Fern Michaels returns to the blog today with the second part in her 3 part serialized story, part of the Godmothers series. Please read on for my review of
Sophie has made two key discoveries: a female ghost who first called to her in the new house she is sharing with her husband, and now a male ghost with evil intent. Unfortunately, as Sophie is determined to discover the why of the ghosts, she’s not totally certain that she wants to involve her friends, since everyone seems to be settling into new lives and loves, after years of personal tumult interrupted by new cases and causes. While Sophie is trying to sort out her own uninvited guests in her new home, she is unsettled and concerned that her investigations and questions are only stirring up the spirits, and perhaps spurring the evil one to action.
With no real answer to hand, and her own reluctance to disturb the friends she has relied on for years, she takes some rather drastic measures. Toots, one of the more determined friend of the bunch knows that Sophie is hiding something big – and we see through repeated flashbacks to the ladies’ pasts, histories and relationships just how strong their bond is and how much better they are as a unit, even when solutions are more instinctual acts of luck and circumstances than pure planning.
Still unfinished with new questions to answer, the strength of the bond between the women and their reliance on one another is highlighted, and actually takes precedence over Sophie’s investigation into the spirits in her house. With so many questions still unanswered, they underlying mystery thread is still in play, but a moment to connect with the ladies and give background on their history should play an important role in the final installment of this serial, coming at the end of the month.
Title: Spirited Away
Author: Fern Michaels
Series: The Godmothers #8
Also in this series: Hideaway, Getaway
Genre: Contemporary Woman's Fiction, Ghosts, Mystery Elements, Paranormal, Psychics
Published by: Kensington
Published on: 9 May 2017
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Audio Length: 2 Hours: 34 minutes
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Part Two of the New Three-Part Godmothers Serial!
The best of friends, Toots, Ida, Mavis, and Sophie have been there for each other through thick and thin. Now Sophie needs the rest of the Godmothers to help her through something they’ve never faced before....
There are no secrets between best friends. At least, Teresa “Toots” Loudenberry has always believed that to be the case. In the decades since she, Sophie, Ida, and Mavis met in Catholic school, they’ve shared all the joys and hardships of their colorful, extraordinary adventures. But right now, Toots can tell that Sophie is hiding something.
Sophie wishes she could confide in Toots. But she can’t reveal her hunch about her home’s history and the unhappiness that still seems to linger there. There’s too much at stake, including the safety of Toots’ daughter Abby and her twin girls. But though Toots, Ida, and Mavis are all entering new phases in their lives—and love lives—they won’t let Sophie face this challenge on her own....
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.