Banner Clairmont hated the idea of her beloved Lyonsgate Plantation being sold, even to dashing Rory Stewart, who seemed to know so much about her. But as they toured the grounds before that evening's costume ball, she sensed the house welcoming the intruder, sharing its ghostly secrets.
Rory was fascinated by the estate, and even more by his lovely guide. But who, he wondered aloud, were the early guests?
©1986 Kay Hooper; (P)2009 BBC Audio
There are certainly highlights to the story but the most interesting characters are dead long before the story begins. Early on in her writing Kay Hooper tended to write "sparkling dialog" but it always sounds forced. She's improved immensely in the last 30 years but in those early days it was as though she had a font of humor that had been so dammed up that it gushed out instead of trickling. I would probably have enjoyed the story more if it had been edited by about 50%. Since I do like the basic story (even if I get tired of hearing him call her m'lady long long before the book ends) I just set the speed at 1.5 and only listen to it every few years. This is a book I would do much better to have borrowed from Overdrive than to have purchased.
This book seemed to have been written for teens - not adults. I have read many Kay Hooper books but this was really not worth my time or the credit
Kay does a good job bringing out the people and making you care for them. The story is a light and fun read. Set in the present day with a old southern family plantation as a back drop, gost come and go as two people find love.
I am an artist and I love to listen to books while I work. Books have always been an important part of my life. Audible Rocks!
I need some suspense in my story. None here. Very predictable. Not much story
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