Bliss House

Bliss House

Laura Benedict / Jun 19, 2019

Bliss House Death never did come quietly for Bliss House and now a mother and daughter have become entwined in the secrets hidden within its walls Amidst the lush farmland and orchards in Old Gate Virginia stan

  • Title: Bliss House
  • Author: Laura Benedict
  • ISBN: 9781605985725
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Death never did come quietly for Bliss House and now a mother and daughter have become entwined in the secrets hidden within its walls Amidst the lush farmland and orchards in Old Gate, Virginia, stands the magnificent Bliss House Built in 1878 as a country retreat, Bliss House is impressive, historic, and inexplicably mysterious Decades of strange occurrences, diDeath never did come quietly for Bliss House and now a mother and daughter have become entwined in the secrets hidden within its walls Amidst the lush farmland and orchards in Old Gate, Virginia, stands the magnificent Bliss House Built in 1878 as a country retreat, Bliss House is impressive, historic, and inexplicably mysterious Decades of strange occurrences, disappearances and deaths have plagued the house, yet it remains vibrant And very much alive.Rainey Bliss Adams desperately needed a new start when she and her daughter Ariel relocated from St Louis to Old Gate and settled into the house where the Bliss family had lived for over a century Rainey s husband had been killed in a freak explosion that left her 14 year old daughter Ariel scarred and disfigured.At the grand housewarming party, Bliss House begins to reveal itself again Ariel sees haunting visions the ghost of her father, and the ghost of a woman being pushed to her death off of an upper floor balcony, beneath an exquisite dome of painted stars And then there is a death the night of the party Who is the murderer in the midst of this small town And who killed the woman in Ariel s visions But Bliss House is loath to reveal its secrets, as are the good folks of Old Gate.

    Bliss House by Laura Benedict Bliss House is a haunted house story and in this case the individuals being haunted are a woman, Rainey, and her daughter Ariel Rainey and Bliss have moved to Virginia and purchased Bliss house, the house had long been in Rainey s family and Rainey purchases it in an attempt to create a new life for herself and her daughter. Center for Lay Ministries Bliss House BLISS PROGRAMS The program at Bliss House, which utilizes a Step approach to recovery, is open to women in several Indiana counties and is the only halfway house in Southern Indiana with this focus The average length of stay to graduate from the program is months. Bliss House A Novel Laura Benedict In Bliss House there is always room for But in Bliss House, the Southern Gothic ghost story by Laura Benedict, the memories aren t quaint and the past isn t passive Recently widowed Rainey Bliss Adams and her daughter, Ariel, need a new start Bliss House is where it should begin. Bliss House, Hamra, Beirut District Zomato Lebanon Today was the hundredth time I had ordered Bliss House but it is by far our worst experience My friends wanted to order dessert and we did We had Avocados, Bliss House Home Facebook Bliss House by Salimatu Amabebe was created as way to spread the love of healthy and delicious food to everyone I offer cooking classes, food activism talks, v egan Nigerian pop up dinners, and host Black Feast a monthly vegan pop up dinner celebrating black artists and writers through food. bliss house Bliss House was created as way to spread the love of healthy and delicious food to everyone I offer cooking classes, food activism talks, vegan Nigerian pop up dinners, and host Black Feas t a monthly vegan pop up dinner celebrating black artists and writers through food. Bliss House Camp Bliss Bliss House Overview The Bliss House can be rented as a whole unit or rented separately as the upper or lower level The Bliss House can sleep up to people maximum with seven bedrooms, two sleeper sofas, and four bathrooms. Bliss House Cooperstown Family Rentals, Dreams Park The beautiful Bliss House is in such an ideal location for visiting Cooperstown Dreams Park, the Baseball Hall of Fame, Glimmerglass Opera, Feni Art Museum you are just a very few minutes away from all the area attractions. Small House Bliss Small house designs with big impact Small House Bliss Small house designs with big impact December , Comments A live work laneway house for a graphic artist Lanefab The owner s personality shines through in this Vancouver laneway house A freelance graphic artist, she asked Lanefab Design Build to design a small house that would be both her home and her workplace. Bliss House Paso Robles Vacation Rentals Bliss House was perfectfrom the decor to the welcoming outdoor area No attention to detail was missed We had a party of plus that rented the adjoining Baby Bliss The property suited all of our needs Bliss is close to town and easy access to the wineries.

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      • Laura Benedict

        Laura Benedict is the Edgar and ITW Thriller Award nominated author of seven novels of suspense, including the forthcoming The Stranger Inside February 2019 Small Town Trouble, her latest book, is a cozy crime novel Her Bliss House gothic trilogy includes The Abandoned Heart, Charlotte s Story Booklist starred review , and Bliss House Her short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine, and in numerous anthologies like Thrillers 100 Must Reads, The Lineup 20 Provocative Women Writers, and St Louis Noir A native of Cincinnati, she lives in Southern Illinois with her family Visit her at laurabenedict.


    892 Comments

    1. I read Charlotte's Story a little while ago and was so enthralled by that book that I immediately bought this book; the first book in the trilogy. Charlotte's Story took place in the 50s and this book story takes place in present time and that means that some, not many, characters from Charlotte's Story are in this book. I also know that the Bliss House, and that the men from the Bliss house aren't really to trust.In this book, we get to follow Rainey Bliss Adams and her daughter Ariel that have [...]


    2. 3 stars--I liked the book. (Warnings for sexual violence.)Out of the three Bliss House novels, I think this was the most graphically violent--and also had the fewest ghosts! I would have been pretty confused by this book (and the second one as well) if I had read them in order; if you want to read this series, I recommend you start with the third book, The Abandoned Heart: A Bliss House Novel, which gives the house's back story. It's interesting that the books in this series about women, and wri [...]


    3. Death never did come quietly for Bliss House . . . and now a mother and daughter have become entwined in the secrets hidden within its walls.Amidst the lush farmland and orchards in Old Gate, Virginia, stands the magnificent Bliss House. Built in 1878 as a country retreat, Bliss House is impressive, historic, and inexplicably mysterious. Decades of strange occurrences, disappearances and deaths have plagued the house, yet it remains vibrant. And very much alive. Rainey Bliss Adams desperately ne [...]


    4. Benedict has a brilliant writing style, sophisticated and smooth and assured. From the very first page I knew I was in for a ride. Strong characters, intense plot, and unseen twists make this book a true winner.


    5. A key element to any successful haunted house story is an appropriate setting. The atmosphere surrounding the house is just as important as the mysterious happenings inside the house. In Bliss House, the setting does not fit the insidiousness of the house. For one, the story occurs during the summer months. Summer in Virginia is too bright, too hot, and too lush to appropriately convey mystery and gloom. Then there is the house itself. The rooms are bright and airy. The ceilings soar. For those [...]


    6. Mediocre mystery about a family struggling to recuperate from tragedy as they move into an evil and manipulative house. There was just enough to keep me reading, but too far-fetched and the "suspense" was predictable.


    7. Bliss House, a lush mansion that promises hope and happy beginnings for newly widowed Rainey and her injured daughter Ariel, is anything but a safe haven. It is a house of foreboding, dark secrets, frightening chambers, and inescapable horrors. Bliss House has a mind of its own and deceives all who enter, luring them in and holding them hostage. It has the power to create madness and malevolence and does so with sheer determination and wicked revenge. Ms. Benedict writes an impeccable ghost stor [...]


    8. What a crazy good haunted house story! Benedict drew me in immediately and I read it straight through (including at stop lights on my way home from work). The brilliantly woven relationships, history, suspense, and mystery make BLISS HOUSE one of my favorites this year.


    9. Great gothic mystery/ghost story. Easy and fun to read, but the plot very well done. I stayed up until 1 am to finish!



    10. A story's approach is everything. "Bliss House" had great ingredients but the angle was skewed. Characters' backgrounds don't matter as long as a riveting discovery of spirits is built around them. Unfortunately this story was largely about the daughter's and Mother's recent tragedy, alternated with the depraved imprisonment of a woman in the bowels of that house in the past. We should only know her as a ghost and hear of the torture in the past. Instead, Laura Benedict gave that and most everyo [...]


    11. When is a haunted house story not a haunted house story? When it's "Bliss House." Dear reader, were you taken in by the blurb on the back that dropped Shirley Jackson's name? I was. Oh, what a fool I was- Bliss House is no Hill House. Too much in this book is unresolved. Things you are interested in go nowhere and you end up with a run of the mill crime mystery that reveals the villains when there's still a lot of book to go.


    12. I was lucky enough to win Bliss House in a contest, and I am SO glad that I did. Although this story has some darker elements to it than I normally read, I found that I really enjoy that dark side! The story is full of twists and turns that will keep you up reading late at night. I can't wait to read more intriguing stories by this exciting author.



    13. A haunted, spooky house in Spades! Bliss House is located in the countryside of Old Gate, Virginia. Built in 1878 by a historical ancestor of Rainey Bliss Adams, who is escaping from bad happenings & memories in St. Louis, Missouri. A freak accident killed her husband & burned her teenage daughter, Ariel. The Bliss House has a history of strange occurrences, disappearances, & death Sentence! During a housewarming Ariel sees strange visions, the realtor that sold Rainey the house comm [...]


    14. I never expect much out of horror novels - they usually disappoint royally, failing to deliver adequate creep factor or mystery. Not so Bliss House. I simply could not put the book down, finishing it in a little over 24 hours. It had the perfect combination of spooks, mystery and character/plot development, something many of these types of books lack. The cast of characters was interesting and diverse, and I felt that even secondary characters were adequately fleshed out. It had a solid ending, [...]


    15. It wasn't Rainey's fault that her husband died. The explosion that killed him and crippled her daughter was nothing more than a tragic accident. And yet, as time passes she finds that she can no longer face her old life. The desire to get away and make a future for her and her daughter drives her to Old Gate and the historic Bliss House. And though no Blisses have owned the house for quite some time, Rainey has come to bring it back to the family and restore it to its former glory. But Bliss Hou [...]


    16. Bliss House is a haunted house story and in this case the individuals being haunted are a woman, Rainey, and her daughter Ariel. Rainey and Bliss have moved to Virginia and purchased Bliss house, the house had long been in Rainey’s family and Rainey purchases it in an attempt to create a new life for herself and her daughter. Her daughter had been burned and scarred and Rainey’s husband killed in a freak explosion at their old house.Part of the story also reveals the account of Allison, a wo [...]


    17. Synopsis: When Rainey Bliss Adams becomes a widow after an accident that killed her husband and permanently disfigured her fourteen year old daughter, she decides to move back to her family homestead, Bliss House, in Old Gate, Virginia. Bliss House isn't an ordinary farm. It has decades of mysterious disappearances and death. The most recent occurring the night of her homecoming party. Who is behind the murder? Will Bliss House give up its secrets?My rating: 3 StarsMy opinion: Gotta say that I h [...]


    18. I liked the author's writing style. She used many beautiful turns of phrase, and the book did hold my interest. However, I did find the plot and characters to be a bit too predictable and cliched. The villains of the book were obviously villains from very early in the story, and I would have preferred for there to be some mystery about that. The story follows the course of so many other "haunted house" books; there was nothing really original here. Still, it was an entertaining read, and I would [...]


    19. Bliss House in Old Gate, Virginia was build for love but over the decades, murder became the norm. Rainey Bliss Adams returns to Virginia with her daughter, Ariel, after the death of her husband hoping for a new start in the old homestead. When ghosts and strange phenomenon become too much to handle and a new murder unearths bones from previous generations, Rainey isn't sure if she's crazy or being stalked by someone in town. A scary read with great characters.


    20. Oh my, what a story. Great horror read without being too gratuitous. The details start coming together, and you get a chill. I could barely put this book down! I normally don't go for horror stories, but the reviews I read were so good, and the premise so intriguing I had to give it a shot. It totally pulled me in and kept me reaching for it. The characters are varied and nuanced, and the creepiness builds in a magnificent way. Would definitely recommend!


    21. Wow!! outstanding haunted house story. Murder, history, modern mystery and well written. The kind of book that keeps you up late at night reading and yet you don't want it to end. I wish I could find a few more books like this one.


    22. Bliss House is a beautifully written book filled with surprises with real people as well as ghost. The twist & turns in this book kept me on the end of my seating trying to figure things out. I will definitely buy more books from this author.


    23. I'm just now getting into the creepy, gothic novels and this one just makes me want to read more!!! After 50 pages I couldn't put it down I had to find out if I had picked the bad guy!!! I was not disappointed for ignoring my husband for a few hours to finish it!


    24. Bliss House is part mystery, part ghost story, and certainly gothic. This thriller had me turning the pages, very reluctant to put it down. Family secrets, secret rooms and passages, mother and daughter angst. It's all here. Don't miss this one!


    25. This book was a bit disappointing. I find the witting to be very amateur and the story to progress slowly. It was all a bit over the top. Some elements of it were relatively entertaining but overall I didn't enjoy this book.



    26. Entertaining, spooky, a little disturbingI enjoyed the book and it really kept me turning the pages. There weren't as many "ghosts" as I expected, but I found it a satisfying and creepy read.


    27. Great haunted house story. A few loose ends (tell more about the family with the rings in the ballroom, who built the tunnels). Sometimes read like a grownup Nancy Drew.


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