The Doll in the Garden
A Ghost StoryBook - 1989
When Ashley discovers a turn-of-the-century doll it is just the first of several puzzling events that lead her through the hedge and into a twilight past where she meets Louise, an ailing child whose beloved doll has mysteriously disappeared.
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A girl moves with her mom after they suffer from a loss and finds herself immersed in a ghost world unknowingly helping someone find redemption from a mistake she made years ago.
In The Doll in the Garden, Ashley and her widowed mother rent a house once owned by mean Ms. cooper. While looking in Ms. Cooper's dead rose garden with her neighbor, Kristi, they find a buried doll with an apology note. They later notice a white cat that casts no shadow. Ashley once follows the cat without Kristi and travels back in time and finds a young girl, Louisa, dying from a sickness. Louisa wants the doll Emily has found and Ashley soon comes back with Kristi and introduces her to the girl. Ashley then realizes Ms. Cooper is the girl that stole and buried the doll years ago. Kristi and Ashley convince Ms. Cooper to come with them and give the doll back. They find a sick Louisa in bed and then leave after giving the doll back. After returning to the present, they go to the cemetery hoping they made Louisa so happy she didn't die. They find the girl's grave where Ashley cries herself to death, literally. Ms. Cooper comes and lays roses on her grave and they leave. Together they leave and think of what could have happened.
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