Review: Ghosts of Kingston Cottage by Libby Bishop

November 6, 2013 Review 0

Review: Ghosts of Kingston Cottage by Libby Bishop

She believes in ghosts.

Medium and paranormal investigator Arabella Pierce is sent with her crew to Kingston Cottage, a haunted Maine seafarer’s cottage on an isolated island, but for this investigation, her boss has stuck them with skeptical reporter Lucas Brown. Though he’s hot as they come, Arabella can’t trust a man whose sole job is to discredit her and the work she does. Not after what happened with the last few skeptics...

He believes in evidence.

But Lucas isn’t as skeptical as he seems—he wants the truth, no matter what that is. When the ghosts appear, he and Arabella must work together—in tight quarters—to convince the resident ghosts to move on before a storm strands the entire crew on the island. If Arabella can put aside her prejudices, she and Lucas just might have a shot at a lifetime.

Title: Ghosts of Kingston Cottage
Author: Libby Bishop
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Son of Thunder
Published by Entangled Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: 28 October, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 70
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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I wasn’t sure when I chose this title if it would get too ‘ghost story’ or delve into the utterly obscure in a bad way. I am thrilled to report that it was a clever, dual romance where both couples have issues to sort and solve before their own happy ever after.

Arabella sees dead people. She currently sees Katie: stuck between two worlds as she is frantic to find her lost wedding band. Seamus, her husband, has crossed over and is patiently awaiting her, ring or no ring. Yet, Katie won’t let go of her tenuous connection to the world of the living, and Arabella must convince her to cross over. As a paranormal investigator, Arabella and her team are investigating the home where Katie and Seamus lived to investigate a potential sighting. It’s not potential, Katie nearly instantly appears to Arabella, yet the observation of her team by a skeptical reporter keeps her from divulging the fact.

Lucas is a reporter investigating the investigators. With a logical bent, and innate skepticism, his approach to their process to ‘find’ proof of paranormal activity impresses Arabella, because of the logical steps that he takes and suggests, and the help he gives. Her past experience with another skeptical man have soured her on romance, yet Lucas’ manner and the camaraderie they have together has her wondering if she shouldn’t take a chance.

Cleverly written with a deft hand at both setting a scene and building a character, Bishop’s attention to detail and word choice are perfectly suited for this novella, bringing full color pictures from the descriptions she draws. Interactions between the characters, the gentle way she treats the stories of Katie’s love and history, and the development of the relationship between Arabella and Lucas are easy to understand and engage with. A thoroughly enjoyable story, perfect for a quiet afternoon.

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