Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Book Review: The Ghost

When I started the book, at first it seemed more romantic comedy with ghostly undertones. It would have made a enjoyable story. Then it tuned moody and the characters waffled between likable and then thoroughly nasty. Are we supposed to like them, fall in love with Angus, feel threatened by Duncan or is it the other way around. While I understood the author was building suspense which is a good thing- each character needed to pick a side and stay there. How can we like Angus when he has that almost abusive side and punishes Elizabeth? The history was muddied jumping from the 1500's to the 1850's and was not seamless. While the author has a deft hand with descriptions that made me want more, her characters were not developed enough and left me feeling it was not enough. A potentially great idea with beautiful prose that needed its plot to be thought out more.

Happy Reading!
Carole P. Roman

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