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House on Plunkett Street [Kindle Edition]

Lorena Bathey , Josh May Media
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Phoebe Bertram is boring, bland, and unexciting. She works a job that is inadequate of her abilities. She has a boyfriend that is a dud. She is on the treadmill of her life and doesn’t know how to get off.

With changes in her job and her apartment going condo, she must find a new place to live. Her friend Meghan brings her to the perfect apartment and the moment Phoebe steps in the door she knows there is something atypical about this perspective residence.

What she never expects are the three ghosts that arrive on her couch to teach her how life is really meant to be lived.

Author of Beatrice Munson, Lorena Bathey, has brought us another great example of character study combined with a moral at the end of the story. This book will make you laugh, cry, and look at your world with new eyes.


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All the characters, including the ghosts, are brilliantly original and the kind of people all of us would love to have as friends. In dialogues the author used the language and vernacular of the time period in which each of the ghosts lived, while they were coaching Phoebe, which added a very pleasant and unique touch to the eloquence of this book. I read "House on Plunkett Street" in one long sitting; not for the mundane reasons of suspense and action but just because I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. There are pearls of wisdom in this book which will appeal to every kind of reader, so do yourself a favor and go grab this gem of a book. It is more than deserving of its 5 stars! --(Ellen Fritz) Amazon.com

Lorena Bathey, author of Beatrice Munson, has done it again. She has created a warm, friendly, female loving book! She had me crying, laughing, and cheering. House on Plunkett Street is a very well written story. Just as she did in Beatrice Munson Lorena created larger than life characters that the reader wishes they had in their corner. --Melissa Ringsted, There for You Reviews

This was one of those books I started getting sad towards the end because I didn't want to stop reading it! One if the ghosts, Polly, is absolutely obsessed with color and by far one of my favorite literary characters to date. Shortly after finishing the book I found myself in a dressing room with a choice between a black and a purple top, and Polly popped in my head and I knew she would approve of the purple one way more. That definitely speaks for itself, thinking of a fictional character in your real life. Totally recommend to my fellow lady book addicts! --A-Rad, Amazon.com

Lorena Bathey, author of Beatrice Munson, has done it again. She has created a warm, friendly, female loving book! She had me crying, laughing, and cheering. House on Plunkett Street is a very well written story. Just as she did in Beatrice Munson Lorena created larger than life characters that the reader wishes they had in their corner. --Melissa Ringsted, There for You Reviews

This was one of those books I started getting sad towards the end because I didn't want to stop reading it! One if the ghosts, Polly, is absolutely obsessed with color and by far one of my favorite literary characters to date. Shortly after finishing the book I found myself in a dressing room with a choice between a black and a purple top, and Polly popped in my head and I knew she would approve of the purple one way more. That definitely speaks for itself, thinking of a fictional character in your real life. Totally recommend to my fellow lady book addicts! --A-Rad, Amazon.com

About the Author

Growing up in Northern California, Lorena Bathey attended St. Mary s College in Moraga graduating with a degree in English. Lorena Bathey found characters were visiting her mind and wouldn't leave. She was introduced to Marissa, Andrea, Lily, Deidre and Beatrice and her first novel, Beatrice Munson, came to life. After finishing that book she was inspired to write more novels and she knew that pursuing her passion was the best way to live her life. So a writer she became. After meeting the love of her life, they embarked on the thrilling life to follow their dreams, bringing their families along for the ride. Today Lorena has nine novels in her writing queue. But writing isn't the only muse that inspires Lorena. She has become a passionate photographer and likes to push the envelope taking avant guarde shots. Travel, walking, enjoying new restaurants, and Italy are other loves and things she makes sure she has time for.

Product Details

  • File Size: 318 KB
  • Print Length: 166 pages
  • Publisher: Lorena B Books; 1 edition (December 3, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006IEBOIY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #519,323 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE PERFECT BOOK TO RELAX WITH!!! February 5, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
"House on Plunkett Street" is not at all your usual, creepy, haunted house ghost story. In fact, it is a cheerful story full of friendly people and, yes, unusual ghosts.

When Phoebe, the main character, moves into an apartment in what used to be the house on Plunkett Street, she senses that it is a building filled with happiness and good memories. Three ghosts, on a mission to help her, make their appearance one by one, and Phoebe's life changes dramatically.

First there is Isolda - who was involved with the first suffragettes and who made the house available as a refuge for women who needed to start over - who convinces Phoebe that she needs to get rid of her boring boy friend and find her niche in life.
Next comes the jolly, perky Polly, formerly a singer and dancer in a twenties club, who sweeps Phoebe along to buy a new, colorful wardrobe and encourages her to crawl out of her dull existence and enjoy life.
Lastly there is Hazel the down to earth African American lady who teaches Phoebe about relationships.

When the owner's nephew causes Phoebe to spill coffee on herself and shortly thereafter she backs her car into his truck, one would think that the possibility of a romance between them is remote. But enter the three ghost ladies, who have other ideas, and you're in for a treat. This story has its fair share of sadness and drama. With ghosts from different time periods acting as life coaches to a modern woman, there is bound to be some hilarious moments.

All the characters, including the ghosts, are brilliantly original and the kind of people all of us would love to have as friends.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Review: House on Plunkett Street January 3, 2013
Format:Perfect Paperback
he description for this intrigued me and it seemed to have a feel good message. Plus, it has ghosts! Win Win for me.

Phoebe was a fascinating choice for our lead character. In all honesty, there is nothing remarkable about her in the beginning. She works at a job she doesn't love but because she has to do something. Her boyfriend of 2 years is really nothing special. I basically got the impression that she's doormat for those around her and she's happy to be that way (or doesn't care enough to change it). And then she moves. Who knew that the simple act of moving would have such a profound effect on her life.

Shortly after moving in, she meets the three ghosts who were sent her to teach her how leave her life and not coast through it. I appreciated the first ghost. She taught Phoebe that she should really be working at a job that is not only good at, but enjoys as well. And that it's ok to go out and get it. I had a little bit of harder time with the second ghost. I know that Phoebe lacked confidence in herself and it reflected in what she wore. But, I also think you are more than what you wear. The message seemed to be to get a man you have to wear the right clothes. Wasn't sure on that one really.

I really liked the third ghost, but kind of wondered if her message wasn't a little old fashioned. I'm sure we could all use a little relationship advice from time to time. But to step back and let him come to you or risk losing him? I just wasn't sure on that one.

I did like the overall story line and the general message, just not all the facts to get us there. That's ok though, I think plenty of others will like this!
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Delightful Read August 25, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Phoebe has lived the same boring life for a long time. She has run the same routine with no changes and no color. Her friend Meghan calls her to come check out this apartment. Phoebe loves this apartment in this house on Plunkett Street. Change is in the air and special helpers are on the way. Three ghosts come to visit Phoebe with advice on how to change her life. Will she take their advice or continue the same routine? I very much enjoyed this book. I found the book a page turner. I can't wait to read more from Lorena Bathey.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read! January 11, 2012
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What would you do if you suddenly realize that your boyfriend is dull, your life is boring, your clothes are unappealing and your whole outlook in life needs a makeover? That is what Phoebe realizes after moving into her new apartment and meeting three ghosts that will show her how to expect more from her life, how to dress to impress and have fun, and how to love a man and stop over-thinking everything.

House on Plunkett Street is another delightful book by Lorena Bathey. It is an incredibly fun and heartwarming book for women and about women. "Every woman is beautiful. You are no exception", Isolda - one of the three ghosts - assures our heroine, as she starts her transformation that will ultimately lead her to rediscover herself as a woman worthy of the best that life has to offer. If you have ever taken a hard look at your love life and thought "blah", if you have ever looked into your closet and thought "blah", if you have ever looked at yourself in the mirror and thought "blah", if you have ever considered your job and thought "blah" - then you will love this book! Mixing supernatural with very real situations, hunky lawyers and loving friends, three ghosts determined to change Phoebe's life for the better, a wonderful landlord, and a host of trying situations, House on Plunkett Street is a must-read-book for women of all ages and in all stages!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading!
I thoroughly enjoy Lorena Bathey books. Easy to read and kept my attention.
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Published 16 days ago by Hazel Palache
5.0 out of 5 stars Read, Read,Read!
One of the best! I couldn't put it down. I was up all night long, couldn't wait to see what happened next. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ren
5.0 out of 5 stars Lorena Bathey does it again with House on Plunkett Street
Another Thrilling story by: Lorena Bathey

She has done it again with another GREAT book that is basically my life! Read more
Published 14 months ago by Jaime's Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Read
Lorena Bathey is an amazing author that truly pulls you into her books and makes you forget about the world around you when you're reading them. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Michelle H.
5.0 out of 5 stars Mom's Thumb Reviews Thumbs Up
Details: Phoebe has always been a wall flower. Her mom was a wall flower, who faded away into a drunkard. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mom's Thumb Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Lorena Bathey is a Fantastic Author!
House on Plunkett Street by Lorena Bathey is one of the best books I have read in a long time. Phoebe is at a dead end job, horrible apartment, and is not doing so well in the... Read more
Published 15 months ago by DEBRAGG
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, Love, Loved!
I tremendously loved this book! Another book you just don't want to put down. You will want to read it in one sitting! lol really, it's that good. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Amanda at TemporaryWaffle
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book For Women Who Need Help Finding Themselves
I received a review copy of the House on Plunkett Street from the author Lorena Bathy. I have read two of her other books which were both a great read so I knew this would be... Read more
Published 16 months ago by love2shop
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING Read!
Lorena Bathey does another fabulous job telling you this amazing story of one woman's journey o find out who she really is, with the help of three female ghosts and the lives they... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Cissy
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!
Once I started reading House on Plunkett Street, I could not stop! The book centers around Phoebe who is ordinary, plain, and just likes to blend in. Read more
Published 16 months ago by LittleAngelOnAMission
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More About the Author

After writing her memoir, Happy Beginnings: How I Became My Own Fairy Godmother in 2005 Ms. Bathey found new story ideas and characters introducing themselves.

Her first novel, Beatrice Munson, the story of suburban women who have lost their happiness began her foray into the world of the novelist. Today she has two other novels in the market and at least five more in her writing queue.

She also loves photography, Italy, and a well made chocolate mousse.


Find her at www.LorenaBBooks.com

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