- File Size: 2534 KB
- Print Length: 372 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1533332487
- Publisher: Glass Apple Press; 1 edition (September 20, 2015)
- Publication Date: September 20, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B015NMZC6Q
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #261,033 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Belinda is a college graduate with a relatively useless degree - waiting tables in a greasy spoon with a lump of a roommate. Said Lump and the job have her searching for other employment to allow for different living space and different earning-a-living options. Of course, the man of the house hires her to see to his children. For some reason he has a resident harridan who attempts to intimidate our heroine and tries to drive her out of the house by means magical and manual. This awful creature drives a lot of the action in the story and is a worthy antagonist.
Something that always adds pleasure to my reading of Thorne books is that if they are set in California, there is some truth behind the setting. I am looking forward to the info on what inspired Ravencrest :)
The story - Eric Manning's family has held Ravencrest since its days in England. Moved stone-by-stone to CA, it brought its ghosts along for the sail. Some of them are restless, and some of the living are happy to keep it that way. Belinda, the innocent governess, is not a gibbering and fainting idiot but more inclined to question what she sees and feels (except for that unfortunate doctor visit) and, most importantly, fight back.
Yep, some scenes are erotic. If you're an adult, you know that some sexual activity is more about control than pleasure. That is the case in much of this story, so if you're prudish you won't make it past the first chapter. I say keep going, the story is excellent and full of surprises. This is a densely plotted book, lots to be revealed and more to come in the next installments. It is a satisfying story in itself - but like most Thorne/Cross books, it leaves me asking for more. And more is coming!
Check the listing for this book and read the first few pages. If you aren't hooked, I question your attraction to the genre. Good stuff!
Well thought out story, excellently executed. For a more detailed review, visit my blog. The link is in my profile
Belinda takes a job as a governess for the Manning children that live in the Ravencrest Mansion. She immediately makes enemies with Mrs. Heller, a mean old woman that works in the house. Belinda starts to hear and see things in the house and having strange dreams that keep her up at night. Belinda finds out she has a gift and she needs to use her gift to help a little girl in the house before it's too late.
Though I enjoyed this book I still thought it was weird and kind of disturbing at times. Mrs. Heller is the main person that creeped me out the most, the woman was messed up in more ways than one. The authors did a great creating a character that was so messed up that it creeped me out, which is an accomplishment on it's own. I felt bad for anyone that had to deal with her because she was not nice to anyone, not even the children in the house.
I'm not sure how I felt about Belinda. I liked her and I thought she was a good protagonist there were times I thought she was naive. I was embarrassed for her when she didn't understand what Riley and Grant were joking about in the beginning. I guess that made it more clear just how sheltered she was as a child, poor thing. Her mother was vile and very much cringe worthy.
Thorne and Cross can write some amazing books. They are able to write dark scenes and are not afraid to go places that most authors don't. I can't wait to see what other books they write because I am a huge fan.
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The Ghosts of Ravencrest starts out like many ghost stories, a young woman having an interview...Read more