This is something I found over on Just Another Book Addict =), and I thought I'd do my own. There are so many great books out there that get overlooked (especially if they've been out for a while)!
Every Saturday, you share (recommend) a book, preferably one that you haven't reviewed yet. It's just a way to get other books out into the blogging world. This is NOT a review.
Today I'm going to recommend The Haunting at Cliff House by Karleen Bradford.
From the moment she sets foot in the forbidding house high on the cliff, Alison senses a mysterious presence in one of its rooms. There she discovers an ancient diary belonging to a girl who lived in the same house, centuries before. What does this girl want...and why is she so sure only Alison can help her? (Product description from Amazon.com.)
Does anyone else remember when the Scholastic book club flyers would come around at school? I used to be allowed to get a couple of books. The Haunting at Cliff House was one of them (I got the edition with the rather cheesy '80s cover that you see on Amazon.com). I absolutely loved it! I think I was probably around 8 or 9 when I read it. The whole setting was just delicious. The story was set in Wales, so along with that comes all those cool Welsh names. The name of the house, for example, is Pen-Y-Craig.
I think I would have said that this was one of my favourite books way back then. I know I read it multiple times. Sadly, my copy is stuck in the crawlspace (I think), and it's out of print, so I can't read it again at the moment. But if you happen to come across it in the library or in a used bookstore, pick it up and give it a shot.