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Monday, July 19, 2010

Blackheart Point by Kelly Abell

Blackheart Point by Kelly Abell
Publisher: Solstice Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short (39 pages)
Heat: Sweet
Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Orchid

Michele Watling was running from her past when she took the museum curator job in the seaside town of Blackheart Point, Maine. Little did she know that she woud be sharing the museum and Lighthouse with a sexy pirate ghost.

Sam Blackheart has haunted the museum for hundreds of years waiting for his lost love to return and she looks amazingly like Michele. Can love grow between beings from separate planes? And when Michele's past threatens that love can Sam save her from a threat that is all too human?

Free at last. Michele had fled from a violent ex husband and was starting a job which could have been made for her in a place her ex would never find her.

Her new home and job were beside a lighthouse which locals warned her had a pirate ghost. She didn’t care. A ghost had to be better than what she’d left behind. She finds a painting of the pirate’s lost love and is stunned to find it’s like looking in a mirror.

Michele meets Sam the pirate ghost and falls instantly in love. But can love between a ghost and living person have any future?

This book may be short but it is full of power and tension on every page. Michele is a survivor, although she only realizes this as she starts her new life. Sam is determined to regain the love of the woman he lost. The two of them make a dynamic couple and a force to be reckoned with.

The love Michele has for her museum curator job and for Sam simply infiltrate the reader’s mind so that I was cheering them on every step of the way.

I couldn’t see how the author could solve the problem of death and life, but she did this admirably. I won’t say how because this would spoilt it for the reader, but I will say I was kept guessing until the last page or two.

Thank you for a lovely read Ms Abell. I’d be happy to read more of your work.