Winterhouse

Winterhouse

An enchanting urban fantasy middle-grade debut?the first book in a trilogy?set in a magical hotel full of secrets. Orphan Elizabeth Somers?s malevolent aunt and uncle ship her off to the ominous Winterhouse Hotel, owned by the peculiar Norbridge Falls. Upon arrival, Elizabeth quickly discovers that Winterhouse has many charms?most notably its massive library. It?s not long An enchanting urban fantasy middle-grade debut?the first book in a trilogy?set in a magical hotel full o...

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Title:Winterhouse
Author:Ben Guterson
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:B0721KN6T8
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

Winterhouse Reviews

  • Sarah Sammis
    Jan 19, 2018

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...

    Elizabeth is an orphan and she lives with her uncaring uncle and aunt. They only watch television and don't show much of an interest in Elizabeth. She loves to read and tries to stay away from the negativity her uncle and aunt usually bring her as much as possible. When they have the c...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 6.4 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine that your parents have passed away and you have to live with an aunt and uncle that do not want you, you are ...

    While Elizabeth's aunt and uncle go on vacation, Elizabeth is sent to spend her winter break from school at a mysterious hotel. Her aunt and uncle don't explain why, and although Elizabeth at first is resentful of this trip, she eventually begins to enjoy herself at the hotel, and whil...

    I really enjoyed this book and will be ordering it for the library collection. Very good kids cozy mystery. I look forward to the next book. ...

    Honestly, I picked up this book because of its beautiful cover. It's the kind of book that would have enchanted me as a middle grade reader and frankly, it's the kind of cover that enchants me now. When I read good middle grade fiction, it transports me right back to those magical days...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book ? all opinions are my own. This magical, modern day fantasy is full of mystery, fun, imagination and charm. Elizabeth has been an orphan for the past seven years, living in poverty with a heartless aunt and u...

    From my first reading of the description of Winterhouse, I was super excited. Books like Chasing Vermeer, The Greenglass House, and The Mysterious Benedict Society are my absolute favorite kind of middle grade fiction but are, unfortunately, less common. (As a side note, finding a true...

    Elizabeth Somers is sent away to Winterhouse by her aunt and uncle. She has lived with them for many years due to the death of her parents. She is not sure how her aunt and uncle can afford the trip they are going on and to send her to Winterhouse. They are very poor and should not be ...

    When Elizabeth?s guardians send her away to a strange hotel for Christmas vacation, she expects to spend a miserable holiday there. Instead, she finds a new friend and a fascinating mystery . . . and maybe even a hint of magic, and a little bit of danger. This is a solid entry in ...

    Originally posted at Log Cabin Library Elizabeth will be spending her Christmas break at the Winterhouse Hotel while her Aunt and Uncle take a vacation. At least they left her some clothing in a grocery bag, a few measly dollars, and a bus, and train ticket to get her there. Once El...

    This was a cute little book. Elizabeth Somers is sent to Winterhouse, a hotel run by an eccentric older man. Elizabeth meets Freddy, a fellow kid who was sent to the hotel by his parents for the holidays. Together, they uncover secrets about the family who began the hotel and crack the...

    This is a book about a girl who loves books, so of course I loved it. ? Ten-year-old Elizabeth comes home one day to find that her aunt and uncle are gone on vacation, leaving her three dollars and a bus ticket to the Winterhouse Hotel. What a couple of dears. ? At Winterhous...

    This book was an amazing read with very creative illustrations that I loved. It brought together everything for a wonderful Christmas mystery. The story follows Elizabeth and journey to Winterhouse for the holidays while her aunt and uncle get a suspicious paid for vacation. During Eli...

    Recommended by my 7 year old after I read about it on an independent book store blog as a fabulous read for kids and bought for him. He?s a fairly advanced reader, I think more middle grades 4th-7th reading level. Lots of fun for this 39 year old too. Especially the chance to talk...

    Quite entertaining. Perfect for fans of Greenglass House. ...

    This book was a fun little treat! The story exists somewhere at a three-way junction between Harry Potter (11-year-old unknowing of their true heritage and living with a horrible aunt and uncle after the death of their parents under mysterious circumstances), a Series of Unfortunate Ev...

    I LOVED reading this book! The story reminded me a lot of the Harry Potter series. For instance, the main character, Elizabeth, is an orphan and lives with her aunt and uncle who don?t care about her at all. One day, she receives an invitation from a mysterious benefactor to go a...

    Reading Winterhouse was a bit like stepping back in the books of my childhood in the best sort of way. A lonely bookish child receives a mysterious gift: 3 weeks in the glamorous Winterhouse Hotel during the Christmas season. Her awful aunt and uncle get a vacation somewhere else and g...

    I read this because of the cover and wanting to read something no one was telling me to read. It turned out to be pretty good. I would have really liked it as a kid. Reading Winterhouse brought to mind stories like Harry Potter and Matilda. Elizabeth is an orphan who lives with her...

    3.5 stars. Orphaned Elizabeth lives with her stingy aunt and uncle, and their loathing of each other is mutual. So when Elizabeth comes home from school on the last day before winter break and finds the house locked up, her aunt and uncle gone on vacation, and a bus ticket for her to a...

    I was looking for a follow up to Ghosts of Greenglass House (review coming) and Winterhouse by Ben Guterson seemed like a good fit. The book opens with Elizabeth Somers arriving home on the last day of school before winter break to find a note from her aunt and uncle and a train and a ...

  • Jennifer
    Sep 23, 2017

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...

    Elizabeth is an orphan and she lives with her uncaring uncle and aunt. They only watch television and don't show much of an interest in Elizabeth. She loves to read and tries to stay away from the negativity her uncle and aunt usually bring her as much as possible. When they have the c...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 6.4 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine that your parents have passed away and you have to live with an aunt and uncle that do not want you, you are ...

    While Elizabeth's aunt and uncle go on vacation, Elizabeth is sent to spend her winter break from school at a mysterious hotel. Her aunt and uncle don't explain why, and although Elizabeth at first is resentful of this trip, she eventually begins to enjoy herself at the hotel, and whil...

    I really enjoyed this book and will be ordering it for the library collection. Very good kids cozy mystery. I look forward to the next book. ...

    Honestly, I picked up this book because of its beautiful cover. It's the kind of book that would have enchanted me as a middle grade reader and frankly, it's the kind of cover that enchants me now. When I read good middle grade fiction, it transports me right back to those magical days...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book ? all opinions are my own. This magical, modern day fantasy is full of mystery, fun, imagination and charm. Elizabeth has been an orphan for the past seven years, living in poverty with a heartless aunt and u...

    From my first reading of the description of Winterhouse, I was super excited. Books like Chasing Vermeer, The Greenglass House, and The Mysterious Benedict Society are my absolute favorite kind of middle grade fiction but are, unfortunately, less common. (As a side note, finding a true...

  • Melissa
    Oct 12, 2017

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

  • MsAprilVincent
    Sep 25, 2017

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...

    Elizabeth is an orphan and she lives with her uncaring uncle and aunt. They only watch television and don't show much of an interest in Elizabeth. She loves to read and tries to stay away from the negativity her uncle and aunt usually bring her as much as possible. When they have the c...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 6.4 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine that your parents have passed away and you have to live with an aunt and uncle that do not want you, you are ...

    While Elizabeth's aunt and uncle go on vacation, Elizabeth is sent to spend her winter break from school at a mysterious hotel. Her aunt and uncle don't explain why, and although Elizabeth at first is resentful of this trip, she eventually begins to enjoy herself at the hotel, and whil...

    I really enjoyed this book and will be ordering it for the library collection. Very good kids cozy mystery. I look forward to the next book. ...

    Honestly, I picked up this book because of its beautiful cover. It's the kind of book that would have enchanted me as a middle grade reader and frankly, it's the kind of cover that enchants me now. When I read good middle grade fiction, it transports me right back to those magical days...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book ? all opinions are my own. This magical, modern day fantasy is full of mystery, fun, imagination and charm. Elizabeth has been an orphan for the past seven years, living in poverty with a heartless aunt and u...

    From my first reading of the description of Winterhouse, I was super excited. Books like Chasing Vermeer, The Greenglass House, and The Mysterious Benedict Society are my absolute favorite kind of middle grade fiction but are, unfortunately, less common. (As a side note, finding a true...

    Elizabeth Somers is sent away to Winterhouse by her aunt and uncle. She has lived with them for many years due to the death of her parents. She is not sure how her aunt and uncle can afford the trip they are going on and to send her to Winterhouse. They are very poor and should not be ...

    When Elizabeth?s guardians send her away to a strange hotel for Christmas vacation, she expects to spend a miserable holiday there. Instead, she finds a new friend and a fascinating mystery . . . and maybe even a hint of magic, and a little bit of danger. This is a solid entry in ...

    Originally posted at Log Cabin Library Elizabeth will be spending her Christmas break at the Winterhouse Hotel while her Aunt and Uncle take a vacation. At least they left her some clothing in a grocery bag, a few measly dollars, and a bus, and train ticket to get her there. Once El...

    This was a cute little book. Elizabeth Somers is sent to Winterhouse, a hotel run by an eccentric older man. Elizabeth meets Freddy, a fellow kid who was sent to the hotel by his parents for the holidays. Together, they uncover secrets about the family who began the hotel and crack the...

    This is a book about a girl who loves books, so of course I loved it. ? Ten-year-old Elizabeth comes home one day to find that her aunt and uncle are gone on vacation, leaving her three dollars and a bus ticket to the Winterhouse Hotel. What a couple of dears. ? At Winterhous...

  • Carmen
    Jul 19, 2018

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...

    Elizabeth is an orphan and she lives with her uncaring uncle and aunt. They only watch television and don't show much of an interest in Elizabeth. She loves to read and tries to stay away from the negativity her uncle and aunt usually bring her as much as possible. When they have the c...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 6.4 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine that your parents have passed away and you have to live with an aunt and uncle that do not want you, you are ...

    While Elizabeth's aunt and uncle go on vacation, Elizabeth is sent to spend her winter break from school at a mysterious hotel. Her aunt and uncle don't explain why, and although Elizabeth at first is resentful of this trip, she eventually begins to enjoy herself at the hotel, and whil...

    I really enjoyed this book and will be ordering it for the library collection. Very good kids cozy mystery. I look forward to the next book. ...

    Honestly, I picked up this book because of its beautiful cover. It's the kind of book that would have enchanted me as a middle grade reader and frankly, it's the kind of cover that enchants me now. When I read good middle grade fiction, it transports me right back to those magical days...

  • Lynn
    May 16, 2018

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...

    Elizabeth is an orphan and she lives with her uncaring uncle and aunt. They only watch television and don't show much of an interest in Elizabeth. She loves to read and tries to stay away from the negativity her uncle and aunt usually bring her as much as possible. When they have the c...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 6.4 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine that your parents have passed away and you have to live with an aunt and uncle that do not want you, you are ...

    While Elizabeth's aunt and uncle go on vacation, Elizabeth is sent to spend her winter break from school at a mysterious hotel. Her aunt and uncle don't explain why, and although Elizabeth at first is resentful of this trip, she eventually begins to enjoy herself at the hotel, and whil...

    I really enjoyed this book and will be ordering it for the library collection. Very good kids cozy mystery. I look forward to the next book. ...

    Honestly, I picked up this book because of its beautiful cover. It's the kind of book that would have enchanted me as a middle grade reader and frankly, it's the kind of cover that enchants me now. When I read good middle grade fiction, it transports me right back to those magical days...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book ? all opinions are my own. This magical, modern day fantasy is full of mystery, fun, imagination and charm. Elizabeth has been an orphan for the past seven years, living in poverty with a heartless aunt and u...

    From my first reading of the description of Winterhouse, I was super excited. Books like Chasing Vermeer, The Greenglass House, and The Mysterious Benedict Society are my absolute favorite kind of middle grade fiction but are, unfortunately, less common. (As a side note, finding a true...

    Elizabeth Somers is sent away to Winterhouse by her aunt and uncle. She has lived with them for many years due to the death of her parents. She is not sure how her aunt and uncle can afford the trip they are going on and to send her to Winterhouse. They are very poor and should not be ...

    When Elizabeth?s guardians send her away to a strange hotel for Christmas vacation, she expects to spend a miserable holiday there. Instead, she finds a new friend and a fascinating mystery . . . and maybe even a hint of magic, and a little bit of danger. This is a solid entry in ...

    Originally posted at Log Cabin Library Elizabeth will be spending her Christmas break at the Winterhouse Hotel while her Aunt and Uncle take a vacation. At least they left her some clothing in a grocery bag, a few measly dollars, and a bus, and train ticket to get her there. Once El...

    This was a cute little book. Elizabeth Somers is sent to Winterhouse, a hotel run by an eccentric older man. Elizabeth meets Freddy, a fellow kid who was sent to the hotel by his parents for the holidays. Together, they uncover secrets about the family who began the hotel and crack the...

    This is a book about a girl who loves books, so of course I loved it. ? Ten-year-old Elizabeth comes home one day to find that her aunt and uncle are gone on vacation, leaving her three dollars and a bus ticket to the Winterhouse Hotel. What a couple of dears. ? At Winterhous...

    This book was an amazing read with very creative illustrations that I loved. It brought together everything for a wonderful Christmas mystery. The story follows Elizabeth and journey to Winterhouse for the holidays while her aunt and uncle get a suspicious paid for vacation. During Eli...

    Recommended by my 7 year old after I read about it on an independent book store blog as a fabulous read for kids and bought for him. He?s a fairly advanced reader, I think more middle grades 4th-7th reading level. Lots of fun for this 39 year old too. Especially the chance to talk...

    Quite entertaining. Perfect for fans of Greenglass House. ...

    This book was a fun little treat! The story exists somewhere at a three-way junction between Harry Potter (11-year-old unknowing of their true heritage and living with a horrible aunt and uncle after the death of their parents under mysterious circumstances), a Series of Unfortunate Ev...

    I LOVED reading this book! The story reminded me a lot of the Harry Potter series. For instance, the main character, Elizabeth, is an orphan and lives with her aunt and uncle who don?t care about her at all. One day, she receives an invitation from a mysterious benefactor to go a...

    Reading Winterhouse was a bit like stepping back in the books of my childhood in the best sort of way. A lonely bookish child receives a mysterious gift: 3 weeks in the glamorous Winterhouse Hotel during the Christmas season. Her awful aunt and uncle get a vacation somewhere else and g...

  • Laurie
    Mar 26, 2018

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...

    Elizabeth is an orphan and she lives with her uncaring uncle and aunt. They only watch television and don't show much of an interest in Elizabeth. She loves to read and tries to stay away from the negativity her uncle and aunt usually bring her as much as possible. When they have the c...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 6.4 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine that your parents have passed away and you have to live with an aunt and uncle that do not want you, you are ...

  • Jamie
    Nov 03, 2017

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...

    Elizabeth is an orphan and she lives with her uncaring uncle and aunt. They only watch television and don't show much of an interest in Elizabeth. She loves to read and tries to stay away from the negativity her uncle and aunt usually bring her as much as possible. When they have the c...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 6.4 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine that your parents have passed away and you have to live with an aunt and uncle that do not want you, you are ...

    While Elizabeth's aunt and uncle go on vacation, Elizabeth is sent to spend her winter break from school at a mysterious hotel. Her aunt and uncle don't explain why, and although Elizabeth at first is resentful of this trip, she eventually begins to enjoy herself at the hotel, and whil...

    I really enjoyed this book and will be ordering it for the library collection. Very good kids cozy mystery. I look forward to the next book. ...

  • Amanda
    Mar 19, 2018

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...

    Elizabeth is an orphan and she lives with her uncaring uncle and aunt. They only watch television and don't show much of an interest in Elizabeth. She loves to read and tries to stay away from the negativity her uncle and aunt usually bring her as much as possible. When they have the c...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 6.4 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine that your parents have passed away and you have to live with an aunt and uncle that do not want you, you are ...

    While Elizabeth's aunt and uncle go on vacation, Elizabeth is sent to spend her winter break from school at a mysterious hotel. Her aunt and uncle don't explain why, and although Elizabeth at first is resentful of this trip, she eventually begins to enjoy herself at the hotel, and whil...

    I really enjoyed this book and will be ordering it for the library collection. Very good kids cozy mystery. I look forward to the next book. ...

    Honestly, I picked up this book because of its beautiful cover. It's the kind of book that would have enchanted me as a middle grade reader and frankly, it's the kind of cover that enchants me now. When I read good middle grade fiction, it transports me right back to those magical days...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book ? all opinions are my own. This magical, modern day fantasy is full of mystery, fun, imagination and charm. Elizabeth has been an orphan for the past seven years, living in poverty with a heartless aunt and u...

    From my first reading of the description of Winterhouse, I was super excited. Books like Chasing Vermeer, The Greenglass House, and The Mysterious Benedict Society are my absolute favorite kind of middle grade fiction but are, unfortunately, less common. (As a side note, finding a true...

    Elizabeth Somers is sent away to Winterhouse by her aunt and uncle. She has lived with them for many years due to the death of her parents. She is not sure how her aunt and uncle can afford the trip they are going on and to send her to Winterhouse. They are very poor and should not be ...

    When Elizabeth?s guardians send her away to a strange hotel for Christmas vacation, she expects to spend a miserable holiday there. Instead, she finds a new friend and a fascinating mystery . . . and maybe even a hint of magic, and a little bit of danger. This is a solid entry in ...

    Originally posted at Log Cabin Library Elizabeth will be spending her Christmas break at the Winterhouse Hotel while her Aunt and Uncle take a vacation. At least they left her some clothing in a grocery bag, a few measly dollars, and a bus, and train ticket to get her there. Once El...

    This was a cute little book. Elizabeth Somers is sent to Winterhouse, a hotel run by an eccentric older man. Elizabeth meets Freddy, a fellow kid who was sent to the hotel by his parents for the holidays. Together, they uncover secrets about the family who began the hotel and crack the...

    This is a book about a girl who loves books, so of course I loved it. ? Ten-year-old Elizabeth comes home one day to find that her aunt and uncle are gone on vacation, leaving her three dollars and a bus ticket to the Winterhouse Hotel. What a couple of dears. ? At Winterhous...

    This book was an amazing read with very creative illustrations that I loved. It brought together everything for a wonderful Christmas mystery. The story follows Elizabeth and journey to Winterhouse for the holidays while her aunt and uncle get a suspicious paid for vacation. During Eli...

    Recommended by my 7 year old after I read about it on an independent book store blog as a fabulous read for kids and bought for him. He?s a fairly advanced reader, I think more middle grades 4th-7th reading level. Lots of fun for this 39 year old too. Especially the chance to talk...

    Quite entertaining. Perfect for fans of Greenglass House. ...

    This book was a fun little treat! The story exists somewhere at a three-way junction between Harry Potter (11-year-old unknowing of their true heritage and living with a horrible aunt and uncle after the death of their parents under mysterious circumstances), a Series of Unfortunate Ev...

    I LOVED reading this book! The story reminded me a lot of the Harry Potter series. For instance, the main character, Elizabeth, is an orphan and lives with her aunt and uncle who don?t care about her at all. One day, she receives an invitation from a mysterious benefactor to go a...

    Reading Winterhouse was a bit like stepping back in the books of my childhood in the best sort of way. A lonely bookish child receives a mysterious gift: 3 weeks in the glamorous Winterhouse Hotel during the Christmas season. Her awful aunt and uncle get a vacation somewhere else and g...

    I read this because of the cover and wanting to read something no one was telling me to read. It turned out to be pretty good. I would have really liked it as a kid. Reading Winterhouse brought to mind stories like Harry Potter and Matilda. Elizabeth is an orphan who lives with her...

    3.5 stars. Orphaned Elizabeth lives with her stingy aunt and uncle, and their loathing of each other is mutual. So when Elizabeth comes home from school on the last day before winter break and finds the house locked up, her aunt and uncle gone on vacation, and a bus ticket for her to a...

    I was looking for a follow up to Ghosts of Greenglass House (review coming) and Winterhouse by Ben Guterson seemed like a good fit. The book opens with Elizabeth Somers arriving home on the last day of school before winter break to find a note from her aunt and uncle and a train and a ...

    Lots of fun. Classic mystery in a cool place (a la Mixed Up Files) with a little magic, some dark danger, and lots of winter fun thrown in. It's a ginormous book but doesn't read that way - keeps up a good pace and the pages fly. ...

    3 1/2 stars Dropping it 1/2 a star because I saw where this was going as soon as she arrived at the hotel. *sigh* I love books set in mysterious hotels! I do not love books where the plot is yelling at me from the get-go. Liked the puzzles throughout. Will definitely read the sequel...

  • Brenda
    Oct 02, 2017

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...

    Elizabeth is an orphan and she lives with her uncaring uncle and aunt. They only watch television and don't show much of an interest in Elizabeth. She loves to read and tries to stay away from the negativity her uncle and aunt usually bring her as much as possible. When they have the c...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 6.4 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine that your parents have passed away and you have to live with an aunt and uncle that do not want you, you are ...

    While Elizabeth's aunt and uncle go on vacation, Elizabeth is sent to spend her winter break from school at a mysterious hotel. Her aunt and uncle don't explain why, and although Elizabeth at first is resentful of this trip, she eventually begins to enjoy herself at the hotel, and whil...

    I really enjoyed this book and will be ordering it for the library collection. Very good kids cozy mystery. I look forward to the next book. ...

    Honestly, I picked up this book because of its beautiful cover. It's the kind of book that would have enchanted me as a middle grade reader and frankly, it's the kind of cover that enchants me now. When I read good middle grade fiction, it transports me right back to those magical days...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book ? all opinions are my own. This magical, modern day fantasy is full of mystery, fun, imagination and charm. Elizabeth has been an orphan for the past seven years, living in poverty with a heartless aunt and u...

    From my first reading of the description of Winterhouse, I was super excited. Books like Chasing Vermeer, The Greenglass House, and The Mysterious Benedict Society are my absolute favorite kind of middle grade fiction but are, unfortunately, less common. (As a side note, finding a true...

    Elizabeth Somers is sent away to Winterhouse by her aunt and uncle. She has lived with them for many years due to the death of her parents. She is not sure how her aunt and uncle can afford the trip they are going on and to send her to Winterhouse. They are very poor and should not be ...

    When Elizabeth?s guardians send her away to a strange hotel for Christmas vacation, she expects to spend a miserable holiday there. Instead, she finds a new friend and a fascinating mystery . . . and maybe even a hint of magic, and a little bit of danger. This is a solid entry in ...

    Originally posted at Log Cabin Library Elizabeth will be spending her Christmas break at the Winterhouse Hotel while her Aunt and Uncle take a vacation. At least they left her some clothing in a grocery bag, a few measly dollars, and a bus, and train ticket to get her there. Once El...

  • Jen Petro-Roy
    Sep 22, 2017

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...

    Elizabeth is an orphan and she lives with her uncaring uncle and aunt. They only watch television and don't show much of an interest in Elizabeth. She loves to read and tries to stay away from the negativity her uncle and aunt usually bring her as much as possible. When they have the c...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 6.4 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine that your parents have passed away and you have to live with an aunt and uncle that do not want you, you are ...

    While Elizabeth's aunt and uncle go on vacation, Elizabeth is sent to spend her winter break from school at a mysterious hotel. Her aunt and uncle don't explain why, and although Elizabeth at first is resentful of this trip, she eventually begins to enjoy herself at the hotel, and whil...

    I really enjoyed this book and will be ordering it for the library collection. Very good kids cozy mystery. I look forward to the next book. ...

    Honestly, I picked up this book because of its beautiful cover. It's the kind of book that would have enchanted me as a middle grade reader and frankly, it's the kind of cover that enchants me now. When I read good middle grade fiction, it transports me right back to those magical days...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book ? all opinions are my own. This magical, modern day fantasy is full of mystery, fun, imagination and charm. Elizabeth has been an orphan for the past seven years, living in poverty with a heartless aunt and u...

    From my first reading of the description of Winterhouse, I was super excited. Books like Chasing Vermeer, The Greenglass House, and The Mysterious Benedict Society are my absolute favorite kind of middle grade fiction but are, unfortunately, less common. (As a side note, finding a true...

    Elizabeth Somers is sent away to Winterhouse by her aunt and uncle. She has lived with them for many years due to the death of her parents. She is not sure how her aunt and uncle can afford the trip they are going on and to send her to Winterhouse. They are very poor and should not be ...

    When Elizabeth?s guardians send her away to a strange hotel for Christmas vacation, she expects to spend a miserable holiday there. Instead, she finds a new friend and a fascinating mystery . . . and maybe even a hint of magic, and a little bit of danger. This is a solid entry in ...

    Originally posted at Log Cabin Library Elizabeth will be spending her Christmas break at the Winterhouse Hotel while her Aunt and Uncle take a vacation. At least they left her some clothing in a grocery bag, a few measly dollars, and a bus, and train ticket to get her there. Once El...

    This was a cute little book. Elizabeth Somers is sent to Winterhouse, a hotel run by an eccentric older man. Elizabeth meets Freddy, a fellow kid who was sent to the hotel by his parents for the holidays. Together, they uncover secrets about the family who began the hotel and crack the...

    This is a book about a girl who loves books, so of course I loved it. ? Ten-year-old Elizabeth comes home one day to find that her aunt and uncle are gone on vacation, leaving her three dollars and a bus ticket to the Winterhouse Hotel. What a couple of dears. ? At Winterhous...

    This book was an amazing read with very creative illustrations that I loved. It brought together everything for a wonderful Christmas mystery. The story follows Elizabeth and journey to Winterhouse for the holidays while her aunt and uncle get a suspicious paid for vacation. During Eli...

    Recommended by my 7 year old after I read about it on an independent book store blog as a fabulous read for kids and bought for him. He?s a fairly advanced reader, I think more middle grades 4th-7th reading level. Lots of fun for this 39 year old too. Especially the chance to talk...

    Quite entertaining. Perfect for fans of Greenglass House. ...

  • Rebecca
    Jul 07, 2018

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...

    Elizabeth is an orphan and she lives with her uncaring uncle and aunt. They only watch television and don't show much of an interest in Elizabeth. She loves to read and tries to stay away from the negativity her uncle and aunt usually bring her as much as possible. When they have the c...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 6.4 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine that your parents have passed away and you have to live with an aunt and uncle that do not want you, you are ...

    While Elizabeth's aunt and uncle go on vacation, Elizabeth is sent to spend her winter break from school at a mysterious hotel. Her aunt and uncle don't explain why, and although Elizabeth at first is resentful of this trip, she eventually begins to enjoy herself at the hotel, and whil...

    I really enjoyed this book and will be ordering it for the library collection. Very good kids cozy mystery. I look forward to the next book. ...

    Honestly, I picked up this book because of its beautiful cover. It's the kind of book that would have enchanted me as a middle grade reader and frankly, it's the kind of cover that enchants me now. When I read good middle grade fiction, it transports me right back to those magical days...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book ? all opinions are my own. This magical, modern day fantasy is full of mystery, fun, imagination and charm. Elizabeth has been an orphan for the past seven years, living in poverty with a heartless aunt and u...

    From my first reading of the description of Winterhouse, I was super excited. Books like Chasing Vermeer, The Greenglass House, and The Mysterious Benedict Society are my absolute favorite kind of middle grade fiction but are, unfortunately, less common. (As a side note, finding a true...

    Elizabeth Somers is sent away to Winterhouse by her aunt and uncle. She has lived with them for many years due to the death of her parents. She is not sure how her aunt and uncle can afford the trip they are going on and to send her to Winterhouse. They are very poor and should not be ...

    When Elizabeth?s guardians send her away to a strange hotel for Christmas vacation, she expects to spend a miserable holiday there. Instead, she finds a new friend and a fascinating mystery . . . and maybe even a hint of magic, and a little bit of danger. This is a solid entry in ...

    Originally posted at Log Cabin Library Elizabeth will be spending her Christmas break at the Winterhouse Hotel while her Aunt and Uncle take a vacation. At least they left her some clothing in a grocery bag, a few measly dollars, and a bus, and train ticket to get her there. Once El...

    This was a cute little book. Elizabeth Somers is sent to Winterhouse, a hotel run by an eccentric older man. Elizabeth meets Freddy, a fellow kid who was sent to the hotel by his parents for the holidays. Together, they uncover secrets about the family who began the hotel and crack the...

    This is a book about a girl who loves books, so of course I loved it. ? Ten-year-old Elizabeth comes home one day to find that her aunt and uncle are gone on vacation, leaving her three dollars and a bus ticket to the Winterhouse Hotel. What a couple of dears. ? At Winterhous...

    This book was an amazing read with very creative illustrations that I loved. It brought together everything for a wonderful Christmas mystery. The story follows Elizabeth and journey to Winterhouse for the holidays while her aunt and uncle get a suspicious paid for vacation. During Eli...

    Recommended by my 7 year old after I read about it on an independent book store blog as a fabulous read for kids and bought for him. He?s a fairly advanced reader, I think more middle grades 4th-7th reading level. Lots of fun for this 39 year old too. Especially the chance to talk...

    Quite entertaining. Perfect for fans of Greenglass House. ...

    This book was a fun little treat! The story exists somewhere at a three-way junction between Harry Potter (11-year-old unknowing of their true heritage and living with a horrible aunt and uncle after the death of their parents under mysterious circumstances), a Series of Unfortunate Ev...

    I LOVED reading this book! The story reminded me a lot of the Harry Potter series. For instance, the main character, Elizabeth, is an orphan and lives with her aunt and uncle who don?t care about her at all. One day, she receives an invitation from a mysterious benefactor to go a...

    Reading Winterhouse was a bit like stepping back in the books of my childhood in the best sort of way. A lonely bookish child receives a mysterious gift: 3 weeks in the glamorous Winterhouse Hotel during the Christmas season. Her awful aunt and uncle get a vacation somewhere else and g...

    I read this because of the cover and wanting to read something no one was telling me to read. It turned out to be pretty good. I would have really liked it as a kid. Reading Winterhouse brought to mind stories like Harry Potter and Matilda. Elizabeth is an orphan who lives with her...

    3.5 stars. Orphaned Elizabeth lives with her stingy aunt and uncle, and their loathing of each other is mutual. So when Elizabeth comes home from school on the last day before winter break and finds the house locked up, her aunt and uncle gone on vacation, and a bus ticket for her to a...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Oct 01, 2017

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

  • Hannah
    Apr 18, 2018

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...

    Elizabeth is an orphan and she lives with her uncaring uncle and aunt. They only watch television and don't show much of an interest in Elizabeth. She loves to read and tries to stay away from the negativity her uncle and aunt usually bring her as much as possible. When they have the c...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 6.4 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine that your parents have passed away and you have to live with an aunt and uncle that do not want you, you are ...

    While Elizabeth's aunt and uncle go on vacation, Elizabeth is sent to spend her winter break from school at a mysterious hotel. Her aunt and uncle don't explain why, and although Elizabeth at first is resentful of this trip, she eventually begins to enjoy herself at the hotel, and whil...

    I really enjoyed this book and will be ordering it for the library collection. Very good kids cozy mystery. I look forward to the next book. ...

    Honestly, I picked up this book because of its beautiful cover. It's the kind of book that would have enchanted me as a middle grade reader and frankly, it's the kind of cover that enchants me now. When I read good middle grade fiction, it transports me right back to those magical days...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book ? all opinions are my own. This magical, modern day fantasy is full of mystery, fun, imagination and charm. Elizabeth has been an orphan for the past seven years, living in poverty with a heartless aunt and u...

    From my first reading of the description of Winterhouse, I was super excited. Books like Chasing Vermeer, The Greenglass House, and The Mysterious Benedict Society are my absolute favorite kind of middle grade fiction but are, unfortunately, less common. (As a side note, finding a true...

    Elizabeth Somers is sent away to Winterhouse by her aunt and uncle. She has lived with them for many years due to the death of her parents. She is not sure how her aunt and uncle can afford the trip they are going on and to send her to Winterhouse. They are very poor and should not be ...

    When Elizabeth?s guardians send her away to a strange hotel for Christmas vacation, she expects to spend a miserable holiday there. Instead, she finds a new friend and a fascinating mystery . . . and maybe even a hint of magic, and a little bit of danger. This is a solid entry in ...

    Originally posted at Log Cabin Library Elizabeth will be spending her Christmas break at the Winterhouse Hotel while her Aunt and Uncle take a vacation. At least they left her some clothing in a grocery bag, a few measly dollars, and a bus, and train ticket to get her there. Once El...

    This was a cute little book. Elizabeth Somers is sent to Winterhouse, a hotel run by an eccentric older man. Elizabeth meets Freddy, a fellow kid who was sent to the hotel by his parents for the holidays. Together, they uncover secrets about the family who began the hotel and crack the...

    This is a book about a girl who loves books, so of course I loved it. ? Ten-year-old Elizabeth comes home one day to find that her aunt and uncle are gone on vacation, leaving her three dollars and a bus ticket to the Winterhouse Hotel. What a couple of dears. ? At Winterhous...

    This book was an amazing read with very creative illustrations that I loved. It brought together everything for a wonderful Christmas mystery. The story follows Elizabeth and journey to Winterhouse for the holidays while her aunt and uncle get a suspicious paid for vacation. During Eli...

    Recommended by my 7 year old after I read about it on an independent book store blog as a fabulous read for kids and bought for him. He?s a fairly advanced reader, I think more middle grades 4th-7th reading level. Lots of fun for this 39 year old too. Especially the chance to talk...

    Quite entertaining. Perfect for fans of Greenglass House. ...

    This book was a fun little treat! The story exists somewhere at a three-way junction between Harry Potter (11-year-old unknowing of their true heritage and living with a horrible aunt and uncle after the death of their parents under mysterious circumstances), a Series of Unfortunate Ev...

  • Ms.Patterson
    Apr 06, 2018

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...

    Elizabeth is an orphan and she lives with her uncaring uncle and aunt. They only watch television and don't show much of an interest in Elizabeth. She loves to read and tries to stay away from the negativity her uncle and aunt usually bring her as much as possible. When they have the c...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 6.4 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine that your parents have passed away and you have to live with an aunt and uncle that do not want you, you are ...

    While Elizabeth's aunt and uncle go on vacation, Elizabeth is sent to spend her winter break from school at a mysterious hotel. Her aunt and uncle don't explain why, and although Elizabeth at first is resentful of this trip, she eventually begins to enjoy herself at the hotel, and whil...

    I really enjoyed this book and will be ordering it for the library collection. Very good kids cozy mystery. I look forward to the next book. ...

    Honestly, I picked up this book because of its beautiful cover. It's the kind of book that would have enchanted me as a middle grade reader and frankly, it's the kind of cover that enchants me now. When I read good middle grade fiction, it transports me right back to those magical days...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book ? all opinions are my own. This magical, modern day fantasy is full of mystery, fun, imagination and charm. Elizabeth has been an orphan for the past seven years, living in poverty with a heartless aunt and u...

    From my first reading of the description of Winterhouse, I was super excited. Books like Chasing Vermeer, The Greenglass House, and The Mysterious Benedict Society are my absolute favorite kind of middle grade fiction but are, unfortunately, less common. (As a side note, finding a true...

    Elizabeth Somers is sent away to Winterhouse by her aunt and uncle. She has lived with them for many years due to the death of her parents. She is not sure how her aunt and uncle can afford the trip they are going on and to send her to Winterhouse. They are very poor and should not be ...

    When Elizabeth?s guardians send her away to a strange hotel for Christmas vacation, she expects to spend a miserable holiday there. Instead, she finds a new friend and a fascinating mystery . . . and maybe even a hint of magic, and a little bit of danger. This is a solid entry in ...

    Originally posted at Log Cabin Library Elizabeth will be spending her Christmas break at the Winterhouse Hotel while her Aunt and Uncle take a vacation. At least they left her some clothing in a grocery bag, a few measly dollars, and a bus, and train ticket to get her there. Once El...

    This was a cute little book. Elizabeth Somers is sent to Winterhouse, a hotel run by an eccentric older man. Elizabeth meets Freddy, a fellow kid who was sent to the hotel by his parents for the holidays. Together, they uncover secrets about the family who began the hotel and crack the...

    This is a book about a girl who loves books, so of course I loved it. ? Ten-year-old Elizabeth comes home one day to find that her aunt and uncle are gone on vacation, leaving her three dollars and a bus ticket to the Winterhouse Hotel. What a couple of dears. ? At Winterhous...

    This book was an amazing read with very creative illustrations that I loved. It brought together everything for a wonderful Christmas mystery. The story follows Elizabeth and journey to Winterhouse for the holidays while her aunt and uncle get a suspicious paid for vacation. During Eli...

    Recommended by my 7 year old after I read about it on an independent book store blog as a fabulous read for kids and bought for him. He?s a fairly advanced reader, I think more middle grades 4th-7th reading level. Lots of fun for this 39 year old too. Especially the chance to talk...

    Quite entertaining. Perfect for fans of Greenglass House. ...

    This book was a fun little treat! The story exists somewhere at a three-way junction between Harry Potter (11-year-old unknowing of their true heritage and living with a horrible aunt and uncle after the death of their parents under mysterious circumstances), a Series of Unfortunate Ev...

    I LOVED reading this book! The story reminded me a lot of the Harry Potter series. For instance, the main character, Elizabeth, is an orphan and lives with her aunt and uncle who don?t care about her at all. One day, she receives an invitation from a mysterious benefactor to go a...

    Reading Winterhouse was a bit like stepping back in the books of my childhood in the best sort of way. A lonely bookish child receives a mysterious gift: 3 weeks in the glamorous Winterhouse Hotel during the Christmas season. Her awful aunt and uncle get a vacation somewhere else and g...

    I read this because of the cover and wanting to read something no one was telling me to read. It turned out to be pretty good. I would have really liked it as a kid. Reading Winterhouse brought to mind stories like Harry Potter and Matilda. Elizabeth is an orphan who lives with her...

    3.5 stars. Orphaned Elizabeth lives with her stingy aunt and uncle, and their loathing of each other is mutual. So when Elizabeth comes home from school on the last day before winter break and finds the house locked up, her aunt and uncle gone on vacation, and a bus ticket for her to a...

    I was looking for a follow up to Ghosts of Greenglass House (review coming) and Winterhouse by Ben Guterson seemed like a good fit. The book opens with Elizabeth Somers arriving home on the last day of school before winter break to find a note from her aunt and uncle and a train and a ...

    Lots of fun. Classic mystery in a cool place (a la Mixed Up Files) with a little magic, some dark danger, and lots of winter fun thrown in. It's a ginormous book but doesn't read that way - keeps up a good pace and the pages fly. ...

  • Jenni Frencham
    Nov 01, 2017

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...

    Elizabeth is an orphan and she lives with her uncaring uncle and aunt. They only watch television and don't show much of an interest in Elizabeth. She loves to read and tries to stay away from the negativity her uncle and aunt usually bring her as much as possible. When they have the c...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 6.4 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine that your parents have passed away and you have to live with an aunt and uncle that do not want you, you are ...

    While Elizabeth's aunt and uncle go on vacation, Elizabeth is sent to spend her winter break from school at a mysterious hotel. Her aunt and uncle don't explain why, and although Elizabeth at first is resentful of this trip, she eventually begins to enjoy herself at the hotel, and whil...

  • Stephanie
    Mar 12, 2018

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...

    Elizabeth is an orphan and she lives with her uncaring uncle and aunt. They only watch television and don't show much of an interest in Elizabeth. She loves to read and tries to stay away from the negativity her uncle and aunt usually bring her as much as possible. When they have the c...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 6.4 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine that your parents have passed away and you have to live with an aunt and uncle that do not want you, you are ...

    While Elizabeth's aunt and uncle go on vacation, Elizabeth is sent to spend her winter break from school at a mysterious hotel. Her aunt and uncle don't explain why, and although Elizabeth at first is resentful of this trip, she eventually begins to enjoy herself at the hotel, and whil...

    I really enjoyed this book and will be ordering it for the library collection. Very good kids cozy mystery. I look forward to the next book. ...

    Honestly, I picked up this book because of its beautiful cover. It's the kind of book that would have enchanted me as a middle grade reader and frankly, it's the kind of cover that enchants me now. When I read good middle grade fiction, it transports me right back to those magical days...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book ? all opinions are my own. This magical, modern day fantasy is full of mystery, fun, imagination and charm. Elizabeth has been an orphan for the past seven years, living in poverty with a heartless aunt and u...

    From my first reading of the description of Winterhouse, I was super excited. Books like Chasing Vermeer, The Greenglass House, and The Mysterious Benedict Society are my absolute favorite kind of middle grade fiction but are, unfortunately, less common. (As a side note, finding a true...

    Elizabeth Somers is sent away to Winterhouse by her aunt and uncle. She has lived with them for many years due to the death of her parents. She is not sure how her aunt and uncle can afford the trip they are going on and to send her to Winterhouse. They are very poor and should not be ...

    When Elizabeth?s guardians send her away to a strange hotel for Christmas vacation, she expects to spend a miserable holiday there. Instead, she finds a new friend and a fascinating mystery . . . and maybe even a hint of magic, and a little bit of danger. This is a solid entry in ...

    Originally posted at Log Cabin Library Elizabeth will be spending her Christmas break at the Winterhouse Hotel while her Aunt and Uncle take a vacation. At least they left her some clothing in a grocery bag, a few measly dollars, and a bus, and train ticket to get her there. Once El...

    This was a cute little book. Elizabeth Somers is sent to Winterhouse, a hotel run by an eccentric older man. Elizabeth meets Freddy, a fellow kid who was sent to the hotel by his parents for the holidays. Together, they uncover secrets about the family who began the hotel and crack the...

    This is a book about a girl who loves books, so of course I loved it. ? Ten-year-old Elizabeth comes home one day to find that her aunt and uncle are gone on vacation, leaving her three dollars and a bus ticket to the Winterhouse Hotel. What a couple of dears. ? At Winterhous...

    This book was an amazing read with very creative illustrations that I loved. It brought together everything for a wonderful Christmas mystery. The story follows Elizabeth and journey to Winterhouse for the holidays while her aunt and uncle get a suspicious paid for vacation. During Eli...

    Recommended by my 7 year old after I read about it on an independent book store blog as a fabulous read for kids and bought for him. He?s a fairly advanced reader, I think more middle grades 4th-7th reading level. Lots of fun for this 39 year old too. Especially the chance to talk...

    Quite entertaining. Perfect for fans of Greenglass House. ...

    This book was a fun little treat! The story exists somewhere at a three-way junction between Harry Potter (11-year-old unknowing of their true heritage and living with a horrible aunt and uncle after the death of their parents under mysterious circumstances), a Series of Unfortunate Ev...

    I LOVED reading this book! The story reminded me a lot of the Harry Potter series. For instance, the main character, Elizabeth, is an orphan and lives with her aunt and uncle who don?t care about her at all. One day, she receives an invitation from a mysterious benefactor to go a...

    Reading Winterhouse was a bit like stepping back in the books of my childhood in the best sort of way. A lonely bookish child receives a mysterious gift: 3 weeks in the glamorous Winterhouse Hotel during the Christmas season. Her awful aunt and uncle get a vacation somewhere else and g...

    I read this because of the cover and wanting to read something no one was telling me to read. It turned out to be pretty good. I would have really liked it as a kid. Reading Winterhouse brought to mind stories like Harry Potter and Matilda. Elizabeth is an orphan who lives with her...

  • Susan
    Oct 23, 2017

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...

    Elizabeth is an orphan and she lives with her uncaring uncle and aunt. They only watch television and don't show much of an interest in Elizabeth. She loves to read and tries to stay away from the negativity her uncle and aunt usually bring her as much as possible. When they have the c...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 6.4 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine that your parents have passed away and you have to live with an aunt and uncle that do not want you, you are ...

    While Elizabeth's aunt and uncle go on vacation, Elizabeth is sent to spend her winter break from school at a mysterious hotel. Her aunt and uncle don't explain why, and although Elizabeth at first is resentful of this trip, she eventually begins to enjoy herself at the hotel, and whil...

    I really enjoyed this book and will be ordering it for the library collection. Very good kids cozy mystery. I look forward to the next book. ...

    Honestly, I picked up this book because of its beautiful cover. It's the kind of book that would have enchanted me as a middle grade reader and frankly, it's the kind of cover that enchants me now. When I read good middle grade fiction, it transports me right back to those magical days...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book ? all opinions are my own. This magical, modern day fantasy is full of mystery, fun, imagination and charm. Elizabeth has been an orphan for the past seven years, living in poverty with a heartless aunt and u...

  • Kim Dyer
    Jan 12, 2018

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

  • Dana
    Mar 02, 2018

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...

    Elizabeth is an orphan and she lives with her uncaring uncle and aunt. They only watch television and don't show much of an interest in Elizabeth. She loves to read and tries to stay away from the negativity her uncle and aunt usually bring her as much as possible. When they have the c...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 6.4 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine that your parents have passed away and you have to live with an aunt and uncle that do not want you, you are ...

    While Elizabeth's aunt and uncle go on vacation, Elizabeth is sent to spend her winter break from school at a mysterious hotel. Her aunt and uncle don't explain why, and although Elizabeth at first is resentful of this trip, she eventually begins to enjoy herself at the hotel, and whil...

    I really enjoyed this book and will be ordering it for the library collection. Very good kids cozy mystery. I look forward to the next book. ...

    Honestly, I picked up this book because of its beautiful cover. It's the kind of book that would have enchanted me as a middle grade reader and frankly, it's the kind of cover that enchants me now. When I read good middle grade fiction, it transports me right back to those magical days...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book ? all opinions are my own. This magical, modern day fantasy is full of mystery, fun, imagination and charm. Elizabeth has been an orphan for the past seven years, living in poverty with a heartless aunt and u...

    From my first reading of the description of Winterhouse, I was super excited. Books like Chasing Vermeer, The Greenglass House, and The Mysterious Benedict Society are my absolute favorite kind of middle grade fiction but are, unfortunately, less common. (As a side note, finding a true...

    Elizabeth Somers is sent away to Winterhouse by her aunt and uncle. She has lived with them for many years due to the death of her parents. She is not sure how her aunt and uncle can afford the trip they are going on and to send her to Winterhouse. They are very poor and should not be ...

    When Elizabeth?s guardians send her away to a strange hotel for Christmas vacation, she expects to spend a miserable holiday there. Instead, she finds a new friend and a fascinating mystery . . . and maybe even a hint of magic, and a little bit of danger. This is a solid entry in ...

    Originally posted at Log Cabin Library Elizabeth will be spending her Christmas break at the Winterhouse Hotel while her Aunt and Uncle take a vacation. At least they left her some clothing in a grocery bag, a few measly dollars, and a bus, and train ticket to get her there. Once El...

    This was a cute little book. Elizabeth Somers is sent to Winterhouse, a hotel run by an eccentric older man. Elizabeth meets Freddy, a fellow kid who was sent to the hotel by his parents for the holidays. Together, they uncover secrets about the family who began the hotel and crack the...

  • Cassandra
    Jun 21, 2018

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...

    Elizabeth is an orphan and she lives with her uncaring uncle and aunt. They only watch television and don't show much of an interest in Elizabeth. She loves to read and tries to stay away from the negativity her uncle and aunt usually bring her as much as possible. When they have the c...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 6.4 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine that your parents have passed away and you have to live with an aunt and uncle that do not want you, you are ...

    While Elizabeth's aunt and uncle go on vacation, Elizabeth is sent to spend her winter break from school at a mysterious hotel. Her aunt and uncle don't explain why, and although Elizabeth at first is resentful of this trip, she eventually begins to enjoy herself at the hotel, and whil...

    I really enjoyed this book and will be ordering it for the library collection. Very good kids cozy mystery. I look forward to the next book. ...

    Honestly, I picked up this book because of its beautiful cover. It's the kind of book that would have enchanted me as a middle grade reader and frankly, it's the kind of cover that enchants me now. When I read good middle grade fiction, it transports me right back to those magical days...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book ? all opinions are my own. This magical, modern day fantasy is full of mystery, fun, imagination and charm. Elizabeth has been an orphan for the past seven years, living in poverty with a heartless aunt and u...

    From my first reading of the description of Winterhouse, I was super excited. Books like Chasing Vermeer, The Greenglass House, and The Mysterious Benedict Society are my absolute favorite kind of middle grade fiction but are, unfortunately, less common. (As a side note, finding a true...

    Elizabeth Somers is sent away to Winterhouse by her aunt and uncle. She has lived with them for many years due to the death of her parents. She is not sure how her aunt and uncle can afford the trip they are going on and to send her to Winterhouse. They are very poor and should not be ...

  • Rajiv
    Jul 29, 2018

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...

    Elizabeth is an orphan and she lives with her uncaring uncle and aunt. They only watch television and don't show much of an interest in Elizabeth. She loves to read and tries to stay away from the negativity her uncle and aunt usually bring her as much as possible. When they have the c...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 6.4 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine that your parents have passed away and you have to live with an aunt and uncle that do not want you, you are ...

    While Elizabeth's aunt and uncle go on vacation, Elizabeth is sent to spend her winter break from school at a mysterious hotel. Her aunt and uncle don't explain why, and although Elizabeth at first is resentful of this trip, she eventually begins to enjoy herself at the hotel, and whil...

    I really enjoyed this book and will be ordering it for the library collection. Very good kids cozy mystery. I look forward to the next book. ...

    Honestly, I picked up this book because of its beautiful cover. It's the kind of book that would have enchanted me as a middle grade reader and frankly, it's the kind of cover that enchants me now. When I read good middle grade fiction, it transports me right back to those magical days...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book ? all opinions are my own. This magical, modern day fantasy is full of mystery, fun, imagination and charm. Elizabeth has been an orphan for the past seven years, living in poverty with a heartless aunt and u...

    From my first reading of the description of Winterhouse, I was super excited. Books like Chasing Vermeer, The Greenglass House, and The Mysterious Benedict Society are my absolute favorite kind of middle grade fiction but are, unfortunately, less common. (As a side note, finding a true...

    Elizabeth Somers is sent away to Winterhouse by her aunt and uncle. She has lived with them for many years due to the death of her parents. She is not sure how her aunt and uncle can afford the trip they are going on and to send her to Winterhouse. They are very poor and should not be ...

    When Elizabeth?s guardians send her away to a strange hotel for Christmas vacation, she expects to spend a miserable holiday there. Instead, she finds a new friend and a fascinating mystery . . . and maybe even a hint of magic, and a little bit of danger. This is a solid entry in ...

    Originally posted at Log Cabin Library Elizabeth will be spending her Christmas break at the Winterhouse Hotel while her Aunt and Uncle take a vacation. At least they left her some clothing in a grocery bag, a few measly dollars, and a bus, and train ticket to get her there. Once El...

    This was a cute little book. Elizabeth Somers is sent to Winterhouse, a hotel run by an eccentric older man. Elizabeth meets Freddy, a fellow kid who was sent to the hotel by his parents for the holidays. Together, they uncover secrets about the family who began the hotel and crack the...

    This is a book about a girl who loves books, so of course I loved it. ? Ten-year-old Elizabeth comes home one day to find that her aunt and uncle are gone on vacation, leaving her three dollars and a bus ticket to the Winterhouse Hotel. What a couple of dears. ? At Winterhous...

    This book was an amazing read with very creative illustrations that I loved. It brought together everything for a wonderful Christmas mystery. The story follows Elizabeth and journey to Winterhouse for the holidays while her aunt and uncle get a suspicious paid for vacation. During Eli...

    Recommended by my 7 year old after I read about it on an independent book store blog as a fabulous read for kids and bought for him. He?s a fairly advanced reader, I think more middle grades 4th-7th reading level. Lots of fun for this 39 year old too. Especially the chance to talk...

    Quite entertaining. Perfect for fans of Greenglass House. ...

    This book was a fun little treat! The story exists somewhere at a three-way junction between Harry Potter (11-year-old unknowing of their true heritage and living with a horrible aunt and uncle after the death of their parents under mysterious circumstances), a Series of Unfortunate Ev...

    I LOVED reading this book! The story reminded me a lot of the Harry Potter series. For instance, the main character, Elizabeth, is an orphan and lives with her aunt and uncle who don?t care about her at all. One day, she receives an invitation from a mysterious benefactor to go a...

  • Jen
    Jan 16, 2018

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...

    Elizabeth is an orphan and she lives with her uncaring uncle and aunt. They only watch television and don't show much of an interest in Elizabeth. She loves to read and tries to stay away from the negativity her uncle and aunt usually bring her as much as possible. When they have the c...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 6.4 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine that your parents have passed away and you have to live with an aunt and uncle that do not want you, you are ...

    While Elizabeth's aunt and uncle go on vacation, Elizabeth is sent to spend her winter break from school at a mysterious hotel. Her aunt and uncle don't explain why, and although Elizabeth at first is resentful of this trip, she eventually begins to enjoy herself at the hotel, and whil...

    I really enjoyed this book and will be ordering it for the library collection. Very good kids cozy mystery. I look forward to the next book. ...

    Honestly, I picked up this book because of its beautiful cover. It's the kind of book that would have enchanted me as a middle grade reader and frankly, it's the kind of cover that enchants me now. When I read good middle grade fiction, it transports me right back to those magical days...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book ? all opinions are my own. This magical, modern day fantasy is full of mystery, fun, imagination and charm. Elizabeth has been an orphan for the past seven years, living in poverty with a heartless aunt and u...

    From my first reading of the description of Winterhouse, I was super excited. Books like Chasing Vermeer, The Greenglass House, and The Mysterious Benedict Society are my absolute favorite kind of middle grade fiction but are, unfortunately, less common. (As a side note, finding a true...

    Elizabeth Somers is sent away to Winterhouse by her aunt and uncle. She has lived with them for many years due to the death of her parents. She is not sure how her aunt and uncle can afford the trip they are going on and to send her to Winterhouse. They are very poor and should not be ...

    When Elizabeth?s guardians send her away to a strange hotel for Christmas vacation, she expects to spend a miserable holiday there. Instead, she finds a new friend and a fascinating mystery . . . and maybe even a hint of magic, and a little bit of danger. This is a solid entry in ...

    Originally posted at Log Cabin Library Elizabeth will be spending her Christmas break at the Winterhouse Hotel while her Aunt and Uncle take a vacation. At least they left her some clothing in a grocery bag, a few measly dollars, and a bus, and train ticket to get her there. Once El...

    This was a cute little book. Elizabeth Somers is sent to Winterhouse, a hotel run by an eccentric older man. Elizabeth meets Freddy, a fellow kid who was sent to the hotel by his parents for the holidays. Together, they uncover secrets about the family who began the hotel and crack the...

    This is a book about a girl who loves books, so of course I loved it. ? Ten-year-old Elizabeth comes home one day to find that her aunt and uncle are gone on vacation, leaving her three dollars and a bus ticket to the Winterhouse Hotel. What a couple of dears. ? At Winterhous...

    This book was an amazing read with very creative illustrations that I loved. It brought together everything for a wonderful Christmas mystery. The story follows Elizabeth and journey to Winterhouse for the holidays while her aunt and uncle get a suspicious paid for vacation. During Eli...

    Recommended by my 7 year old after I read about it on an independent book store blog as a fabulous read for kids and bought for him. He?s a fairly advanced reader, I think more middle grades 4th-7th reading level. Lots of fun for this 39 year old too. Especially the chance to talk...

    Quite entertaining. Perfect for fans of Greenglass House. ...

    This book was a fun little treat! The story exists somewhere at a three-way junction between Harry Potter (11-year-old unknowing of their true heritage and living with a horrible aunt and uncle after the death of their parents under mysterious circumstances), a Series of Unfortunate Ev...

    I LOVED reading this book! The story reminded me a lot of the Harry Potter series. For instance, the main character, Elizabeth, is an orphan and lives with her aunt and uncle who don?t care about her at all. One day, she receives an invitation from a mysterious benefactor to go a...

    Reading Winterhouse was a bit like stepping back in the books of my childhood in the best sort of way. A lonely bookish child receives a mysterious gift: 3 weeks in the glamorous Winterhouse Hotel during the Christmas season. Her awful aunt and uncle get a vacation somewhere else and g...

    I read this because of the cover and wanting to read something no one was telling me to read. It turned out to be pretty good. I would have really liked it as a kid. Reading Winterhouse brought to mind stories like Harry Potter and Matilda. Elizabeth is an orphan who lives with her...

    3.5 stars. Orphaned Elizabeth lives with her stingy aunt and uncle, and their loathing of each other is mutual. So when Elizabeth comes home from school on the last day before winter break and finds the house locked up, her aunt and uncle gone on vacation, and a bus ticket for her to a...

    I was looking for a follow up to Ghosts of Greenglass House (review coming) and Winterhouse by Ben Guterson seemed like a good fit. The book opens with Elizabeth Somers arriving home on the last day of school before winter break to find a note from her aunt and uncle and a train and a ...

    Lots of fun. Classic mystery in a cool place (a la Mixed Up Files) with a little magic, some dark danger, and lots of winter fun thrown in. It's a ginormous book but doesn't read that way - keeps up a good pace and the pages fly. ...

    3 1/2 stars Dropping it 1/2 a star because I saw where this was going as soon as she arrived at the hotel. *sigh* I love books set in mysterious hotels! I do not love books where the plot is yelling at me from the get-go. Liked the puzzles throughout. Will definitely read the sequel...

    Really enjoyed this middle grade mystery, especially all of the literary references. Guterson referenced most of my childhood favorites and some of my modern favorites as well! ...

    This was a pretty fun book for middle grade readers. Great for children who love puzzles, books, and a touch of magic. Much of the action is set in a beautiful library and revolves around a special book. One I'll be adding to the shelf for my daughter when she gets a bit older. ...

  • QNPoohBear
    Sep 20, 2018

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...

  • Jessica Parsons
    Jul 06, 2018

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...

    Elizabeth is an orphan and she lives with her uncaring uncle and aunt. They only watch television and don't show much of an interest in Elizabeth. She loves to read and tries to stay away from the negativity her uncle and aunt usually bring her as much as possible. When they have the c...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 6.4 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine that your parents have passed away and you have to live with an aunt and uncle that do not want you, you are ...

    While Elizabeth's aunt and uncle go on vacation, Elizabeth is sent to spend her winter break from school at a mysterious hotel. Her aunt and uncle don't explain why, and although Elizabeth at first is resentful of this trip, she eventually begins to enjoy herself at the hotel, and whil...

    I really enjoyed this book and will be ordering it for the library collection. Very good kids cozy mystery. I look forward to the next book. ...

    Honestly, I picked up this book because of its beautiful cover. It's the kind of book that would have enchanted me as a middle grade reader and frankly, it's the kind of cover that enchants me now. When I read good middle grade fiction, it transports me right back to those magical days...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book ? all opinions are my own. This magical, modern day fantasy is full of mystery, fun, imagination and charm. Elizabeth has been an orphan for the past seven years, living in poverty with a heartless aunt and u...

    From my first reading of the description of Winterhouse, I was super excited. Books like Chasing Vermeer, The Greenglass House, and The Mysterious Benedict Society are my absolute favorite kind of middle grade fiction but are, unfortunately, less common. (As a side note, finding a true...

    Elizabeth Somers is sent away to Winterhouse by her aunt and uncle. She has lived with them for many years due to the death of her parents. She is not sure how her aunt and uncle can afford the trip they are going on and to send her to Winterhouse. They are very poor and should not be ...

    When Elizabeth?s guardians send her away to a strange hotel for Christmas vacation, she expects to spend a miserable holiday there. Instead, she finds a new friend and a fascinating mystery . . . and maybe even a hint of magic, and a little bit of danger. This is a solid entry in ...

    Originally posted at Log Cabin Library Elizabeth will be spending her Christmas break at the Winterhouse Hotel while her Aunt and Uncle take a vacation. At least they left her some clothing in a grocery bag, a few measly dollars, and a bus, and train ticket to get her there. Once El...

    This was a cute little book. Elizabeth Somers is sent to Winterhouse, a hotel run by an eccentric older man. Elizabeth meets Freddy, a fellow kid who was sent to the hotel by his parents for the holidays. Together, they uncover secrets about the family who began the hotel and crack the...

    This is a book about a girl who loves books, so of course I loved it. ? Ten-year-old Elizabeth comes home one day to find that her aunt and uncle are gone on vacation, leaving her three dollars and a bus ticket to the Winterhouse Hotel. What a couple of dears. ? At Winterhous...

    This book was an amazing read with very creative illustrations that I loved. It brought together everything for a wonderful Christmas mystery. The story follows Elizabeth and journey to Winterhouse for the holidays while her aunt and uncle get a suspicious paid for vacation. During Eli...

    Recommended by my 7 year old after I read about it on an independent book store blog as a fabulous read for kids and bought for him. He?s a fairly advanced reader, I think more middle grades 4th-7th reading level. Lots of fun for this 39 year old too. Especially the chance to talk...

    Quite entertaining. Perfect for fans of Greenglass House. ...

    This book was a fun little treat! The story exists somewhere at a three-way junction between Harry Potter (11-year-old unknowing of their true heritage and living with a horrible aunt and uncle after the death of their parents under mysterious circumstances), a Series of Unfortunate Ev...

    I LOVED reading this book! The story reminded me a lot of the Harry Potter series. For instance, the main character, Elizabeth, is an orphan and lives with her aunt and uncle who don?t care about her at all. One day, she receives an invitation from a mysterious benefactor to go a...

    Reading Winterhouse was a bit like stepping back in the books of my childhood in the best sort of way. A lonely bookish child receives a mysterious gift: 3 weeks in the glamorous Winterhouse Hotel during the Christmas season. Her awful aunt and uncle get a vacation somewhere else and g...

    I read this because of the cover and wanting to read something no one was telling me to read. It turned out to be pretty good. I would have really liked it as a kid. Reading Winterhouse brought to mind stories like Harry Potter and Matilda. Elizabeth is an orphan who lives with her...

    3.5 stars. Orphaned Elizabeth lives with her stingy aunt and uncle, and their loathing of each other is mutual. So when Elizabeth comes home from school on the last day before winter break and finds the house locked up, her aunt and uncle gone on vacation, and a bus ticket for her to a...

    I was looking for a follow up to Ghosts of Greenglass House (review coming) and Winterhouse by Ben Guterson seemed like a good fit. The book opens with Elizabeth Somers arriving home on the last day of school before winter break to find a note from her aunt and uncle and a train and a ...

    Lots of fun. Classic mystery in a cool place (a la Mixed Up Files) with a little magic, some dark danger, and lots of winter fun thrown in. It's a ginormous book but doesn't read that way - keeps up a good pace and the pages fly. ...

    3 1/2 stars Dropping it 1/2 a star because I saw where this was going as soon as she arrived at the hotel. *sigh* I love books set in mysterious hotels! I do not love books where the plot is yelling at me from the get-go. Liked the puzzles throughout. Will definitely read the sequel...

    Really enjoyed this middle grade mystery, especially all of the literary references. Guterson referenced most of my childhood favorites and some of my modern favorites as well! ...

  • Suze Lavender
    Jul 30, 2018

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...

    Elizabeth is an orphan and she lives with her uncaring uncle and aunt. They only watch television and don't show much of an interest in Elizabeth. She loves to read and tries to stay away from the negativity her uncle and aunt usually bring her as much as possible. When they have the c...

  • megs_bookrack
    Sep 20, 2018

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

  • Misti
    Mar 01, 2018

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...

    Elizabeth is an orphan and she lives with her uncaring uncle and aunt. They only watch television and don't show much of an interest in Elizabeth. She loves to read and tries to stay away from the negativity her uncle and aunt usually bring her as much as possible. When they have the c...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 6.4 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine that your parents have passed away and you have to live with an aunt and uncle that do not want you, you are ...

    While Elizabeth's aunt and uncle go on vacation, Elizabeth is sent to spend her winter break from school at a mysterious hotel. Her aunt and uncle don't explain why, and although Elizabeth at first is resentful of this trip, she eventually begins to enjoy herself at the hotel, and whil...

    I really enjoyed this book and will be ordering it for the library collection. Very good kids cozy mystery. I look forward to the next book. ...

    Honestly, I picked up this book because of its beautiful cover. It's the kind of book that would have enchanted me as a middle grade reader and frankly, it's the kind of cover that enchants me now. When I read good middle grade fiction, it transports me right back to those magical days...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book ? all opinions are my own. This magical, modern day fantasy is full of mystery, fun, imagination and charm. Elizabeth has been an orphan for the past seven years, living in poverty with a heartless aunt and u...

    From my first reading of the description of Winterhouse, I was super excited. Books like Chasing Vermeer, The Greenglass House, and The Mysterious Benedict Society are my absolute favorite kind of middle grade fiction but are, unfortunately, less common. (As a side note, finding a true...

    Elizabeth Somers is sent away to Winterhouse by her aunt and uncle. She has lived with them for many years due to the death of her parents. She is not sure how her aunt and uncle can afford the trip they are going on and to send her to Winterhouse. They are very poor and should not be ...

    When Elizabeth?s guardians send her away to a strange hotel for Christmas vacation, she expects to spend a miserable holiday there. Instead, she finds a new friend and a fascinating mystery . . . and maybe even a hint of magic, and a little bit of danger. This is a solid entry in ...

  • Audrey Marcusen McMacken
    Apr 16, 2018

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...

    Elizabeth is an orphan and she lives with her uncaring uncle and aunt. They only watch television and don't show much of an interest in Elizabeth. She loves to read and tries to stay away from the negativity her uncle and aunt usually bring her as much as possible. When they have the c...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 6.4 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine that your parents have passed away and you have to live with an aunt and uncle that do not want you, you are ...

    While Elizabeth's aunt and uncle go on vacation, Elizabeth is sent to spend her winter break from school at a mysterious hotel. Her aunt and uncle don't explain why, and although Elizabeth at first is resentful of this trip, she eventually begins to enjoy herself at the hotel, and whil...

    I really enjoyed this book and will be ordering it for the library collection. Very good kids cozy mystery. I look forward to the next book. ...

    Honestly, I picked up this book because of its beautiful cover. It's the kind of book that would have enchanted me as a middle grade reader and frankly, it's the kind of cover that enchants me now. When I read good middle grade fiction, it transports me right back to those magical days...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book ? all opinions are my own. This magical, modern day fantasy is full of mystery, fun, imagination and charm. Elizabeth has been an orphan for the past seven years, living in poverty with a heartless aunt and u...

    From my first reading of the description of Winterhouse, I was super excited. Books like Chasing Vermeer, The Greenglass House, and The Mysterious Benedict Society are my absolute favorite kind of middle grade fiction but are, unfortunately, less common. (As a side note, finding a true...

    Elizabeth Somers is sent away to Winterhouse by her aunt and uncle. She has lived with them for many years due to the death of her parents. She is not sure how her aunt and uncle can afford the trip they are going on and to send her to Winterhouse. They are very poor and should not be ...

    When Elizabeth?s guardians send her away to a strange hotel for Christmas vacation, she expects to spend a miserable holiday there. Instead, she finds a new friend and a fascinating mystery . . . and maybe even a hint of magic, and a little bit of danger. This is a solid entry in ...

    Originally posted at Log Cabin Library Elizabeth will be spending her Christmas break at the Winterhouse Hotel while her Aunt and Uncle take a vacation. At least they left her some clothing in a grocery bag, a few measly dollars, and a bus, and train ticket to get her there. Once El...

    This was a cute little book. Elizabeth Somers is sent to Winterhouse, a hotel run by an eccentric older man. Elizabeth meets Freddy, a fellow kid who was sent to the hotel by his parents for the holidays. Together, they uncover secrets about the family who began the hotel and crack the...

    This is a book about a girl who loves books, so of course I loved it. ? Ten-year-old Elizabeth comes home one day to find that her aunt and uncle are gone on vacation, leaving her three dollars and a bus ticket to the Winterhouse Hotel. What a couple of dears. ? At Winterhous...

    This book was an amazing read with very creative illustrations that I loved. It brought together everything for a wonderful Christmas mystery. The story follows Elizabeth and journey to Winterhouse for the holidays while her aunt and uncle get a suspicious paid for vacation. During Eli...

    Recommended by my 7 year old after I read about it on an independent book store blog as a fabulous read for kids and bought for him. He?s a fairly advanced reader, I think more middle grades 4th-7th reading level. Lots of fun for this 39 year old too. Especially the chance to talk...

  • Mortisha Cassavetes
    Jan 15, 2018

    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...

    I really need to get to this! I keep thinking about it. I keep almost starting and then, don't. Why am I so bad at life?! It sounds so cute and I adore middle-grade books! ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...

    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...

    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...

    Elizabeth is an orphan and she lives with her uncaring uncle and aunt. They only watch television and don't show much of an interest in Elizabeth. She loves to read and tries to stay away from the negativity her uncle and aunt usually bring her as much as possible. When they have the c...

    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 6.4 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine that your parents have passed away and you have to live with an aunt and uncle that do not want you, you are ...

    While Elizabeth's aunt and uncle go on vacation, Elizabeth is sent to spend her winter break from school at a mysterious hotel. Her aunt and uncle don't explain why, and although Elizabeth at first is resentful of this trip, she eventually begins to enjoy herself at the hotel, and whil...

    I really enjoyed this book and will be ordering it for the library collection. Very good kids cozy mystery. I look forward to the next book. ...

    Honestly, I picked up this book because of its beautiful cover. It's the kind of book that would have enchanted me as a middle grade reader and frankly, it's the kind of cover that enchants me now. When I read good middle grade fiction, it transports me right back to those magical days...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book ? all opinions are my own. This magical, modern day fantasy is full of mystery, fun, imagination and charm. Elizabeth has been an orphan for the past seven years, living in poverty with a heartless aunt and u...

    From my first reading of the description of Winterhouse, I was super excited. Books like Chasing Vermeer, The Greenglass House, and The Mysterious Benedict Society are my absolute favorite kind of middle grade fiction but are, unfortunately, less common. (As a side note, finding a true...

    Elizabeth Somers is sent away to Winterhouse by her aunt and uncle. She has lived with them for many years due to the death of her parents. She is not sure how her aunt and uncle can afford the trip they are going on and to send her to Winterhouse. They are very poor and should not be ...

    When Elizabeth?s guardians send her away to a strange hotel for Christmas vacation, she expects to spend a miserable holiday there. Instead, she finds a new friend and a fascinating mystery . . . and maybe even a hint of magic, and a little bit of danger. This is a solid entry in ...

    Originally posted at Log Cabin Library Elizabeth will be spending her Christmas break at the Winterhouse Hotel while her Aunt and Uncle take a vacation. At least they left her some clothing in a grocery bag, a few measly dollars, and a bus, and train ticket to get her there. Once El...

    This was a cute little book. Elizabeth Somers is sent to Winterhouse, a hotel run by an eccentric older man. Elizabeth meets Freddy, a fellow kid who was sent to the hotel by his parents for the holidays. Together, they uncover secrets about the family who began the hotel and crack the...

    This is a book about a girl who loves books, so of course I loved it. ? Ten-year-old Elizabeth comes home one day to find that her aunt and uncle are gone on vacation, leaving her three dollars and a bus ticket to the Winterhouse Hotel. What a couple of dears. ? At Winterhous...

    This book was an amazing read with very creative illustrations that I loved. It brought together everything for a wonderful Christmas mystery. The story follows Elizabeth and journey to Winterhouse for the holidays while her aunt and uncle get a suspicious paid for vacation. During Eli...