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The House of a Thousand Candles by Meredith Nicholson
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The House of a Thousand Candles

by Meredith Nicholson

20 ratings, 5 reviews

A top ten bestseller of 1906, The House of a Thousand Candles is part adventure/mystery and part romance. The book begins with young Jack Glenarm returning from various exploits in Europe and Africa for the reading of his grandfather’s will. In it, he stands to inherit his grandfather’s estate, but only if he can remain for one year in residence at the old man’s unfinished “House of a Thousand Candles” in Annandale, Indiana, with only his grandfather’s mysterious valet for company. If he violates the terms of the will, the house will go to a young woman, heretofore unknown to him, whom the will also forbids Jack to marry if he wants to retain his inheritance. This all sounds very mundane to Jack and he fully expects to be quite bored in very short order. Soon after Jack’s arrival at Glenarm House, however, various strange occurrences ensue, and he soon finds himself absorbed in the most lively adventure of his life!

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20 ratings, 5 reviews
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A Khan

October 19, 2013

Good book and interesting story.

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Rose Palmer

January 27, 2013

I enjoy listening to the reader and the book itself very much.

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Bert Kortegaard

November 23, 2012

The author was a politician. A Democrat. And yet he had actual Talent!!! May miracles never cease.

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July 23, 2012

liked the book. big thank you to the reader!

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Elizabeth McFadden

July 18, 2012

I couldn't connect with the reader. She was a bit emotionally flat but I loved the story. Really drew me in