I recently read a book written by Oliver Phipps, The House on Cooper Lane: Based on a True Story. I think this is more of a short story. This is a gem of a story, and here is why.
1. The plot moves along fairly quickly and keeps your interest because you want to read more, and find out what is so odd about this mysterious house.
2. I find good short stories are hard to come by because lack of character development. This one does lack some I feel, but it works for this story because the character is more or less the house. It gives life to this dreary old house.
3. It kept my attention the whole time.
4. I will be reading more of Oliver Phillips stories. I really enjoyed The House on Cooper Lane!
Without giving too much away, I will give you a brief synopsis, so you can decide if this is a good story to add to your reading list.
Bud is in need of an apartment, and he needs to find one quickly. He happens to see a sign covered in brush that says there are apartments, and him and his dog Badger, investigate. It is a beautiful old house broken up into apartments.
What secrets do these apartments hold? Why is no one renting them?
Read more to find out!
Next book on my reading list is Alice Hoffman’s The Story Sisters. She is one of my favorite Authors. I read her book Practical Magic when I was in high school and have been hooked ever since. Another one of my favorites by Alice is The Dovekeepers. I believe it was also made into a mini series I have yet to see!