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After years of writing historicals, Wolf (The Poisoned Serpent) leaps into the contemporary romantic suspense arena with this smart, compelling read. Unlike some who have floundered making the jump, Wolf delivers characters who, for the most part, move easily in their modern skins, and she wisely incorporates her historical strengths through Regency-era ghosts. When American movie star Tracy Collins first sees the English estate of Silverbridge, she's jolted by an odd sense of recognition. Even more powerful is her immediate attraction to the current earl, Harry Oliver. Neither experience, however, prepares her for the star-crossed ghost lovers who bear an eerie resemblance to her and Harry. Telling himself he's too busy to deal with a movie star, Harry tries to ignore his feelings for Tracy as he fends off a developer's bid to buy a portion of his ancestral estate. But when suspicious fires break out and Harry's brake lines are cut, the two must join forces to discover the villain. The novel's weaknesses lie mostly with Tracy, who favors such clunkers as "As I have discovered, to my sorrow," and a too-British use of "ghastly." Her contentment to call a man her own age "my lord" also rings false. But Wolf certainly hasn't plunged in over her head with this shift. As always, she paints both conflict and setting with a sure hand.
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Joan Wolf writes believable characters that are interesting, romantic and she keeps the story moving. Read morePublished on September 17, 2013 by Kindle Customer
Maybe I'm different but I don't compare an author's books to previous ones written. I just enjoy the book that I'm reading. I happened to love this book for so many reasons. Read morePublished on June 20, 2013 by Marian
As a long time Joan Wolf fan, I was glad to see her branching out, though I hope she doesn't stop writing regencies. I liked the ghost story and the movie set in Regency times. Read morePublished on October 23, 2002
Joan Wolf's foray into the future and the past is a huge disappointment. Did someone else ghost write this thing? It was so unlike anything she has done in the past. Read morePublished on June 7, 2002
GREAT BOOK! Could not put it down and hope to see more like this from herPublished on May 7, 2002 by Jackie Hennequin
Silverbridge was a quick and pleasant read with engaging characters. As a long time reader of all her works I did find the plot a little predictable but her familiarity with the... Read morePublished on May 5, 2002 by Jeanette Finan