I guess I can't count on a Jennifer Cruisie purchase being a sure bet. This was a ghost story on a Hardy Boy level....no.... this is a ghost story that Nancy Drew as a converted Mormon mother would write. It was silly frankly.
I m retired, the mother of 4, grandmother of 7 ad great grandmother of 8. . I enjoy listing to books, traveling and working with my photos.
Story began like it would be a good read but the longer it went, the worse it got. The 2nd half was real distasteful. Lots of loss ends. I would not recommend this book. I really hate to hear my Lord's name used as it was here and the "F" word was so un necessary. I thought these books were written by smart people with much better word useage.It seems to be harder and harder to find a good book.
Great characters, interesting complicated story, but I just can't get into these paranormal stories. The romance is believable, the characters real, even the ghosts and that part of the story is well written, but it ends with two more good ghosts joining them and left me feeling defeated -they and the poor kids will never be free of ghosts even after the powerful struggle they went through to rid themselves of the evil ghosts they had finally sent on to the afterlife. Great story -I just don't get the romance of the whole paranormal thing.
The author used the word "said" way too much. It was distracting and annoying. I felt like I was at a tennis match with the "Andi said, North said, Southie said, etc. At one point the author wrote , "Oh, Andi said" in a conversation with just Andi and North. Ugh! When a writer writes well, the voicing will help people know who is saying what, especially when there are only two people talking. I noticed this problem in the book "Bet Me" as well. Unfortunately I bought both books at once, so listened to both to get my money's worth.
I read this book prior to buying the audio version. I enjoyed the book immensely, but enjoyed it even more on audio. Angela Dawe does a superb job of bringing Crusie's characters to life. Having been a big fan of Kate Fleming/Anna Fields and her readings of Susan Elizabeth Phillips books, I can say that I've found another favorite reader to fill the void since her passing. Angela Dawe is fabulous, and as for Jennifer Crusie - nothing but classic perfection.
This is my favorite JC book so far. I love Andie's character. North is hot! The ghostly twists are light hearted but interesting. I would really like to see Hollywood get a hold of this one!
This story involves the unresolved break up of Andie and North....ten years after their divorce. It includes ghosts, a haunted house, children, grumpy housekeeper and a paranormal group of folks...sort of weird mix up at times with humor and suspense. It was entertaining and many of the characters were good, but some lacked further character development. The crazy mixture of eccentric and dramatic people is filled with witty dialogue classic in JC novels. Was it a romance novel or a ghost story...not sure and not sure it matters. I did get tired of the numerous use of the word "said" in conversations, I would think an editor would have helped with that more. It is a fun, kooky, entertaining novel with a happy ending...but with a feeling more could have been SAID! Will there be a sequel since it takes place in 1992? Narration was very good!