"Great supernatural romance novel"
Laurel Scanlon has inherited the curse of sight, a
maddening skill passed through matriarchal lines to the
next generation's eldest female. Her father refuses to
believe in this paranormal skill so the so-called gift
sent her mother off the deep end as he really was not
there for her or for that matter Laurel. To keep herself
sane, Laurel avoids love, as she fears the outcome.
Laurel inherits from her maternal grandmother Mimosa
Grove, an aging estate near Bayou Jean, Louisiana. Seeing
Mimosa Grove as a place to escape from the world, Laurel
moves to the isolated somewhat run down estate. However,
she fails to find peace here as she senses the tragic
past, but fears her present and future more. The
townsfolk know the skills of a female Scanlon especially
when Laurel finds a missing child using her gift.
However, Laurel is shook to her core when she realizes
that the child's uncle Justin Bouvier is her soul mate at
least in her dreams if she dares to reach out for love
even as someone stalks her with obviously bad intentions
in mind for her.
This exciting paranormal romantic suspense stars a
terrific lead protagonist who struggles between desire and
fear of love. The story line is loaded with non-stop
action, in some ways too much as the plot meanders with
unnecessary twists. Because most of the audience fails to
share Laurel's gift, fans will remain visiting MIMOSA
GROVE until the end to see who stalks the heroine and
whether Justin can overcome her relationship phobia.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 10, 2004
In a place as haunting as it is beautiful, anything can
happen . . .
Laurel Scanlon has the gift of sight, an ability passed
down to the eldest daughter of each generation. It is this
gift -- or curse, perhaps -- that drove her own mother mad
and has left Laurel unwilling to trust in love . . .except
in her dreams.
Anxious for a new beginning, she decides to retreat to
Mimosa Grove, an old estate outside Bayou Jean, Louisiana.
Mimosa Grove belongs to Laurel now, bequeathed by her
maternal grandmother. Laurel feels the history and tragedy
here, and amidst primeval beauty she senses
something . . .unfinished. Folks here know about her
grandmother's gift and treat Laurel with the same
reverence -- especially when she is able to help the police
find a missing girl. It is then that she sees Justin
Bouvier -- stranger, soul mate, the man who haunts her
But there is danger here in Mimosa Grove, not from the
restless past, but from the deadly present. Laurel must be
willing to trust her gift, her love for Justin and, most of
all, herself, to stop tragedy and history from repeating