Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Widow of Saunders Creek


The Widow of Saunders Creek
by Tracey Bateman

This was the perfect mix of romance and paranormal. Not to lovey-dovey, not to freaky. While I've never experienced a death as close as my husband, I have experienced close death and I was really impressed with how well Tracey wrote Corrie's emotions. And, I am absolutely in love with freaky ghost stuff, but it also terrifies me so it was nice to get to delve into the spiritual world without needing to sleep with the light on for the next two weeks hehe. And Eli, oh my, I think I fell in love with him on page one!

"Corrie Saunders grew up in a life of privilege. But she gave it all up for Jarrod, her Army husband, a man she knew was a hero when she vowed to spend her life with him. She just didn’t expect her hero to sacrifice his life taking on an Iraqi suicide bomber. 

Six months after Jarrod’s death, Corrie retreats to the family home her husband inherited deep in the Missouri Ozarks. She doesn’t know how to live without Jarrod—she doesn’t want to. By moving to Saunders Creek and living in a house beloved by him, she hopes that somehow her Jarrod will come back to her.

Something about the house suggests maybe he has. Corrie begins to wonder if she can
feel Jarrod’s presence.

Jarrod’s cousin Eli is helping Corrie with the house’s restoration and he knows that his dead cousin is not what Corrie senses. Eli, as a believing man and at odds with his mystically-oriented family members, thinks friendly visits from beyond are hogwash.  But he takes spirits with dark intentions seriously. Can he convince Corrie that letting go of Jarrod will lead to finding her footing again— and to the One she can truly put her faith into?

I was given a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion - thank you!