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House of Darkness House of Light: The True Story Volume One

House of Darkness House of Light: The True Story Volume One [Kindle Edition]

Andrea Perron
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Roger and Carolyn Perron purchased the home of their dreams and eventual nightmares in December of 1970. The Arnold Estate, located just beyond the village of Harrisville, Rhode Island seemed the idyllic setting in which to raise a family. The couple unwittingly moved their five young daughters into the ancient and mysterious farmhouse. Secrets were kept and then revealed within a space shared by mortal and immortal alike. Time suddenly became irrelevant; fractured by spirits making their presence known then dispersing into the ether. The house is a portal to the past and a passage to the future. This is a sacred story of spiritual enlightenment, told some thirty years hence. The family is now somewhat less reticent to divulge a closely-guarded experience. Their odyssey is chronicled by the eldest sibling and is an unabridged account of a supernatural excursion. Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated this haunting in a futile attempt to intervene on their behalf. They consider the Perron family saga to be one of the most compelling and significant of a famously ghost-storied career as paranormal researchers. During a séance gone horribly wrong, they unleashed an unholy hostess; the spirit called Bathsheba…a God-forsaken soul. Perceiving herself to be mistress of the house, she did not appreciate the competition. Carolyn had long been under siege; overt threats issued in the form of fire…a mother’s greatest fear. It transformed the woman in unimaginable ways. After nearly a decade the family left a once beloved home behind though it will never leave them, as each remains haunted by a memory. This tale is an inspiring testament to the resilience of the human spirit on a pathway of discovery: an eternal journey for the living and the dead.

About the Author

Andrea Perron was born in Rhode Island in 1958. She is a graduate of Chatham College in Pittsburgh, Pa. having earned an inter-disciplinary degree in philosophy and English literature. This memoir waited thirty years to be told, allowing the time and distance necessary for her family to reveal these long held secrets. The author is currently preparing for release of the second volume in this remarkable trilogy. John Shaw created the cover portrait of their farmhouse as a parting gift. Two months after the Perron family abandoned this place in the country, John, all of nineteen years old, drove from Rhode Island to Georgia. He presented his friends with the watercolor; painted from memory, in memory of a special house which touched his life as well. It remains a treasured keepsake. They loved him then as they love him now

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2629 KB
  • Print Length: 528 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Authorhouse (8 Mar 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,204 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 29 July 2013
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I loved this book. The writing style was very entertaining. The parts about the demonic flys made me laugh so hard my eyes were running and yet at other times it was frightening. Funny, frig htening and very ironic. Anyone interested in a scary, touching tale, this book is for you. I loved this book. It's not ofter I say that. Gillian x
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Bother 12 Nov 2014
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I bought this book by mistake, thinking it was another book I was looking for by a completely different author. I returned it for a refund, but then upon mentioning this mistake in passing to a friend, she insisted that I borrow her paperback copy, raving about the trilogy so much that I was really looking forward to reading it.

I got through the first hundred or so pages before I gave it back, utterly disappointed.

I get that Perron was writing from her memory and the memories of her family about events that occurred 40 years ago. It's not easy to put something like that together without feeling as though something will be left out or mis-remembered. So, in an attempt to gloss over that, she writes this book as though it were some sort of dream sequence that makes her characters distant and difficult to relate to. Her writing style is so floaty and odd that it becomes tedious after a while. She skips around in time so that the reader never really gets the chance to want to know what happens next. She is one of those writers that uses the big words just to prove that she has a large vocabulary, but not because the word actually works in the sentence and reads smoothly.

The involvement of the Warrens was mentioned early on, and this too, put me off, as I have no respect for them at all, but I would have still read the book had it been even slightly more readable.

It is rare that I put a book down once I get that far into it, but when something feels like a homework assignment and you have to tell yourself that you will get through at least 50 pages that day, then it's time to move on to something else. Reading is an enjoyable activity. This book almost made me forget that.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating insight to the Paranormal 4 Jun 2014
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Volume 1. Written by the eldest of the sisters, this book reveals the plight of a lovely family who's dream home delivers a rude awakening to the existence of the spirit world. It is well written and a compelling read. One can't help but feel sorry for Carolyn and admire the children for their courage in accepting and adapting to a situation that would leave most people running for the door. Off to read volume 2 now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read 2 Sep 2013
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Its an iteresting read ,about a family haunting,somtimes the writer can wofal on about the same subject without getting to the point,but i still couldnt put it down,as it kept me wanting more!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 8 Aug 2013
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The author can write, there's no doubt about that. Unfortunately her style of writing would be a lot better suited to a fantasy novel where you want three pages of description about every single thing. She massively misses the point, people have bought this book because they want the facts about the story- the inside information from the people involved, but the author misses this completely and turns it into a long and drawn out account of absolutely everything. Much of it is irrelevant or could be summed up in a few sentences, yet everything is described in such ridiculous detail that you will find yourself skipping massive chunks of it in the desperate hope that you will find an interesting bit. I felt at times like I was reading an English assignment written by a teenager who had taken far too many descriptive writing lessons.

Another thing that is both confusing and irritating is that the story is told in the most random order. You seem to go from the first 'incident' to them having accepted that things are happening. You jump months and years back and forth. There is no in between, no build up of events. Then it switches back to an earlier event, then flies forward again. Very messy.

I bought the book because, after seeing the film, I was curious as to how different it was from the real events. I wish I hadn't bothered, the film at least told a chronological series of events. The book left me frustrated and wondering why I had wasted my time.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected 25 Jun 2014
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There are too many quotes in this book of other authors and a lot of beating around the bush, I'm missing the plot here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story. 17 May 2014
By Sophie
Excellent novel looking forward to the next volume,and continuing on with more releases,more frightening to know that it is based on a trus story.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Hard Work 9 April 2014
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I am a person that can get through a good book in a matter of hours. This book took me 3 months! Very hard going at times, repetitive, long winded and altogether a bit odd. No structure to it, as though it was written my a complete novice and sent for print with no editing having taken place. It needed a damn good edit!....I finished it because i was utterly determined it wouldn't beat me but it was very hard work.

Having said that their story is fascinating wether you believe it or not, i'm on the side of not to be honest as the future owners say they have experienced no such paranormal activity. Mmmm funny that
To sum up, borrow, don't buy
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
takes you away to another place in time altogether
Published 13 days ago by vicky halliwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I really enjoyed this book thank you
Published 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not as good as I thought it might be
Published 26 days ago by stuphonic
2.0 out of 5 stars hard going
It's not written as in a format I'd prefer a little too many reference to poem's.
Lingers on the thoughts of the characters too long
Published 2 months ago by Lorraine shannon
5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality product
Met the description. Good quality product.
Published 4 months ago by Henrietta M.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Unfairly criticised for being less organised than other Haunting accounts but that's what makes it unique.
Published 5 months ago by Wrapper30
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Excellent book
Published 5 months ago by John O Connor
4.0 out of 5 stars thoroughly enjoyable
A real page turner... After watching the film a couple of times I was intrigued to learn more.. Brilliantly written.. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mrs Carlene Warman
3.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating subject, badly needs a professional edit
The Harrisville Haunting (the Conjuring story) as told by the eldest sister. One of three volumes.

Things I liked:
- Fascinating subject matter

- I liked... Read more
Published 6 months ago by J C Mitchinson
1.0 out of 5 stars House of darkness
Moments of this were good but badly written and not in chronological order so jumps around a lot. No conclusion to the events either so left wondering what happened.
Published 6 months ago by miss c m almond
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