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Footsteps in an Empty Room
by Lilly Sommers | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by Hearth-Crafter of Albury, New South Wales Australia on 1/26/2007
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Mallary): reserved


17 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Hearth-Crafter from Albury, New South Wales Australia on Friday, January 26, 2007

10 out of 10

Best book I've read for ages!!!!!!!

Very poignant and thought-provoking in how ppl esp children may see things from their point of view...actually this author done a GREAT job in showing the thoughts and how a situation seemed from almost all of the characters point of view. Great job of depicting the turn of the century Australia and a bit of the countryside too!

NOTE: This author is an Australian author who has done a fantastic job writing this book and she deserves more recognition than being shoved on the $4.95 rack! This is not a bodice-ripper...this is ghosty mystery and historical fiction!

Only criticism I would have is the name of the house.

From the covers of this book:-

'THE PAST WILL NOT BE DENIED...

"There's bad things in this house, Alice, things you want to keep away from. Bad things, do you hear me?"

At the turn of the last century, Alice is a 12-year-old servant girl at Colonsay, the big house on the Victorian coast belonging to wily political strategist Cosmo Cunningham and his beautiful young wife Ambrosine.

In the present day, Rosamund becomes the reluctant inheritor of Colonsay, her childhood home. But as the extensive renovation work begins, odd things start happening: a thumping in the empty attic that dislodges plaster from the ceiling of the room below. A lingering scent of honeysuckle. Then the building crew suffer not one but two nasty accidents. And suddenly there is talk of prayers and clairvoyants and messages from the dead...

What terrible secret lies within Colonsay? Can Rosamund make peace with the past - and free her own future?

A gripping story of long-ago love and present justice from the author of The Glass House and The Dark Dream.


This folks is to be sent out on a Ray...hopefully a long one.

Ok...so we have:-


BellaMack (is in Tasmania, Australia and prefers to post within Australia)
amberC (is in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia and prefers to post within Australia)
freelunch (is in Cairns, Queensland, Australia)
Playtheman (is in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia and can ship internationally)
Dukesa (is in Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal)
Bookworm-lady (is in Madrid, Madrid, Spain and can send to within Europe including the UK)
JuniperHill (is in London, Greater London, United Kingdom)
arturogrande (is in Coalville, Leicestershire, United Kingdom and can ship internationally)
Bug2004 (is in Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America and prefers to post within the United States of America)
Loriped (is in Keizer, Oregon, United States of America)

Loriped has kindly organised a second BookRay for this book and it's Twin so thankx all and enjoy - I will continue to watch it's progress. 


Journal Entry 2 by Hearth-Crafter from Albury, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, February 11, 2007

10 out of 10

Sent off to BellaMack in Tasmania the first person on this BookRay - enjoy! 


Journal Entry 3 by BellaMack from St Helens, Tasmania Australia on Monday, February 12, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Received today, many thanks, have a few books to get through before this one but will finish it asap 


Journal Entry 4 by BellaMack from St Helens, Tasmania Australia on Monday, February 19, 2007

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This is definitely one of the best books I've read in a while too Hearth-Crafter. I don't think I can add anything more than has been written about it. Thank you so so much for giving me the opportunity to read it. Very much looking forward to your next book in your double bookring by this author. Will post on to amberC when I have read the second book. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingamberCwing from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Tuesday, March 06, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Arrived today, after being delayed by flooded roads. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingamberCwing from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Monday, March 19, 2007

9 out of 10

I too have to say a wonderul book. I loved the alternating sections, t5hen parrelling of past and present and the way they both slowly drew to their climax. It was two great stories in one book.

I will be posting this on when I have finished the other book in this ring. 


Journal Entry 7 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, March 28, 2007

This book has not been rated.

received today, thanks amberC and Hearth-Crafter :o)

I'm a little backlogged at the moment but I'll try not to sit on this book for too long. 


Journal Entry 8 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Friday, April 20, 2007

9 out of 10

I had trouble getting into this book at first (I suspect because I had just read the other Lilly Sommers book accompanying it) but I was well and truly wrapped up in the events at Colonsay before I finished it this evening.

Thanks again Hearth-Crafter for sharing - I have Playtheman's address already and I'll send both books on tomorrow. 


Journal Entry 9 by playtheman from Rangeville, Queensland Australia on Thursday, May 03, 2007

9 out of 10

very interesting book. Lily Sommers certainly gives a glimpse into the historical past - this comment applies to her other book *Where Shadows Fall* which is also on its way by ship to Portugal. This book has a pleasing finale:} 


Journal Entry 10 by Dukesa from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Thursday, November 22, 2007

This book has not been rated.

It arrived today, along with "When Shadows Fall" :D
I can't wait to read it :P
Thanks, Hearth-Crafter for sharing and playtheman for sending :) It has been a long voyage :P
Oh, and thanks for the postcard, playtheman! It's beautiful :D 


Journal Entry 11 by Dukesa from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Monday, January 14, 2008

This book has not been rated.

I started reading it a few days ago. Sorry for taking so long, but I have lots of work and can't get much time to read... I'll try not to take too long!

29/01/2008
I've read about 1/3 of the book and I'm loving it! Sorry for taking so long, I'm a slow reader... 


Journal Entry 12 by Dukesa from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Wednesday, February 20, 2008

10 out of 10

WOW!!! What a book! What a ride! This is one of the best books I've ever read! I actually *was* there!
The story is awesome, the writing is excellent, I have no words to describe it... It's just WOW!!!
The switch between the past and the present is perfectly timed! I just loved it!
I'm looking forward to read the other book :P
Thank you, Hearth-Crafter! :D 


Journal Entry 13 by Dukesa from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Thursday, April 03, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Sent today to Bookworm-lady. Sorry for the delay, I had some difficulty going to the post office... 


Journal Entry 14 by wingBookworm-ladywing from Madrid, Madrid Spain on Sunday, April 20, 2008

This book has not been rated.

I picked it up from the post office on Friday.
Thanks for sending it through, Dukesa!
It seems quite interesting! 


Journal Entry 15 by wingBookworm-ladywing from Madrid, Madrid Spain on Thursday, August 28, 2008

This book has not been rated.

I am currently reading it, and so far it is just my type of book!
As soon as I finish this one and start on its "mate", I will ask for the next-in-line's address.ç
Thanks for sharing!
Eva 


Journal Entry 16 by wingBookworm-ladywing from Madrid, Madrid Spain on Wednesday, September 03, 2008

9 out of 10

I really liked this one...
Very well written, very interestting, with compelling characters and credible twists.
I am looking forward to more novels by this author, which I didn't know.
Thanks for sharing!
Eva 


Journal Entry 17 by wingBookworm-ladywing from Madrid, Madrid Spain on Monday, September 08, 2008

This book has not been rated.

No news from HearthCrafter and/or Juniperhill...
I will try and contact Arturogrande, who is next.
Eva 


Journal Entry 18 by wingBookworm-ladywing at -- Por correo, entregado en mano/ by mail, in person--, Madrid Spain on Friday, September 12, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Released 9 yrs ago (9/11/2008 UTC) at -- Por correo, entregado en mano/ by mail, in person--, Madrid Spain

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Sent with its "bookmate" to Arturogrande, in U.K, last evening.
Happy reading! 


Journal Entry 19 by arturogrande from Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Friday, September 19, 2008

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Arrived safe and sound - thanks very much 


Journal Entry 20 by arturogrande from Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 21, 2008

9 out of 10

Now THIS is more like it - ten times better than When Shadows Fall. The story was gripping, the characters were believable and well drawn and the switches in time were very well done.
It was a scary story, but very moving in parts - and there was a nice twist which I didn't see coming.
I agree with you about the name of the house though, HearthCrafter - what was she THINKING of calling it that!?

Thanks so much for putting this book my way. It's now on its way to Bug2004. 


Journal Entry 21 by Bug2004 from Omaha, Nebraska USA on Monday, October 27, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Re'cvd today..will get to asap. Thanks! 


Journal Entry 22 by Bug2004 from Omaha, Nebraska USA on Friday, January 02, 2009

9 out of 10

What a fun ride!!! I really enjoyed this one! Just a good old fashioned ghost story...not terribly unique, not terribly the same as all the rest. Easy and fun to read!!!
I thought the storyline ended up being a bit predictable, but it didn't ruin the ride one bit!!
Thanks so much for sharing this one and I do apologize for being tardy w/ it. :) It's off to Loriped!!! 


Journal Entry 23 by loriped from Keizer, Oregon USA on Friday, January 16, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Received this book in the mail today, but I just started another "ring" book. This one and its traveling partner will have to wait for a little bit. 


Journal Entry 24 by loriped from Keizer, Oregon USA on Sunday, March 01, 2009

This book has not been rated.

I just finished this book last night. I really enjoyed the style of the book with both stories unfolding simultaneously. The author's ability to end each segement in a place that leaves you hanging really added to the climax of the stories.

Thanks for sharing the books. I will be contacting Hearth-Crafter to see what she has in mind for these two books. 


Journal Entry 25 by loriped from Keizer, Oregon USA on Sunday, April 26, 2009

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The book is continuing its journey along with its traveling companion "When Shadows Fall".

Mailing list:

UlrikeW (Germany)
KiKi66 (Germany)
Sarahmuh (Sweden)
ana-b (Netherlands)
luckof (Canada)
bananabrianna (Canada)
Mallary (France)
jneni (Singapore)
easterngirl71 (US)


I am willing to add more people if they are interested.
Mailed out on 4/29/09
 


Journal Entry 26 by AdoraBelle86 from Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Saturday, May 09, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Arrived today with When Shadows Fall.
I've got some other rings here at the moment, but will get to this one soon.

I liked this book much better than When Shadows Fall.

 


Journal Entry 27 by kiki66 from Gauting, Bayern Germany on Saturday, May 30, 2009

This book has not been rated.

.. and this one here has also safely arrived in Bavaria!

looking forward to read it! 


Journal Entry 28 by kiki66 from Gauting, Bayern Germany on Sunday, June 07, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Well, I have finished that one, too.
I liked it but obviously not as much as the other readers here...
There were so many people/stories in there that I wondered at the beginning who's the main character and
what will develop...
But the end caught me as well and I had to read it in one flourish :-)

Will send it to Sarahmuh with its travelling twin! 


Journal Entry 29 by kiki66 at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Bayern Germany on Wednesday, June 10, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Released 8 yrs ago (6/9/2009 UTC) at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Bayern Germany

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This book went with its twin to Sweden - yesterday already..

Happy Travelling! 


Journal Entry 30 by Sarahmuh on Thursday, June 25, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Received this yesterday from KiKi66, thank you very much. Have started reading it already, looks good. 


Journal Entry 31 by Sarahmuh at Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, July 07, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Released 8 yrs ago (7/6/2009 UTC) at Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands

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Posted to ana-b yesterday. I was in the Netherlands as part of a long drive from Stockholm to the UK - hence the Amsterdam postmark! Hope you enjoy the book. I liked this one much better than its twin. 


Journal Entry 32 by ana-b from Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, July 25, 2009

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The book has arrived. 


Journal Entry 33 by ana-b from Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Monday, August 10, 2009

7 out of 10

A very entertaining story, especially during the holidays. 


Journal Entry 34 by ana-b at Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Monday, August 10, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Released 8 yrs ago (8/10/2009 UTC) at Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands

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On its way to Canada 


Journal Entry 35 by luckof from Barrie, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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This well travelled book has arrived safely today -- have two ahead of this one -- but hopefully I won't hold things up for very long. Isn't it interesting how bookrings are like magnets and they seem to all arrive at once! 


Journal Entry 36 by luckof at in the mail, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Canada on Thursday, September 17, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Released 8 yrs ago (9/17/2009 UTC) at in the mail, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Canada

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Sent off today-- I thought this was a great book -- first time reading anything by this author and will look for others..thanks for sharing! 


Journal Entry 37 by Vapermom from Trenton, Ontario Canada on Monday, September 21, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Received today! Have a few chapters in another novel to finish then on to this one! 


Journal Entry 38 by Vapermom from Trenton, Ontario Canada on Friday, October 30, 2009

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I really liked this book! This was totally a book I would not have chosen to read if I had seen it on a shelf but I'm glad I joined this ring, I thought it was fantastic!
Very suspenseful (sp) I didn't want to put it down. 


Journal Entry 39 by Vapermom at -- wild released somewhere in Province, Ontario Canada on Saturday, October 31, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Released 7 yrs ago (10/31/2009 UTC) at -- wild released somewhere in Province, Ontario Canada

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Found Mallary's address on RABCK and have mailed the books France! 


Journal Entry 40 by Mallary from Ginestas, Languedoc-Roussillon France on Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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Thanks so much for posting this to me! I can't wait to get started.
I am halfway through another book but I will speed up a bit so I can get onto this one :) 


Journal Entry 41 by Mallary from Ginestas, Languedoc-Roussillon France on Tuesday, December 29, 2009

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I have kept this book for far too long and been unable to read it due to time constraints so I am posting it off to jneni.

Edit: I will be posting this to easterngirl71 as jneni is taking a break from all bookrings. 


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