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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

REVIEW - Lured By The Ghost Rake by Marianna Green

When Elda Elwood goes on a visit to her actor lover Jake Reynolds’ ancestral home, she is drawn by a portrait of his ancestor, eighteenth century rake Lord Lucas Lovegrove.


REVIEW

She glanced back to the painting of Lord Lucas Lovegrove, who seemed to return her gaze, eyes almost sparkling with mischief. “I wonder how things worked out between them.”

Ghost stories, romance stories nonetheless…

There are two love relationships relevant, one of the present and one of the past. The ghosts will appear when the heroine is in a personal “crisis” or at least at the crossroads that could lead to a permanent relationship or its end. The manifestation of the Ghost Rake will affect the scarred heroine, “helping” her to find out what she wishes and feels for her partner as What was between them was unspoken and unsure.”

The “lure” from the title allows different expectations, but the final positions and circumstances, the “reality” will take shape along the way.

I think that the best trump of the “Lured by the Ghost Rake” is the atmosphere. The author, Marianna Reed created and maintained an eerily mischievous air from the first to the last page. A cold shiver of dread or anticipation will be present even in the daylight, only its potency will be adjusted.

“I don’t mind these staring eyes in daylight, but I’ve got to admit it, there’s something unsettling about ‘em in here at night. Most likely, it’s people overreacting to stuff like that and the atmosphere you get in old buildings that leads to ghost stories.”

Changing its intensity, from whispers to thunders, the sound will be an active player stressing the readers and characters’ feelings.

Are the ghosts good or bad, are our heroes on the ghosts’ side or not, and will we love, suffer for, or fear the Ghost Rake? What keeps the ghost blocked in our world – is it love, regret, redemption, or revenge? The answers to these questions are painted in shadows of grey. Saying that, will there be happy endings?

Read “Lures by the Ghost Rake” to find out whilst having a few hours of a  enjoyable read!

"The figure in the portrait had shifted into focus. Those other painted eyes, revealed as the clearest light blue, followed Elda compassionately. It was not, after all, an ordinary face. It was one which, once appreciated, could never be forgotten, due to its tenderness."

Description:

Release Date: January 2022

When Elda Elwood goes on a visit to her actor lover Jake Reynolds’ ancestral home, she is drawn by a portrait of his ancestor, eighteenth century rake Lord Lucas Lovegrove.

She learns the tragic story behind the viscount’s marriage to the innocent young heiress Rose Ashworth.

Elda senses that the portrait has strange powers, and that the house is haunted by Lovegrove’s predatory and sexual ghost...

And what is the secret of the sinister pagoda in the grounds?

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About the author:
Marianna Green
lives in the UK, has a geekish fascination with English Literature and History, and an irrepressible sense of humour.

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37 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Kim said...

Sounds interesting.

Marianna Green said...

Thank you for this.

Mya Goss said...

Looks super good!!

Sherry said...

Sounds like a great book.

zelda said...

This looks amazing!!!!

abfantom said...

This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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wghutton said...

very nice cover, congrats on the release

clc408 said...

This sounds like it would be interesting to read.

susan1215 said...

Sounds like a great book. I like the cover.

Barbara Montag said...

What an eye catching title and cover!
Thank you for sharing this.

Sophie and Emile said...

Thank you for the lovely commments, everyone

Stormy Vixen said...

Lured by the Ghost Rake sounds like a thrilling read and I love the cover! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Mythical Books for sharing your review!

Debbi Wellenstein said...

This book sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for the giveaway!

pippirose said...

The book sounds intriguing. I love the eerie cover.

wghutton said...

this sounds great

Barbara Montag said...

Does writing energize or exhaust you?

Barbara Montag said...

Where do you get your ideas for writing?

jennifer57 said...

I like the cover!

Barbara Montag said...

Do you do anything special to treat yourself after finishing a book?

laurie nykaza said...

This sounds like a good book to read and I also like the cover too.

Barbara Montag said...

What advice do you have for writers?

Barbara Montag said...

What part of the book was the most fun to write?

Barbara Montag said...

I so enjoyed reading the excerpt- well done!

Barbara Montag said...

I am adding this book to my to be read soon list!

Barbara Montag said...

What is the first book that made you cry?

Barbara Montag said...

What’s the best way to market your books?

Barbara Montag said...

How many books have you written and which is your favorite?

Nancy P said...

Fabulous cover

Barbara Montag said...

How many hours a day do you write?

Debbi Wellenstein said...

I love the gothic-looking cover!

Barbara Montag said...

How do you select the names of your characters?

Debbi Wellenstein said...

What genre of book do you most prefer to read?

Marianna Green said...

Thanks again for the host for taking part in the tour, and for the great review, for everyone for their interest. I am glad people liked the cover and are tempted to read it.
This was one of those books that more or less 'wrote itself', and I only wish they were all like that for me!

Diane E said...

This book sounds very exciting to read! What an eye-catching title and cover! Thank you for the giveaway. Good Luck on the book!

Unknown said...

Sounds great

laurie nykaza said...

This sounds like a great read that I would really enjoy.