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LocalLit book spotlight: 'The Halloween Haunting'

It's Halloween at Castle Rose! Princess Lisa and Princess Rachel are getting ready for the spooky hayride to come. They never expected that the old house they found in the woods would have ghosts of its own.
It's Halloween at Castle Rose! Princess Lisa and Princess Rachel are getting ready for the spooky hayride to come. They never expected that the old house they found in the woods would have ghosts of its own.

Back in August, I spotlighted and then reviewed the first book in a children's series written by a former Plainfield resident.

The book belonged to my youngest daughter, now 27, who loved them as a child and wished she'd owned them all. Thanks to the magic of the online book stores, she just might get her wish.

She also owned "The Halloween Haunting," and it's this book I'll be reviewing for Tuesday's LocalLit newsletter.

Here is its Amazon description: It's Halloween at Castle Rose! Princess Lisa and Princess Rachel are getting ready for the spooky hayride to come. They never expected that the old house they found in the woods would have ghosts of its own.

Something very strange is going on in the woods, and the girls must work on their own to unravel the mystery and escape the haunted house.

The author was a local dad who wrote the books with his two daughters as the main characters.

Franz's idea for the stories arose from the stories Franz told his girls at bedtime, stories from "Lord of the Rings" and stories based on King Arthur.

Know more about LocalLit

Each week LocalLit will deliver an original short and family-friendly story (or a book review) by a local author to the newsletter's subscribers.

Authors with a connection to our readership area may submit.  Submission does not guarantee acceptance.

Contact Denise M. Baran-Unland at 815-280-4122 ordunland@shawmedia.com.

To sign up for the free LocalLit newsletter, visittheherald-news.com/newsletter/locallit/#//.

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