Saturday, April 18, 2015
A to Z April: P Reviews - Past Midnight by Mara Purnhagen/The Pride of the Peacock by Victoria Holt
For the last post this week I've got an old romance novel and a YA paranormal story. Both are books I really enjoyed, and remember well.
HERE. And then I'll share the blurb from Goodreads below. I just loved the ghost story, the characters, the mystery, such a great story!
Let me set the record straight. My name is Charlotte Silver and I'm not one of those paranormal-obsessed freaks you see on TV…no, those would be my parents, who have their own ghost-hunting reality show. And while I'm usually roped into the behind-the-scenes work, it turns out that I haven't gone unnoticed. Something happened on my parents' research trip in Charleston—and now I'm being stalked by some truly frightening other beings. Trying to fit into a new school and keeping my parents' creepy occupation a secret from my friends—and potential boyfriends—is hard enough without having angry spirits whispering in my ear.
All I ever wanted was to be normal, but with ghosts of my past and present colliding, now I just want to make it out of high school alive….
Victoria Holt demonstrates her mastery once again in her most exciting novel set in turn-of-the-century England where a young woman grows up in the shadow of the great estate - and privileged way of life - that was once her family's birthright. But a unique inheritance compels Jessica Clavering to marry the owner of a fabled opal mine and leads her to faraway Australia. There she will discover the mysteries - and evil - surrounding the greatest opal ever found. There she must confront the danger that lust for the stone has aroused even in her own husband - and there she must find love.
Actually both books I've chosen today have ghosts in them! Or seem to maybe have ghosts. And romance. Have you read either of these? I am friends with the author of the first one, Mara Purnhagen, on Facebook. And I've asked her what book is next. Nothing so far. But I enjoy her writing so hope there will be more soon. I've tried other books from the 2nd author, but haven't found any I loved as much as this one.
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