Review: Ghost of the Falls by Sarah Gilman

Ghost of the Falls by Sarah Gilman
Release Date: October 28, 2013
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Pages: 71
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Determined to prove she’s fit for the family business, exorcist Jade Clarence knows the assignment waiting in Maine is her last chance. Born into a family of exorcists, Jade’s unorthodox ideas have gotten her into trouble in the past…and cost the life of a client.

After haunting a Maine state park for more than a century, Dutch Hutchinson will do whatever it takes to bring an end to his unfulfilling existence. When an act of arson brings a beautiful exorcist to town, Dutch takes corporeal form in order to spend his last hours in her company.

Jade quickly uncovers Dutch’s true identity and finds herself falling for the man behind the spirit. But when Jade’s legacy threatens their future, they will have to overcome the greatest of odds—life and death

 

Review: Ghost of the Falls was a unique paranormal romance unlike any I’ve read before. I enjoyed Ms. Gilman’s fresh take on ghost and exorcists.

Jade comes from a long line of sensitive who practice exorcism. When one wrong decision turns into a fatal error, she’s forced to prove herself on her next job or be kicked out of the family business.

This exorcism is unlike anything she’s ever worked on before. The spirit is completely corporal and far too charming for his own good. I related to Jade. I think we’ve all felt a little out of place and uncertain what our purpose in life is. She’s a tough girl, raised and surrounded by men. It’s made her eager to prove her worth, while remaining true to herself. I wanted to see her stand her ground and come into her own, which kept me invested in the story.

Sick of being in a state of unrest, Dutch has contacted Jade to free his spirit and allow him to move on. He never counted on the attraction that would exist between them, or the way it would change his opinion on his existence. I liked Dutch. He had an old-fashion feel of his original time period that made him incredibly gentlemanly. I could see why a woman would fall for him.

I thoroughly enjoyed this quick read with hit’s unexpected twists and sweet romance. There were parts that felt a bit rushed, and I wanted more of a solid ending, which kept these from being a perfect read for me.