Love Notes From Vinegar House

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  • Paperback
  • 250 pages
  • Love Notes From Vinegar House
  • Karen Tayleur
  • English
  • 07 February 2019

About the Author: Karen Tayleur

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Love Notes From Vinegar House A Gothic Romance Thriller Think Rebecca Meets Gossip Girl There Are Some Things You Should Know About Me If We Are Going To Be Friends Like I Don T Believe In Ghosts Freya Jackson Kramer Has Done Some Stupid Things Before, But This Is The First Time They Ve Been Splashed Across Facebook When She Escapes To Vinegar House For The Holidays, She Thinks She S Leaving Her Troubles Behind But Freya S Troubles Are Just Beginning How Will She Deal With Her Manipulative Cousin, Rumer How Can She Avoid The Ex Love Of Her Life, Luke Hart And What Secrets Lie In The Locked Attic This Is A Book For Readers Who Believe In Ghosts, For Readers Who Disbelieve, And For Those Who Are Still Sitting On The Fence

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10 thoughts on “Love Notes From Vinegar House

  1. Shirley Marr says:

    Love Notes from Vinegar House is a book I just HAD to read because of a The title This has to be one of the oddest titles of the year And I m not the only one in thinking so because it s ended up on the Goodread s list Clever, Curious and Cringeworthy Book Titles of 2012, along with others such as Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff That Made Me Famous, Thou Shalt Not Road Trip and my personal favourite A Breath of Eyre Unbound, 1 .b The promo that likens it to Rebecca meets Gossip Girl I Love Notes from Vinegar House is a book I just HAD to read because of a The title This has to be one of the oddest titles of the year And I m not the only one in thinking so because it s ended up on the Goodread s list Clever, Curious and Cringeworthy Book Titles of 2012, along with others such as Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff That Made Me Famous, Thou Shalt Not Road Trip and my personal favourite A Breath of Eyre Unbound, 1 .b The promo that likens it to Rebecca meets Gossip Girl Is this a good thing c The tagline of There are some things you should know about me if we are going to be friends Like I don t believe in ghosts This doesn t really make any sense out of context This is a horror novel right So I reckon a much scarier opener would be There are some things you should know about me if we are going to be friends Like I m a fan of Kyle Sandilands Which is a shame because if you just look past all those above things, I think Love Notes from Vinegar House is a great contemporary novel, with a strong Aussie flavour and a completely different take on the paranormal theme.Freya Jackson Kramer has been exiled to spend her school holidays at dreaded Grandmother Vinegar s creepy old internet less mansion on the coast and she finds herselfthan happy to go after committing a Facebook indiscretion Unfortunately her least favourite cousin Rumer is there, along with the boy that Rumer used to date and whom Freya has loved forever.I m a fan of the novel Rebecca and I really love how this is a modern interpretation, set in a small town of one of Australia s beautiful and desolate coastlines and played out as a teenage melodrama instead a three way power struggle buoyed by old family secrets and where old memories clash with the present day I like the little nods the little beach that is off limits The grumpy and possibly evil housekeeper.To compliment the Gothic undercurrent, the writing is very modern and clean, with the type of heroine I love the most I never quote in my reviews they re capable of being waaay too long without the help of quotes, thank you , but in this instance I will, because Freya is just so strange, tongue in cheek, smart and dark Once, at Grandma s house, I was given the role of wild dog suffering from rabies Not one of my finest moments I figured if I got too tired of the game I could bite Rumer on the leg and blame it on losing myself in the character I never got a chance to bite Rumer, though, because she tied me to a tree then went off and forgot about me I came into the story expecting a ghost story and my understanding was that I was going to get freaked out pretty much straight away So it perplexed me that nothing overtly creepy actually happened until one third into the novel and I found myself questioning this novel being billed so heavily as a ghost story.Having read and then had time to contemplate this I don t feel cheated It s just gotten me to re evaluate what I believed a ghost story should be, probably because I am heavily stuck with the notion of around the campfire with a torch sort of ghost story Rather than being a Monster of the Week, it sa deceptive psychological arc that slowly sees inner demons manifesting themselves into real life Or do they It ultimately loops back to the opening sentence where Freya insists she does not believe in ghosts And I like this And I can see the power in the statement, but only in HINDSIGHT.I ve since returned to and dissected the novel and I can the fine little things I missed the first time like the parallel between the children s games of Murder in the Dark with the little strips of paper with murderer written on them that Freya and her cousin used to play and the Love Notes that start showing up in real life, which Freya dismisses as new teenagers games.It may not be one of those novels that grabbed me immediately, but I am so impressed by its beauty and intricacies in hindsight that I think this novel will become one of those deeply personal taste favourites for 2012 I can see myself liking itwith a second or even third read, which is actually the joy of this style of book.I only hope that the title etc doesn t put people off cos I think this is a very thought provoking, challenging and deceptively complex book.If this were Master Chef and you are looking for a modern take on an old classic, which might have become stodgy and you want something new and different, then bite into this It doesn t taste vinegary at all Sad but True fact Sorry, but I ve followed King Kyle since the Idol days and I can t stop now.This review also appears on my blog Books on Marrs here.Meanwhile, earlier on the ranchI love Karen Tayleur and I love a ghost story.Rebecca meets Gossip Girl I m not exactly sure how this works but I m intrigued to find out

  2. Michelle says:

    Love Notes From Vinegar House was a strange little book to read I really had no idea what it was about when I started, although judging by the cover I thought it was going to have something to do with a haunted house And it did Sort of It s hard to review this without giving things away so my review is going to be pretty vague.Overall this book was a good read and one which took me by surprise to some extent Freya was a likeable although not overly memorable character and I quite enjoyed Love Notes From Vinegar House was a strange little book to read I really had no idea what it was about when I started, although judging by the cover I thought it was going to have something to do with a haunted house And it did Sort of It s hard to review this without giving things away so my review is going to be pretty vague.Overall this book was a good read and one which took me by surprise to some extent Freya was a likeable although not overly memorable character and I quite enjoyed the way the book was narrated from her point of view At first I found the flashbacks and complicated stories distracting, but after about two chapters I really got into the flow of the book.The plot was probably what surprised me most about this I expected this to be a really creepy ghost story, but it was something completely different The actually creepy aspect wasslow and suspenseful than I expected and the ghost story was so muchcomplex than I imagined it would be You see, the beauty of this book is that it s about all the things that haunt us as people and as families and it s up to the reader how they interpret this I really liked how the story ended as well, leaving just enough to the reader s imagination Love Notes From Vinegar House was a really interesting and thoughtful take on the classic haunted house ghost story and one which I really enjoyed reading This review and manycan be found at Maree s Musings.

  3. Amanda says:

    Love Notes from Vinegar House by Karen Tayleur is set in a seaside village called Homsea Freya Jackson Kramer has lived there all her life Unfortunately her Nanna, who lives overseas, becomes ill and her mother and father take off to visit her Freya gets sent to stay with her Grandmother Florence at Vinegar House, the creepy old family home up on a cliff, just outside of town While there Freya has to put up with her bossy cousin, Rumor, and the boy she used to love, Luke as well as odd occur Love Notes from Vinegar House by Karen Tayleur is set in a seaside village called Homsea Freya Jackson Kramer has lived there all her life Unfortunately her Nanna, who lives overseas, becomes ill and her mother and father take off to visit her Freya gets sent to stay with her Grandmother Florence at Vinegar House, the creepy old family home up on a cliff, just outside of town While there Freya has to put up with her bossy cousin, Rumor, and the boy she used to love, Luke as well as odd occurrences.I knew was going to enjoy this book from the very first page Freya s personality leapt out at me and I found her to be funny and entertaining She s a middle child and has grown up visiting Vinegar House for family occasions with her parents, siblings and extended family When she was little she couldn t wait to grow up so she could play with the big kids, her older sister Isabella, as well as her cousins, including bossy Rumor The adults have always referred to Rumor as having special circumstances but Freya has never known what that meant, other than something to do with Rumor s mother dying when she was young.Freya refers to a recent incident that occurred at a party recently so she s not too upset that Vinegar House doesn t have internet as she wants to stay away from Facebook, sure that everyone hates her Unfortunately it means she doesn t have a lot to do while staying with her Grandmother The house is very old and felt incredibly creepy It s cold, damp, creaky and odd things start happening while Freya and Rumor are staying there taps running and splashing sounds coming from a bathroom, as well as flashes of light in the attic which is always kept locked Freya is also upset because Luke, her old crush, is working at Vinegar House and she is sure that he and Rumor are back together, once again making her feel left out.We learn a lot about Freya, Luke and her cousins via flashbacks to previous holidays at the beach and at Vinegar House Rumor has always been vying for control and comes across as quite mean I kept picturing her as Sasha from the new tv show, Bunheads.I kept waiting for this to be really scary but instead it was creepy, thrilling and I was in suspense for most of the novel I liked the intricacies of the relationships between different family members and felt that the mystery came together well at the end I thought the setting was really well done, I could easily picture the beachy town of Homsea and I felt like I was staying in Vinegar House with Freya, walking down dark passageways and breathing in that old house scent.Love Notes from Vinegar House is a wonderful blend of contemporary and gothic fiction, with an intriguing mystery and an adorable main character, it s sure to please readers of YA.Thank you to the wonderful people at Walker Books Australia for my review copy

  4. Shirley says:

    Wellthis book unfortunately did not live up to its praise Rebecca meets Gossip Girl I m really confused here Is Gossip Girl actually referring to the CW TV show Because from what I ve read, there was nothing that was remotely similar to Gossip Girl As for Rebecca , well, unless it s referring to how the narrator who DOES have a name btw recounts a section of her life I don t see any other similarities.And ghosts Really I was expecting horror or at least sort of creepiness but n Wellthis book unfortunately did not live up to its praise Rebecca meets Gossip Girl I m really confused here Is Gossip Girl actually referring to the CW TV show Because from what I ve read, there was nothing that was remotely similar to Gossip Girl As for Rebecca , well, unless it s referring to how the narrator who DOES have a name btw recounts a section of her life I don t see any other similarities.And ghosts Really I was expecting horror or at least sort of creepiness but no it wasn t scary AT ALL The ending was wrapped up too nicely After the climax which turned out to be pretty anti climatic unfortunately , a whole chapter was dedicated to and then this happened and this was resolved and..you get the picture sigh This justwasn t my cup of tea

  5. Celine says:

    Review originally posted in cover looks so creepy and scary I think the room is the blue room in Vinegar House The cover suits the book well Story Do you believe in ghosts Love Notes from Vinegar House is a chilling, creepy yet funny and sweet book at the same time When I first saw the title of the book, I found the title very strange and rare Why Vinegar House To be precise, why is the house called Vinegar And the book completely answered Review originally posted in cover looks so creepy and scary I think the room is the blue room in Vinegar House The cover suits the book well Story Do you believe in ghosts Love Notes from Vinegar House is a chilling, creepy yet funny and sweet book at the same time When I first saw the title of the book, I found the title very strange and rare Why Vinegar House To be precise, why is the house called Vinegar And the book completely answered my questions It has been a while since I read a book about ghosts as in not books where the character falls in love with ghosts, etc I expected a scary and super duper creepy book but it s not like that at all The book does talk about ghosts but nothing too extreme Love Notes from Vinegar House is about finding out the secrets in Vinegar House, love story, ghosts and annoying cousin I really enjoyed reading the story and how the book addresses the readers, asking you questions that makes you think whether ghosts do exist in the world Written from Freya s POV, I was completely immersed in Freya s story Tayleur s writing was hillarious, funny but also chilling I love how the book ended It wrapped up the whole book nicely Characters Freya was a great character and narrator as well I loved reading the book from her POV, her feelings about ghosts, Vinegar House, her cousin and her crush I also loved how she addressed us, the readers, by asking us questions about different things Rumer was an annoying and bossy cousin of Freya I completely understood how Freya hated her Although, she became nicer towards the end of the book Luke Hart, Freya s crush, was cute as well I love the way he called Freya shrimp and how happy he made Freya feel Grandma Vinegar was quite scary and was a great addition to the characters in the book The characters felt so real and they were all very enjoyable to read about Overall Love Notes from Vinegar House is a gorgeous, haunting and chilling novel Karen Tayleur s wonderful writing brings you a story of love, ghosts, annoying cousin and a mysterious house By the end of the book, you will wonder whether ghosts do exist in this worldThank you Walker Books Australia for the review copy

  6. Watermelon Daisy says:

    Love Notes from Vinegar House could ve been a wonderful novel.It had everything planned out the learning main character, the attractive love interest who others don t find attractive, and the cousin who ruins her life Unfortunately, this book turned into a bore The minute I read the words My name is Freya at the start of the book, I knew I was going to hate it I absolutely loathe main characters that start off with a telling introduction Why couldn t this information be portrayed in a sh Love Notes from Vinegar House could ve been a wonderful novel.It had everything planned out the learning main character, the attractive love interest who others don t find attractive, and the cousin who ruins her life Unfortunately, this book turned into a bore The minute I read the words My name is Freya at the start of the book, I knew I was going to hate it I absolutely loathe main characters that start off with a telling introduction Why couldn t this information be portrayed in a showing sort of way Regardless, I found myself reading it And skimming very fast throughout it There s not much of a plot to start with it all happens too quickly in the last 50 pages, and quite frankly, three quarters of the book could be erased and nobody would be confused.Don t kid yourself this isn t horror this is pretty much a courageous sort of tale, where a girl Felicia discovers a new perspective of life.Overall, a coming of the age story which is too simplistic for my liking Not horror, believe me

  7. Rushita says:

    Love Notes From Vinegar House by Karen Tayleur is an enjoyable Aussie read with a creepy gothic atmosphere, suspicious characters, and a witty perceptive protagonist Freya is stuck at Vinegar house for the holidays with her grandmother due to unforseen circumstances Whilst staying at the house strange occurrences, mysterious notes, and hidden secrets in the locked attic start to affect its residents Also adding to Freya s misery is the presence of her unpleasant cousin Rumer, a gloomy live in Love Notes From Vinegar House by Karen Tayleur is an enjoyable Aussie read with a creepy gothic atmosphere, suspicious characters, and a witty perceptive protagonist Freya is stuck at Vinegar house for the holidays with her grandmother due to unforseen circumstances Whilst staying at the house strange occurrences, mysterious notes, and hidden secrets in the locked attic start to affect its residents Also adding to Freya s misery is the presence of her unpleasant cousin Rumer, a gloomy live in companion and her long time crush Luke Hart Despite the peculiar ghost mystery and the gothic atmosphere, the book was not as frightening as I thought it would be However the book s setting at Vinegar House is certainly eerie and frightening, allowing the old, crumbling, gothic structure with its sordid past appear as a prominent character instead of just a backdrop The majority of the book is made up of anecdotal stories Freya recalls about her family and the house The plot moves steadily setting up the mystery then picks up steam towards the last 20% where the actual mystery unfolds The strength of this story is in the fantastic familial relationships that Karen has created The childhood stories that Freya reminisces about were endearing and reminded me about my own childhood It s nice to read a story with strong family ties where the relationships felt very authentic and genuine Freya has a great voice full of sarcasm and a great sense of humour that helps pull the reader into the story Freya has a lot to deal with, and she handles the situation rationally and courageously Rumer was portrayed as a very selfish bratty older member of the family Grandma Vinegar and Mrs Skelton with their old, cranky ways and rules were very entertaining The romantic relationship between Freya and Luke seemed a little rushed to me Their misunderstandings were overcome very easily to coincide with the ending The book also had an inclination to tell us about the characters feeling instead of showing us.Love Notes At Vinegar House is a fast fun read with a gothic atmosphere and spooky mystery Like the book suggests, maybe it will convince you to believe in ghosts.This review can also be found at Ink Pages Words

  8. Jess - The Tales Compendium says:

    In A Nutshell The kind of book you should pick up if you like ghost stories, solving mysteries, and dreaming about the boy next door Suitable for the younger YA market.For my full review please visit my blog

  9. Lyn Battersby says:

    Lyn is a judge for the Aurealis Awards This review is the personal opinion of Lyn herself, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any judging panel, the judging coordinator or the Aurealis Awards management team I will be rating this once the AAs are announced.

  10. Jacqui says:

    A teen romance mystery Good read but nothing really original or amazing.