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In the Window Room (The Histories of Earth Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Steven J Carroll
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"There are secret passages all around you if you know where to look for them."

Delany was being punished, and deep in her heart, past the excuses she'd like to make for herself, she knew she'd almost deserved it. And even though that girl, Mattie, had said something dreadful about her father, she knew that she should not have fought with her. Though one can never rewind history, to change the past, and so this would be her punishment: To live alone in the old abandoned Greyford house on the outskirts of the Mayfield School for Girls - a place with its covered furniture, and rooms leading to other unexpected rooms, and she would be completely, and purposefully, alone... or so she thought. 

Yet there was more to his house than first met the eye: there were secret passages, and hidden treasures, lost and forgotten with the passing time, and a room... a fantastic and otherworldly sort of room, which she had decided to call "the Window Room". This is a story about the dangerous and mysterious adventures she found there.

Editorial Reviews


"Truly a delightful and interesting read." -Lindsay Mead, TheBookVlogger

"Enchanting is the only word that I can think of that applies to this story." - apoem, Amazon Reviewer

From the Author

The first book in The Histories of Earth series.

Product Details

  • File Size: 4509 KB
  • Print Length: 123 pages
  • Publisher: Globe Light Press (November 19, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #423,226 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting October 7, 2012
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I originally downloaded this for my daughter. I think the picture of the book didn't seem enticing enough for her to want to read it. So I read it and now I'm going to encourage her to read this story.

Enchanting is the only word that I can think of that applies to this story.

Two young girls get in trouble for fighting at a boarding school. One of them gets sent to live by herself in a different place. There she discovers an undiscovered room, secret passageways and a machine that can take her to other places. She also meets a strange animal that talks and knows how to work this machine. Del shares this information with the girl she was fighting with and as they begin an adventure.

And while it all seems so silly reading the synopsis the book is absolutely enchanting and lovely.

I would have liked the ending to be just a touch longer, just a touch more in wrapping up the story. But overall this book is lovely. I'm going to be looking for more from this author.

Well worth the money.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A delightful read June 9, 2012
I was fortunate enough to be a first-reader winner and had a chance to read this delightful book. I believe it is slated for pre-teens to teenagers but I believe adults would enjoy it as well. It is a fairly short book, so the plot moves pretty quick. I was just a little worried about parts of the end that could be upsetting to younger readers. I don't want to give anything away but it involves events that happen after the trial. But overall it was a nice read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars kept me reading July 21, 2013
By pokagon
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When I first read the title I thought it would be more for the young people, but once you get into the story you cant put it down,
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cutesy to the extreme July 21, 2013
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This has a delightful story line. It had many twists and turns.

I have two thoughts for the author. First in the beginning you mentioned you wouldn't do much explaining of things. But the extensive use of parenthesis seems to me to over explain things. Second, you need some people to read your material before hand to help with transitions. Several times there was a jump that was difficult to follow.

As with all fantasy reality was suspended on a large scale. That is one of the best qualities of the book.

The subtitle of the book (Histories of Earth) seem to suggest sequels but the end of the book didn't seem to suggest that.

If the author would like an objective beta tester, I would love to do this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A cute story and a quick read. December 14, 2012
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The perfect book if you want a light, sweet and heartwarming adventure. I was quite pleased with this great story
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!! February 23, 2012
By Jsmith
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I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for a new one! Steve Carrol, you did a wonderful job with this book!
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More About the Author

Steven J Carroll is the author of The Histories of Earth series and The Road to Jericho. For ten years, he has been an indie songwriter.

In 2011, after being inspired by fellow SoCal author Toby Hoff, Steven J Carroll began to write a book of his own. Which became In the Window Room (Book 1 of The Histories of Earth), a novel about the adventures of young troublemaker, and the fantastic journey she finds in a mysterious old house.

His second novel, The Road to Jericho, is a southern Americana crime story, about a boy and his dog in 1940's Arkansas.

Both A Prince of Earth (The Histories of Earth #2), and All the Worlds of Men (The Histories of Earth #3) are on sale now.

Steven currently lives in Southern California with his wife.

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