In 1872, Sheriff Britt McLean lost his life in an ambush. However, instead of going into the light at the time of his death, Britt struggled to warn his family about the impending danger. He succeeded, but then found he was trapped in limbo.

More than 100 years later, Britt returns to Hawkings House, where generations of his descendants have lived and died. Tied to the diary he wrote, Britt wants to exist in peace. However, the current owners of the house make that impossible.

Hope McLeans marriage has withered and died. Her husband Richard is lost in a haze of alcoholism and drug abuse that threatens to bankrupt them. Britt is disgusted by his descendants actions and he fears for Hopes safety.

When Britt saves Hopes life, she is stunned to discover that the man whose image she has cherished is in her house. Hope has read Britts diary repeatedly and feels closer to him than anyone alive.

Falling in love with a ghost is not wise, but Hope is helpless to resist. She also remains in danger as long as Richard refuses to be accountable for his actions.

Raina Lynn puts her own interesting and unique spin on this compelling ghost story. (Nov., 304 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith