Review of “Restless Spirits” by Tracy Neis

Disclaimer: The author of the book reviewed below is a personal friend. I beta read the manuscript for her and thoroughly enjoyed it. She gave me a copy of the finished book (thanks!). She did not ask for a review. You’re getting one anyway, Tracy. Plot: Jim McCudden, former keyboardist for the (fictional) British invasionContinue reading “Review of “Restless Spirits” by Tracy Neis”

Review of “John Granger” by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Susy Lorton has just turned down John Granger’s marriage proposal. She hopes they can remain friends. John’s heart is broken. His lease on the old farm of Friarsgate is up. He’d planned to renew it and make her mistress of the place—oh. There’s someone else, he realizes. She admits as much. Robert Ashley. Well, JohnContinue reading “Review of “John Granger” by Mary Elizabeth Braddon”

Review of “The Shell of Sense” by Olivia Howard Dunbar: Halloween Countdown

Frances has just passed away, but she can’t pass over—not quite yet. She returns home to find it “intolerably unchanged” at least at first. She notices the closed windows. She liked a cool house, but her sister, Theresa, liked warm rooms. She sees the disarray in her work basket. Why did so small a thingContinue reading “Review of “The Shell of Sense” by Olivia Howard Dunbar: Halloween Countdown”

Review of “Kerfol” by Edith Wharton: Halloween Countdown Day 3

A friend takes the unnamed narrator of this story to see a house he assures him will suit him perfectly. The owners, in some financial straits, are willing to sell for a song. The isolated house, known as Kerfol, is the most romantic house in Brittany and a perfect fit for a “solitary-minded devil” likeContinue reading “Review of “Kerfol” by Edith Wharton: Halloween Countdown Day 3″