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Whispers From The Grave

by Kim Murphy

      Christine Olson is keen to stay with her college friend Judith Cameron on her family’s Virginia ranch, Poplar Ridge. She looks forward to a relaxing vacation away from the pressures of being a busy attorney and spending time with Judith, but soon realizes that she is getting more than she bargained for. It doesn’t take her long to fall for her friend’s brother Geoff, or to realize that ghosts from the Civil War haunt Poplar Ridge. Not only does she have to come to terms with Geoff’s secret, but also to try and unearth whatever it is that the ghosts are trying to tell her.

The supernatural, Civil War era history and a romance? My cup runneth over! If you, like this reviewer, used to pore over Barbara Michaels’ books and yearn for something of that type then look no further. Christine makes a strong, caring protagonist who certainly has her work cut out for her caring for epileptic Geoff, trying to keep his ex-wife out of the picture, healing a rift between father and son, coping with some rather feisty ghosts and holding down a job. This is a less cozy world than Barbara Michaels portrayed in her stories, but that means that this is chock full of contemporary issues and makes for a compelling read.

Even if you are not normally keen on the supernatural there is plenty of history to enjoy, and once again Ms Murphy packs her story into an admirably brief number of pages without making the reader feel shortchanged in any way.

The Book

Coachlight Press
March 2007
Romance - Present Day, Virginia
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The Reviewer

Rachel A Hyde
Reviewed 2007
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