27 November 2011

Day 3 Joselyn Vaughn's Hauntings of a Heart - The review

Title: Hauntings of the Heart
Author: Joselyn Vaughn
Publisher: Astraea Press
Genre: Mainstream Contemporary Paranormal Romance
Length: Full 210 pages
Heat: Sweet
Rating: 5

Review requested, and book provided, by the author.

Review: Hauntings of the Heart is a romance with a difference. Yes, boy meets girl, but then the author fast forwards fifty years…

Ms. Vaughn pitches her readers in to the world of ‘silver-surfers’, committee meetings and fund raisers. And a townful of gossips.

What would you do if you were offered one million dollars for something you loved? When a lawyer, on behalf of her unidentified client offers Minnie Schultz that much money she refused, although in dire financial straits at the time. She’d bought the bed and breakfast property that once belonged to the family of the only man she ever loved and did not intend to let it go to some nameless, faceless client with more money than sense.

Gordon Anderson is on a mission to reclaim his family home before his mother’s health fails completely. The longer the present owner holds out against his offer the more distressed his mother becomes, so he decides to take matters into his own hands and returns to the town his family fled from fifty years ago.

And a lot can happen in that time. Ms. Vaughn fluently weaves in the back story with the present day events. Not only does the author create a charming story peopled with captivating characters, she chucks in enough conflict to have her heroine’s head spinning. The hero, on the other hand, has made his mark in the world, has children and grandchildren. And yet his world feels incomplete until he confronts Minnie at her home, his former home.

As if ghosts from the past are not influential enough in this story, Ms Vaughn adds contemporary ghosts to the mêlée. And of course where you have a current ghost you have ghost hunters.

The Hauntings of the Heart is populated by a vibrant cast of loveable characters, with perhaps one exception, and even then, Ms. Vaughn entices her readers to feel compassion for the woman.

The author’s writing style is both vibrant and fluent, filled with passion and pace, and the result ends in a book you can return to many times when in need of a heart-warming HEA story that will leave readers feeling satisfied and fulfilled.

Buy Links:
Astraea: http://astraeapress.com/#ecwid:category=662245&mode=product&product=7355585

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hauntings-of-the-Heart-ebook/dp/B005Z8WJRY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1319568032&sr=1-1
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1106922258

Contact Links:
Email: jvaughn@joselynvaughn.com
Webpage: http://joselynvaughn.com
Blog: http://joselynvaughn.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/joselynvaughn
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/joselynvaughn


Joselyn Vaughn said...

Thanks so much, Sherry! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

WS Gager said...

Sherry: You captured this story so well in your review. I've read bits and pieces but this is a great reminder that I need to buy the book!
Thank you.
W.S. Gager on Writing

Sherry Gloag said...

Jean, you know i loved it :-) Thank you for the opportunity to review it and tell everyone! LOL

Sherry Gloag said...

Wendy, thank you for your kind words. Enjoy the book fully when you treat yoursefl :-0

Patricia Kiyono said...

Another winner, Joselyn!

Tess Grant said...

Looking forward to picking up your fourth, Joselyn, and settling in on the couch to read! Good thing the weather is horrible and fully cooperating with my plan.

Joselyn Vaughn said...

Thanks guys! Happy reading! I can't wait to order my Kindle Fire and be able to read all these fabulous books on a screen bigger that 2 inches by 4 inches.