"An Interesting Reincarnation Tale"
This is a ghost story/reincarnation story. A soldier,
David, dies in the battle of Waterloo after allowing his
wife to die. His ghost is doomed to wander the earth until
she is reincarnated and forgives him. Jesse is an orphan
fighting demons of her own. Her mother, a drunk, killed
herself when Jesse was 10. Jesse, who witnessed some dark
scenes between her mother and
mother's boyfriend Gary, lost her mind and was put into an
asylum for a few years. She's back in her old town to face
these old problems and David shows up. She assumes she's
going crazy again. The two have a lot of problems to work
out, not the least of which is that David is at first fully
prepared to use her affections to get the freedom he
wants. But he comes to realize this woman is not the woman
she used to be, and as they face old enemies and friends
they come to love each other as they were always meant to.
I liked the book, but not as much as the other Krinard's
I've read. I thought it odd that Jesse, who is the
reincarnation of Sophie, should be so different from her.
Nonetheless, the characters were well told, the story
interesting, and the ending convincing, so I'd recommend
Shelly Raines / May, 2000
Copyright © 2000
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 12, 2001
Jesse Copeland, an expert in mountain rescues, has returned to Manzanita after years in the Peace Crops. Despite an indomitable courage that sent her rappelling down cliffs, she is haunted by the nightmares and shadowy half-memories surrounding her mother's mysterious death. Now she is determined to find out if her mother's "accident" was murder. What she finds instead is a man as transparent as air--sensual, muscular, his blue eyes burning into hers as she cries out one word from a place deep within her: David.
David Ventris, Lord Ashthorpe, late of His Majesty's Light Dragoons, is, simply put, a ghost. He's waited two centuries to be called back to earth by the woman he wronged. He knew her as "Sophie", a lady he'd loved but failed because he would not sacrifice his freedom. Now he is being given the chance to guard her from danger and get back his soul--if only she will believe him real and not madness. If only she will love him enough to create a miracle...and give him life again.