A VIEW OF THE RIVER

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Turning her ancestral home, Rosewood, into a bed-and-breakfast is a huge challenge for Rochelle LeClair--and that's before Ojibwe holy man Birch Trueblood accepts her elderly aunt Meg's invitation to cleanse the building of the previous generation's spirits.

Rochelle has always found Birch attractive, and that hasn't changed, even though he's been married, become a father and been widowed since she saw him last. But having him come into her life isn't something she expects or welcomes--nor is the sudden reappearance of her sister Crystal, who's insisting on having her second wedding at Rosewood--ghosts and weather permitting, of course!

Eagle's gift is characterization-- she creates detailed, interesting and truthful characters that any reader can relate to, even if they're not perfect or always sympathetic. This story also has an almost tangible atmosphere--sometimes warm, sometimes spooky--but always intriguing. (Sep., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer