Monday, February 13, 2012
Hauntings of the Heart
"Minnie had been his oxygen once, and losing her had been like living in a backwards Claritin commercial."
Minnie and Gordon were in love. Their lives were just beginning and both marriage and adventure awaiting them. But things went wrong and they never saw each other again. Until now, fifty years later, when a mother's wish, leaky pipes and paranormal investigators throw them together once again. Gordon has returned to town to purchase back the home his mother lost after his father's death. Minnie, however, is struggling to turn that very building into a profitable Bed and Breakfast. But when memories of the past re-surface, will they be able to save what they once had, or will everything that has happened since pull them further apart?
My Opinion: This book was a roller coaster of witty comments, painful memories and a splash of hope. Finally,one of the Ladies' Night Out who gets her own love story. Minnie, a favorite side character of mind from past books, is independent and strong despite her vulnerable heart. Having felt betrayed once, she is hesitant to let anyone see her weakness again. Gordon is a bit of a shy character, but he has great interplay with the other characters. Together they produce sparks, happy memories and painful pasts. Despite the slow unfolding of a tragic past, the humor and wit on every page kept me laughing and smiling through out. The author pulls you in so well that in the end you feel every emotion the main characters are feeling - with a bittersweet but happy ending. Well written and well made book.
I received a free copy of this book to review. No other compensation was given. The summary and review are 100% my own.