Charlotte's Story

Charlotte's Story

Laura Benedict / Jun 20, 2019

Charlotte s Story The fall of in southern Virginia was a seemingly idyllic even prosperous time A young housewife Charlotte Bliss lives with her husband Hasbrouck Preston Press Bliss and their two young child

  • Title: Charlotte's Story
  • Author: Laura Benedict
  • ISBN: 9781605988788
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The fall of 1957 in southern Virginia was a seemingly idyllic, even prosperous time A young housewife, Charlotte Bliss, lives with her husband, Hasbrouck Preston Press Bliss, and their two young children, Eva Grace and Michael, in the gorgeous Bliss family home On the surface, theirs seems a calm, picturesque life, but soon tragedy befalls them four tragic deaths, witThe fall of 1957 in southern Virginia was a seemingly idyllic, even prosperous time A young housewife, Charlotte Bliss, lives with her husband, Hasbrouck Preston Press Bliss, and their two young children, Eva Grace and Michael, in the gorgeous Bliss family home On the surface, theirs seems a calm, picturesque life, but soon tragedy befalls them four tragic deaths, with apparently simple explanations.But nothing is simple if Bliss House is involved How far will Charlotte go to discover the truth And how far will she get without knowing who her real enemy is Though Bliss House may promise to give its inhabitants what they want, it never gives them exactly what they expect.

    Charlotte s Story Recovering Grace Warning The story you are about to read contains details that may be considered explicit and disturbing by those with sensitivities Editor s note The Recovering Grace team understands the seriousness of the allegations made in this story containing descriptions of conduct of a sexual nature between a minor and an authority figure This story, so than others, has caused the RG team to Charlotte s web cannabis Charlotte s Web is a high cannabidiol CBD , low tetrahydrocannabinol THC Cannabis strain marketed as a dietary supplement under federal law of the United States It is produced by the Stanley brothers in Colorado It does not induce the psychoactive high typically associated with recreational marijuana strains that are high in THC In September , the Stanleys announced that they would Charlotte s Web Charlotte s Web is a children s novel by American author E B White and illustrated by Garth Williams it was published on October , , by Harper Brothers.The novel tells the story of a livestock pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte When Wilbur is in danger of being slaughtered by the farmer, Charlotte writes messages praising Wilbur such as Some Charlotte s Bridal Formal Wear La Crosse s Bridal Store With a carefully curated selection of designer gowns at affordable prices, Charlotte s Bridal offers a wedding gown shopping experience like no other in the tri state area. Charlotte s Web CBD Oil Review Benefits, Coupons and Info Charlotte s Web HighLights The list goes on, but these were the few that stood out There is no need to gloat, but Charlotte s Web does come from the company that shocked the world with the story Charlotte s eCatalog Closed for Maintenance Welcome to Charlotte s Saddlery We are a complete English Western tack store, since Our website is currently under construction for updates, and to improve your shopping experience. Online grooming Charlotte s story Childline After a couple of days the conversation turned She kept asking and asking for me to send her a naked picture I wasn t very confident and was likely to do something like that without questioning the reason why so I just sent her one without thinking about it. Charlotte s house of flowers Here at Charlotte s house of flowers, we want you to know just how special your occasion is to us, even if the occasion is simply just because We use the freshest flowers and have talented florists and a wide array of arrangements to fit anything your heart desires. Charlottes Web Hemp CBD Review Natural Wellness CBD OIL I heard about Charlotte s story after having my little boy two years ago who has recently been diagnosed with epilepsy We are one of the first families int he U.S to benefit from epidiolex and I believe we have Charlotte s story to thank. Charlotte s Web marijuana supposed cure for kids Feb , The strain was named for year old Charlotte Figi, who had been suffering from a rare disorder called Dravet s syndrome, which caused her to have as many as grand mal seizures a

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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.


    109 Comments

    1. I think what makes this book so splendid is the fact that it all seem so normal, the house the family. And, then people start to die and suddenly nothing is normal anymore. This is not a ghost story with an old creepy house with creepy people. This is a happy family, and then something happens that starts everything and suddenly the normal life doesn't seem that normal longer. And, slowly the house doesn't seem that idyllic anymore. I found the book is especially good because of the slow introdu [...]


    2. 3 stars--I liked the book.I'm reading the Bliss House novels backwards (which, ironically, is the correct chronological order). I liked this installment, but not as much as The Abandoned Heart: A Bliss House Novel. This one was slow and repetitive, and all the horror elements seemed very rushed at the end. If I hadn't read the "first" (well, third) book before this one, I'd likely have been confused about what was going on.Still, I enjoy Bliss House's history, and appreciate the female-centric v [...]


    3. Charlotte Bliss has everything: a loving husband, two perfect children, and a generations-old house filled with light and space. But everything comes crashing down around Charlotte on the day her daughter dies. Charlotte had been alone in the house with the children, sleeping off an afternoon of champagne, when Eva drowned in the bathtub. She knows it was her fault. She knows if she hadn't indulged that afternoon Eva would still be alive. Her husband, Press, says he doesn't blame her but in the [...]


    4. Laura's books are the type that are best read in broad daylight with a good and comforting cup of tea. And each time I think she can't possibly impress me more than she did the last time, she surprises me.If you ever met the author, you can't imagine that dark and twisted things that come out of her mind. That's why she surprises. She seems like a Midwestern soccer mom, but don't let the great smile and kind heart fool you, she's a master of writing haunting tales that leave you wondering how mu [...]


    5. This was a difficult book for me to review because of possibly revealing too much. I don’t want to spoil it for future readers. Randolph Bliss had built Bliss house in 1870. It was unlike the other grand houses in the area, having both a ballroom and a full theater on the third floor. It was a house that seemed to show more preference for stateliness than comfort. The house was tall and ungainly, but had a touch of romance to it, with its formal and lush gardens. Bliss house had a reputation f [...]


    6. **We received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review via TLC Book Tours**Horror? Ish. Actually, seeing that tagline almost had me inching away. Whenever I've seen that warning the gore, sex, and violence is gratuitous, and this book was soooo not that. But, I did find it was an excellent mystery! There were paranormal elements that punched through Charlotte's daily life and some heinous deeds did happen, but the horror elements weren't in such detail that it would gross anyone out. [...]


    7. Charlotte's Story is a book that you shouldn't judge by its cover. At first glance you might think this is a family saga, perhaps some light reading. If you go by the blurb, you still might not get the whole gist of this story. It is anything but light reading.Charlotte loses her mother in law and then her daughter and then two other people that were friends of her best friend Rachel. There's a lot of depressing stuff here, but that's what makes it a great gothic style read, especially as there [...]


    8. I was eagerly awaiting this prequel to Bliss House. I love a good "house" story. When I discovered that this delved deeper into the earlier residents of Bliss House, I loved the idea and having just finished it I discovered that there is another prequel coming next year as well. What a fascinating idea to tell the story of a particular house, its biography, backwards while never losing sight of what happened most recently. Again I had strong emotional reactions to almost all of the characters. T [...]


    9. I absolutely thought this book was amazing. It was even better than the first in the series! I kept feeling the heat slowly turn up every chapter. It was incredibly dark and so not the normal book I read but it sneaks up on you. Get ready for a creepy ride!!!




    10. 2.5 stars Charlotte's Story is the second book in the series. The story actually takes place before the events of Bliss House. In this installment, Charlotte has married into the Bliss family. Soon after her mother in law Olivia dies, her young daughter Eva dies tragically. Lost in her grief, Charlotte begins to see Olivia and Eva in the house. Olivia begins to show her events that happened years before. Charlotte begins to suspect she and her son Michael aren't safe.I can't say that I liked thi [...]


    11. I read Bliss House, and liked it better. Charlotte's Story was disappointing for me because I wanted more paranormal activity regarding the house itself. Orgies, cruelty, and murder do not constitute a good haunted house story unless the main characters are more interesting and believable. For instance, Charlotte's husband did not work, even though he was a lawyer, nor did Charlotte question any of his activities, namely his theater group or his long absences from home on any given day. Most wiv [...]


    12. "A rare accomplishment, a novel that works as a mystery, a ghost story, and a touching family drama." Many more reviews give a more complete overview of this novel, but I thought the above quote gave a synopsis I couldn't compete with! A compelling drama that reveals more of the mystery that is Bliss House. Thanks to Pegasus Books for the opportunity to read & review the Bliss House Triology


    13. Charlotte's Story by Laura BenedictBliss House Series Book #23 StarsFrom The Book:The fall of 1957 in southern Virginia was a seemingly idyllic, even prosperous time. A young housewife, Charlotte Bliss, lives with her husband, Hasbrouck Preston “Press” Bliss, and their two young children, Eva Grace and Michael, in the gorgeous Bliss family home. On the surface, theirs seems a calm, picturesque life, but soon tragedy befalls them: four tragic deaths, with apparently simple explanations. But n [...]


    14. Another story about the sordid past of Bliss House, this one the story of Charlotte, the biological grandmother of Rainey from Bliss House. Laura Benedict is a wonderful story teller. I don't know whether I wish there were a story from Michael's perspective about his life and the house, or whether I'm glad there isn't one. I'm looking forward to reading The Abandoned Heart, about the original builders and inhabitants of Bliss House. Each dark story is almost more haunting than the previous one.


    15. Good writing--enjoyed the character and setting development. I did not like how the books are out of order, but that would be too predictable. I did not like the sexual violence and children's death.


    16. I enjoyed reading Bliss House so much, but this book left me a bit disappointed. Everything was somewhat predictable, like I had read it before. It's not a waste of time by any means, especially if you intend on reading all of the Bliss House novels.


    17. I enjoyed Bliss House but was disappointed with Charlotte's Story. Bliss House kept me on edge but Charlotte's Story was not as creepy. Instead, it was full of twists that were just weird. I will read the third book with hope that it is comparable to Bliss House.



    18. There were some creepy parts in this story, interesting characters. The only trouble I had was the ending, I felt it was rushed and the Epilogue I felt really did not need to be there.


    19. /book/show/2Charlotte’s StoryA Bliss House Novel, Book #2By Laura BenedictISBN#9781605988788Author’s website: LaurabenedictBrought to you by OBS Reviewer DanieleSynopsis:The fall of 1957 in southern Virginia was a seemingly idyllic, even prosperous time. A young housewife, Charlotte Bliss, lives with her husband, Hasbrouck Preston “Press” Bliss, and their two young children, Eva Grace and Michael, in the gorgeous Bliss family home. On the surface, theirs seems a calm, picturesque life, b [...]


    20. Summary from :"The fall of 1957 in southern Virginia was a seemingly idyllic, even prosperous time. A young housewife, Charlotte Bliss, lives with her husband, Hasbrouck Preston “Press” Bliss, and their two young children, Eva Grace and Michael, in the gorgeous Bliss family home. On the surface, theirs seems a calm, picturesque life, but soon tragedy befalls them: four tragic deaths, with apparently simple explanations.But nothing is simple if Bliss House is involved. How far will Charlotte [...]


    21. There are many things I do not understand about this book. But let me begin by saying that the book was haunting and captivating. I could not put it down. I read it in 7 hours during the day in between taking care of kids, making dinner, etc. I couldn't stop reading it. When I finished I felt like time had stopped. Right then and there I was ready to give it five stars. But I always feel overly connected to a book that I actually get to finish, so I knew to just wait and let the story sink in. I [...]


    22. Charlotte’s Story by Laura BenedictBliss House is a palatial estate nestled into the farmland and orchards of Old Gate, Virginia. The home was built in 1878; it is the home of the Bliss Family. And the house is definitely haunted…Into this world and this family comes Charlotte, wife of the current master of Bliss house, Preston Bliss. The home’s tragic past was explored in the novel Bliss House by the same author. The home isn’t just simply haunted. The house is dangerous!Already Preston [...]


    23. Another suspenseful mystery from Laura Benedict! Charlotte's Story, the second novel in the Bliss House series, answered many questions that I had from the first novel. The first novel partly covered Charlotte's sons as grown men. I wondered why the brothers acted they way they did (No spoilers. Read Bliss House). Charlotte's story goes back in time to the 50's when Charlotte's children are very young. The story provides a background of some of the key characters, such as Charlotte's husband and [...]


    24. This is a story of a normal family (mother, father, and two children) living in a big mansion in the fictional Old Gate, Virginia and how their lives unravel and become all twisted up by evil, death, and mysterious events. The opening line of the novel foretells and warns the reader of events to come. "We came to the end of time on a bright October afternoon." I found it foreboding and continued reading until I finished the book and I will admit that the ending did surprise and shock me a bit. I [...]


    25. WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!! I went into this story knowing I would love it - I loved Bliss House and everything else I've read of Benedict's. But I had no idea just how much I was going to love it, how drawn in I would be - unable to put it down. Her ability to weave the supernatural into every book, and especially this one, is amazing! You may never feel safe in an old house again! When you get ready to read this, put aside the time you'll need because you will not put it down. AND, leave the ligh [...]


    26. I was excited to read this follow up story to Bliss House the first book in this series. I found this book even more interesting than the first. The story does answer some questions that you may have had after reading the first book in the series. It also leads you down an exciting path to even more characters.I liked this story even more than the first. When I was told that this series is a Gothic ghost type story I was kinda cynical since I don't usually read much super natural type stuff. How [...]


    27. Almost a modern day Yellow Wallpaper Charlotte is a 50's housewife married to a rich husband with two beautiful children. While sleeping one of the children comes to a tragic end. Charlottefeels guilt for she was napping ehen th tragedy occurs. She begins to see ghostly apparitions. is it really in her head? Very well written. I love how the author tells about Charlotte's 21st year and the way one feels at 21.


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