The Invited

The Invited

A chilling ghost story with a twist: the New York Times bestselling author of The Winter People returns to the woods of Vermont to tell the story of a husband and wife who don't simply move into a haunted house, they start building one from scratch, without knowing it, until it's too late . . . In a quest for a simpler life, Helen and Nate abandon the comforts of A chilling ghost story with a twist: the New York Times bestselling author of The Winter Peop...

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Title:The Invited
Author:Jennifer McMahon
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:0385541384
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:353 pages pages

The Invited Reviews

  • Kristy
    Apr 14, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

    A couple decide to buy some land in Vermont that local legend has deemed "haunted". They get a "discount". Nate asks his wife, Helen what would make her "happy". She tells him that she dreams of a country life, away from the demands of the city. She wants land, a garden, chick...

    Middle school teachers, Helen and Nate, living a comfortable, sane life in the city, decide to ditch their jobs, new condo, and city life, after Helen's father dies and has her rethinking what she wants to do with her life. They buy 44 acres in the Vermont woods, with it's very own bog...

    One doesn't always need to move into a house that is haunted, sometimes even building new the land itself could be taunted. This is what happens in the Vermont woods, when Helen and Nate leave their jobs, taking Helen's inheritance, to build a new house. What they didn't know was that ...

    This book is nothing short of astounding. If you've been following me for a while (or even for a week or two), then you know that I love horror. I love reading every single word and letting it sink in. I love the heart pounding, fear I get when I read scary books. Of course, if you...

    I absolutely loved this multi-layered, multi-generational ghost story and mystery, steeped in tragedy. Jennifer McMahon is masterful ghost storyteller - she has gone back to her roots with The Invitation with a straight up ghost story that will scare your socks off. I haven?t bee...

    ???? / 5 Anyone that knows me well at all knows I absolutely A-D-O-R-E Jennifer McMahon. She writes some of the creepiest and most chilling books I have ever read. Unfortunately, while I still really enjoyed The Invited, it was not my absolute favorite from her. What it's...

    No scary horror here, but we do have one fine creep factor! After receiving an inheritance, Helen and Nate leave the city...and their comfortable teaching jobs to self-build the home of their dreams....but many strange spirited obstacles arise. Unknowingly, the 44 acres they purchased ...

    This is a well-done work of paranormal fiction. I?m not usually a big fan of the paranormal, but it works well here because the story is grounded in history and science since Helen is a history teacher and her husband, Nate, is a science teacher. After Helen receives a large inherita...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Let?s start off by addressing the giant pink elephant which will make this book be a failure for many. As the blurb says, the story here is about a young couple who ?abandon the comforts of suburbia and their teachin...

    Short summary Beautifully written fictional ghost story filled with intriguing and tragic history. My thoughts This story begins with a bang. The back story about Hattie Breckenridge?who died a century ago?is so interesting, it grabbed my attention right away. The book slows...

    Witchcraft, a wicked creepy town history, things that go bump in the night. Yes please! I loved this book! I didn't know what to expect when I agreed to read this book as a group read with some fellow Traveling Sisters. Whew, let me tell you it was fantastic. I was creeped out right do...

    I always get excited about a new Jennifer McMahon book. I've mentioned before that I became acquainted with her work quite a long time ago when I devoured a few of her earlier novels, namely PROMISE NOT TO TELL and DON'T BREATHE A WORD. Still, my favorite McMahon is THE WINTER PEOPLE....

    "Some people, they have magic in their veins. You're one of them. You and me both. Can't you feel it?" And there's a bit of an icy flow in those veins. When you feel a spike of connection with things that go bump in the night......a certain unexplainable tap on the shoulder and a wa...

    Helen and Nate have a nice, settled life as teachers at a private school in Connecticut. But they also have aspirations for a simpler life. So using their savings and an inheritance, they buy 40+ acres in the tiny village of Hartsboro, Vermont and decide to build their own dream house ...

  • Katharine
    Feb 14, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

    A couple decide to buy some land in Vermont that local legend has deemed "haunted". They get a "discount". Nate asks his wife, Helen what would make her "happy". She tells him that she dreams of a country life, away from the demands of the city. She wants land, a garden, chick...

    Middle school teachers, Helen and Nate, living a comfortable, sane life in the city, decide to ditch their jobs, new condo, and city life, after Helen's father dies and has her rethinking what she wants to do with her life. They buy 44 acres in the Vermont woods, with it's very own bog...

    One doesn't always need to move into a house that is haunted, sometimes even building new the land itself could be taunted. This is what happens in the Vermont woods, when Helen and Nate leave their jobs, taking Helen's inheritance, to build a new house. What they didn't know was that ...

    This book is nothing short of astounding. If you've been following me for a while (or even for a week or two), then you know that I love horror. I love reading every single word and letting it sink in. I love the heart pounding, fear I get when I read scary books. Of course, if you...

    I absolutely loved this multi-layered, multi-generational ghost story and mystery, steeped in tragedy. Jennifer McMahon is masterful ghost storyteller - she has gone back to her roots with The Invitation with a straight up ghost story that will scare your socks off. I haven?t bee...

    ???? / 5 Anyone that knows me well at all knows I absolutely A-D-O-R-E Jennifer McMahon. She writes some of the creepiest and most chilling books I have ever read. Unfortunately, while I still really enjoyed The Invited, it was not my absolute favorite from her. What it's...

    No scary horror here, but we do have one fine creep factor! After receiving an inheritance, Helen and Nate leave the city...and their comfortable teaching jobs to self-build the home of their dreams....but many strange spirited obstacles arise. Unknowingly, the 44 acres they purchased ...

    This is a well-done work of paranormal fiction. I?m not usually a big fan of the paranormal, but it works well here because the story is grounded in history and science since Helen is a history teacher and her husband, Nate, is a science teacher. After Helen receives a large inherita...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Let?s start off by addressing the giant pink elephant which will make this book be a failure for many. As the blurb says, the story here is about a young couple who ?abandon the comforts of suburbia and their teachin...

    Short summary Beautifully written fictional ghost story filled with intriguing and tragic history. My thoughts This story begins with a bang. The back story about Hattie Breckenridge?who died a century ago?is so interesting, it grabbed my attention right away. The book slows...

    Witchcraft, a wicked creepy town history, things that go bump in the night. Yes please! I loved this book! I didn't know what to expect when I agreed to read this book as a group read with some fellow Traveling Sisters. Whew, let me tell you it was fantastic. I was creeped out right do...

    I always get excited about a new Jennifer McMahon book. I've mentioned before that I became acquainted with her work quite a long time ago when I devoured a few of her earlier novels, namely PROMISE NOT TO TELL and DON'T BREATHE A WORD. Still, my favorite McMahon is THE WINTER PEOPLE....

    "Some people, they have magic in their veins. You're one of them. You and me both. Can't you feel it?" And there's a bit of an icy flow in those veins. When you feel a spike of connection with things that go bump in the night......a certain unexplainable tap on the shoulder and a wa...

    Helen and Nate have a nice, settled life as teachers at a private school in Connecticut. But they also have aspirations for a simpler life. So using their savings and an inheritance, they buy 40+ acres in the tiny village of Hartsboro, Vermont and decide to build their own dream house ...

    A husband and wife (both teachers at the same school), decide to give up their lives and move out to middle of nowhere Vermont where they can build their own home and live off the land. When they are visiting land with the realtor, they find out that the lot they like the most is said ...

    The Invited is my first read by suspense author Jennifer McMahon, and I'm intrigued to learn more about her after finishing this title. Helen and Nate have decided to move out of suburban Connecticut and venture to rural Vermont, in order to create their dream home. It'll be a be...

    Loved this ghost story. I thought it was well written and I liked the characters Nate and Helen and Olive. Nate and Helen decided to build a house in Vermont and live in a trailer on the land while they are building. During this time they found out the land is haunted by its former own...

    I'm a huge fan of a good ghost story, but man, this didn't work for me at all. The best way I can describe this book is an easy read with a light mystery to it. That's it. I see that some have categorized this as a horror book, even a thriller, and I can assure you- it is neither...

    I read roughly half of this story before throwing in the towel. I don't do this lightly but I've come to the conclusion that life is far too short to struggle with a book that doesn't mesh with me. It started off on the wrong foot and never improved. I have worked in the construction i...

    The Invited by Jennifer McMahon is a horror or supernatural thriller. The story is one that is told through multiple points of views and different times on occasion. The two main voices belong to Helen and Olive but there are occasional chapters with others too. Readers start with a...

    The Invited was a solid 4 stars. The book centers around a married couple, who decide to leave their respective teaching jobs to build a house in rural Vermont. While building their dream home, strange things start to happen around Helen and Nate, and they learn that the location is sa...

    2.5 stars. THE INVITED is the latest novel I read by Jennifer McMahon. I have previously read several of her other novels and am generally impressed with her imagination, characters, and twisted endings. The premise of this novel was one I found intriguing. Instead of your normal, "...

    I stayed up WAY too late finishing this book but it was definitely worth it. As a fan of McMahon's previous book, The Winter People, I was eager to try another one of hers but nervous it wouldn't live up to my expectations. Spoiler alert, it did. McMahon is incredible at creating atmos...

  • Bark
    Apr 22, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

    A couple decide to buy some land in Vermont that local legend has deemed "haunted". They get a "discount". Nate asks his wife, Helen what would make her "happy". She tells him that she dreams of a country life, away from the demands of the city. She wants land, a garden, chick...

    Middle school teachers, Helen and Nate, living a comfortable, sane life in the city, decide to ditch their jobs, new condo, and city life, after Helen's father dies and has her rethinking what she wants to do with her life. They buy 44 acres in the Vermont woods, with it's very own bog...

    One doesn't always need to move into a house that is haunted, sometimes even building new the land itself could be taunted. This is what happens in the Vermont woods, when Helen and Nate leave their jobs, taking Helen's inheritance, to build a new house. What they didn't know was that ...

    This book is nothing short of astounding. If you've been following me for a while (or even for a week or two), then you know that I love horror. I love reading every single word and letting it sink in. I love the heart pounding, fear I get when I read scary books. Of course, if you...

    I absolutely loved this multi-layered, multi-generational ghost story and mystery, steeped in tragedy. Jennifer McMahon is masterful ghost storyteller - she has gone back to her roots with The Invitation with a straight up ghost story that will scare your socks off. I haven?t bee...

    ???? / 5 Anyone that knows me well at all knows I absolutely A-D-O-R-E Jennifer McMahon. She writes some of the creepiest and most chilling books I have ever read. Unfortunately, while I still really enjoyed The Invited, it was not my absolute favorite from her. What it's...

    No scary horror here, but we do have one fine creep factor! After receiving an inheritance, Helen and Nate leave the city...and their comfortable teaching jobs to self-build the home of their dreams....but many strange spirited obstacles arise. Unknowingly, the 44 acres they purchased ...

    This is a well-done work of paranormal fiction. I?m not usually a big fan of the paranormal, but it works well here because the story is grounded in history and science since Helen is a history teacher and her husband, Nate, is a science teacher. After Helen receives a large inherita...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Let?s start off by addressing the giant pink elephant which will make this book be a failure for many. As the blurb says, the story here is about a young couple who ?abandon the comforts of suburbia and their teachin...

    Short summary Beautifully written fictional ghost story filled with intriguing and tragic history. My thoughts This story begins with a bang. The back story about Hattie Breckenridge?who died a century ago?is so interesting, it grabbed my attention right away. The book slows...

    Witchcraft, a wicked creepy town history, things that go bump in the night. Yes please! I loved this book! I didn't know what to expect when I agreed to read this book as a group read with some fellow Traveling Sisters. Whew, let me tell you it was fantastic. I was creeped out right do...

    I always get excited about a new Jennifer McMahon book. I've mentioned before that I became acquainted with her work quite a long time ago when I devoured a few of her earlier novels, namely PROMISE NOT TO TELL and DON'T BREATHE A WORD. Still, my favorite McMahon is THE WINTER PEOPLE....

    "Some people, they have magic in their veins. You're one of them. You and me both. Can't you feel it?" And there's a bit of an icy flow in those veins. When you feel a spike of connection with things that go bump in the night......a certain unexplainable tap on the shoulder and a wa...

    Helen and Nate have a nice, settled life as teachers at a private school in Connecticut. But they also have aspirations for a simpler life. So using their savings and an inheritance, they buy 40+ acres in the tiny village of Hartsboro, Vermont and decide to build their own dream house ...

    A husband and wife (both teachers at the same school), decide to give up their lives and move out to middle of nowhere Vermont where they can build their own home and live off the land. When they are visiting land with the realtor, they find out that the lot they like the most is said ...

    The Invited is my first read by suspense author Jennifer McMahon, and I'm intrigued to learn more about her after finishing this title. Helen and Nate have decided to move out of suburban Connecticut and venture to rural Vermont, in order to create their dream home. It'll be a be...

    Loved this ghost story. I thought it was well written and I liked the characters Nate and Helen and Olive. Nate and Helen decided to build a house in Vermont and live in a trailer on the land while they are building. During this time they found out the land is haunted by its former own...

    I'm a huge fan of a good ghost story, but man, this didn't work for me at all. The best way I can describe this book is an easy read with a light mystery to it. That's it. I see that some have categorized this as a horror book, even a thriller, and I can assure you- it is neither...

    I read roughly half of this story before throwing in the towel. I don't do this lightly but I've come to the conclusion that life is far too short to struggle with a book that doesn't mesh with me. It started off on the wrong foot and never improved. I have worked in the construction i...

  • Theresa Alan
    Jan 22, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

    A couple decide to buy some land in Vermont that local legend has deemed "haunted". They get a "discount". Nate asks his wife, Helen what would make her "happy". She tells him that she dreams of a country life, away from the demands of the city. She wants land, a garden, chick...

    Middle school teachers, Helen and Nate, living a comfortable, sane life in the city, decide to ditch their jobs, new condo, and city life, after Helen's father dies and has her rethinking what she wants to do with her life. They buy 44 acres in the Vermont woods, with it's very own bog...

    One doesn't always need to move into a house that is haunted, sometimes even building new the land itself could be taunted. This is what happens in the Vermont woods, when Helen and Nate leave their jobs, taking Helen's inheritance, to build a new house. What they didn't know was that ...

    This book is nothing short of astounding. If you've been following me for a while (or even for a week or two), then you know that I love horror. I love reading every single word and letting it sink in. I love the heart pounding, fear I get when I read scary books. Of course, if you...

    I absolutely loved this multi-layered, multi-generational ghost story and mystery, steeped in tragedy. Jennifer McMahon is masterful ghost storyteller - she has gone back to her roots with The Invitation with a straight up ghost story that will scare your socks off. I haven?t bee...

    ???? / 5 Anyone that knows me well at all knows I absolutely A-D-O-R-E Jennifer McMahon. She writes some of the creepiest and most chilling books I have ever read. Unfortunately, while I still really enjoyed The Invited, it was not my absolute favorite from her. What it's...

    No scary horror here, but we do have one fine creep factor! After receiving an inheritance, Helen and Nate leave the city...and their comfortable teaching jobs to self-build the home of their dreams....but many strange spirited obstacles arise. Unknowingly, the 44 acres they purchased ...

    This is a well-done work of paranormal fiction. I?m not usually a big fan of the paranormal, but it works well here because the story is grounded in history and science since Helen is a history teacher and her husband, Nate, is a science teacher. After Helen receives a large inherita...

  • Diane S ☔
    Apr 05, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

    A couple decide to buy some land in Vermont that local legend has deemed "haunted". They get a "discount". Nate asks his wife, Helen what would make her "happy". She tells him that she dreams of a country life, away from the demands of the city. She wants land, a garden, chick...

    Middle school teachers, Helen and Nate, living a comfortable, sane life in the city, decide to ditch their jobs, new condo, and city life, after Helen's father dies and has her rethinking what she wants to do with her life. They buy 44 acres in the Vermont woods, with it's very own bog...

    One doesn't always need to move into a house that is haunted, sometimes even building new the land itself could be taunted. This is what happens in the Vermont woods, when Helen and Nate leave their jobs, taking Helen's inheritance, to build a new house. What they didn't know was that ...

  • Debra
    Feb 24, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

  • DeAnn
    May 23, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

    A couple decide to buy some land in Vermont that local legend has deemed "haunted". They get a "discount". Nate asks his wife, Helen what would make her "happy". She tells him that she dreams of a country life, away from the demands of the city. She wants land, a garden, chick...

    Middle school teachers, Helen and Nate, living a comfortable, sane life in the city, decide to ditch their jobs, new condo, and city life, after Helen's father dies and has her rethinking what she wants to do with her life. They buy 44 acres in the Vermont woods, with it's very own bog...

    One doesn't always need to move into a house that is haunted, sometimes even building new the land itself could be taunted. This is what happens in the Vermont woods, when Helen and Nate leave their jobs, taking Helen's inheritance, to build a new house. What they didn't know was that ...

    This book is nothing short of astounding. If you've been following me for a while (or even for a week or two), then you know that I love horror. I love reading every single word and letting it sink in. I love the heart pounding, fear I get when I read scary books. Of course, if you...

    I absolutely loved this multi-layered, multi-generational ghost story and mystery, steeped in tragedy. Jennifer McMahon is masterful ghost storyteller - she has gone back to her roots with The Invitation with a straight up ghost story that will scare your socks off. I haven?t bee...

    ???? / 5 Anyone that knows me well at all knows I absolutely A-D-O-R-E Jennifer McMahon. She writes some of the creepiest and most chilling books I have ever read. Unfortunately, while I still really enjoyed The Invited, it was not my absolute favorite from her. What it's...

    No scary horror here, but we do have one fine creep factor! After receiving an inheritance, Helen and Nate leave the city...and their comfortable teaching jobs to self-build the home of their dreams....but many strange spirited obstacles arise. Unknowingly, the 44 acres they purchased ...

    This is a well-done work of paranormal fiction. I?m not usually a big fan of the paranormal, but it works well here because the story is grounded in history and science since Helen is a history teacher and her husband, Nate, is a science teacher. After Helen receives a large inherita...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Let?s start off by addressing the giant pink elephant which will make this book be a failure for many. As the blurb says, the story here is about a young couple who ?abandon the comforts of suburbia and their teachin...

    Short summary Beautifully written fictional ghost story filled with intriguing and tragic history. My thoughts This story begins with a bang. The back story about Hattie Breckenridge?who died a century ago?is so interesting, it grabbed my attention right away. The book slows...

    Witchcraft, a wicked creepy town history, things that go bump in the night. Yes please! I loved this book! I didn't know what to expect when I agreed to read this book as a group read with some fellow Traveling Sisters. Whew, let me tell you it was fantastic. I was creeped out right do...

    I always get excited about a new Jennifer McMahon book. I've mentioned before that I became acquainted with her work quite a long time ago when I devoured a few of her earlier novels, namely PROMISE NOT TO TELL and DON'T BREATHE A WORD. Still, my favorite McMahon is THE WINTER PEOPLE....

    "Some people, they have magic in their veins. You're one of them. You and me both. Can't you feel it?" And there's a bit of an icy flow in those veins. When you feel a spike of connection with things that go bump in the night......a certain unexplainable tap on the shoulder and a wa...

    Helen and Nate have a nice, settled life as teachers at a private school in Connecticut. But they also have aspirations for a simpler life. So using their savings and an inheritance, they buy 40+ acres in the tiny village of Hartsboro, Vermont and decide to build their own dream house ...

    A husband and wife (both teachers at the same school), decide to give up their lives and move out to middle of nowhere Vermont where they can build their own home and live off the land. When they are visiting land with the realtor, they find out that the lot they like the most is said ...

    The Invited is my first read by suspense author Jennifer McMahon, and I'm intrigued to learn more about her after finishing this title. Helen and Nate have decided to move out of suburban Connecticut and venture to rural Vermont, in order to create their dream home. It'll be a be...

    Loved this ghost story. I thought it was well written and I liked the characters Nate and Helen and Olive. Nate and Helen decided to build a house in Vermont and live in a trailer on the land while they are building. During this time they found out the land is haunted by its former own...

    I'm a huge fan of a good ghost story, but man, this didn't work for me at all. The best way I can describe this book is an easy read with a light mystery to it. That's it. I see that some have categorized this as a horror book, even a thriller, and I can assure you- it is neither...

    I read roughly half of this story before throwing in the towel. I don't do this lightly but I've come to the conclusion that life is far too short to struggle with a book that doesn't mesh with me. It started off on the wrong foot and never improved. I have worked in the construction i...

    The Invited by Jennifer McMahon is a horror or supernatural thriller. The story is one that is told through multiple points of views and different times on occasion. The two main voices belong to Helen and Olive but there are occasional chapters with others too. Readers start with a...

    The Invited was a solid 4 stars. The book centers around a married couple, who decide to leave their respective teaching jobs to build a house in rural Vermont. While building their dream home, strange things start to happen around Helen and Nate, and they learn that the location is sa...

    2.5 stars. THE INVITED is the latest novel I read by Jennifer McMahon. I have previously read several of her other novels and am generally impressed with her imagination, characters, and twisted endings. The premise of this novel was one I found intriguing. Instead of your normal, "...

    I stayed up WAY too late finishing this book but it was definitely worth it. As a fan of McMahon's previous book, The Winter People, I was eager to try another one of hers but nervous it wouldn't live up to my expectations. Spoiler alert, it did. McMahon is incredible at creating atmos...

    4 haunted stars Truly a ghost story with an outcome I didn't predict at all. The book starts with the hanging of Hattie Breckenridge for witchcraft. (Incidentally, I like the last name because of Breckenridge, Colorado) We flash forward to present day when a couple decides to mov...

  • Tammie
    Dec 31, 2018

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

    A couple decide to buy some land in Vermont that local legend has deemed "haunted". They get a "discount". Nate asks his wife, Helen what would make her "happy". She tells him that she dreams of a country life, away from the demands of the city. She wants land, a garden, chick...

    Middle school teachers, Helen and Nate, living a comfortable, sane life in the city, decide to ditch their jobs, new condo, and city life, after Helen's father dies and has her rethinking what she wants to do with her life. They buy 44 acres in the Vermont woods, with it's very own bog...

    One doesn't always need to move into a house that is haunted, sometimes even building new the land itself could be taunted. This is what happens in the Vermont woods, when Helen and Nate leave their jobs, taking Helen's inheritance, to build a new house. What they didn't know was that ...

    This book is nothing short of astounding. If you've been following me for a while (or even for a week or two), then you know that I love horror. I love reading every single word and letting it sink in. I love the heart pounding, fear I get when I read scary books. Of course, if you...

    I absolutely loved this multi-layered, multi-generational ghost story and mystery, steeped in tragedy. Jennifer McMahon is masterful ghost storyteller - she has gone back to her roots with The Invitation with a straight up ghost story that will scare your socks off. I haven?t bee...

    ???? / 5 Anyone that knows me well at all knows I absolutely A-D-O-R-E Jennifer McMahon. She writes some of the creepiest and most chilling books I have ever read. Unfortunately, while I still really enjoyed The Invited, it was not my absolute favorite from her. What it's...

    No scary horror here, but we do have one fine creep factor! After receiving an inheritance, Helen and Nate leave the city...and their comfortable teaching jobs to self-build the home of their dreams....but many strange spirited obstacles arise. Unknowingly, the 44 acres they purchased ...

    This is a well-done work of paranormal fiction. I?m not usually a big fan of the paranormal, but it works well here because the story is grounded in history and science since Helen is a history teacher and her husband, Nate, is a science teacher. After Helen receives a large inherita...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Let?s start off by addressing the giant pink elephant which will make this book be a failure for many. As the blurb says, the story here is about a young couple who ?abandon the comforts of suburbia and their teachin...

    Short summary Beautifully written fictional ghost story filled with intriguing and tragic history. My thoughts This story begins with a bang. The back story about Hattie Breckenridge?who died a century ago?is so interesting, it grabbed my attention right away. The book slows...

    Witchcraft, a wicked creepy town history, things that go bump in the night. Yes please! I loved this book! I didn't know what to expect when I agreed to read this book as a group read with some fellow Traveling Sisters. Whew, let me tell you it was fantastic. I was creeped out right do...

    I always get excited about a new Jennifer McMahon book. I've mentioned before that I became acquainted with her work quite a long time ago when I devoured a few of her earlier novels, namely PROMISE NOT TO TELL and DON'T BREATHE A WORD. Still, my favorite McMahon is THE WINTER PEOPLE....

    "Some people, they have magic in their veins. You're one of them. You and me both. Can't you feel it?" And there's a bit of an icy flow in those veins. When you feel a spike of connection with things that go bump in the night......a certain unexplainable tap on the shoulder and a wa...

    Helen and Nate have a nice, settled life as teachers at a private school in Connecticut. But they also have aspirations for a simpler life. So using their savings and an inheritance, they buy 40+ acres in the tiny village of Hartsboro, Vermont and decide to build their own dream house ...

    A husband and wife (both teachers at the same school), decide to give up their lives and move out to middle of nowhere Vermont where they can build their own home and live off the land. When they are visiting land with the realtor, they find out that the lot they like the most is said ...

    The Invited is my first read by suspense author Jennifer McMahon, and I'm intrigued to learn more about her after finishing this title. Helen and Nate have decided to move out of suburban Connecticut and venture to rural Vermont, in order to create their dream home. It'll be a be...

    Loved this ghost story. I thought it was well written and I liked the characters Nate and Helen and Olive. Nate and Helen decided to build a house in Vermont and live in a trailer on the land while they are building. During this time they found out the land is haunted by its former own...

    I'm a huge fan of a good ghost story, but man, this didn't work for me at all. The best way I can describe this book is an easy read with a light mystery to it. That's it. I see that some have categorized this as a horror book, even a thriller, and I can assure you- it is neither...

    I read roughly half of this story before throwing in the towel. I don't do this lightly but I've come to the conclusion that life is far too short to struggle with a book that doesn't mesh with me. It started off on the wrong foot and never improved. I have worked in the construction i...

    The Invited by Jennifer McMahon is a horror or supernatural thriller. The story is one that is told through multiple points of views and different times on occasion. The two main voices belong to Helen and Olive but there are occasional chapters with others too. Readers start with a...

    The Invited was a solid 4 stars. The book centers around a married couple, who decide to leave their respective teaching jobs to build a house in rural Vermont. While building their dream home, strange things start to happen around Helen and Nate, and they learn that the location is sa...

  • Judy
    Apr 02, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

    A couple decide to buy some land in Vermont that local legend has deemed "haunted". They get a "discount". Nate asks his wife, Helen what would make her "happy". She tells him that she dreams of a country life, away from the demands of the city. She wants land, a garden, chick...

    Middle school teachers, Helen and Nate, living a comfortable, sane life in the city, decide to ditch their jobs, new condo, and city life, after Helen's father dies and has her rethinking what she wants to do with her life. They buy 44 acres in the Vermont woods, with it's very own bog...

    One doesn't always need to move into a house that is haunted, sometimes even building new the land itself could be taunted. This is what happens in the Vermont woods, when Helen and Nate leave their jobs, taking Helen's inheritance, to build a new house. What they didn't know was that ...

    This book is nothing short of astounding. If you've been following me for a while (or even for a week or two), then you know that I love horror. I love reading every single word and letting it sink in. I love the heart pounding, fear I get when I read scary books. Of course, if you...

    I absolutely loved this multi-layered, multi-generational ghost story and mystery, steeped in tragedy. Jennifer McMahon is masterful ghost storyteller - she has gone back to her roots with The Invitation with a straight up ghost story that will scare your socks off. I haven?t bee...

    ???? / 5 Anyone that knows me well at all knows I absolutely A-D-O-R-E Jennifer McMahon. She writes some of the creepiest and most chilling books I have ever read. Unfortunately, while I still really enjoyed The Invited, it was not my absolute favorite from her. What it's...

    No scary horror here, but we do have one fine creep factor! After receiving an inheritance, Helen and Nate leave the city...and their comfortable teaching jobs to self-build the home of their dreams....but many strange spirited obstacles arise. Unknowingly, the 44 acres they purchased ...

    This is a well-done work of paranormal fiction. I?m not usually a big fan of the paranormal, but it works well here because the story is grounded in history and science since Helen is a history teacher and her husband, Nate, is a science teacher. After Helen receives a large inherita...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Let?s start off by addressing the giant pink elephant which will make this book be a failure for many. As the blurb says, the story here is about a young couple who ?abandon the comforts of suburbia and their teachin...

    Short summary Beautifully written fictional ghost story filled with intriguing and tragic history. My thoughts This story begins with a bang. The back story about Hattie Breckenridge?who died a century ago?is so interesting, it grabbed my attention right away. The book slows...

    Witchcraft, a wicked creepy town history, things that go bump in the night. Yes please! I loved this book! I didn't know what to expect when I agreed to read this book as a group read with some fellow Traveling Sisters. Whew, let me tell you it was fantastic. I was creeped out right do...

    I always get excited about a new Jennifer McMahon book. I've mentioned before that I became acquainted with her work quite a long time ago when I devoured a few of her earlier novels, namely PROMISE NOT TO TELL and DON'T BREATHE A WORD. Still, my favorite McMahon is THE WINTER PEOPLE....

    "Some people, they have magic in their veins. You're one of them. You and me both. Can't you feel it?" And there's a bit of an icy flow in those veins. When you feel a spike of connection with things that go bump in the night......a certain unexplainable tap on the shoulder and a wa...

    Helen and Nate have a nice, settled life as teachers at a private school in Connecticut. But they also have aspirations for a simpler life. So using their savings and an inheritance, they buy 40+ acres in the tiny village of Hartsboro, Vermont and decide to build their own dream house ...

    A husband and wife (both teachers at the same school), decide to give up their lives and move out to middle of nowhere Vermont where they can build their own home and live off the land. When they are visiting land with the realtor, they find out that the lot they like the most is said ...

    The Invited is my first read by suspense author Jennifer McMahon, and I'm intrigued to learn more about her after finishing this title. Helen and Nate have decided to move out of suburban Connecticut and venture to rural Vermont, in order to create their dream home. It'll be a be...

    Loved this ghost story. I thought it was well written and I liked the characters Nate and Helen and Olive. Nate and Helen decided to build a house in Vermont and live in a trailer on the land while they are building. During this time they found out the land is haunted by its former own...

  • ABookwormWithWine
    Dec 15, 2018

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

    A couple decide to buy some land in Vermont that local legend has deemed "haunted". They get a "discount". Nate asks his wife, Helen what would make her "happy". She tells him that she dreams of a country life, away from the demands of the city. She wants land, a garden, chick...

    Middle school teachers, Helen and Nate, living a comfortable, sane life in the city, decide to ditch their jobs, new condo, and city life, after Helen's father dies and has her rethinking what she wants to do with her life. They buy 44 acres in the Vermont woods, with it's very own bog...

    One doesn't always need to move into a house that is haunted, sometimes even building new the land itself could be taunted. This is what happens in the Vermont woods, when Helen and Nate leave their jobs, taking Helen's inheritance, to build a new house. What they didn't know was that ...

    This book is nothing short of astounding. If you've been following me for a while (or even for a week or two), then you know that I love horror. I love reading every single word and letting it sink in. I love the heart pounding, fear I get when I read scary books. Of course, if you...

    I absolutely loved this multi-layered, multi-generational ghost story and mystery, steeped in tragedy. Jennifer McMahon is masterful ghost storyteller - she has gone back to her roots with The Invitation with a straight up ghost story that will scare your socks off. I haven?t bee...

    ???? / 5 Anyone that knows me well at all knows I absolutely A-D-O-R-E Jennifer McMahon. She writes some of the creepiest and most chilling books I have ever read. Unfortunately, while I still really enjoyed The Invited, it was not my absolute favorite from her. What it's...

  • Michelle
    May 10, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

    A couple decide to buy some land in Vermont that local legend has deemed "haunted". They get a "discount". Nate asks his wife, Helen what would make her "happy". She tells him that she dreams of a country life, away from the demands of the city. She wants land, a garden, chick...

    Middle school teachers, Helen and Nate, living a comfortable, sane life in the city, decide to ditch their jobs, new condo, and city life, after Helen's father dies and has her rethinking what she wants to do with her life. They buy 44 acres in the Vermont woods, with it's very own bog...

    One doesn't always need to move into a house that is haunted, sometimes even building new the land itself could be taunted. This is what happens in the Vermont woods, when Helen and Nate leave their jobs, taking Helen's inheritance, to build a new house. What they didn't know was that ...

    This book is nothing short of astounding. If you've been following me for a while (or even for a week or two), then you know that I love horror. I love reading every single word and letting it sink in. I love the heart pounding, fear I get when I read scary books. Of course, if you...

    I absolutely loved this multi-layered, multi-generational ghost story and mystery, steeped in tragedy. Jennifer McMahon is masterful ghost storyteller - she has gone back to her roots with The Invitation with a straight up ghost story that will scare your socks off. I haven?t bee...

    ???? / 5 Anyone that knows me well at all knows I absolutely A-D-O-R-E Jennifer McMahon. She writes some of the creepiest and most chilling books I have ever read. Unfortunately, while I still really enjoyed The Invited, it was not my absolute favorite from her. What it's...

    No scary horror here, but we do have one fine creep factor! After receiving an inheritance, Helen and Nate leave the city...and their comfortable teaching jobs to self-build the home of their dreams....but many strange spirited obstacles arise. Unknowingly, the 44 acres they purchased ...

    This is a well-done work of paranormal fiction. I?m not usually a big fan of the paranormal, but it works well here because the story is grounded in history and science since Helen is a history teacher and her husband, Nate, is a science teacher. After Helen receives a large inherita...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Let?s start off by addressing the giant pink elephant which will make this book be a failure for many. As the blurb says, the story here is about a young couple who ?abandon the comforts of suburbia and their teachin...

    Short summary Beautifully written fictional ghost story filled with intriguing and tragic history. My thoughts This story begins with a bang. The back story about Hattie Breckenridge?who died a century ago?is so interesting, it grabbed my attention right away. The book slows...

    Witchcraft, a wicked creepy town history, things that go bump in the night. Yes please! I loved this book! I didn't know what to expect when I agreed to read this book as a group read with some fellow Traveling Sisters. Whew, let me tell you it was fantastic. I was creeped out right do...

    I always get excited about a new Jennifer McMahon book. I've mentioned before that I became acquainted with her work quite a long time ago when I devoured a few of her earlier novels, namely PROMISE NOT TO TELL and DON'T BREATHE A WORD. Still, my favorite McMahon is THE WINTER PEOPLE....

    "Some people, they have magic in their veins. You're one of them. You and me both. Can't you feel it?" And there's a bit of an icy flow in those veins. When you feel a spike of connection with things that go bump in the night......a certain unexplainable tap on the shoulder and a wa...

    Helen and Nate have a nice, settled life as teachers at a private school in Connecticut. But they also have aspirations for a simpler life. So using their savings and an inheritance, they buy 40+ acres in the tiny village of Hartsboro, Vermont and decide to build their own dream house ...

    A husband and wife (both teachers at the same school), decide to give up their lives and move out to middle of nowhere Vermont where they can build their own home and live off the land. When they are visiting land with the realtor, they find out that the lot they like the most is said ...

  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
    Jan 09, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

    A couple decide to buy some land in Vermont that local legend has deemed "haunted". They get a "discount". Nate asks his wife, Helen what would make her "happy". She tells him that she dreams of a country life, away from the demands of the city. She wants land, a garden, chick...

    Middle school teachers, Helen and Nate, living a comfortable, sane life in the city, decide to ditch their jobs, new condo, and city life, after Helen's father dies and has her rethinking what she wants to do with her life. They buy 44 acres in the Vermont woods, with it's very own bog...

    One doesn't always need to move into a house that is haunted, sometimes even building new the land itself could be taunted. This is what happens in the Vermont woods, when Helen and Nate leave their jobs, taking Helen's inheritance, to build a new house. What they didn't know was that ...

    This book is nothing short of astounding. If you've been following me for a while (or even for a week or two), then you know that I love horror. I love reading every single word and letting it sink in. I love the heart pounding, fear I get when I read scary books. Of course, if you...

    I absolutely loved this multi-layered, multi-generational ghost story and mystery, steeped in tragedy. Jennifer McMahon is masterful ghost storyteller - she has gone back to her roots with The Invitation with a straight up ghost story that will scare your socks off. I haven?t bee...

    ???? / 5 Anyone that knows me well at all knows I absolutely A-D-O-R-E Jennifer McMahon. She writes some of the creepiest and most chilling books I have ever read. Unfortunately, while I still really enjoyed The Invited, it was not my absolute favorite from her. What it's...

    No scary horror here, but we do have one fine creep factor! After receiving an inheritance, Helen and Nate leave the city...and their comfortable teaching jobs to self-build the home of their dreams....but many strange spirited obstacles arise. Unknowingly, the 44 acres they purchased ...

    This is a well-done work of paranormal fiction. I?m not usually a big fan of the paranormal, but it works well here because the story is grounded in history and science since Helen is a history teacher and her husband, Nate, is a science teacher. After Helen receives a large inherita...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Let?s start off by addressing the giant pink elephant which will make this book be a failure for many. As the blurb says, the story here is about a young couple who ?abandon the comforts of suburbia and their teachin...

    Short summary Beautifully written fictional ghost story filled with intriguing and tragic history. My thoughts This story begins with a bang. The back story about Hattie Breckenridge?who died a century ago?is so interesting, it grabbed my attention right away. The book slows...

    Witchcraft, a wicked creepy town history, things that go bump in the night. Yes please! I loved this book! I didn't know what to expect when I agreed to read this book as a group read with some fellow Traveling Sisters. Whew, let me tell you it was fantastic. I was creeped out right do...

    I always get excited about a new Jennifer McMahon book. I've mentioned before that I became acquainted with her work quite a long time ago when I devoured a few of her earlier novels, namely PROMISE NOT TO TELL and DON'T BREATHE A WORD. Still, my favorite McMahon is THE WINTER PEOPLE....

    "Some people, they have magic in their veins. You're one of them. You and me both. Can't you feel it?" And there's a bit of an icy flow in those veins. When you feel a spike of connection with things that go bump in the night......a certain unexplainable tap on the shoulder and a wa...

    Helen and Nate have a nice, settled life as teachers at a private school in Connecticut. But they also have aspirations for a simpler life. So using their savings and an inheritance, they buy 40+ acres in the tiny village of Hartsboro, Vermont and decide to build their own dream house ...

    A husband and wife (both teachers at the same school), decide to give up their lives and move out to middle of nowhere Vermont where they can build their own home and live off the land. When they are visiting land with the realtor, they find out that the lot they like the most is said ...

    The Invited is my first read by suspense author Jennifer McMahon, and I'm intrigued to learn more about her after finishing this title. Helen and Nate have decided to move out of suburban Connecticut and venture to rural Vermont, in order to create their dream home. It'll be a be...

    Loved this ghost story. I thought it was well written and I liked the characters Nate and Helen and Olive. Nate and Helen decided to build a house in Vermont and live in a trailer on the land while they are building. During this time they found out the land is haunted by its former own...

    I'm a huge fan of a good ghost story, but man, this didn't work for me at all. The best way I can describe this book is an easy read with a light mystery to it. That's it. I see that some have categorized this as a horror book, even a thriller, and I can assure you- it is neither...

    I read roughly half of this story before throwing in the towel. I don't do this lightly but I've come to the conclusion that life is far too short to struggle with a book that doesn't mesh with me. It started off on the wrong foot and never improved. I have worked in the construction i...

    The Invited by Jennifer McMahon is a horror or supernatural thriller. The story is one that is told through multiple points of views and different times on occasion. The two main voices belong to Helen and Olive but there are occasional chapters with others too. Readers start with a...

    The Invited was a solid 4 stars. The book centers around a married couple, who decide to leave their respective teaching jobs to build a house in rural Vermont. While building their dream home, strange things start to happen around Helen and Nate, and they learn that the location is sa...

    2.5 stars. THE INVITED is the latest novel I read by Jennifer McMahon. I have previously read several of her other novels and am generally impressed with her imagination, characters, and twisted endings. The premise of this novel was one I found intriguing. Instead of your normal, "...

    I stayed up WAY too late finishing this book but it was definitely worth it. As a fan of McMahon's previous book, The Winter People, I was eager to try another one of hers but nervous it wouldn't live up to my expectations. Spoiler alert, it did. McMahon is incredible at creating atmos...

    4 haunted stars Truly a ghost story with an outcome I didn't predict at all. The book starts with the hanging of Hattie Breckenridge for witchcraft. (Incidentally, I like the last name because of Breckenridge, Colorado) We flash forward to present day when a couple decides to mov...

    3.0 Stars After previously reading and loving The Winter People, I was eager to read a similar suspense story by the same author. The Invited was well written with decent characterizations. Unfortunately, the plot itself did not live up to my expectations. I usually love stories th...

  • Carol
    Feb 26, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

    A couple decide to buy some land in Vermont that local legend has deemed "haunted". They get a "discount". Nate asks his wife, Helen what would make her "happy". She tells him that she dreams of a country life, away from the demands of the city. She wants land, a garden, chick...

    Middle school teachers, Helen and Nate, living a comfortable, sane life in the city, decide to ditch their jobs, new condo, and city life, after Helen's father dies and has her rethinking what she wants to do with her life. They buy 44 acres in the Vermont woods, with it's very own bog...

    One doesn't always need to move into a house that is haunted, sometimes even building new the land itself could be taunted. This is what happens in the Vermont woods, when Helen and Nate leave their jobs, taking Helen's inheritance, to build a new house. What they didn't know was that ...

    This book is nothing short of astounding. If you've been following me for a while (or even for a week or two), then you know that I love horror. I love reading every single word and letting it sink in. I love the heart pounding, fear I get when I read scary books. Of course, if you...

    I absolutely loved this multi-layered, multi-generational ghost story and mystery, steeped in tragedy. Jennifer McMahon is masterful ghost storyteller - she has gone back to her roots with The Invitation with a straight up ghost story that will scare your socks off. I haven?t bee...

    ???? / 5 Anyone that knows me well at all knows I absolutely A-D-O-R-E Jennifer McMahon. She writes some of the creepiest and most chilling books I have ever read. Unfortunately, while I still really enjoyed The Invited, it was not my absolute favorite from her. What it's...

    No scary horror here, but we do have one fine creep factor! After receiving an inheritance, Helen and Nate leave the city...and their comfortable teaching jobs to self-build the home of their dreams....but many strange spirited obstacles arise. Unknowingly, the 44 acres they purchased ...

  • Linda
    May 22, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

    A couple decide to buy some land in Vermont that local legend has deemed "haunted". They get a "discount". Nate asks his wife, Helen what would make her "happy". She tells him that she dreams of a country life, away from the demands of the city. She wants land, a garden, chick...

    Middle school teachers, Helen and Nate, living a comfortable, sane life in the city, decide to ditch their jobs, new condo, and city life, after Helen's father dies and has her rethinking what she wants to do with her life. They buy 44 acres in the Vermont woods, with it's very own bog...

    One doesn't always need to move into a house that is haunted, sometimes even building new the land itself could be taunted. This is what happens in the Vermont woods, when Helen and Nate leave their jobs, taking Helen's inheritance, to build a new house. What they didn't know was that ...

    This book is nothing short of astounding. If you've been following me for a while (or even for a week or two), then you know that I love horror. I love reading every single word and letting it sink in. I love the heart pounding, fear I get when I read scary books. Of course, if you...

    I absolutely loved this multi-layered, multi-generational ghost story and mystery, steeped in tragedy. Jennifer McMahon is masterful ghost storyteller - she has gone back to her roots with The Invitation with a straight up ghost story that will scare your socks off. I haven?t bee...

    ???? / 5 Anyone that knows me well at all knows I absolutely A-D-O-R-E Jennifer McMahon. She writes some of the creepiest and most chilling books I have ever read. Unfortunately, while I still really enjoyed The Invited, it was not my absolute favorite from her. What it's...

    No scary horror here, but we do have one fine creep factor! After receiving an inheritance, Helen and Nate leave the city...and their comfortable teaching jobs to self-build the home of their dreams....but many strange spirited obstacles arise. Unknowingly, the 44 acres they purchased ...

    This is a well-done work of paranormal fiction. I?m not usually a big fan of the paranormal, but it works well here because the story is grounded in history and science since Helen is a history teacher and her husband, Nate, is a science teacher. After Helen receives a large inherita...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Let?s start off by addressing the giant pink elephant which will make this book be a failure for many. As the blurb says, the story here is about a young couple who ?abandon the comforts of suburbia and their teachin...

    Short summary Beautifully written fictional ghost story filled with intriguing and tragic history. My thoughts This story begins with a bang. The back story about Hattie Breckenridge?who died a century ago?is so interesting, it grabbed my attention right away. The book slows...

    Witchcraft, a wicked creepy town history, things that go bump in the night. Yes please! I loved this book! I didn't know what to expect when I agreed to read this book as a group read with some fellow Traveling Sisters. Whew, let me tell you it was fantastic. I was creeped out right do...

    I always get excited about a new Jennifer McMahon book. I've mentioned before that I became acquainted with her work quite a long time ago when I devoured a few of her earlier novels, namely PROMISE NOT TO TELL and DON'T BREATHE A WORD. Still, my favorite McMahon is THE WINTER PEOPLE....

    "Some people, they have magic in their veins. You're one of them. You and me both. Can't you feel it?" And there's a bit of an icy flow in those veins. When you feel a spike of connection with things that go bump in the night......a certain unexplainable tap on the shoulder and a wa...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    May 10, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

    A couple decide to buy some land in Vermont that local legend has deemed "haunted". They get a "discount". Nate asks his wife, Helen what would make her "happy". She tells him that she dreams of a country life, away from the demands of the city. She wants land, a garden, chick...

    Middle school teachers, Helen and Nate, living a comfortable, sane life in the city, decide to ditch their jobs, new condo, and city life, after Helen's father dies and has her rethinking what she wants to do with her life. They buy 44 acres in the Vermont woods, with it's very own bog...

    One doesn't always need to move into a house that is haunted, sometimes even building new the land itself could be taunted. This is what happens in the Vermont woods, when Helen and Nate leave their jobs, taking Helen's inheritance, to build a new house. What they didn't know was that ...

    This book is nothing short of astounding. If you've been following me for a while (or even for a week or two), then you know that I love horror. I love reading every single word and letting it sink in. I love the heart pounding, fear I get when I read scary books. Of course, if you...

    I absolutely loved this multi-layered, multi-generational ghost story and mystery, steeped in tragedy. Jennifer McMahon is masterful ghost storyteller - she has gone back to her roots with The Invitation with a straight up ghost story that will scare your socks off. I haven?t bee...

    ???? / 5 Anyone that knows me well at all knows I absolutely A-D-O-R-E Jennifer McMahon. She writes some of the creepiest and most chilling books I have ever read. Unfortunately, while I still really enjoyed The Invited, it was not my absolute favorite from her. What it's...

    No scary horror here, but we do have one fine creep factor! After receiving an inheritance, Helen and Nate leave the city...and their comfortable teaching jobs to self-build the home of their dreams....but many strange spirited obstacles arise. Unknowingly, the 44 acres they purchased ...

    This is a well-done work of paranormal fiction. I?m not usually a big fan of the paranormal, but it works well here because the story is grounded in history and science since Helen is a history teacher and her husband, Nate, is a science teacher. After Helen receives a large inherita...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Let?s start off by addressing the giant pink elephant which will make this book be a failure for many. As the blurb says, the story here is about a young couple who ?abandon the comforts of suburbia and their teachin...

  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
    Mar 26, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

  • Jan
    Apr 21, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

    A couple decide to buy some land in Vermont that local legend has deemed "haunted". They get a "discount". Nate asks his wife, Helen what would make her "happy". She tells him that she dreams of a country life, away from the demands of the city. She wants land, a garden, chick...

    Middle school teachers, Helen and Nate, living a comfortable, sane life in the city, decide to ditch their jobs, new condo, and city life, after Helen's father dies and has her rethinking what she wants to do with her life. They buy 44 acres in the Vermont woods, with it's very own bog...

    One doesn't always need to move into a house that is haunted, sometimes even building new the land itself could be taunted. This is what happens in the Vermont woods, when Helen and Nate leave their jobs, taking Helen's inheritance, to build a new house. What they didn't know was that ...

    This book is nothing short of astounding. If you've been following me for a while (or even for a week or two), then you know that I love horror. I love reading every single word and letting it sink in. I love the heart pounding, fear I get when I read scary books. Of course, if you...

    I absolutely loved this multi-layered, multi-generational ghost story and mystery, steeped in tragedy. Jennifer McMahon is masterful ghost storyteller - she has gone back to her roots with The Invitation with a straight up ghost story that will scare your socks off. I haven?t bee...

    ???? / 5 Anyone that knows me well at all knows I absolutely A-D-O-R-E Jennifer McMahon. She writes some of the creepiest and most chilling books I have ever read. Unfortunately, while I still really enjoyed The Invited, it was not my absolute favorite from her. What it's...

    No scary horror here, but we do have one fine creep factor! After receiving an inheritance, Helen and Nate leave the city...and their comfortable teaching jobs to self-build the home of their dreams....but many strange spirited obstacles arise. Unknowingly, the 44 acres they purchased ...

    This is a well-done work of paranormal fiction. I?m not usually a big fan of the paranormal, but it works well here because the story is grounded in history and science since Helen is a history teacher and her husband, Nate, is a science teacher. After Helen receives a large inherita...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Let?s start off by addressing the giant pink elephant which will make this book be a failure for many. As the blurb says, the story here is about a young couple who ?abandon the comforts of suburbia and their teachin...

    Short summary Beautifully written fictional ghost story filled with intriguing and tragic history. My thoughts This story begins with a bang. The back story about Hattie Breckenridge?who died a century ago?is so interesting, it grabbed my attention right away. The book slows...

    Witchcraft, a wicked creepy town history, things that go bump in the night. Yes please! I loved this book! I didn't know what to expect when I agreed to read this book as a group read with some fellow Traveling Sisters. Whew, let me tell you it was fantastic. I was creeped out right do...

    I always get excited about a new Jennifer McMahon book. I've mentioned before that I became acquainted with her work quite a long time ago when I devoured a few of her earlier novels, namely PROMISE NOT TO TELL and DON'T BREATHE A WORD. Still, my favorite McMahon is THE WINTER PEOPLE....

    "Some people, they have magic in their veins. You're one of them. You and me both. Can't you feel it?" And there's a bit of an icy flow in those veins. When you feel a spike of connection with things that go bump in the night......a certain unexplainable tap on the shoulder and a wa...

    Helen and Nate have a nice, settled life as teachers at a private school in Connecticut. But they also have aspirations for a simpler life. So using their savings and an inheritance, they buy 40+ acres in the tiny village of Hartsboro, Vermont and decide to build their own dream house ...

    A husband and wife (both teachers at the same school), decide to give up their lives and move out to middle of nowhere Vermont where they can build their own home and live off the land. When they are visiting land with the realtor, they find out that the lot they like the most is said ...

    The Invited is my first read by suspense author Jennifer McMahon, and I'm intrigued to learn more about her after finishing this title. Helen and Nate have decided to move out of suburban Connecticut and venture to rural Vermont, in order to create their dream home. It'll be a be...

    Loved this ghost story. I thought it was well written and I liked the characters Nate and Helen and Olive. Nate and Helen decided to build a house in Vermont and live in a trailer on the land while they are building. During this time they found out the land is haunted by its former own...

    I'm a huge fan of a good ghost story, but man, this didn't work for me at all. The best way I can describe this book is an easy read with a light mystery to it. That's it. I see that some have categorized this as a horror book, even a thriller, and I can assure you- it is neither...

  • Kimberly
    Mar 05, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

    A couple decide to buy some land in Vermont that local legend has deemed "haunted". They get a "discount". Nate asks his wife, Helen what would make her "happy". She tells him that she dreams of a country life, away from the demands of the city. She wants land, a garden, chick...

    Middle school teachers, Helen and Nate, living a comfortable, sane life in the city, decide to ditch their jobs, new condo, and city life, after Helen's father dies and has her rethinking what she wants to do with her life. They buy 44 acres in the Vermont woods, with it's very own bog...

    One doesn't always need to move into a house that is haunted, sometimes even building new the land itself could be taunted. This is what happens in the Vermont woods, when Helen and Nate leave their jobs, taking Helen's inheritance, to build a new house. What they didn't know was that ...

    This book is nothing short of astounding. If you've been following me for a while (or even for a week or two), then you know that I love horror. I love reading every single word and letting it sink in. I love the heart pounding, fear I get when I read scary books. Of course, if you...

    I absolutely loved this multi-layered, multi-generational ghost story and mystery, steeped in tragedy. Jennifer McMahon is masterful ghost storyteller - she has gone back to her roots with The Invitation with a straight up ghost story that will scare your socks off. I haven?t bee...

    ???? / 5 Anyone that knows me well at all knows I absolutely A-D-O-R-E Jennifer McMahon. She writes some of the creepiest and most chilling books I have ever read. Unfortunately, while I still really enjoyed The Invited, it was not my absolute favorite from her. What it's...

    No scary horror here, but we do have one fine creep factor! After receiving an inheritance, Helen and Nate leave the city...and their comfortable teaching jobs to self-build the home of their dreams....but many strange spirited obstacles arise. Unknowingly, the 44 acres they purchased ...

    This is a well-done work of paranormal fiction. I?m not usually a big fan of the paranormal, but it works well here because the story is grounded in history and science since Helen is a history teacher and her husband, Nate, is a science teacher. After Helen receives a large inherita...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Let?s start off by addressing the giant pink elephant which will make this book be a failure for many. As the blurb says, the story here is about a young couple who ?abandon the comforts of suburbia and their teachin...

    Short summary Beautifully written fictional ghost story filled with intriguing and tragic history. My thoughts This story begins with a bang. The back story about Hattie Breckenridge?who died a century ago?is so interesting, it grabbed my attention right away. The book slows...

    Witchcraft, a wicked creepy town history, things that go bump in the night. Yes please! I loved this book! I didn't know what to expect when I agreed to read this book as a group read with some fellow Traveling Sisters. Whew, let me tell you it was fantastic. I was creeped out right do...

    I always get excited about a new Jennifer McMahon book. I've mentioned before that I became acquainted with her work quite a long time ago when I devoured a few of her earlier novels, namely PROMISE NOT TO TELL and DON'T BREATHE A WORD. Still, my favorite McMahon is THE WINTER PEOPLE....

    "Some people, they have magic in their veins. You're one of them. You and me both. Can't you feel it?" And there's a bit of an icy flow in those veins. When you feel a spike of connection with things that go bump in the night......a certain unexplainable tap on the shoulder and a wa...

    Helen and Nate have a nice, settled life as teachers at a private school in Connecticut. But they also have aspirations for a simpler life. So using their savings and an inheritance, they buy 40+ acres in the tiny village of Hartsboro, Vermont and decide to build their own dream house ...

    A husband and wife (both teachers at the same school), decide to give up their lives and move out to middle of nowhere Vermont where they can build their own home and live off the land. When they are visiting land with the realtor, they find out that the lot they like the most is said ...

    The Invited is my first read by suspense author Jennifer McMahon, and I'm intrigued to learn more about her after finishing this title. Helen and Nate have decided to move out of suburban Connecticut and venture to rural Vermont, in order to create their dream home. It'll be a be...

    Loved this ghost story. I thought it was well written and I liked the characters Nate and Helen and Olive. Nate and Helen decided to build a house in Vermont and live in a trailer on the land while they are building. During this time they found out the land is haunted by its former own...

    I'm a huge fan of a good ghost story, but man, this didn't work for me at all. The best way I can describe this book is an easy read with a light mystery to it. That's it. I see that some have categorized this as a horror book, even a thriller, and I can assure you- it is neither...

    I read roughly half of this story before throwing in the towel. I don't do this lightly but I've come to the conclusion that life is far too short to struggle with a book that doesn't mesh with me. It started off on the wrong foot and never improved. I have worked in the construction i...

    The Invited by Jennifer McMahon is a horror or supernatural thriller. The story is one that is told through multiple points of views and different times on occasion. The two main voices belong to Helen and Olive but there are occasional chapters with others too. Readers start with a...

    The Invited was a solid 4 stars. The book centers around a married couple, who decide to leave their respective teaching jobs to build a house in rural Vermont. While building their dream home, strange things start to happen around Helen and Nate, and they learn that the location is sa...

    2.5 stars. THE INVITED is the latest novel I read by Jennifer McMahon. I have previously read several of her other novels and am generally impressed with her imagination, characters, and twisted endings. The premise of this novel was one I found intriguing. Instead of your normal, "...

  • Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror
    Feb 20, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

    A couple decide to buy some land in Vermont that local legend has deemed "haunted". They get a "discount". Nate asks his wife, Helen what would make her "happy". She tells him that she dreams of a country life, away from the demands of the city. She wants land, a garden, chick...

    Middle school teachers, Helen and Nate, living a comfortable, sane life in the city, decide to ditch their jobs, new condo, and city life, after Helen's father dies and has her rethinking what she wants to do with her life. They buy 44 acres in the Vermont woods, with it's very own bog...

    One doesn't always need to move into a house that is haunted, sometimes even building new the land itself could be taunted. This is what happens in the Vermont woods, when Helen and Nate leave their jobs, taking Helen's inheritance, to build a new house. What they didn't know was that ...

    This book is nothing short of astounding. If you've been following me for a while (or even for a week or two), then you know that I love horror. I love reading every single word and letting it sink in. I love the heart pounding, fear I get when I read scary books. Of course, if you...

    I absolutely loved this multi-layered, multi-generational ghost story and mystery, steeped in tragedy. Jennifer McMahon is masterful ghost storyteller - she has gone back to her roots with The Invitation with a straight up ghost story that will scare your socks off. I haven?t bee...

    ???? / 5 Anyone that knows me well at all knows I absolutely A-D-O-R-E Jennifer McMahon. She writes some of the creepiest and most chilling books I have ever read. Unfortunately, while I still really enjoyed The Invited, it was not my absolute favorite from her. What it's...

    No scary horror here, but we do have one fine creep factor! After receiving an inheritance, Helen and Nate leave the city...and their comfortable teaching jobs to self-build the home of their dreams....but many strange spirited obstacles arise. Unknowingly, the 44 acres they purchased ...

    This is a well-done work of paranormal fiction. I?m not usually a big fan of the paranormal, but it works well here because the story is grounded in history and science since Helen is a history teacher and her husband, Nate, is a science teacher. After Helen receives a large inherita...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Let?s start off by addressing the giant pink elephant which will make this book be a failure for many. As the blurb says, the story here is about a young couple who ?abandon the comforts of suburbia and their teachin...

    Short summary Beautifully written fictional ghost story filled with intriguing and tragic history. My thoughts This story begins with a bang. The back story about Hattie Breckenridge?who died a century ago?is so interesting, it grabbed my attention right away. The book slows...

    Witchcraft, a wicked creepy town history, things that go bump in the night. Yes please! I loved this book! I didn't know what to expect when I agreed to read this book as a group read with some fellow Traveling Sisters. Whew, let me tell you it was fantastic. I was creeped out right do...

    I always get excited about a new Jennifer McMahon book. I've mentioned before that I became acquainted with her work quite a long time ago when I devoured a few of her earlier novels, namely PROMISE NOT TO TELL and DON'T BREATHE A WORD. Still, my favorite McMahon is THE WINTER PEOPLE....

  • Wendi Lee
    May 10, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

    A couple decide to buy some land in Vermont that local legend has deemed "haunted". They get a "discount". Nate asks his wife, Helen what would make her "happy". She tells him that she dreams of a country life, away from the demands of the city. She wants land, a garden, chick...

    Middle school teachers, Helen and Nate, living a comfortable, sane life in the city, decide to ditch their jobs, new condo, and city life, after Helen's father dies and has her rethinking what she wants to do with her life. They buy 44 acres in the Vermont woods, with it's very own bog...

    One doesn't always need to move into a house that is haunted, sometimes even building new the land itself could be taunted. This is what happens in the Vermont woods, when Helen and Nate leave their jobs, taking Helen's inheritance, to build a new house. What they didn't know was that ...

    This book is nothing short of astounding. If you've been following me for a while (or even for a week or two), then you know that I love horror. I love reading every single word and letting it sink in. I love the heart pounding, fear I get when I read scary books. Of course, if you...

    I absolutely loved this multi-layered, multi-generational ghost story and mystery, steeped in tragedy. Jennifer McMahon is masterful ghost storyteller - she has gone back to her roots with The Invitation with a straight up ghost story that will scare your socks off. I haven?t bee...

    ???? / 5 Anyone that knows me well at all knows I absolutely A-D-O-R-E Jennifer McMahon. She writes some of the creepiest and most chilling books I have ever read. Unfortunately, while I still really enjoyed The Invited, it was not my absolute favorite from her. What it's...

    No scary horror here, but we do have one fine creep factor! After receiving an inheritance, Helen and Nate leave the city...and their comfortable teaching jobs to self-build the home of their dreams....but many strange spirited obstacles arise. Unknowingly, the 44 acres they purchased ...

    This is a well-done work of paranormal fiction. I?m not usually a big fan of the paranormal, but it works well here because the story is grounded in history and science since Helen is a history teacher and her husband, Nate, is a science teacher. After Helen receives a large inherita...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Let?s start off by addressing the giant pink elephant which will make this book be a failure for many. As the blurb says, the story here is about a young couple who ?abandon the comforts of suburbia and their teachin...

    Short summary Beautifully written fictional ghost story filled with intriguing and tragic history. My thoughts This story begins with a bang. The back story about Hattie Breckenridge?who died a century ago?is so interesting, it grabbed my attention right away. The book slows...

    Witchcraft, a wicked creepy town history, things that go bump in the night. Yes please! I loved this book! I didn't know what to expect when I agreed to read this book as a group read with some fellow Traveling Sisters. Whew, let me tell you it was fantastic. I was creeped out right do...

    I always get excited about a new Jennifer McMahon book. I've mentioned before that I became acquainted with her work quite a long time ago when I devoured a few of her earlier novels, namely PROMISE NOT TO TELL and DON'T BREATHE A WORD. Still, my favorite McMahon is THE WINTER PEOPLE....

    "Some people, they have magic in their veins. You're one of them. You and me both. Can't you feel it?" And there's a bit of an icy flow in those veins. When you feel a spike of connection with things that go bump in the night......a certain unexplainable tap on the shoulder and a wa...

    Helen and Nate have a nice, settled life as teachers at a private school in Connecticut. But they also have aspirations for a simpler life. So using their savings and an inheritance, they buy 40+ acres in the tiny village of Hartsboro, Vermont and decide to build their own dream house ...

    A husband and wife (both teachers at the same school), decide to give up their lives and move out to middle of nowhere Vermont where they can build their own home and live off the land. When they are visiting land with the realtor, they find out that the lot they like the most is said ...

    The Invited is my first read by suspense author Jennifer McMahon, and I'm intrigued to learn more about her after finishing this title. Helen and Nate have decided to move out of suburban Connecticut and venture to rural Vermont, in order to create their dream home. It'll be a be...

    Loved this ghost story. I thought it was well written and I liked the characters Nate and Helen and Olive. Nate and Helen decided to build a house in Vermont and live in a trailer on the land while they are building. During this time they found out the land is haunted by its former own...

    I'm a huge fan of a good ghost story, but man, this didn't work for me at all. The best way I can describe this book is an easy read with a light mystery to it. That's it. I see that some have categorized this as a horror book, even a thriller, and I can assure you- it is neither...

    I read roughly half of this story before throwing in the towel. I don't do this lightly but I've come to the conclusion that life is far too short to struggle with a book that doesn't mesh with me. It started off on the wrong foot and never improved. I have worked in the construction i...

    The Invited by Jennifer McMahon is a horror or supernatural thriller. The story is one that is told through multiple points of views and different times on occasion. The two main voices belong to Helen and Olive but there are occasional chapters with others too. Readers start with a...

    The Invited was a solid 4 stars. The book centers around a married couple, who decide to leave their respective teaching jobs to build a house in rural Vermont. While building their dream home, strange things start to happen around Helen and Nate, and they learn that the location is sa...

    2.5 stars. THE INVITED is the latest novel I read by Jennifer McMahon. I have previously read several of her other novels and am generally impressed with her imagination, characters, and twisted endings. The premise of this novel was one I found intriguing. Instead of your normal, "...

    I stayed up WAY too late finishing this book but it was definitely worth it. As a fan of McMahon's previous book, The Winter People, I was eager to try another one of hers but nervous it wouldn't live up to my expectations. Spoiler alert, it did. McMahon is incredible at creating atmos...

    4 haunted stars Truly a ghost story with an outcome I didn't predict at all. The book starts with the hanging of Hattie Breckenridge for witchcraft. (Incidentally, I like the last name because of Breckenridge, Colorado) We flash forward to present day when a couple decides to mov...

    3.0 Stars After previously reading and loving The Winter People, I was eager to read a similar suspense story by the same author. The Invited was well written with decent characterizations. Unfortunately, the plot itself did not live up to my expectations. I usually love stories th...

    Nate and Helen quit their teaching jobs in order to pursue their homesteading dreams. The land that they choose to buy is immediately creepy, but there?s something about the darkness that speaks to Helen. Finding out the locals believe their property is haunted just seals for the dea...

  • Carrie
    Apr 01, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

    A couple decide to buy some land in Vermont that local legend has deemed "haunted". They get a "discount". Nate asks his wife, Helen what would make her "happy". She tells him that she dreams of a country life, away from the demands of the city. She wants land, a garden, chick...

    Middle school teachers, Helen and Nate, living a comfortable, sane life in the city, decide to ditch their jobs, new condo, and city life, after Helen's father dies and has her rethinking what she wants to do with her life. They buy 44 acres in the Vermont woods, with it's very own bog...

    One doesn't always need to move into a house that is haunted, sometimes even building new the land itself could be taunted. This is what happens in the Vermont woods, when Helen and Nate leave their jobs, taking Helen's inheritance, to build a new house. What they didn't know was that ...

    This book is nothing short of astounding. If you've been following me for a while (or even for a week or two), then you know that I love horror. I love reading every single word and letting it sink in. I love the heart pounding, fear I get when I read scary books. Of course, if you...

    I absolutely loved this multi-layered, multi-generational ghost story and mystery, steeped in tragedy. Jennifer McMahon is masterful ghost storyteller - she has gone back to her roots with The Invitation with a straight up ghost story that will scare your socks off. I haven?t bee...

    ???? / 5 Anyone that knows me well at all knows I absolutely A-D-O-R-E Jennifer McMahon. She writes some of the creepiest and most chilling books I have ever read. Unfortunately, while I still really enjoyed The Invited, it was not my absolute favorite from her. What it's...

    No scary horror here, but we do have one fine creep factor! After receiving an inheritance, Helen and Nate leave the city...and their comfortable teaching jobs to self-build the home of their dreams....but many strange spirited obstacles arise. Unknowingly, the 44 acres they purchased ...

    This is a well-done work of paranormal fiction. I?m not usually a big fan of the paranormal, but it works well here because the story is grounded in history and science since Helen is a history teacher and her husband, Nate, is a science teacher. After Helen receives a large inherita...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Let?s start off by addressing the giant pink elephant which will make this book be a failure for many. As the blurb says, the story here is about a young couple who ?abandon the comforts of suburbia and their teachin...

    Short summary Beautifully written fictional ghost story filled with intriguing and tragic history. My thoughts This story begins with a bang. The back story about Hattie Breckenridge?who died a century ago?is so interesting, it grabbed my attention right away. The book slows...

    Witchcraft, a wicked creepy town history, things that go bump in the night. Yes please! I loved this book! I didn't know what to expect when I agreed to read this book as a group read with some fellow Traveling Sisters. Whew, let me tell you it was fantastic. I was creeped out right do...

    I always get excited about a new Jennifer McMahon book. I've mentioned before that I became acquainted with her work quite a long time ago when I devoured a few of her earlier novels, namely PROMISE NOT TO TELL and DON'T BREATHE A WORD. Still, my favorite McMahon is THE WINTER PEOPLE....

    "Some people, they have magic in their veins. You're one of them. You and me both. Can't you feel it?" And there's a bit of an icy flow in those veins. When you feel a spike of connection with things that go bump in the night......a certain unexplainable tap on the shoulder and a wa...

    Helen and Nate have a nice, settled life as teachers at a private school in Connecticut. But they also have aspirations for a simpler life. So using their savings and an inheritance, they buy 40+ acres in the tiny village of Hartsboro, Vermont and decide to build their own dream house ...

    A husband and wife (both teachers at the same school), decide to give up their lives and move out to middle of nowhere Vermont where they can build their own home and live off the land. When they are visiting land with the realtor, they find out that the lot they like the most is said ...

    The Invited is my first read by suspense author Jennifer McMahon, and I'm intrigued to learn more about her after finishing this title. Helen and Nate have decided to move out of suburban Connecticut and venture to rural Vermont, in order to create their dream home. It'll be a be...

    Loved this ghost story. I thought it was well written and I liked the characters Nate and Helen and Olive. Nate and Helen decided to build a house in Vermont and live in a trailer on the land while they are building. During this time they found out the land is haunted by its former own...

    I'm a huge fan of a good ghost story, but man, this didn't work for me at all. The best way I can describe this book is an easy read with a light mystery to it. That's it. I see that some have categorized this as a horror book, even a thriller, and I can assure you- it is neither...

    I read roughly half of this story before throwing in the towel. I don't do this lightly but I've come to the conclusion that life is far too short to struggle with a book that doesn't mesh with me. It started off on the wrong foot and never improved. I have worked in the construction i...

    The Invited by Jennifer McMahon is a horror or supernatural thriller. The story is one that is told through multiple points of views and different times on occasion. The two main voices belong to Helen and Olive but there are occasional chapters with others too. Readers start with a...

  • Holly  B
    Feb 04, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

    A couple decide to buy some land in Vermont that local legend has deemed "haunted". They get a "discount". Nate asks his wife, Helen what would make her "happy". She tells him that she dreams of a country life, away from the demands of the city. She wants land, a garden, chick...

  • Melisa
    Jan 11, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

    A couple decide to buy some land in Vermont that local legend has deemed "haunted". They get a "discount". Nate asks his wife, Helen what would make her "happy". She tells him that she dreams of a country life, away from the demands of the city. She wants land, a garden, chick...

    Middle school teachers, Helen and Nate, living a comfortable, sane life in the city, decide to ditch their jobs, new condo, and city life, after Helen's father dies and has her rethinking what she wants to do with her life. They buy 44 acres in the Vermont woods, with it's very own bog...

    One doesn't always need to move into a house that is haunted, sometimes even building new the land itself could be taunted. This is what happens in the Vermont woods, when Helen and Nate leave their jobs, taking Helen's inheritance, to build a new house. What they didn't know was that ...

    This book is nothing short of astounding. If you've been following me for a while (or even for a week or two), then you know that I love horror. I love reading every single word and letting it sink in. I love the heart pounding, fear I get when I read scary books. Of course, if you...

    I absolutely loved this multi-layered, multi-generational ghost story and mystery, steeped in tragedy. Jennifer McMahon is masterful ghost storyteller - she has gone back to her roots with The Invitation with a straight up ghost story that will scare your socks off. I haven?t bee...

  • megs_bookrack
    Jan 15, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

  • marilyn
    Mar 21, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

    A couple decide to buy some land in Vermont that local legend has deemed "haunted". They get a "discount". Nate asks his wife, Helen what would make her "happy". She tells him that she dreams of a country life, away from the demands of the city. She wants land, a garden, chick...

    Middle school teachers, Helen and Nate, living a comfortable, sane life in the city, decide to ditch their jobs, new condo, and city life, after Helen's father dies and has her rethinking what she wants to do with her life. They buy 44 acres in the Vermont woods, with it's very own bog...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    Jun 02, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

  • Dennis
    Jan 16, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

    A couple decide to buy some land in Vermont that local legend has deemed "haunted". They get a "discount". Nate asks his wife, Helen what would make her "happy". She tells him that she dreams of a country life, away from the demands of the city. She wants land, a garden, chick...

    Middle school teachers, Helen and Nate, living a comfortable, sane life in the city, decide to ditch their jobs, new condo, and city life, after Helen's father dies and has her rethinking what she wants to do with her life. They buy 44 acres in the Vermont woods, with it's very own bog...

    One doesn't always need to move into a house that is haunted, sometimes even building new the land itself could be taunted. This is what happens in the Vermont woods, when Helen and Nate leave their jobs, taking Helen's inheritance, to build a new house. What they didn't know was that ...

    This book is nothing short of astounding. If you've been following me for a while (or even for a week or two), then you know that I love horror. I love reading every single word and letting it sink in. I love the heart pounding, fear I get when I read scary books. Of course, if you...

    I absolutely loved this multi-layered, multi-generational ghost story and mystery, steeped in tragedy. Jennifer McMahon is masterful ghost storyteller - she has gone back to her roots with The Invitation with a straight up ghost story that will scare your socks off. I haven?t bee...

    ???? / 5 Anyone that knows me well at all knows I absolutely A-D-O-R-E Jennifer McMahon. She writes some of the creepiest and most chilling books I have ever read. Unfortunately, while I still really enjoyed The Invited, it was not my absolute favorite from her. What it's...

    No scary horror here, but we do have one fine creep factor! After receiving an inheritance, Helen and Nate leave the city...and their comfortable teaching jobs to self-build the home of their dreams....but many strange spirited obstacles arise. Unknowingly, the 44 acres they purchased ...

    This is a well-done work of paranormal fiction. I?m not usually a big fan of the paranormal, but it works well here because the story is grounded in history and science since Helen is a history teacher and her husband, Nate, is a science teacher. After Helen receives a large inherita...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Let?s start off by addressing the giant pink elephant which will make this book be a failure for many. As the blurb says, the story here is about a young couple who ?abandon the comforts of suburbia and their teachin...

    Short summary Beautifully written fictional ghost story filled with intriguing and tragic history. My thoughts This story begins with a bang. The back story about Hattie Breckenridge?who died a century ago?is so interesting, it grabbed my attention right away. The book slows...

    Witchcraft, a wicked creepy town history, things that go bump in the night. Yes please! I loved this book! I didn't know what to expect when I agreed to read this book as a group read with some fellow Traveling Sisters. Whew, let me tell you it was fantastic. I was creeped out right do...

    I always get excited about a new Jennifer McMahon book. I've mentioned before that I became acquainted with her work quite a long time ago when I devoured a few of her earlier novels, namely PROMISE NOT TO TELL and DON'T BREATHE A WORD. Still, my favorite McMahon is THE WINTER PEOPLE....

    "Some people, they have magic in their veins. You're one of them. You and me both. Can't you feel it?" And there's a bit of an icy flow in those veins. When you feel a spike of connection with things that go bump in the night......a certain unexplainable tap on the shoulder and a wa...

    Helen and Nate have a nice, settled life as teachers at a private school in Connecticut. But they also have aspirations for a simpler life. So using their savings and an inheritance, they buy 40+ acres in the tiny village of Hartsboro, Vermont and decide to build their own dream house ...

    A husband and wife (both teachers at the same school), decide to give up their lives and move out to middle of nowhere Vermont where they can build their own home and live off the land. When they are visiting land with the realtor, they find out that the lot they like the most is said ...

    The Invited is my first read by suspense author Jennifer McMahon, and I'm intrigued to learn more about her after finishing this title. Helen and Nate have decided to move out of suburban Connecticut and venture to rural Vermont, in order to create their dream home. It'll be a be...

  • Tucker
    Jan 29, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

    A couple decide to buy some land in Vermont that local legend has deemed "haunted". They get a "discount". Nate asks his wife, Helen what would make her "happy". She tells him that she dreams of a country life, away from the demands of the city. She wants land, a garden, chick...

    Middle school teachers, Helen and Nate, living a comfortable, sane life in the city, decide to ditch their jobs, new condo, and city life, after Helen's father dies and has her rethinking what she wants to do with her life. They buy 44 acres in the Vermont woods, with it's very own bog...

    One doesn't always need to move into a house that is haunted, sometimes even building new the land itself could be taunted. This is what happens in the Vermont woods, when Helen and Nate leave their jobs, taking Helen's inheritance, to build a new house. What they didn't know was that ...

    This book is nothing short of astounding. If you've been following me for a while (or even for a week or two), then you know that I love horror. I love reading every single word and letting it sink in. I love the heart pounding, fear I get when I read scary books. Of course, if you...

  • Kim ~ Traveling Sister
    Mar 20, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

    A couple decide to buy some land in Vermont that local legend has deemed "haunted". They get a "discount". Nate asks his wife, Helen what would make her "happy". She tells him that she dreams of a country life, away from the demands of the city. She wants land, a garden, chick...

    Middle school teachers, Helen and Nate, living a comfortable, sane life in the city, decide to ditch their jobs, new condo, and city life, after Helen's father dies and has her rethinking what she wants to do with her life. They buy 44 acres in the Vermont woods, with it's very own bog...

    One doesn't always need to move into a house that is haunted, sometimes even building new the land itself could be taunted. This is what happens in the Vermont woods, when Helen and Nate leave their jobs, taking Helen's inheritance, to build a new house. What they didn't know was that ...

    This book is nothing short of astounding. If you've been following me for a while (or even for a week or two), then you know that I love horror. I love reading every single word and letting it sink in. I love the heart pounding, fear I get when I read scary books. Of course, if you...

    I absolutely loved this multi-layered, multi-generational ghost story and mystery, steeped in tragedy. Jennifer McMahon is masterful ghost storyteller - she has gone back to her roots with The Invitation with a straight up ghost story that will scare your socks off. I haven?t bee...

    ???? / 5 Anyone that knows me well at all knows I absolutely A-D-O-R-E Jennifer McMahon. She writes some of the creepiest and most chilling books I have ever read. Unfortunately, while I still really enjoyed The Invited, it was not my absolute favorite from her. What it's...

    No scary horror here, but we do have one fine creep factor! After receiving an inheritance, Helen and Nate leave the city...and their comfortable teaching jobs to self-build the home of their dreams....but many strange spirited obstacles arise. Unknowingly, the 44 acres they purchased ...

    This is a well-done work of paranormal fiction. I?m not usually a big fan of the paranormal, but it works well here because the story is grounded in history and science since Helen is a history teacher and her husband, Nate, is a science teacher. After Helen receives a large inherita...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Let?s start off by addressing the giant pink elephant which will make this book be a failure for many. As the blurb says, the story here is about a young couple who ?abandon the comforts of suburbia and their teachin...

    Short summary Beautifully written fictional ghost story filled with intriguing and tragic history. My thoughts This story begins with a bang. The back story about Hattie Breckenridge?who died a century ago?is so interesting, it grabbed my attention right away. The book slows...

    Witchcraft, a wicked creepy town history, things that go bump in the night. Yes please! I loved this book! I didn't know what to expect when I agreed to read this book as a group read with some fellow Traveling Sisters. Whew, let me tell you it was fantastic. I was creeped out right do...

  • Julie (JuJu)
    Mar 21, 2019

    In the very beginning of the story, Hattie Breckenridge is hung for being a witch. Nate and Emily decide that they want to build a house in Vermount. The plot of land that they purchase is haunted. They then learn that Hattie use to live on the land that they purchased a century ago ...

    **4.5-stars** Blurring the lines between the past and the present, the dead and the living. With dreams of a less complicated life, Helen and Nate decide to uproot from urban-CT and move 'out to the country'. Using money Helen recently inherited after her father's passing, they...

    3.5 stars Nate and Helen decided to change their lives. They resigned from their teaching jobs and moved to rural Vermont where they began building the home of their dreams. They purchased the forty-four acres of land from a man who was extremely motivated to sell. So happy to have ...

    Five deserved, burning, spooky, creepy, witchy, goosebumps stars! The reasons I enjoyed so much about this book: - We meet with Hattie, a real gifted witch, who was just being killed by locals with false accusations. ( She?s still witch but not she is not danger to the community...

    A couple decide to buy some land in Vermont that local legend has deemed "haunted". They get a "discount". Nate asks his wife, Helen what would make her "happy". She tells him that she dreams of a country life, away from the demands of the city. She wants land, a garden, chick...

    Middle school teachers, Helen and Nate, living a comfortable, sane life in the city, decide to ditch their jobs, new condo, and city life, after Helen's father dies and has her rethinking what she wants to do with her life. They buy 44 acres in the Vermont woods, with it's very own bog...

    One doesn't always need to move into a house that is haunted, sometimes even building new the land itself could be taunted. This is what happens in the Vermont woods, when Helen and Nate leave their jobs, taking Helen's inheritance, to build a new house. What they didn't know was that ...

    This book is nothing short of astounding. If you've been following me for a while (or even for a week or two), then you know that I love horror. I love reading every single word and letting it sink in. I love the heart pounding, fear I get when I read scary books. Of course, if you...

    I absolutely loved this multi-layered, multi-generational ghost story and mystery, steeped in tragedy. Jennifer McMahon is masterful ghost storyteller - she has gone back to her roots with The Invitation with a straight up ghost story that will scare your socks off. I haven?t bee...

    ???? / 5 Anyone that knows me well at all knows I absolutely A-D-O-R-E Jennifer McMahon. She writes some of the creepiest and most chilling books I have ever read. Unfortunately, while I still really enjoyed The Invited, it was not my absolute favorite from her. What it's...

    No scary horror here, but we do have one fine creep factor! After receiving an inheritance, Helen and Nate leave the city...and their comfortable teaching jobs to self-build the home of their dreams....but many strange spirited obstacles arise. Unknowingly, the 44 acres they purchased ...

    This is a well-done work of paranormal fiction. I?m not usually a big fan of the paranormal, but it works well here because the story is grounded in history and science since Helen is a history teacher and her husband, Nate, is a science teacher. After Helen receives a large inherita...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Let?s start off by addressing the giant pink elephant which will make this book be a failure for many. As the blurb says, the story here is about a young couple who ?abandon the comforts of suburbia and their teachin...

    Short summary Beautifully written fictional ghost story filled with intriguing and tragic history. My thoughts This story begins with a bang. The back story about Hattie Breckenridge?who died a century ago?is so interesting, it grabbed my attention right away. The book slows...