The Ghost Tree by Barbara Erskine

Combining Fact And Fiction

The Ghost Tree by Barbara Erskine is a fascinating contemporary and historical tale that is grounded in fact. The author has taken the life of her ancestor Thomas from the eighteenth century and woven a story around his life – part fact, part fiction.

There are two time periods linked by a diary and those who do not rest. The storyline is complex, intriguing and at times downright spooky. To combat the spiritual, we need to cry out to the Lord and defeat the forces in His name.

All the characters are well drawn, eliciting a variety of emotional responses from me.

I enjoyed The Ghost Tree. It was cleverly constructed and held my attention throughout.


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