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Sunday, January 9, 2022

The Ghost of Glendale by Natalie Kleinman

Regency England. Phoebe Marcham is 24 years old and by the standards of the day practically on the shelf. She has not been successful in finding a husband despite two seasons in London, much to her Aunt's dismay but fortunately for an enlightened father who sees no reason to chivy her to find a partner, she lives a well settled and contented life in Glendale, their family home. A visit from her Aunt upsets all her serenity and her father's as well as the lady can be a demanding one. She is bringing her daughter with her which compensates as the cousins get on well. Entertainment has to be arranged and Phoebe calls on her friend Rupert to help. Rubert's good friend Duncan from Scotland is also there and there seems to be an immediate attraction between the two men and the two young ladies. There is however a resident ghost whom Phoebe is adamant lives in the house and is restless because of a love affair which was doomed and which ended in his beloved dying in a storm. Duncan is very keen to help Phoebe uncover the history of the story and finding journals and diaries in her mother's drawing room and then calling on the help of the other side - the girl who died, they try to piece the pieces of the tragic story. The story is thus two genres - one the love story between Phoebe and Duncan and the ghost who is restless and is finally put to rest. A little bit of a historical romance coupled with the paranormal this was a pleasant story to read. Sent by Sapere Books for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.

2 comments:

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Interesting combination of genres. I'll look for it!

Literary Feline said...

A ghost! I do enjoy a ghost appearance now and then in my books. I will give this one a try.