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CANDLEPOWER [Kindle Edition]

Janet Doolaege , Franck Drouet , Marianne Weeks
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Stella, working as a secretary in Paris, feels that her life is going nowhere. After the bitter break-up of a relationship, she has only a canary for company, and relations are strained with her parents and brother back in England. But when she meets her mysterious neighbour who lives across the street, unexpected and unnerving things start to happen. Why does Rose Martin have such a powerful effect on all around her? Faced with disturbing events and torn between divided loyalties, Stella must learn what she really wants to do.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 581 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #354,979 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

I live in France, but I still feel a strong link with England, where I grew up and where I first began to love birds and animals.

In "Ebony and Spica" I describe how I rescued two fledglings, first a blackbird and then a starling, and how both of them lived with me for many years.

Children's literature in English is a treasure house, and I hope I'm making a small contribution to it with my books "The Story of an Ordinary Lion" and "Tobias and the Demon", both of which are told from an animal's point of view and which are intended for the 8-12 age group.

I'm also interested in the unexplained - strange phenomena that are a challenge to any kind of dogma - as will be apparent from both "A Paris Haunting" and "Candlepower".

Please take a look at the videos on this page if you would like a foretaste of my books. You'll hear me reading aloud.

Any feedback will be welcome!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful 2 April 2013
By Babs
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What a wonderful read! I was captivated right from the start; such atmosphere that appealed to and heightened all the senses at once. Tension was slowly and subtly created and a hint of the supernatural always present. I am sometimes tempted to skip long descriptions but not these! I looked forward to the word sketches of a Paris that is so often hidden from the normal tourist. I was often there beside the characters, empathising with their emotions and decision making. Having birds play such an integral part of the story was a clever and effective way of portraying atmosphere and tension. It worked so well. I loved this read and my only disappointment was coming to the end and having to decide myself where I wanted to story to go. A sequel would be welcome!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Atmosphere 3 Dec 2012
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Janet Doolaege has a great ability to create atmosphere, her first book created in her readers the sense of being in Paris, this one creates, slowly and subtly an eerie feeling, a sense that there are more things in heaven and ? This is highlighted by the indubitably down to earth nature of the very likeable heroine. I finshed the book hoping I might hear more of her and her songs and desperately wishing that coming interview was a success. Some things I particularly liked, the birds, the patchwork...I could go on...I found the book delightful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Subtle, intriguing, mysterious 2 May 2013
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It has a touch of everything and is faultlessly written in a clear, pacy style that carries you along, breathless to find out what happens in the end. Stella, alone in her Paris flat, comes to know her neighbors slowly. One in particular, Rose, seems an unusual woman who attracts birds and will have no electrical plugs in her flat. But the more Stella gets to know Rose, the deeper the mystery becomes. Is Rose a witch? What powers does she hold? When Stella falls in love with their mutual friend, Olivier - darkly handsome and enigmatic - a curious triangle is weaved that one senses can only end in drama and shocking revelation. More than a mystery and more than romance, 'Candlepower' is a well-written social commentary at many levels: family relationships, the nature of friendship, loneliness, the paranormal, the hard-edge city effects on animals and wild things. One begins to see that everything we are and do, is connected in complex lines to others and to nature. This is a quietly brilliant book, delicate, emotive, powerful - highly recommended to those who enjoy originality and a good mystery.
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