young Katie Davenport makes a wish upon a star, a folder suddenly
appears on the heavenly desk of Wiggins, the Train Station
Master of the Rescue Express in the Department of Good Intentions.
Wiggins calls on Bailey Ruth Raeburn, one of his best dressed
heavenly assistants, to take the case. As he sends Bailey
off to Adelaide, Oklahoma, he reminds her of the ever important
Precepts. Needless to say, the precepts are out the Heavenly
Train window the moment she reaches earth.
Katie's mom, Deirdre, is broke, suffering writer's block,
and needing a job desperately. Deirdre is dependent on Jay
Knox, the black sheep of the town's most prominent family,
for a job at the local college. Knox wants a little extracurricular
activity before he agrees to name her as the newest member
of the faculty. Unfortunately for Deirdre, Knox is murdered
the night before he announces the newest professor. Enter
Bailey aka Judy Hope/Officer Loy. Deirdre is freaked out by
Bailey's colorful appearance, but accepts Bailey's help once
she realizes she is the main suspect. Bailey seems to take
a personal liking to Deirdre, as does Detective Hal Price.
Sheriff Cobb, on the other hand, is fed up with the local
paparazzi, Mayor Lumpkin, and Detective Howie interfering
with the investigation, and decides to go hell for leather
to solve the case. He once again accepts Baily's celestial
assistance without pause.
are plenty of clues and suspects at the Writer's conference,
which gives Hart a chance to offer plenty of false leads and
keep the readers guessing. She also gives Bailey plenty of
outfits to make her happy and fewer lectures from Wiggins.
Ghost to the Rescue is a quick, enjoyable read. I can't
help but wish there was a TV series in the works. It would
be a delight to see Bailey change outfits, interact with the
Sheriff's Department, and explain herself to Wiggins and God.
to the Rescue is number six in the series. It's been a
real joy watching the series and characters grow.
Reviews of other titles in this series
at Work #1
Merry Ghost #2
in Trouble #3
Gone Wild #4
to the Rescue #6