Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Review: Penelope's Ghost

Penelope's Ghost by Goldie Alexander
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3 stars
contemporary romance with paranormal elements, romantic mystery
Copy provided by the Bewitching Book Tours in exchange of an honest review


Lisa is coming out of a marriage in which she felt stupid and hurt. She decided to go away for a while so she could finds out what she wants for her life. She takes on a summer job as a nanny and ended up finding a lot more. In a place full of ghosts, secrets and children's tantrum, Lisa gets more than she bargains for.

characters 4 stars

I really liked Lisa a lot, until she decided to become TSTL. I don't agree with her decision almost to the end of the book at all. It didn't even fit her personality. Lisa was smart, nice and had a really good head at her shoulders.
Richard was a mistery. He was a good son, a good uncle and a good ex-husband, but we don't get to really meet Richard the man. The book was about Lisa' story really.
I liked several secondary characters.

plot 3 stars

It was a solid read. I read the entire book in one sitting. It was an easy to follow story that kept me guessing along the way. I did felt a bit rushed at some points, and I've wanted more depth into the characters personality so I could connect more with them.
I found some parts unbelievable. The romance was sweet and it had a "sense" of a historical romance.

heat 2 stars

There were some scenes, but they were mostly mentioned and not really descriptive. Sort of in-between of YA and NA. We got the romantic vibe and it's sweet at times.

freshness 4 stars

I like the author's creativity, and I found a lot of originality in her work.

Impressions and Opinion

The overall concept of the book was really good. The idea was solid and I have enjoyed the read.
My one problem with it was that the male character wasn't well explored which left me feeling that some parts of the story were rushed and other parts were missing.

I like the author's work and I'm looking forward to read more from her.

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1 comment:

  1. Aw bummer that he wasn't developed enough and that she opted for tstl status. That always makes me twitchy. It does sound interesting though!