I have a question for you, Dear Bloggites: what would you do if everything you grew up knowing, and believe made you the way you were, turned out to be a lie? Today’s book review is a wonderful read that answers this question in one way.
This book review is on What She Inherits by Diane V. Mulligan. I received a request, via email, from the author offering her book as a gift if I was willing to review her book. As you all know, I never say no to reading and helping authors out by providing a review. Thank you, Diane, for the honor of reading your book and reviewing it.
This story follows two people, in two totally different worlds being pulled and pushed by forces outside their control. Angela Ellis is a young college student whose mother died unexpectedly and forced her to fly home to put the family house in order. Casey Seaver is a thirtysomething lady who runs a café on a small island which provides the necessary landscape for her to hide from her past and make her own way. As the story unfolds, Angela is faced with some rather unusual circumstances which makes her believe she is being haunted by her mother’s ghost. Casey is faced with the potential need to sell her café and leave her island she loves so much.
Throughout the novel, the reader follows these ladies on their strange journey of trying to find themselves while their worlds are falling down around them. The characters are well developed and any reader will be able to relate to one or more of them in this book. You have the popular girl that is a lot deeper than surface level, the self-sufficient woman who does not want anyone to dictate her life, the nerdy guy who finally gets the chance with the girl, the friends who always think they know what is best for your life and do not hesitate to tell you how to live it, as well as, the parental figures who were the rock for the various people, and young love gone wrong.
I truly enjoyed this novel. This is technically my first Paranormal Fiction I have read that features ghosts and I loved it. The story offered a wide variety throughout: love, friendship, lost-love, family, new-love, and the list goes on and on, PLUS ghosts, but not the spooky, freaky kind (which are not bad) but enough that they figure to strongly in the storyline. The novel had a few typos and missed words here and there and it was easy to figure out the end result as the story builds out, but that is not always a bad thing.
I give What She Inherits by Diane V. Mulligan 4 out of 5 Bookmarks. I recommend this book if you want a fun story that will keep your focus. You won’t be disappointed. 🙂