- Author: Daniel Mills
- Publisher: DarkFuse
- Page Count: Ebook
In the summer of 1891, Henry Feathering travels to Bittersweet Lodge at the invitation of his reclusive widower uncle. Under the shadow of the dilapidated old mansion, Henry falls in love with the enigmatic Clemency St. James and proposes to her in the shelter of a locust grove.
As the newlyweds settle into the lodge, they soon learn of the house’s sordid past—ghostly visitations, unexplained illnesses, and madness—which now plagues Henry and Clemency, creating an irreparable rift between them.
Can they salvage what is left of their marriage? Or will the unbridgeable distances dividing men from women, the past from the present, and the living from the dead doom them to the fate of what lies beneath the grave of a young girl buried on these unhallowed grounds…
I love atmospheric, spooky, old fashioned Gothic tales and was extremely excited to read “Unhallowed Ground” when I first read the synopsis.
Did it live up to my level of excitement and expectations? Yes, very much so.
Not having ever read anything by Daniel Mills I was anxious to see how Daniel handled this type of story, and as always was excited to read a new author.
The story and writing were both top notch. “Unhallowed Ground” is a heart breaking emotional roller coaster, that for its short length packs quite an emotional impact.
It has a wonderful dilapidated old mansion with a haunted past, plenty of spooky atmosphere, and young lovers, their love and lives in peril from the ghosts of the past.
This is a perfect story to read on a dark, cold, windy night. It evokes great writers of the past like Poe and Blackwood with a palpable sense of dread and sadness that pulls at your emotions.
If you love this type of story I think you will love “Unhallowed Ground” and I highly recommend it.