The Room in Grandma's House: A Fantasy Short

By A.L. Jambor

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lauren love
This was a very enjoyable short story. A young lady learned at few truths about her family's past that most of the living family members had forgotten or never knew. She learned the cold hard fact that life is not fair.
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Interesting for such a short story. An old house that belonged to an elderly woman of 116 years of age living in Connecticut died. Her great-great-grandaughter, Tiffary Warren was packing things away when she found the house had some interesting things in it and a few unusual thing were happening. A good story but could have been longer.
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andi purwanto
Grandma had a life long ago, and in this life she had a love, one she could not let go. She lived Her life as if things never happened. But they did ! Now grandma is 116 years of age and nobody knows who she was or what actually happened in her life. Chosen to close her house up her great grand-daughter finds a locked room in Grandma's house. This room will open her life up to at this member of her family but also opens up all of grandma's secrets. Tiffany is not prepared for what she is to learn. A touching , THRILLING MYSTERY you are sure to enjoy. I RECOMMEND
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I enjoyed this interesting short story. It was like reading a fairy tale. I was surprised when it ended. I was hoping it would continue. The next story was also good as well as the rest. Libby was an interesting character.
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Tiffany Warren’s Great-Great Grandmother Edna is the oldest living person in the state of North Carolina at 116 years old.

Since Edna has been placed in hospice care, the family has sent the unemployed Tiffany to complete the task of cleaning up her great-grandmother’s house.

What she discovers inside the house changes her forever.

I thought I had a good idea of how this book would go, but I was pleasantly surprised with the story. I was also pleasantly surprised by it’s length.

We learn quite a bit about Tiffany’s Grandma Edna’s past. And with her being 116 years old, there is a lot of history.

I really enjoyed this story and would be happy to recommend it to others.
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sharad bhatia
I teach middle school and my seventh grade students produce better writing than this. The plot was painfully predictable and the text was laden with typographical errors. It was my understanding that after a period comes a space. Silly me. How this author managed to get this horrifying piece of writing published is beyond my comprehension. If I could award zero stars I would. I hope that brain cells regenerate over time, because I'd really like to recover the intelligence I lost while reading this book.
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laura borrer
This is the second A.L. Jambor story I have read and each time I have been disappointed that it ended. I want the story to keep going because it just sucks me in right away and I can't put  it down. I will be purchasing more from this author.
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rebecca neelis
Loved this book. The material was not expected, I knew there was something in the room upstairs and my imagination was running away, just happy there was no bodies there. My thoughts are still thinking, like it was really part of my life. Love the experiences of the great-great-granddaughter. Good read to escape this reality. Well done.
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noor sh
The Room in Grandma’s House is by A. J. Jambor. It is a story of second chances, loveless marriages, and lost loves.
Tiffany Warren was without a job. Without a college degree, it was hard to find a job. She wanted to go to college but her Mother kept telling her to wait until her great-great-grandmother died and then she would have her college paid for and no debts. Tiffany wasn’t sure her Mother even thought she was smart enough to stay with a job. But Grandma Edna was 116 years old and Tiffany wasn’t sure she was going to die soon. Not that Tiffany wanted her to die, she loved Grandma Edna. She had been sitting with her at the nursing home and had gotten to know her much better.
Now Tiffany found herself in North Carolina to clean out Grandma’s house and get it ready for sale. Grandma was a collector. It looked like she collected a little bit of everything and a lot of it. However, one room in the attic wasn’t overstuffed with collections. It had been locked but Tiffany found the key and went in. Then something funny happened while she was in the room.
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candy o
Didn't realize this was a short (incredibly short) story until after I borrowed it. I was mostly looking for books, which are incredibly rare these days. The majority of books have two, five, ten and even twenty sequels. While I have on occasion enjoyed long series of books the recent glut of giant series on the market are pretty terrible. Thankfully this had no shifters or vampires or badly, horribly, written porn.
The story's incomplete and discordant. There's a bit of family drama and dealing with impending death in the family. A very short piece of ghosts appearing at a 'special' room in a house being cleaned for impending sale. Some quick detective work in the library and a touch of 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' and the oh happy day and the story ends. I gave it three stars because it wasn't badly written it just didn't make a lot of sense. It really started after the story really starts and ends, that's it, it just stops. I wasn't really impressed and won't have this author on my radar.
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jolene riordan
I enjoyed the quick read as I do love to read. I didn't find this book particularly engaging but for lack of anything better to read it is mostly up tempo, light, and a quick read...for lack of anything better at hand. The plot is a fun thought but there is no commitment to the mystery and intrigue that should naturally exist where past and present blur. The plot is carried out so predictably and the characters are so flat it is impossible to develop any relationship with them. I can only say that it is just okay if you don't have anything better to read. It is appropriate in language, content, and character for tween and teen readers but I doubt it would hold their attention.
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jenn kitty
This could have been a better story were it developed more fully. It left me feeling unsatisfied. The beginning was good. The middle was in need of expansion and depth. That lack of development left me with a story only half told and a plot lacking. I was very disappointed. This novella had promise but didn't live up to its potential.
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I don't like stories as I'm an avid reader, I read too much to be satisfied with a short story. A story isn't long enough to flesh out the characters which remain charecterless. This was a very fast read, less than 1 day. I didn't like it enough to read this author again!
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Like my review title States, this novella was a pleasant little read. Not great but a far cry from horrible. Would have liked more depth (or, perhaps, maturity) to the main character, Tiffany, but perhaps "young and a tad shallow and whiny" was what the author was looking for.
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maureen clark
I enjoyed this short Story. Like the last person who reviewed this story I wish it had gone on a little more . I would've enjoyed knowing more about Edna and Be a and Jenny and Tom Junior and Ernie. Was a sweet story and I wanted to know more . Very well done and I really enjoyed it thank you
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The writing needs to grow up a bit. It was repetitive and choppy in wording. I also thought the story was too short. It simply stopped without a real ending. I read one of the other reviewers comments about the story having a lot of history but there was no depth to flesh out the bare bones of the setting. Keep writing.
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scott phillips
I loved this story! I thought it was sweet and really want to go search around not only my own house to find hidden treasures but see what other houses may find a doorway to a world beyond something I can only imagine.
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jason kelley
A fascinating concept that is simultaneously sweet but dull, intriguing but wooden, captivating but stilted. The short-story version seems underdeveloped, even for a short story. A longer, more fleshed-out plot beckons from within this novella. But, it is sweet...
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jiri pevny
Middle school reading level -- I read this "book" (more like a short story) in about hour. I liked the idea of the book but unfortunately the author was not able to flesh out the story. The main character sees a ghost, and then calmly goes and makes soup for dinner. The writing was very juvenile.
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This book was an enjoyable read. It has just enough character information to engage me. It's a short story/book, that wets the appetite till full. This is the first book I have read in years. Short, but sweet, and not a huge amount of time invested. **Shona
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david settle
A very short but enjoyable Christmas mystery. A long lost relative guides Josie and Hank on a quest that solves the mystery of what happened to her decades prior. In return they are rewarded and are able to save their home and have a late Christmas.

An interesting novella. A very basic and easy read but one that was entertaining.
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sabda armandio
Written like a high school project. The premise is decent enough but the book could have been so much better with more detail, more character depth, and smoother writing. Disappointing. I'm glad I read it free with Kindle Unlimited, otherwise I would feel ripped off.
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michelle taylor
What a sweet little story . It made me feel good. It made me ponder over the spirits of our ancestors and how they must care about our lives and our connections to our past. We must remember their sacrifices that shaped the future and made us who we are today. Famly is everything! Thank you for this feel good story. Good read.
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laurie albright
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I could see it unfold in my mind like a movie. A.L. Jambor writes beautifully with the words falling like raindrops from the roof. I intend to read more of her stories.
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hannah venit
I've read a few "time travel" books involving other times and places and must say this is my favorite. It's a lovely, peaceful story that was thoroughly enchanting. I now want to read more of A.L. Jambor's books.
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brian doyle
It's a nice enough story. Young girl who discovers all the family ghosts through family ghosts.

There are several pieces of stories from the author's other works. I wasn't greatly impressed by either the writing or the story lines.
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jennifer roffmann grant
I started reading and couldn't stop until I finished. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because it left unanswered questions. I hope the author will consider writing another book to finish the story. I highly recommend this story as it transports you into the lives of these fascinating characters, leaving you wanting to know more about the people and their lives.
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A stretch to believe that a woman lived until she is 117 years old but this one did! This short story was like a window into her life. As her great great granddaughter gets to know her by old picture albums and a magic room in the attic. Through the window in that room - it was like a time machine. Matter of fact, that's what I thought of when Tiffany watched time change looking thru that window, the movie and book "The Time Machine" by H. g. Wells. This was a simple but sweet story.
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asma alsharif arafat
I was stuck at the airport with some time to kill and was looking for a short story to fill in the time. This book was perfect. It was entertaining and kept me engaged throughout. I thought the ending was just fine, the author said all she needed to say about Tiffany getting to know her Great Grandmother Edna.
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andrew haskins
A very endearing story of a young girl getting to know her dying grandmother through the ghosts of her past. She finds compassion for the way life sometimes plays out so differently for family members in the past.
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I liked the stories. Just a few short stories that ended just as things were getting good. Just as I was really getting into the story, it ended and another short story followed that did the same thing. I think you could download the rest of the story, but I didn't.
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