Review: The Haunting of a Duke by Chasity Bowlin

The Haunting of a Duke by Chasity Bowlin
Release Date: July 22, 2012
Publisher:  Wild Rose Press
Pages: 292
Source:  Publisher

Facing danger from both sides of the grave, will two souls merge to find a love that conquers all?

Communing with spirits has been both gift and curse to Emme Walters. Now it’s made her a killer’s target. Emme knows why the Dowager Duchess of Briarleigh invited her to a house party–to investigate whether the duke, Rhys Brammel, murdered his wife years ago. But Emme never imagined she would fall in love with the brooding duke.

Branded by society as a possible killer, Rhys is suspicious of Emme and her alleged “gift.” Then a late night encounter creates awareness of her other, more attractive, aspects. When Emme’s life is threatened, Rhys becomes her protector.

Emme and Rhys find passion and peril as they join forces to solve the mysteries at Briarleigh. She made him believe in spirits, but can she make him believe in love?


Review: When I read the blurb of this book I knew that I just had to read it.

I was not disappointed with this book. It was all that I was expecting and more. I got to go on a great adventure. I got several stories all wrapped into one. There was a great historical story that had the hot passion that I love and it also had the paranormal element of ghosts. And there was also some suspense.

Rhys was a strong man. He didn’t want to believe in anything that he couldn’t see. He has been burned by his wife that died several years ago and he basis everything on that experience. He just can’t explain the feelings that he has for Emme.  Emme knows about all the gossip that goes on about her. She never wants to be known for seeing ghosts. She just wants a normal life. She knows that Rhys doesn’t trust her but the feelings that she gets when she is around him is something that can’t be ignored.

I enjoyed the adventure that the author took me on. I was pulled into all directions and never knew what would happen next. Every time that something else happened, I was surprised. Not only did the living have a great story line, the dead did too.

I am trying to come down from this big high that I am on. I was left wanting more. I hope that the author will give some of the other characters their own stories. I was really wanting to know more about them.

I was glad that I took the chance on a new author and read something a little different. I wouldn’t recommend this book if I didn’t enjoy it so much. Take a chance and become a fan of Chasity Bowen.