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Ghost Writer Paperback – June 21, 2012
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About the Author
LORNA COLLINS grew up in Alhambra, CA and attended Cal State L.A. where she was on the Dean’s List as an English Major. She and her husband, Larry, penned their memoir, 31 Months in Japan: The Building of a Theme Park, which was a 2006 EPPIE finalist, Editor's choice Award winner, and one of Rebeccas Reads best nonfiction books of 2005. Their mystery, Murder in Paradise, was a finalist for the 2012 EPIC Award, and an anthology, to which she contributed, Directions of Love, won the 2011 EPIC Award for romance anthology. In addition to her fantasy/mystery/romance Ghost Writer, Lorna plans another in the same genre called Sofia’s Garden. Lorna & Larry reside and write in Dana Point, CA.
Top customer reviews
Maximilian Alexander Murdoch is not a creepy, scary spirit. Max, who invisibly resides in the cottage Nan just inherited from her distant Aunt Netta, was a famous British writer in his earthly time. He is delightfully pompous in his enterprising schemes to persuade Nan, a laid off “techie,” to complete his unfinished magnum opus - what appears to be a flowery romance novel - on his behalf.
Max doesn’t take no for an answer, especially when he can’t move on in the spirit world until this task is accomplished. As Nanette discovers, it’s not easy to dismiss a “ghost with a mission,” and the two most unlikely partners embark on a unique journey of discovery for both of them.
Ghost Writer is an engaging, entertaining story written with wit and warmth. Smart, skeptical, practical Nan is perfectly characterized and completely believable for a woman who has no choice but to believe in ghosts.
But if I ever have to live in a cottage with a post-Victorian, British ghost, I sure hope it’s Max.
The story is a refreshing change from books with broken characters and life-changing trauma. It reminds me of an old television series that is sometimes on reruns called The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. The characters are strong and caring, the ghost is perplexed by all the technological changes creating moments of humor, and of course, there’s a cute little dog that steals your heart.
This is a fun read you don’t have to think about, just enjoy.
From trying to write and complete Max's novel to dealing with life, she has her work cut out for her. This story contains humor, more than one romance and a lot of fun. I don't generally read anything but mysteries, but this was a pleasant diversion and a nice change. To add a little more to the already fun read, there just may be a treasure to find. So maybe I was wrong, there is some mystery in the story.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to be entertained and wants to find themselves smiling when they put it down.
Most recent customer reviews
Collins' story is a BOOk with Soul!