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"A Delightful, Humorous Paranormal Romance"

Eve Bluebeard wants noting to do with the family business of piracy or with men; she is a modern woman and feels she does not need a man to do what she wants; unfortunately she lives in a time when society does not agree with her. So she does what any creative and head strong woman would do, she invents a husband. She has been operating The Tower's, London's premier mental asylum for the paranormal for three years while her imaginary husband has been away in Transylvania treating a vampire of bloodlust.

Just before a very important dinner with members of the Supernatural Science Foundation, Eve is surprised with a visit from her father the infamous Captain Bluebeard. He tries to get her to go back to the sea and to think about marring Captain Hook; Eve reminds him that she is already married and that she would not marry Hook if he was the last man on earth.

At the start her dinner party seams to be doomed by a series of weird events, her butler is smashed and dropped a bottle of port on the rug, cook burnt the dinner, one of her crazed patients dug a hole and her gardener fell into it. All the while Eve is trying to keep a calm face for her guests because this visit is very important for the funding of The Tower's. Just when Eve feels that things are under control again, a man claiming to be Dr. Adam Griffin, her husband crashes the dinner party.

Eve can not protest that Adam is not her husband due to she has no husband and must act out the farce to her dinner guests. Adam (which is his real name) even looks how Eve described him and she finds him quite attractive. He finagles his way into staying at the Tower's for a bit. Adam discovers the occupants of The Tower's are a motley group of paranormal with a wide array of problems that keep Eve and her staff on their toes: a paranoid leprechaun, a bell obsessed hunched back dwarf, a claustrophobic vampire, a werewolf who thinks he is a housefly plus many more.

Minda Webber has created a delightful humorous paranormal romance filled with historical and literary characters along with her own. The combination of which one would think would not work, but she makes it seem not only possible but real. That along with the humor, jokes, and little quips that have you trying to remember what they refer to; make this story a fun and enjoyable read.

Reviewed by Catherine Smith
Posted September 12, 2007

SUMMARY

When your father is not only an infamous pirate but the husband of six vanished wives, respectability’s hard to come by. That’s why Eve invented herself a husband. How else was a nineteenth-century gal to follow her dreams and become one of those newfangled psychiatrists? Certainly she will never run The Towers, London’s preeminent asylum for potty paranormals. But now, wackier than the werewolves and loonier than the leprechaun she’s treating, something new takes shape—and he has the name of her never-before-seen husband and the body to drive a girl absolutely batty….

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The Reinvented Miss Bluebeard
by Minda Webber

Love Spell
July 1, 2007
Available: July 3, 2007
ISBN #0505527065
EAN #9780505527066
352 pages
Paperback
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Minda Webber

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