MAYBE THIS TIME
After six years without a solo project, Crusie roars back onto the scene with a marvelous new tale that includes her patented brand of humor and human foibles. Crusie takes lucky readers into a gothic and ghostly adventure set in 1992, filled with the offbeat and the wacky. Nevertheless, the emotions ring true as this indomitable heroine fights for the children — and second chances. Crusie is brilliant as always and this novel is worth the wait!
Ten years after their divorce, neither Andie Miller nor North Archer has moved on. That may be about to change. But North has one last request: a distant cousin has died leaving North the guardian of two children. Something strange is going on at the remote estate and three nannies have bolted. North figures Andie can straighten things out.
Upon her arrival, Andie realizes things are seriously amiss. The children, Alice and Carter, are withdrawn and the housekeeper a gothic nightmare. Add in a ghost-hunting TV reporter and an annoyed medium and you have a recipe for disaster. And that’s before you factor in the actual ghosts! (ST. MARTIN’S, Sep., 352 pp., $24.95)