"Gothic and paranormal romance"
With the death of her mother, Makenna Lindsay is
vulnerable, as she feels alone in the world though she is
engaged. Still Makenna believes she loves her fiancÚ and
they make love prior to their marriage. To her shock, the
rat dumps her.
Among her mother's possessions, Makenna finds the deed to a
small house on Carnal Cove on the Isle of Wight. Needing
time to heal from the two blows she just received, Makenna
decides the isolated isle is the ideal spot to recuperate.
Her widow neighbor Captain Nicholas Saintjohn disrupts her
serenity when he persuades a reluctant Makenna to tutor his
son in the fine arts. Even more disturbing, a not so
friendly ghost appears and Makenna hears the sound of a
weeping child while she falls in love with her neighbor.
Gothic and paranormal romance readers will enjoy THE GHOST
OF CARNAL COVE. The story line combines elements from both
sub-genres as the isolated house and the brooding captain
with an innocent woman provide Gothic elements while the
ghost represents the paranormal. Though the plot takes a
bit long to decide on which path serves as the prime theme,
Makenna turns the tale into a fine novel as she struggles
with otherworldly essences and a grim neighbor who has her
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 24, 2002