Good Day! Christmas Cow Bells by Mollie Cox Bryan along with Last Pen Standing by Vivian Conroy come out on September 24. The Christmas Boutique by Jennifer Chiaverini releases on October 1. It is An Elm Creek Quilts Novel (wonderful series of books). K.C. Tansley (aka Kourtney Heintz) lives with her lapdog, Emerson and three Golden Retrievers in Connecticut. She travels have taken her to the Great Wall of China, Cape Hatteras, and Salzburg where she took The Sound of Music tour. The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts was her debut into the young adult genre. The Unbelievables series consists of The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts, The Girl Who Saved Ghosts and the latest--The Girl Who Loved Ghosts. K.C. Tansley (aka Kourtney Heintz) can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and her website.
The Girl Who Loved Ghosts by K.C. Tansley is the third installment in The Unbelievables series. Kat Preston is a senior at McTernan Academy and has a heavy course load in addition to her magical training. Kat is missing having someone to confide in. She is keeping her best friend, Morgan at a distance for her own protection and Evan is busy with Seth’s flirty cousin and their new housemate. It is hard for Kat to see Evan with someone else as her feelings for him deepen. Evan would like to have a normal college life but that is impossible as the Kingsley heir, owner of Ravenhurst, and magical training in preparation for travelling back in time once again and for the eventual battle with the Dark One. When Kat is attacked by a dark warlock on campus, she must depart to Dumbarton for her own protection. The time has come to venture back into the past to retrieve the last amulet and Kat hopes she will not have to make too many changes in order to accomplish their mission. Evan and Kat will be traveling back to 1793 when Frederick Mallory and the cuff were last seen. Will their mission be successful?
|Kat's special locket|
The Girl Who Loved Ghosts by K.C. Tansley is a young adult novel (that adults will enjoy too) that is part of The Unbelievables series, and they do need to read in order. Each book builds upon what happened in the previous one. Kat is the Langley heir whose special gift ties to the past unlike her other relatives. This allows her to travel back in time to retrieve each of the lost amulets. Kat and Evan only have the Mallory amulet left to recover and they will have to go back further than they have before in order to locate it. I love the magical elements and the unique creatures. There are ghosts, goblins, a dark warlock, and other magical creatures. It is interesting how Kat can tell the difference between different people’s magic by the way it feels on her skin and the way it tastes. I enjoyed the descriptions of Evan’s ancestral estate, Ravenhurst. I did feel that the pacing was too slow in the first half of The Girl Who Loved Ghosts plus there is repetition of key details that was unneeded. A little after the halfway mark, the story starts to become very interesting and pacing increases as well as the tension. There are some surprising revelations near the end that shock our cast of characters and me. I love it when there is a good twist in a story. At the end we are left with unanswered questions and we must wait for the fourth installment for those answers (let us hope the author writes fast). The Girl Who Loved Ghosts is a spellbinding tale with a family curse, a vanished amulet, time travel, an evil entity, a missing heir, and valiant witches.
|The Dark Warlock|
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