"Ghosts and Family make for an interesing love story"
"The Society of Parapsychological Sleuths has disproved 95%
of all investigated hauntings." The ancestral home of
Marcus Van Buren was to be sold and Daisy Malone, new owner
of SPS, has been hired to verify that Laguna Vista mansion,
once touted as the jewel of the eastern seaboard, is ghost
Daisy is a novice, but because of her family's need for
money, she is willing to lie if necessary to complete this
assignment. She knows there are ghosts at Laguna Vista
because she saw Jonas Van Buren when she was 10 years old.
It was quite a shock to meet Marcus, as he is the exact
image of his ghostly grandfather. Before this adventure
concludes we meet the 3 Van Buren ghosts and are treated to
their pranks and pleasure in showing their existence.
Even more fun is found with Daisy; her "in-your-face
caring" family members who offer help with the ghost
hunting, and with Marcus who finds himself falling in love
with a woman he doesn't quite know how to handle. There
are other secrets besides ghosts at Laguna Vista. Daisy
and Marcus learn more about their family's secrets - and
not just the ghostly ones. Will these secrets tear them
apart or help them heal and find a life together?
Although some readers may find occasional slang dialog
discomfiting, the pace and story move along smoothly in
this tale of 3 ghosts from the "Roaring 20's" and their fun
with those who come into their ancestral home. Being a
first novel, there are some of the expected rough patches
while wrapping up the plot. You will enjoy reading this
story for some "ghostly entertainment" and it will please
those who are looking for humor in the midst of the drama
in the story.
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted April 13, 2002