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Cemetery Tour: A Walk Through the Old Yard by Stuart Ledwith – Review by Faith Jackson

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve read plenty of books by Mr. Stuart Ledwith and all of his previous books have hit a special place in my heart. That has instantly made Mr. Ledwith one of my favorite authors. This book is no exception to his prior books I’ve read from this author. BUT, this book HERE, it is so endearing if that fits. I day endearing because the ghost stories he so carefully selected made me feel so thrilled. Thrilled, because, it wasn’t your run-of-the-mill ghost stories. You can you tell they all came from an open space and to share a special place in his heart. That alone, touched my heart and made my mind intrigued to read the special treasure that this book is.

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Cemetery Tour: A Walk Through the Old Yard by Stuart Ledwith – Review by Angela Hayes

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3 Stars

Cemetery Tour: A Walk Through the Old Yard by Stuart Ledwith is a much ‘lighter’ book than the other books of his that I have read. Again, it is quite unique- a mix of history, insights, and some ‘ghost stories’.
Mr. Ledwith takes us on a tour of his local historical cemetery- ‘speaking’ to all the souls he encounters along the way- as well as providing some historical details that give this book an extra element of interest.

Thank you, Stuart Ledwith!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Cemetery Tour: A Walk Through the Old Yard by Stuart Ledwith – Review by Rachel Moss

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cemetery Tour: A Walk Through the Old Yard by Stuart Ledwith was a great read! I enjoyed reading this novel more than his past that I’ve read, maybe because it felt more like fiction, and telling tales than just being a non-fiction book. I enjoyed reading every story that was told from the ghosts. Whether they were real or not, and whether these were just made up or actually told, they were very enjoyable to read, and went by really quickly. I’m glad I picked this book up to read. Definitely a page turner.

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Cemetery Tour: A Walk Through the Old Yard by Stuart Ledwith – Review by Kerry Carr

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was really interesting. It follows the authors through his walks through the cemetery. I have read several books by this author and I love the way he retells people’s stories. In this book he tells the stories of the some of the people who are buried there. The good and bad. The loves and losses. And what made them special even if they didn’t realise it in life.

Each person he talks to and retells their story is an interesting person. All with different paths in life and different stories to tell.

The author tells the stories with compassion, never adding facts to make it more dramatic. The stories are genuine written by genuine people who just want to get their lives remembered and known. With the help of the compassionate author they were able to do that.

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Cemetery Tour: A Walk Through the Old Yard by Stuart Ledwith – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur

Cemetery Tour: A Walk Through the Old YardCemetery Tour: A Walk Through the Old Yard by Stuart Ledwith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is another book by Dr Stuart Ledwith, but is a more lighthearted one which tells the stories of the souls of those buried within the Old Yard in the Riverside Cemetery where the founders of the town he lives in and the cemetery he plans to be buried in with his wife, Baldwinsville, New York, it is a break from his more serious novels, but it is an illuminating look into lives past and the history of the area as told by the ones who created that history.

Dr Stu (as the soul’s call him) encountered these souls as he wandered through the cemetery over the course of 2020 when he went out for some daily exercise, weather and health permitting. He tells their stories in such a way that you can picture the person as you read them, they are from all walks of life and are all ages, genders and races, although some of it you don’t find out until you are deep within their stories, Dr Stu also includes his own story in there and it is a lovely insight into him as a person as well as an author.

This book is a wonderful read to anyone who is interested in history, biographies and people in general, it is an emotional rollercoaster though, so prepare yourself for what it has in store for you, but go in with an open mind and you will enjoy it even more.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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Cemetery Tour: A Walk Through the Old Yard by Stuart Ledwith – Review by Betsy Melano

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Cemetery Tour: A Walk Through the Old Yard by Stuart Ledwith

This is a different kind of book than I usually gravitate towards. The book is about the people buried at a cemetery in Baldwinsville, New York. There are ghost stories that are conversations the author had as he strolls through the cemetery. These conversations give a view of the life of the people who immigrated to New York around year 1800. The stories share love of family, hardships they experienced, and tragedies for some. The author writes in a way to make you realize those that came before us had stories to share. It is a lovely book.

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Cemetery Tour: A Walk Through the Old Yard by Stuart Ledwith – Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is a bit different than my normal reading genres, but something drew me in to this story from the cover. This book has wonderful ghost stories from the people who are laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery (or Old Yard as called by some). The people who are buried in this cemetery came to America to live the American Dream. I loved each story because it brought a bit of comfort and some reality to each story. It has helped me to see things from a different point of view as well. I highly recommend this book as the stories are well worth reading.

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Cemetery Tour: A Walk Through the Old Yard by Stuart Ledwith – Review by Tausha Treadway

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

.Cemetery Tour: A Walk Through the Old Yard by Stuart Ledwith. This book is so unique and heartwarming. Its sad at times and creepy at times. Its about The Riverside Cemetery in Baldwinsville, New York and the stories of people laid to rest there. Its stories from the early 1800’s around the first time anyone was buried there. There are ghost stories, stories of regular people immigrating to New York and making a life for themselves and stories of people who had tragedies. The way the author writes you feel like you know all these people and you become emotionally attached to them. Each story is brought to life in a vivid and colorful way. From the sadness, creepiness to the happiness of the American dream this book is full of fun emotional stories! Read this neat book today!

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Cemetery Tour: A Walk Through the Old Yard by Stuart Ledwith – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cemetery Tour: A Walk Through the Old Yard by Stuart Ledwith is a historical and inspirational story. Is a collection of ghostly tales in and about Riverside Cemetery. It is stories from the 1800’s of the founders of Stuart’s hometown come about from his wanderings. I love that he plans to say hi to people like myself who like to go and speak to the souls whilst wandering in cemeteries. There is a wealth of history and stories in one’s resting place. Each story is unique and interesting and entertaining and a little different.

 

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Cemetery Tour: A Walk Through the Old Yard by Stuart Ledwith – Review by Kerry Baker

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cemetery Tour: A Walk Through the Old Yard by Stuart Ledwith is a fascinating collection of ghosts stories inspired by the authors walks through a graveyard.
I found the whole book to be interesting and a well put together collection. This book is less “heavy” and series than other books I have read by him but it was no less well written. Each story was different to the last which made it all the more compelling, especially when you get to 13 1/2 which is about the author himself.
While not something I would necessarily pick up usually this book was a brilliant book to read and I would definitely recommend it!

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