Elinor Hawthorne has in inherited a house that is haunted by the ghosts of two medieval knights, Basil Manneville and Guy Guiscard. Basil is the man of her dreams, her knight in shining armor. She falls in love with him and he with her. Basil soon realizes she needs to live a normal life, a happy life with a mortal.
A lifetime later fate intervenes. Basil, still in love with Elinor, is told her spirit lives on in a young woman and is given another chance at life to find her.
Review: I’m all for paranormal novels. As an author of paranormal romance, reviewer, and all around lifetime reader, I love the genre as a whole. My usual reads are vampires, werewolves, witches, and fey. Mostly other worlds and the occasional set in modern times but with a whole other hierarchy in conjunction with present day.
Aside from paranormal I’m a big historical romance reader, Highlander, knights, the Regency period are some of my favorites. Never that I can remember have I read a novel that took ghosts, reincarnation, history, present day and romance and blended it into a novel of such quality.
I found myself pissed by the middle of the book because I did not want it to go that way. I was unsure of exactly how it should go, but I did not like what was happening. That’s fabulous thing though. Often times I can discover a plot way before the end. Additionally I was invested and still am in Elinor and Basil. Their love is something to revel in.
However, my truly favorite character of Guy. He’s a regular rake knight in shining armor. Lucky for me he gets his own book this month. Moreover, I’m hoping that I’ll get my hands on it soon.
A true must read.