Emily Carmichael is back with a delightfully funny tale of love and a determined ghost. A GHOST FOR MAGGIE is another gem.

Robin Rowe, aka the Red Robin, was Jerome, Arizona's most infamous Madam until she was murdered. For 100 years, Robbie has watched her female descendants go from one miserable relationship to another. Now, only one person carries Robbie's blood, unmarried Maggie Potter.

After being made the scapegoat in a recent political sex scandal, Maggie wants nothing to do with men. Robbie figures that if she wants any more descendants, she is going to have to take matters into her own hands. On vacation in Arizona, Maggie and her step-sister Catherine decide to open a bed-and-breakfast in an old mansion. Soon they discover that their inn comes complete with a highly vocal matchmaking ghost.

Reporter Colby Drake is hot on the trail of corruption by Ohio governor and presidential hopeful Jack Kilbourne. Colby hopes to get the dirt he needs from the Governors former assistant, Maggie.

Colby is quickly attracted to the prickly beauty. Knowing her hatred of reporters, he keeps his profession a secret, although there will be hell to pay when Maggie finds out. But Robbie won't let a little thing like that derail her matchmaking.

(Sep., 384 pp., $5.50)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith