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Friday, April 24, 2009

Sandstone Legacy by Rachel McNeely

Sandstone Legacy by Rachel McNeely
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc.
Genre: Contemporary; Paranormal; Mystery
Length: Full (201 pgs)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Lilac

Jake Andrews and Katie Weber are the only beneficiaries set to inherit the valuable Sandstone Ranch property. But who wants it more? Jake needs the property to further his successful business and plans to tear down the old house. Katie wants the house to remain and is willing to fight for it.

The people of Treehaven believe the old farmhouse is haunted. Katie and Jake have thirty days to discover the truth and print the findings in the local paper.

Jake doesn't believe in ghosts, but since Katie's first visit to the old farm house, she's been convinced that not only does a ghost reside there but also it doesn't want company.

Together they battle the growing attraction between them, a not so friendly ghost, and the hidden secrets that will expose an enduring love story and a person willing to kill to keep the secrets of Sandstone hidden forever.

An unusual inheritance brings a couple together in this fun and entertaining romance.

Jake Andrews and Katie Weber find themselves facing some unusual stipulations in order to inherit Sandstone Ranch, a property that the people of Treehaven believe to be haunted. In order to inherit the 1000 acre ranch the pair must live there together for 30 days, discover the true story behind the house and whether it is haunted, and write a newspaper article about what they have learned. As Jake and Katie work to discover the truth they find themselves fighting an attraction as well as dealing with some unexpected occurrences. The inheritance brings them together, but Jake and Katie each have their reasons for wanting the ranch and those reasons could tear them apart.

Jake and Katie make an interesting pair. Both grew up in Treehaven, but have very different backgrounds and family lives. Yet they are both good for one another and I enjoyed watching their relationship progress. As Jake spends time with Katie and learns more about both her and the house, he realizes that in order to build a future, he must face his past. And when he does he learns some very interesting and unexpected facts that could change everything for some of the people of Treehaven.

The story has quite a few unexpected twists. Each new discovery leads the pair to a new trail and I was eager to see where it would lead. I became caught up in the mystery and enjoyed watching it unfold. And I loved the unexpected ending to the tale.

Sandstone Legacy is a highly enjoyable read that I would definitely recommend. Intrigue, romance, and a touch of paranormal all come together to form a great read.