Monday, December 06, 2010
If Walls Could Talk by Juliet Blackwell
Melanie Turner would like nothing more than to move to Paris, live there by herself, where they appreciated "women of a certain age," where she couldn't understand anyone, and could lick her wounds after a divorce. Instead, she found herself living with her dad, running Turner Construction, and renovating historic houses in the San Francisco Bay area. She didn't intend to have Kenneth, a former client, almost die in her arms in his house, and then return as a ghost that she could see and hear. She really should have moved to Paris.
Juliet Blackwell's books always show a passion for old houses, art and design, vintage clothing. The two series written as Blackwell introduce characters involved in the paranormal world. But, Mel, a down-to-earth woman with an unexpected gift, is my favorite character. Those dreams of Paris might be fantasies, but a woman who adopts strays; teens, dogs and ghosts, belongs in a world of construction, home renovation, and mystery. Fortunately for us, we get to know her in Juliet Blackwell's If Walls Could Talk.
Juliet Blackwell's website is http://www.julietblackwell.net/
If Walls Could Talk by Juliet Blackwell. Penguin Group (USA), ©2010. ISBN 9780451231819 (paperback), 336p.
FTC Full Disclosure: The publisher sent me the book, in hopes I would review it.