Thank you for stopping by for the start of a brand new blog tour for The Ghost of Glendale by Natalie Kleinman. I'm delighted to be sharing my review today but first of all let's take look at the description for the book...
At twenty-four years old, Phoebe Marcham is resigned to spinsterhood, unwilling to settle for anything less than the deep love her parents had shared. That is, until adventurer Duncan Armstrong rides into her home wood, larger than life and with laughter in his eyes and more charm in his little finger than anyone she’s ever met before. Far from ridiculing her family ghost, Duncan resolves to help solve the mystery which has left Simon Marcham a spirit in torment for two hundred years.
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I really enjoy a regency romance so as soon as I saw the description for The Ghost of Glendale I knew I had to read it. The touch of paranormal to the story definitely intrigued me and I was interested to see how this part would play out. It was lovely to see Phoebe so involved in wanting to discover the mystery especially one that has been waiting to be solved for so long. I found the paranormal side of the book was just about right, it didn't overpower the story at all I think it just helped to enhance it.
The writing is very reminiscent of that time and easily pulled me into the story. I enjoyed seeing Phoebe and Duncan's friendship blossom as it was definitely a case of kindred spirits. From their first meeting I was looking forward to seeing how their story would develop and of course how everything would end involving the past with secrets just waiting to be discovered. The Ghost of Glendale is a short story making it pretty perfect to read over an afternoon or evening.
A charming short story!
Four stars from me!
With thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources and Natalie Kleinman of my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.
Natalie is a published novelist and short story writer whose addiction to the books of Georgette Heyer and love of The Regency have been the inspiration for her latest book, The Ghost of Glendale.
Working on the premise that you never stop learning, she goes to any and every writing event and workshop she can. In addition she attends The Write Place Creative Writing School in Hextable in Kent, one of the rewards for which is an abundant supply of cream cakes to celebrate the frequent successes of its students.
Natalie is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association, The Society of Authors and the Society of Women Writers and Journalists. She lives with her husband in southeast London.
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