A broken engagement sends Graciela Harper crawling back to Heron Creek with her tail between her legs, but finds the sleepy little town too changed to set her life right. Not even her budding drinking problem can obscure her Gramps’s failing health, or erase the mental picture of her first love happily married to her childhood best friend. To top it all off, she’s having a heck of time convincing the town’s dashing young mayor of her unfit-for-dating status.
When the ghost of 18th century lady pirate Anne Bonny starts insisting on a near daily audience, Graciela has to confront something else she never expected—being certifiably nuts at twenty-five years old.
Her brand new "I don't give a crap" attitude makes it easy to dismiss the mysterious threats that seem to be tied to her search for more information on the long dead pirate, but when her family becomes a target, Gracie knows she needs to find out why the ghost insists on being a constant, reeking companion.
If Graciela can put aside her prejudice against people without a pulse, she may discover that Anne Bonny’s problems are intricately linked with her own. The past harbors answers could help the cantankerous spirit find closure, but she is, after all, already dead. If Graciela doesn’t move fast, she might find herself doing the haunting, instead of the other way around.
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Fun to read!
This was a great read! Not at all what I thought it would be. Nice to find books that step out side of the formulaic box of most romance or adventure books! Good job!
Enjoyed the story line. Loved the main characters humor. Having a ghost as a character in the book added interest to the story. Will definitely read book 2 in the series.
Not Quite Dead
Suspenseful and interesting. Unexpected turns keep it alive throughout, and keep me reading. Ms Payne can even successfully keep her sexual interest dangling in the air; she’s an incorrigible tease.
The journals from the 1700s sound like she had written them herself. Thanks for bringing the language to the 21st century that modern readers can easily grasp.
Voodoo is alive and thriving in many forms in the Americas. Ritualistic Cuban Santeria in Miami, Florida can still volley assaults when summoned by circumstances and persuasions. “Know what you are treading on” may not be a tired cliche.