Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Ghost of a Second Chance

Man oh man, do I have a ton of book reviews I'm typing up over the next few days. Bear with me and I'll post my regular hilarity in between, mmkay?

A Ghost of a Second Chance- Kristy Tate
Cover for 'A Ghost of a Second Chance'
An eastern wind carries more than dust and ashes; it uproots secrets and everyone knows that once one secret is told, no secret is safe. Laine’s haunting secrets--the estrangement from her husband—the unknown body laying in her grandfather’s coffin—the sudden and strange appearance of a difficult ghost—take her to the tiny town of Rose Arbor, her grandfather’s hometown and the place of her grandmother’s death.

As Laine unravels the mystery of her grandparents’ marriage she is forced to face one more question of the heart—Can love live even after it has died?

This book is described as romance/suspense and it was true to its word. Honestly I found it hard to get into because Laine is... well she's difficult. I have such a problem with women who are all stubborn and turn their back on logic and love because of their own issues and insecurities which is exactly what Laine does. 

It starts off with her grandfather's funeral, the subsequent discovery that his body is missing, visitations from her grandmother ghost that only Laine sees, and the dealings with her marriage which may or may not be going to hell in a hand basket. Once I got past my initial problems with Laine, and then me starting to really like her ghost (even though she's frustrating even to me with her half answers and child like attitude), and then me rooting for her husband. Because not going to lie, I called it. I really felt bad for her husband and I was annoyed that Laine couldn't see what was really going on. But it's often the case, isn't it? Lots of couples hit rough spots and instead of really working on it together and both listening to each other, one person makes assumptions and that's really what signals the end, right? Well I can't tell you how it turns out for Laine and her husband, but I can tell you the ending of the book brought full closure. 

Except I would have loved a better showdown of wife versus secretary. I'm just sayin. 

So it's a fast read, it's not a heavy novel with lots of thought required, and overall I enjoyed it. And if you end up reading the books I review, email me and let me know what your thoughts were- I always like comparing my 98 cents to someone else's. 

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