Teacher Morgan Peers has gone from living a tough life to becoming an heiress nearly overnight. When she inherits Woodmere Manor in the Hudson Valley in New York from her estranged father, she makes big plans for the future, but the past still holds sway over the fog shrouded mansion. Morgan begins to question her sanity when she sees a ghost and learns about the tortured history of the house, and its five tower rooms.
To complicate matters, two men make it difficult to listen to her own heart. Owen Long, the estate caretaker, offers friendship and understanding while Noel Crimson, a local priest with a tragic past of his own, haunts her thoughts. And time is running out because someone or something wants Morgan dead. Morgan must figure out if man or spirit haunts Woodmere Manor if she is going to save her life and find love.
©2012 Lisa L Greer (P)2016 Lisa L Greer
Morgan inherits her eccentric father's estate when he passes. He was never a part of her life until his death. She gre up poor struggling for everything and suddenly has a fortune and mansiin with a chilling history. It still contains furnishings from the first owners and a ghost or two.
For a short story the author uses good pacing and builds a suspenseful tale using small details and descriptions. She drops clues throughout without giving away too much at a time. It's difficult to build intrigue in so few pages but she does it. I wanted to know what was going to happen next so listened to the entire story in one sitting.
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Not quite what I was expecting. Overall the story was entertaining and enjoyable. It kept my attention. I was expecting a little more of a mystery/thriller though.
Suspense, mystery and creepiness with a little romance on the side.
The book was not long enough to build both the suspense and romance aspects of the story. So both sides of the story suffered. By the title you really expect the tower to be a main part of the storyline but it's not. The story started out great then just kind of fizzled out in the last few chapters.
It's also annoying when the main character is the TSTL type. Example's: You hear strange things and see an odd person in your yard, you don't get a cat from the shelter you get the biggest dog you can find. You find a room with disturbing content and the local priest offers to bless/cleanse the house, you jump on that sh*t right away.
Daniela Acitelli did a good job with the narration. Pleasant voice. Clearly spoken. Nice even pace of narration. Some good character voices, then some of her male voices sounded like Elmer Fudd. Which she may have been aiming for. I have listened to many books she has narrated and her character voices have always been great. She did bring the story and the characters to life. Very enjoyable
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher.
I am a wee bit over the half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lo
This was an ok book.It could have been the poor narration that put me off.The woman who moved into the haunted house was wimpy and fickle.The male characters were one dimensional and a bit dim witted as narrated by Daniela Acitelli.Had she read it just in her voice at a steady clip it would have been better.The ending was just bad.I was given this book free by the author, narrator or publisher.
The story is interesting and the narration matches the plot and the feelings of the characters.
The beginning was a good opening.
"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."
This was an okay book. It didn't really keep my interest at times and the narrator was a little annoying in my opinion. I would have enjoyed the book more if it would have had a different narrator.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
Ok, I'm not really a manly man. Just your average dad, husband, software engineer. I won't go into details why I am in the situation where I'm reviewing a gothic romance book. Just be assured there was a bet between friends, maybe a weekend in Vegas, and the consequences of losing said bet might be a forced choice between listening to this audio book and reviewing it, or performing illegals things on a innocent goat. I'm glad I chose the former, as this book was a good listen! I'm sure the goat is relieved as well.
The main character of this book, Morgan, inherits a spooky house. As she settles in and learns its history, she becomes the target of affection by one or more suitors (no spoilers here!). As the story progresses, you as the listener learn the secrets of the house. The narrative wholly centers around Morgan, and it could easily have been written in the 1st person, as no scenes were without her.
Is there anything groundbreaking in the story? Not really. It's a romance. It checks all the boxes that romance novels need checked. Not that I'm highly proficient in what those boxes should be, considering I'm an average dad, husband, and software engineer. an interesting note is that the story was devoid of sex. Don't get me wrong, there was definite sexual tension, but you won't find any Fifty Shades stuff here, or bodices ripped, or even bad things done to goats... And it's not that I don't LIKE sex in my stories, don't get me wrong! it just would have ripped me out of the spell the narrator was weaving, and reminded me that I was being forced to listen to a GIRLY ROMANCE BOOK. Ugh. Cooties.
Speaking of the narrator: she was was amazing. Daniela's voice is pure silk. She has a gift for narration. It's not easy for females narrators to perform deep male voices, let alone multiple characters and give them a unique sound. But she succeeded and gave each male a slight nuance that made it easy to discern who was who. She held my attention throughout the performance and I forgot at many points I was listening to a girly romance novel. I highly recommend picking this book up just for her performance, as well as anything else read by Ms. Acitelli.
Or you could pick this up because you like gothic romance books. Be forewarned: based on fact that this is book 1, don't expect a tidy bow to be put on the ending.
In the end it, wasn't so bad. I survived the listen. I'm still a average dad, husband, software engineer. I would even venture to say I enjoyed the experience, and would do it again.
There guys, it's done. My debt is fulfilled. Now burn those damn pictures!
This audio book was gifted to me by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.
What a great story. I was so into this story. I was on the edge of my seat and couldn't wait to start listening each day. I didn't like the way the narrator pronounced things when talking with any of the male characters (slow and deliberate).
This book doesn't stand on its own. It just stops and you need the next book to continue the story. I don't like books that can't stand on their own.
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I'm retired USAF and fully retired with a lot of time to read now. Read my whole life so thought I'd give some of that knowledge back.
I don't think I would read it again as I loved it and know most everything that happened.
Not really on the edge til the last couple of chapters. Brother came out of nowhere.
When they finally had hope for a new beginning.
This book could not make up its mind if it was a romance or a horrer story, in my opinion it fell short on both ends. I'm very sorry to say that I could not recommend this book. I was voluntarily provided I review copy by the publisher author or narrator
Come to the Tower, Love: Northeastern Gothic Mysteries, Book 1
: Lisa Greer
A modern gothic with mystery, suspense , romance, and strange noises and things that go bump in the dark. This quick listen was ok, but felt a bit rushed. The author had a good storyline going, but didn't flesh it out into a full length novel.
The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed. Daniela Acitelli gave a good performance as always.
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"Could be better but not a bad short story!"
I found the story to be slow to begin with then it picked up towards the end. The ending was rushed, there were I few things that were not explained. I did not like the heroin Morgan as much as I liked the priest (Noel). I liked the interaction between Noel and Morgan. In my opinion that was the best part.I solved who did it quite quickly the only thing I got wrong is the why which surprised me.I didn't find it spooky at all. I have listened to other murder mysteries which were a lot more creepy then this.With a bit more work this could be a really good book
Make it more creepy since it is a Gothic book. I would have kept away from Owen the gardener. since she did not really like him from the beginning then she changed her mind towards the end because of a certain situation. which I found very stupid of her to do, since she broke her own rule not to date men at the moment. When she tried to break it off she took ages! Why. I did not think it was difficult. She found she liked another guy so she tried to break it off with Owen and yet she let him kiss her. What! Then something happened which she has only herself to blame for. I do not feel any sympathy for her at all. The ending was rushed. I believe it needs more time spent on it. As I mentioned before I liked the interaction between Morgan and Noel. This was the best thing (in my opinion) of the book.
I don't believe this Narrator suited this book. I found her to have the same monotone for each character she did. I did not differentiate between them at all.
I would go and see this if it was done into a movie, since they would do a better effect of the Gothic theme.
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