Title: The Cavanaugh House
Author: Elizabeth Meyette
Publisher: Elizabeth Meyette
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: Received for review from author
Reviewed by: Marlene
The Cavanaugh house which has sit vacant for the last twenty-eight years finally has someone brave enough to take up residency. A house that has been labelled haunted and abandoned, except by a million mice, will come to life again once more. Jesse Graham coming off a bad break up from her fiance has decided to trade in the high life for a more simple life in upstate New York. Jesse inherited the house from her long deceased aunt.
Attempting to battle the house's decay and prepare herself to start teaching at the local school she comes face to face with the ghost of her aunt.
Sensing the love and need to find peace from her Aunt Helen's ghost sets Jesse on a frantic chase to find her aunt's killer. Finding along the way the support from her long time friend Maggie and new acquanitainces Susan (Helen's best friend), her son Joe and local police officer Marty. As Jesse reveals more facts and questions about what happened to Helen so long ago she is also hit with some hard truths regarding her past and future.
I loved this story, it had the right amount of drama and action to keep you going. I could completely emerse myself in the characters of Jesse and Maggie. Jesse was a great female lead. And even though Women's lib was before my time (This story was set in the late 60s) I thank those women for helping us to where we are today.
But I still don't understand the downside of being called a lady instead of a women. Personally either is fine with me.
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