Mrs. Murray's Home

The Piccadilly Street Series Book 3

Children - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
191 Pages
Reviewed on 03/16/2020
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Author Biography

An avid gardener, artist, musician and writer, Emily-Jane Hills Orford has fond memories and lots of stories that evolved from a childhood growing up in a haunted Victorian mansion. Told she had a ‘vivid imagination’, the author used this talent to create stories in her head, allowing her imagination to lead her into a different world, one of her own making. As the author grew up, these stories, imaginings and fantasies took to the written form and, over the years, she developed a reputation for telling a good story. Emily-Jane can now boast that she is an award-winning author of several books, including Mrs. Murray’s Ghost: The Piccadilly Street Series Book 1 (Telltale Publishing 2018) which was named finalist in the 2019 N.N. Light Book Awards, Mrs. Murray’s Hidden Treasure: The Piccadilly Street Series Book 2 (Telltale Publishing 2019), Mrs. Murray’s Home: The Piccadilly Street Series Book 3 (Telltale Publishing 2020), Queen Mary’s Daughter (Clean Reads 2018) which won the 2019 N.N. Light Book Awards, King Henry’s Choice (Clean Reads 2019), and several other books. A retired teacher of music and creative writing, she writes about the extra-ordinary in life and the fantasies of dreams combined with memories. For more information on the author, check out her website at:

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Mrs. Murray’s Home is a work of fantasy and supernatural thrills written for middle grade and young adult readers by author Emily-Jane Hills Orford. In the third novel in The Piccadilly Street Series, we find ourselves tagging along with Mary as she travels with her grandmother, the ghostly Mrs. Murray, and the magical Brownies back to a mysterious castle which Mrs. Murray once called home. Set amongst the mysteries of Scotland, we discover that this new homeland for the group has some surprises of its own, as well as a few restless spirits which haven’t fully been put to rest from their previous adventures.

Author Emily-Jane Hills Orford knows how to craft an atmosphere, and this highly engaging read is chock-full of it from start to finish. With vivid descriptions, beautifully placed imagery and a fully realized use of multi-sensory depiction, the murky plains of Scotland and its many creepy mysteries really do come to life for their intended audience. It was easy to step straight into the story without prior knowledge. The plot is not over-complicated but still has many exciting twists, making it a highly accessible story for the younger end of the reading spectrum, but still a fulfilling adventure for an adult. I really loved the individuality and personalities given to each of the Brownies, which brings some great comic relief amid the more tense scenes. Overall, Mrs. Murray’s Home is an excellent supernatural romp that comes as a highly recommended read for fantasy fans everywhere.