"Highly original paranormal mystery"
Emerald O Brien, the owner of the Chintz 'n China Tea Room
in Chiqetaw, Washington is a woman at peace with herself.
She is well liked by the residents, who accept the fact
that she has the Sight, has two beautiful children and is
madly in love with Joe, a man ten years younger than she.
To convince her he wants to be with her till death, he buys
the lot adjoining Em's so it will be one large property.
While they are clearing the outdoor area, they uncover a
room hidden below layers of dirt. Unknowingly, they opened
a portal that allows Willow the Wisps, fae creatures who
bring death with them, to enter the realm. They find in a
yew tree the body of a girl, Brigit who used to live in
that room and her cat that traveled into the spirit world
with Brigit's. Em's and Brigit's cat changed places and
Em's feline is a ghost in the spirit realm while Brigit's
is only visible in the mortal world as a spirit. They must
perform an exorcism to cleanse the land that Joe bought and
find out why Brigit has not moved on to the next plane
(with her cat) if Em and her family are to have any peace.
They also want their cat returned to them so Em uses her
grandmother's spells in the hopes that this will happen.
A HARVEST OF BONES is a highly original paranormal mystery
with a touch of romance, the perfect book to snuggle under
the covers with on a cold winter's night. The heroine and
her friends take on ghosts, spirits, dragons and creatures
from the otherworld as an everyday natural event because Em
is a magnet for psychic phenomena. Yasmine Galenorn is a
great mystery writer who uses paranormal elements to add a
little of the exotic to her storytelling.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted November 15, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 15, 2006