Sunday, May 28, 2017

Book Review/Giveaway: Ghostal Living by Kathleen Bridge

Title: Ghostal Living
 Series: Book 3 Hamptons Home and Garden Mysteries
 Author: Kathleen Bridge
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
 Format: paperback
 Source: Received for review from Publisher
 Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
 Reviewed by Marlene

The first Sag Harbor Antiquarian Book and Ephemera Fair is right around the corner, and interior designer Meg Barrett has her hands full decorating rooms at the Bibliophile Bed & Breakfast for wealthy rare book collector Franklin Hollingsworth.
 Rumor has it Hollingsworth is in possession of an unpublished manuscript written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. When the Fitzgerald manuscript's authenticator is found dead at the bottom of a cliff, Meg suspects a killer is on the loose. 
Rare books start disappearing from the B & B and Meg sees a connection between the stolen books and the deceased authenticator. With the fair looming, she finds herself caught up in catching a killer and thief before another victim is booked for death.

My Review

 I found this chapter in Meg's life quite chaotic but then again that lends itsself to reality doesn't it. There was a good balance between her personal drama and the drama of the setting and characters she was surrounded by. I found by including som many characters, some shady and some not so shady, it lended a hand to covering who the real perpetrator was.

Meg as always fascinates me, she is a courageous person that doesn't let her fears or deafness define her (well to much). I am interested to see how she grows in future stories.

The only thing I missed out of the book is I wish there was more about the history of the Hollingsworth family, there is quite a bit but it didn't quite quench my appetite.

Still looking forward to Meg's next story.
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  2. Ghostal Living sounds great. Thank you for this chance ad for introducing me to this author's books!

  3. Wonderful review this sounds very good, Penney

  4. It sounds like another great story! I like the cover and clever title. And the Fair seems like something I wish we could really go to! Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. Love the cover and the book sounds great!

  6. Fantastic interview. Thank you for this chance!

  7. Love the cover. And the post. Look forward to reading the book and excited about meeting a new author. So hoping. Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

  8. I really enjoyed the first book in this series & can't wait to get caught up. Thanks for an informative review. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

  9. Love the cover.

  10. Thank you for hosting Ghostal Living on your blog. Just the name is fascinating to me and it would be a pleasure to be able to win a copy. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

  11. An author/series that I've missed! Time to remedy that.

  12. This is a new author to me and series to me. Really enjoyed the description of the book and I'm looking forward to reading.

  13. This is a new author to me and series to me. Really enjoyed the description of the book and I'm looking forward to reading.

  14. Ooh, I'd like to stay at the Bibliophile Bed & Breakfast.

  15. Sounds interesting!
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  16. The BEST cover and the book sounds wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win a copy! Cheers!
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  17. Thanks for this captivating feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  18. An intriguing and interesting book which I would enjoy. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  19. Great title and great synopsis. Can't wait to read dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

  20. I love hearing about new authors. Looks like a great series. Meg's character fascinates me. Can't wait to start with the first book.
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  21. Thank you Tina for the intro to a new-to-me author & a very nice review! sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

  22. Sounds really interesting and fun to read, thank you for the chance. A interesting job decorating homes. Plus a mystery. Perfect

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