Karo quit her previous job in a spectacular fashion, leaving her scrambling for a new position, a difficult task in the art history field. She lands a restoration job at an obscure plantation and jumps at it. Arriving in the midst of a violent storm, she is struck by lightning at the front gate. Maybe this shock to her system is the reason she seems to be ... seeing ghosts.
The house seems a monument to sexual high jinks 17th-century style, and the goal of turning it into a tourist attraction an elusive one, but her yummy Brit boss is a perk she can appreciate. Too bad she’s sworn off men, and no ghost is going to push her toward indecent cravings. (LOVE SPELL, Jul.,
320 pp., $7.99)