Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer

The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer by Joyce Reardon

This is the Diary of Ellen Rimbauer, wife of wealthy Seattle industrialist John Rimbauer. The time period is the early 1900s. Ellen pours out her feelings about her impending marriage and her honeymoon. She discusses the building and planning of their immense mansion. She talks about her confusion re her sexuality.

A large number of disappearances occur at their mansion named Rose Red. This must have been scandalous at the time. People also commit suicide. Ellen believes in the paranormal and the house has a nightmarish quality about it. Ellen's life turns into a nightmare and we watch as she becomes a tormented soul

This book was read for the What's in a Name Challenge



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