"Ms. Guy has added more twists and turns to her ghostly Spirit Lake."

In Echoes of the Past, I returned to Spirit Lake with Erica and Joe. Erica has been away for a few months and has agreed to return to help Evelyn run the Spirit Lake Inn. Evelyn fell down the stairs and will be in rehab for a while, but she has a few reservations and needs Erica's help. Erica is reluctant to return, partially because of Joe, but she finds herself agreeing to help. Erica takes her friend, Paula, along to help. Paula is intuitive and is interested in Spirit Lake, after the experiences that Erica has during her first visit.

Upon arriving, Paula knows that the Spirit Lake Inn has high spirit activity. Neither Erica nor Paula have any clue that their next several days are going to be riddled with unexplained haunting, accidents, and even a murder and attempted murder.

After reading the first book, Spirit Lake, I was so engrossed in the plot that I knew I had to read Echoes of the Past. Ms. Guy has woven a highly addictive story with the Spirit Lake Inn and I cannot seem to get enough of it. She does a great job of twisting and turning the plot to keep her readers on the edge of their seats; and also of describing everything in intricate detail. Again in this book, I felt that a little something was missing with the character development. The characters are good and quite a bit of time is spent on developing them, but there is not much distinction between the main and secondary characters and it just seems that they just didn't jump off the pages as real people for me. That being said, the plot kept me pulled in to the point of losing myself in the story. When I realized the book was nearing a close, but the loose ends had not been tied up, I began to worry that I would be left hanging. However, after reading the epilogue, I am quite sure that there will be a third book. I, for one, can't wait to read the third book, because I am dying to know the rest of the story of Spirit Lake.

Reviewed by Melissa Conatser
Posted May 16, 2009


It's mid-October and now that her divorce is final, Erica Parkhurst is free to return to Spirit Lake and Joe Lakota, the man she left behind. Yet she is riddled with doubts and fears. Can they rekindle their romance of the summer? And can she put aside memories of her terrifying expericence at the hands of a cold blooded killer and go back to the small town in Western Pennsylvania?

Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Ghosts, Pirates, Mystery

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Echoes of the Past
(Spirit Lake: Book 2)
by Carol A. Guy

Devine Destinies
January 1, 2009
Available: January 15, 2009
ISBN #1554872200
EAN #9781554872206
342 pages
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Carol A. Guy

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