Major’s Folly by Edward Kendrick

MajorsFolly_100dpi_cvrTitle: Major’s Folly
Series: N/A
Author: Edward Kendrick
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novella (26K)
Publisher: Wilde City Press (July 16th, 2014)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: Thane Major’s lover, Ian Philips, sees Majors’ Folly—the mansion Thane has inherited—as a ‘monstrosity’. Thane believes otherwise. To him it is fascinating, not monstrous. At least that’s what he hopes.

After the two learn of several disappearances from the Folly, they spot someone trying to break in and wonder if the person is responsible for the Folly’s troubles. Deciding they must find out exactly what is happening, the pair begins to delve into the house’s history to uncover the truth before they too disappear.

Will the arrival of two strange males offering their help to Thane and Ian lead to revelations about the disappearances… or to Thane and Ian’s untimely deaths?
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Review: Thane Major’s is an actor that has inherited a family home, a mansion. His lover Ian Philips see’s the house as an eye sore in the beginning, but the two decide to move in and set up house. Almost immediately, they start to notice strange things, someone trying to get into the house at night, footprints in the snow the following morning, an empty grave in the cemetery. And the people in town only add fuel to the fire with stories of dead people in the woods and missing people who once stayed in Thane’s new house.

Thane and Ian have decided they want to stay and make this house a home though, and they’ll be damned if someone, or something is going to push them out. With the help of a distant relative, Thane and Ian put a plan in motion to uncover the identity of this possible killer without becoming the next victims.

This was a cute but spooky short story. Not quite as childish as Scooby Doo, but not quite as eerie as Alfred Hitchcock, this story is somewhere in the middle. It had a bit of mystery and suspense along with an air of suspicion and intrigue. I loved that Thane and Ian not only stood their ground and were determined to find out exactly what was going on within the house, but they also stood by each other regardless as well. And although sex was only mentioned or hinted at, there was zero angst! The ending was just a little anticlimactic, but overall I really enjoyed this novella, perfect if you are looking for a lighthearted ghost story before bed.