remain as they had always been, family gathering to spend quality time together. Meals allowed each member to recount their day's activities and if there was anything exciting in their lives. The librarian gave Kelly a blank look as if she didn't have a clue what Kelly was talking about. Kelly explained again, I need some old newspaper articles going back about four years. Kelly turned to Emma, I guess we should've gone home and grabbed a bite to eat before coming here. Seems it's lunchtime and we are just in time.

The paranormal twist adds mystery and suspense to this young adult drama. I enjoyed Kelly's spirited independence. I would have liked more development with the parents' characters and their relationship with Kelly. I have read this book and though it was written as a YA book, I found it a great read, well- written, and will keep you turning those pages. It reminded me of the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series.

by Elysabeth Eldering. She's always loved preserving old houses, but this house is like no other she's ever known

by Elysabeth Eldering.

After her dad is transferred to a Podunk town, thirteen-year old Kelly Watson has to learn to adapt. No commitment, cancel anytime.

Usually, he thought better if he let stuff swim around in his head to make its own connections, rather than freeze it on paper. He was so busy thinking, he only became aware of someone walking ahead. of him when he was very close to them. Todd recognized Mrs. Bishop's curly blonde hair immediately. Despite the fact he wanted to talk to her, instinct had him ducking out of sight into a hollow in the hedge.

As Kelly and her family settle in, Kelly finds herself drawn to an old home. When curiosity finally takes over, Kelly learns some surprising details

As Kelly and her family settle in, Kelly finds herself drawn to an old home. This eerie house seems to beckon her and it's all Kelly can do to resist the temptation to explore on her own. When curiosity finally takes over, Kelly learns some surprising details. With Emma's help, secrets are unearthed and they prove to be more than Kelly could have imagined. Some secrets don't have to be lost forever.

The Ties of Time, a Kelly Watson, YA, paranormal mystery is about 15,000 words short of being first draft completed. Looking to possibly publish late Sept/early Oct. It will be on Nook, ibooks, Kindle, & Kobo.

After her dad is transferred to a Podunk town, thirteen-year old Kelly Watson has to learn to adapt. Luckily, Emma Cathcart is not only kind enough to show her around, but knows a thing or two about Kelly's family history. As Kelly and her family settle in, Kelly finds herself drawn to an old home. She's always loved preserving old houses, but this house is like no other she's ever known. This eerie house seems to beckon her and it's all Kelly can do to resist the temptation to explore on her own. When curiosity finally takes over, Kelly learns some surprising details. With Emma's help, secrets are unearthed and they prove to be more than Kelly could have imagined. Some secrets don't have to be lost forever.
  • While the story itself was pretty interesting, this wasn't very well written and there were too many things that went unaswered.

    I would never be capable of writing a novel of any sort, so the fact she wrote a book is very impressive, it just needs a lot of work..but the potential is there.

    Maybe in ten years I will try and read another one of her books.

  • When you're a teenager, everything feels like the end of the world - especially moving to a new town in the middle of the school year. What Kelly doesn't know is that her family is finally where they are meant to be. When they move in across the street from an abandoned house, Kelly gets a weird feeling, almost as if she's been there before. The place holds secrets about her family that are just waiting to be discovered. Along with her new friend Emma, she embarks on a journey of discovery. What she finds changes everything her and her parents know.

    I enjoyed this book. Emma is absolutely adorable - definitely the kind of friend I would have wanted at that age. The story was intriguing and kept me guessing. No matter how hard I tried though, I couldn't warm to Kelly. She had gotten a lot better by the end, but she came across as a bratty teenager most of the time.

    But, I kept going and wanting to know what was going to happen. I'll definitely be reading the next one.

  • There is a good story hiding inside this book. But unfortunately there is no needed "hook" in the opening chapter that grabs a reader and makes him/her want to continue reading. Also there are several viewpoint switches in the first chapter which should not be there. The writer is TELLING the story, instead of SHOWING it. It's a shame because this writer does have an intriguing story to tell, If she had an editor go over it, she had a very bad editor. With a top notch editor I think she would have a very successfully book. I would suggest that the writer get into a creative writing class as well as a critique group and learn the rules for writing fiction. Since she has a good story idea I would suggest that she continue writing and not get discouraged. However, she should let experts teach and guide her.

    The author has a number of other books on amazon and I think that when she writes in First Person, the viewpoint change matter is better. I do like her variety of stories, but I still find a lot of the things I critiqued above, the same for a lot of them.

  • Finally Home
    Author: Elysabeth Eldering

    Uprooting a teenager just when things are starting to look up for her can be traumatic, upsetting and definitely not endear you to your teenage child. Kelly Watson is not happy about moving to a new town leaving her newly found crush and her chance for social advancement. Just when Kelly is going to get the starring role in her school play she has to move. Not only that but she left her best friend since first grade and now her father's company has moved them to a new town in South Carolina. Her father has a rather interesting job as he assesses homes and property and if the house needs to be removed so they can build structures to boost the economy. Kelly loved old buildings and the history attached to them fascinated her.

    As Kelly was getting out of the car and about to enter her new house someone came up to greet her. Emma lived next door and seemed to want to become what some might call instant or fast friends. Kelly being preoccupied with setting up her room to her very own perfection and Emma just wanting to be helpful, neither girl really focused on what the other was interested in nor did Kelly really want or need a friend at that minute. But, Emma was persistent and Kelly decided to enlist her help in a different way. Rather than be rude and tell her what she was really thinking, to get lost, she had her listen to her father create tunes and songs on the piano and hopefully respond in the right places helping him write a new song. Her mother as she referred to her was Miss Prim and Proper and expected everyone to act accordingly. Kelly just wanted to recreate the perfect room, get rid of Emma until she was done and then learn more about the house across the street that seem to consume much of her attention and her thoughts. Emma, being bored and a fountain of information, had no friends, no chores to be done and was more than happy to enlighten her about some of the facts surrounding the house but not all. What was she hiding and why didn't she want to tell Kelly everything about the house remains to be seen? Was it haunted or did something happen there that she does not want anyone to know?

    Annaliese McLane's house held a special allure for Kelly. Drawn to the house like a magnet for some reason she needed to explore the inside and see what made it so special. Speaking to her best friend. Judy, online, they were both able to recreate the image of the house in their mind and help Judy picture the structure even though she was blind. The house seemed to emanate a spooky and eerie persona of its own. Emma, her new neighbor served as her own personal guide and information directory of the neighborhood and much more.

    Kelly and Emma are totally polar opposites. Emma is more energetic, outgoing and sharing information not only about herself but Kelly's family too. Just how she learned this information still remains to be revealed by the author and the narrator that guides us inside the minds and inner thoughts of each character. Each time the narrator allows the reader to hear the thoughts of the character we hear their true feelings, thoughts and reactions to that of the person they are with at that minute.

    Kelly is determined to find out more about the house and she insists on doing some research as the library. Spending time there she was able to find out a lot about the house and hoped it was not on her father's list to be taken down and replaced by a newer structure. Emma on the other hand gave Kelly and her mother some unsettling information about Kelly and her father's past that would make anyone feel uncomfortable about being around her and wonder just what her connection to the house might have been and much more that Emma has yet to reveal.

    Kelly was hoping to attend the town meeting but was waiting for him on the steps and realized from the expression on his face and his posture that the house was on the list to be torn down. But, will her father go along with her and try to help save it? The one thing that disturbs both of them is that the house she is investigating and interested in is on the list to be torn down.

    What I really love is that although Kelly's parents are strict in their own way with her and remind her of her manners, how to treat a new friend and being understanding of the differences of others she responds in a way that most teens do not. She is respectful, intelligent, speaks her mind and realizes that her parents just want her to be the best that she can and she understands that. Her father is more relaxed than her mother who is definitely more rigid. Her father loves to write songs about her and her mother who loves to shop, create special meals and adhere to her own private agenda each day including teaching English at the local middle school.

    Emma seems to fit in wherever she goes and even though her grammar and mode of speech might be poor you have to love Emma and her willingness to help and just be part of a family or group. But, the one thing that does stand out is their trip the library does tell you something about Emma considering what the author shared as her reading material.

    Kelly and Emma begin to explore the world of witchcraft through books, online information and whatever Emma cares to share about herself as she claims to be a witch too and feels Kelly has powers that still need to be developed. Researching the many books and listening to Emma, Kelly learns more about the history behind the house, what she might learn about herself and her family too. Kelly's father even writes a song about Emma and you get the feeling that either Emma is doing this to get attention and feel part of a family or she really thinks or is a witch trained by the lady who owned the house.
    What Kelly finally experiences while in the house all of the pieces will fit together. Just what they are you will have to learn for yourself. Where does her father really belong and what is the history behind the house that she hopes will save it? Find out whether you are a young YA or adult that wants to learn who is really Finally Home. This is a great story that teaches, friendship, respect, loyalty and understanding and the true meaning of family. Author Elysabeth Eldering has created two characters that can definitely team up again and solve more mysteries in the future. Finally Home is a really great novel for young adults and teens to read.
    Let's give this book: FIVE SPECIAL DREAMS

  • Eldering's novel possessed many of my favorite story elements. The coming of age, the undying friendship, cool adult figures, and a bit of spook! The second half of Finally home was a definite four stars for me, though I took a while to connect with the main character. I am excited to see if this Author has - as expected - hit her stride in number two in the Kelly Watson series.

  • Thirteen-year-old Kelly wants to save the old houses her father is supposed to tear down. She has managed to do it once before. Now, in her new neighborhood, she feels compelled to do it again.

    This is a fun story about a young girl finding her way in life. The paranormal twist adds mystery and suspense to this young adult drama.

    I enjoyed Kelly's spirited independence. I would have liked more development with the parents' characters and their relationship with Kelly. But, overall, this is a fun read that is great entertainment for young teens.

  • I have read this book and though it was written as a YA book, I found it a great read, well- written, and will keep you turning those pages. It reminded me of the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series. Would highly recommend this book and hope to see more from this author.

    Faye M. Tollison
    Author of To Tell the Truth

  • I've been doing a lot of research into the paranormal and wanted to read some current titles, so I picked up this book. Honestly, I wasn't expecting much, but I really did enjoy it. It was a very fun and quick read. Fun enough that I'm going to get copies for my nieces. Good work.