"terrific contemporary romance"

In Los Angeles elderly Chloe LaMonte came to writer Reilly Alexander's book signing to inform the former Badlands musician that she was his guide to his destiny. The next thing he knows she mentions Carolina Beck's spirit calling to her to bring Reilly home. In spite of being skeptical Reilly returns to his hometown, Diablo Springs, Arizona.

In San Diego Eddie Rodriguez visits Gracie Beck. Since they have not seen one another in years Gracie is surprised, but Eddie tells her that her grandma has just died and that her high school honor student daughter Analise was in a car accident with a boy named Brendan in Diablo Springs, Gracie's hometown. Bewildered as well as upset Gracie goes home to find her daughter okay and that she has inherited the family owned Diablo Hotel and curse that she believes brought her and Analise here as it has haunted her relatives since 1890. Gracie plans to end the curse so it cannot harm Analise. When she and Reilly see one another for the first time in seventeen years even Analise can see the attraction between them.

This is a terrific contemporary romance with mystery and paranormal spins that actually plays out on two parallel time lines with the present being the primary plot, but 1890 serving as a key subplot. The story line is character driven as the key cast members seem genuine including the psychic seemingly whispering with ghosts. Fans will treasure this strong tale that is a one sitting read to simply learn the link between today and yesterday and whether each era's lead couple survives the challenges.

Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted March 28, 2006

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 18, 2007


Readers everywhere were enthralled with award-winning ECHOES. Now step into the world of WHISPERS, where a century old curse, a haunted hotel, and a love to last forever come together in Erin Grady's newest, heart-stopping novel of romantic suspense.

A haunted hotel... A century old curse... And a love destined to last forever...

If you listen hard enough...

Diablo Springs—once a boomtown of gamblers, outlaws and miners. Now a place where shifting sands whisper only of torment and loss...a place where shadows lure the unsuspecting into its abyss.

It is where Gracie Beck was raised, but she never called it home. When she left that place, she never looked back...

You will hear their whispered warnings...

Now Gracie finds she's inherited the Diablo Springs Hotel from her grandmother and, with it, a curse that has haunted her family for over a hundred years. As she begins to unearth long-buried secrets, she unleashes a force that threatens everyone she cares about. And when the one man she has tried to forget unexpectedly returns to Diablo Springs to find inspiration for his next novel, Gracie knows that a dark and desperate chapter in the story of her family must finally be written...


by Erin Grady

Berkley Pub Group (Sensation)
April 1, 2006
Available: April 4, 2006
ISBN #0425209636
EAN #9780425209639
352 pages
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