The Ghost and the Grimoire
Confederate Soldier Elliott Stone made numerous mistakes in his life. When he betrayed his comrades, he was tortured and murdered.
For over a century and a half , his only refuge is the sanctuary of the house built where he took his last breath.
He was content in his solitude…until she came and disrupted his whole world.
Daniella Yankovich inherited the beautiful Colonial Home. It came at a time she needed tranquility and peace from the N.Y. rat race. Little did she know her fortuitous blessing came with a cantankerous spirit.
Now a Civil War of wills in the house has begun. Will the North prevail or will the South rise again?
I love a good ghost story. So much so that I secretly read Ichabod Crane’s story and Edgar Allan Poe tales when I was about 9 years old, and even though I had nightmares I kept the secret so I could continue visiting these spooky worlds. When Laura Hawks contacted me to review her book with a Confederate Soldier’s ghost falling in love with a living woman, I was very intrigued. I’ve read a couple of ghost story romances and they were not to my taste, they were a bit too….out there, to put it lightly. However, The Ghost and the Grimoire is a wholly enjoyable take on this genre. Although there were times where the descriptions were a bit stilted and clinical, I did enjoy having the world brought to life in Hawks’ hands. The journey that Dani and Eli embark upon was fascinating, and something not typical of this genre, lending it a fresh perspective that made the book much more compelling. An emotional tale well worth your time, this will suit older readers best, around 17 and older. I’d absolutely read more, especially if she does something even more supernatural! 4 stars
About the Author:
Ms. Hawks has always been interested in writing in some form or other. A few years back, she was involved with and then ran a Star Trek Interactive Writing Group which was successful for a number of years. Yes, she is a trekker and proud of it.
It was at this time she got involved in role playing on Facebook, which gave her ample opportunities to grow and hone her writing ability.
Taking the leap forward, she decided to try her hand at writing a novel. That novel is entitled Demon’s Kiss.