"A warm enchanting paranormalromance"
Last year, Washington State resident Kent Stuart and
Illinois citizen Lindsay Jackson fell in love during a
short summer fling. However, geography proved stronger
than their feelings and their relationship ended with no
recriminations. Kent turned his attention to fellow
Northwesterner, Lindsay's cousin Sarah Emerson, who had
hired him to renovate a cottage she purchased. Kent and
Sarah are to marry with Lindsay serving as a bridesmaid.
However, when Kent and Lindsay see each other, they realize
they still love one another, but neither want to harm
Sarah. Unbeknownst to Kent or Lindsay, Sarah has fallen in
love with the ghost who haunts her cottage.
SPIRIT OF THE HEART is a warm paranormal romance that will
provide much enjoyment for sub-genre fans. The story line
is invigorating as the two pairs of couples struggle to
sort out their feelings and a "minor" disability. The
feelings of the four characters and their
interrelationships seem genuine which is quite an
accomplishment when one realizes that Barbara Cary manages
to make ghosts seem real. This enchanting novel is a
delight that the audience will appreciate and request more
tales by Ms. Cary.
© Harriet Klausner / December, 2000
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 1, 2002
Kent Stuart knew he loved Lindsay when she swept into his
life and swept him off his feet in four short days the
previous August. But misunderstood intentions, unspoken
fears, and a four-month, two thousand mile separation
doomed their fledgling relationship.
As the wedding day approaches, however, Lindsay and Kent
realize they still want, need, and love each other. Yet
because of their mutual care and concern for an emotionally
fragile Sarah they struggle to remain silent and apart.
More distressing still, are hints that Sarah might have
learned about their secret love - through the whisperings
of a man sixty years dead.
Neither Lindsay nor Kent is aware another love, a spirit of
a heart stronger than death and infinite as time, has a
scheme of its own that will forever change destiny for both