Gracie's Inheritance

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic
Lies, deceit, and angry spirits are wrapped up in an inheritance awaiting Gracie Lawson after attending her grandmother’s funeral in Nebraska. Love and family are the most important things in life, and Gracie feels cheated by both. As she uncovers her family’s elusive past, she finds love and acceptance in the small Georgia town that she claims as her home. Romance blooms as the battle between good and evil crests. This is a story with a Gothic touch that will leave you feeling a little haunted.

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Chapter One

Submitted: July 02, 2017

Chapter One   Gracie stumbled up the front steps in exhaustion.  She fumbled in the mail box, grasped the stack of mail... Read Chapter

Chapter Two

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Chapter Two   Gracie pulled in the drive of her grandmother’s house at 1:30 pm, Sunday afternoon.  She tiredly got ou... Read Chapter

Chapter Three

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Chapter Three   Sitting in the front row of the church, Gracie listened quietly as the minister named off the virtues of the... Read Chapter

Chapter Four

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Chapter Four   Now that everyone had gone and the house was quiet, Gracie made herself another cup of coffee and headed to h... Read Chapter

Chapter Five

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Chapter Five After her third cup of coffee, Gracie decided that it was time to call Jeanette. Her night had been pretty well... Read Chapter

Chapter Six

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Chapter Six Gracie sat trembling in the car in the bank parking lot.  She was in no condition to drive as yet and just sat ... Read Chapter

Chapter Seven

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Chapter Seven   As Gracie neared the small town of Swanson Georgia, she felt a new sense of purpose fill her being.  No... Read Chapter

Chapter Eight

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Chapter Eight   Gracie wasn’t really sure about trusting a male stranger in such a remote place, but he seemed pleasant en... Read Chapter

Chapter Nine

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Chapter Nine   Gracie felt a little self-conscious sitting across from Mr. Galeman in the café.  They had at least a d... Read Chapter

Chapter Ten

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Chapter Ten   The next morning, Gracie got up early and dressed quickly.  It occurred to her that Brett had had years t... Read Chapter

Chapter Eleven

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Chapter Eleven Gracie called and arranged an appointment with Maria Scully.  Ms. Scully seemed genuinely delighted to share... Read Chapter

Chapter Twelve

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Chapter Twelve   She opened the door and peered down at the little blond woman.  Ms. Scully was much younger than Graci... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirteen

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Chapter Thirteen   Monday morning, the alarm went off at 7:30 am.  Gracie reached out to turn it off, sat up on the cou... Read Chapter

Chapter Fourteen

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Chapter Fourteen   The three foremen that Brett had introduced her to that morning shared their table at the cafe.  The... Read Chapter

Chapter Fifteen

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Chapter Fifteen   For the rest of the week, Gracie stayed busy clearing out the bottom floor, room by room and stacking boxe... Read Chapter

Chapter Sixteen

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Chapter Sixteen     When they got back to Swanson, Brett pulled in her driveway.  He helped her in with her ba... Read Chapter

Chapter Seventeen

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Chapter Seventeen Ignoring the throbbing in her head, Belinda went to the closet and packed her smallest suitcase.  She did... Read Chapter

Chapter Eighteen

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Chapter Eighteen   Gracie had arranged for some pieces of furniture that she had chosen from the plantation to be delivered ... Read Chapter

Chapter Nineteen

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Chapter Nineteen   She was quiet as he drove, and was surprised when he turned in at the plantation.  He skirted around... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty

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Chapter Twenty   It was a week later when Maria came out to the plantation and showed Gracie how to tag and log everything.&... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-One

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Chapter Twenty-One   All Gracie wanted to do was to chase Brett down and apologize, though she had nothing to apologize for.... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Two

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Chapter Twenty-Two   That evening, Meredith opened the door at Gracie’s knock. "Hello," she greeted Gracie.  She ... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Three

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Chapter Twenty-Three The next day turned out to be a very busy day.  Jeanette and the kids were flying into Atlanta. Th... Read Chapter

Twenty-Four

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Chapter Twenty-four   Gracie woke up the next morning to the smell of bacon frying.  She showered and dressed quickly a... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Five

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Chapter Twenty-five   Gracie opened her eyes slowly.  She didn't remember ever feeling this bad before.  Where was... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Six

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Chapter Twenty-Six   Jeanette arrived only minutes after Brett had left. "Oh, Gracie! I'm so happy you are awake." ... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Seven

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Chapter Twenty-Seven   Home from the hospital, at last, Gracie came in and sat heavily on the couch.  Brett left her th... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Eight

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Chapter Twenty-Eight   In the beginning, Belinda talked lovingly about her father, Edgar.  It seemed that they were clo... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Nine

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Chapter Twenty-Nine   “You know, we could still burn it down and sell the property for farm land,” Brett told Gracie lat... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty

Submitted: July 02, 2017

Chapter Thirty   Not being able to drive was the hardest thing about her arm, but Gracie had Brett drive her into Atlanta fo... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty-One

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Chapter Thirty-One   Gracie wasn’t sure who to mourn first -- Belinda, her mother, her grandmother, Meredith, Billy? ... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty-Two

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Chapter Thirty-Two   Gracie was up at dawn on the day that Almira Hayes was due.  Tonight would be the full moon and wh... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty-Three

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Chapter Thirty-Three   Brett drove them out to the plantation.  Everyone was so silent that it felt like going to a fun... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty-Four

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Chapter Thirty-Four   As soon as Brett let go of her hand, Gracie felt a different swirling around her apart from the wind.&... Read Chapter

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