Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Whispers on the Wind by Donna Fletcher

Belinda Latham travels from Nantucket, Massachusetts to Cornwall, England to claim her inheritance… Radborne Manor. She arrives on a dark and stormy night and can find no coach driver who will take her to the manor. She learns why from the inhabitants of the local inn. It seems that Belinda has inherited more than just the manor. She has also inherited a ghost and not just any ghost… the arrogant Maximillian Radborne, lord of the manor.
Maximillian Radborne intends to frighten the young American away, but she doesn’t frighten easily and she’s a stubborn one sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong. She irritates him and has no sense of proper propriety and… she tempts the devil in him.
Belinda spends her nights in the arms of a sexy ghost and her days trying to solve the mystery of the ghost of Radborne Manor. 

This was a cute romance with humour, suspense, ghosts, ‘ghosts’ and murder thrown in for good measure.

I don’t really have any strong feelings about this book other than it was a pretty OK read, so there is nothing or me to go on at a length about.

The hero of our story comes across as being very arrogant and bossy (which is a result of being lord of the manor all his life) but he also has a caring and tender nature that comes out.

They do end up in bed together VERY quickly though which was a bit of a let-down for me. There wasn’t really an awful lot of relationship building before hand either…I mean, you could kind of guess that it was going to happen but if it had happened a bit later on I wouldn’t have minded.

Belinda was an OK heroine. She had the guts to stand up to a ghost and tell him to get lost so that gives her an extra star…but, I didn’t really like her all that much.

Funny aspect of the book though was that Max (lord of the manor) ends up being jealous of himself. 

So…yeah, sorry this isn’t a very padded out review.

Ok, read to take up a few hours with some pretty interesting twists throughout.  

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