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"mystery with paranormal elements & love story that enhanced the plot"

BLUE MOON is a romantic mystery with paranormal elements. Mary Corbett and Jack Windom are estate surveyors, working for different companies. Some time ago they worked together on a job and were very attracted to each other. Unfortunately Jack was just about to get married, so nothing ever became of their flirtation. Now, they are both assigned to survey an old plantation house in central Louisiana, and the minute they meet, the old sparks fly, dampened only by Jack's continued marital status.

The old plantation house haunts Mary, both figuratively and literally. Almost immediately she feels like she knows the place, and envisions it as a Bed and Breakfast, something she's always wanted to run. But then she learns about the former owners, Magdalena and her husband Jean-Pierre, who disappeared during the Civil War. Nightmares about being trapped lead her to believe something terrible must have happened to them. When the ghost of Magdalena begins to visit as well, Mary decides that she must solve the mystery behind their disappearance or else risk her sanity. Jack helps, both for her sake, and the sake of his dying wife, who desperately wants to believe in the hereafter.

Fast moving, very well written, BLUE MOON was a delight to read. It had many interesting and fully-fledged characters, and a love story that enhanced the story without overwhelming the reader. I highly recommend this well-done novel.

Janet Miller © Copyright 2002
for ParaNormal Romance Reviews
originally published @ Amazing Authors Showcase

Reviewed by Janet Miller
Posted April 24, 2002

SUMMARY

Mary Corbett's calm, orderly existence is shattered the moment she sets foot on an old, run-down Louisiana plantation. Even though she's never been there before, she recalls details about the house that only someone who actually lived in it would know. If that weren’t bad enough, she finds that her attraction to the other curator, Jack Windom, hasn’t lessened since they last worked together. In fact, as they spend time together on the estate, she realizes she’s falling in love with him. Unfortunately for her, he’s already spoken for.

When she and Jack attend a Blue Moon Voodoo ceremony, she has a "clear-sighted vision" about the former owners, both of whom mysteriously disappeared over a hundred years ago. Even though she's never been psychic, she continues to "see" bits and pieces of their lives. Shortly thereafter, the ghostly apparition of the former mistress, Magdalene Laroussard, appears to her and begs for help. When Magdalene continues to ask for help, Mary realizes what she has tried all along to deny—that she is somehow tied to this house and to Jack. She makes up her mind to not only buy the run-down plantation and turn it into a bed and breakfast, but to also solve the mystery of what happened to Jean-Pierre and Magdalene Laroussard.

Her determination to find the key to their disappearance is fraught with danger. When she learns that members of a local Voodoo cult have vowed to protect her from harm, she can't help but wonder who's going to protect her from them.

 

Blue Moon
by C. D. Ledbetter

DLSIJ Press
September 1, 2000
Available: November 11, 2006
ISBN #192897337X
EAN #9781928973379
288 pages
Paperback
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