Every day at dusk, in a small Louisiana town, the dead emerge from Lorelei Lake. And travel writer Viola Valentine must use her “gift” of seeing ghosts to rid this town of apparitions. Viola struggles not only with the task at-hand, but hopes that this evolving ability she obtained after Hurricane Katrina will help her reach her beloved Lillye.
Yet, the more Viola struggles to talk to her departed daughter, the more frustrated she gets. Plus, it’s 2008, the height of the Great Recession, travel jobs are hard to come by, and her suffocating family and ex-husband keep making demands. She takes solace in a new love interest, one who teaches her how to harness her anger.
In the end, Viola realizes that only love can solve her problems, from ridding ghosts of lakeside towns to healing a broken heart.
Ghost Town, book two in the Viola Valentine Mystery Series.
The Viola Valentine Mystery Series
A Ghost of a Chance
Trace of a Ghost
• Contemporary paranormal mystery
• Book Two of the Viola Valentine Mystery Series
• A full-length novel of approximately 80,000 words
• R-rated content: Light sexuality
• Set in Louisiana and the Deep South
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About the Author
Cherie Claire is the award-winning author of several Louisiana romances and a paranormal mystery series. Her latest is the Viola Valentine paranormal mystery series, featuring New Orleans travel writer and ghost sleuth Viola Valentine. The books are: "A Ghost of a Chance" "Ghost Town" "Trace of a Ghost" "Ghost Trippin'" Originally published with Kensington, the “Cajun Series” of historical romance follows a family of Acadians (Cajuns) who travel to South Louisiana and start anew after being exiled from their Nova Scotia home. The first three books (“Emilie,” “Rose,” “Gabrielle,”) follow the Gallant sisters as they attempt to reunite with their father (and find love) in the wilds of Louisiana and “Delphine” (Book Four) takes place during Louisiana's role in the American Revolution. The Dugas family saga continues into the 19th century with “A Cajun Dream” (Book Five) and “The Letter” (Book Six). Cherie is also the author of “The Cajun Embassy” series of contemporary romances – “Ticket to Paradise,” “Damn Yankees” and “Gone Pecan.” What happens when several Columbia journalism coeds homesick for Louisiana find comfort in a bowl of Cajun gumbo? They become lifelong friends. Because love — and a good gumbo — changes everything. Cherie lives in South Louisiana where she works as a travel and food writer when not indulging in Cajun culture. Visit her website at www.cherieclaire.net and write to her at CajunRomances@Yahoo.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Lovely story told with feeling. I couldnt put it down. Great ending and am lookimg forward to the next Viola story
Almost a year after Hurricane Katrina, former New Orleans resident Viola Valentine is struggling with finances and her new career as a travel writer, as well as her grief and anger over the loss of her young daughter. A tiny town seeks her help and abilities as a medium when the town becomes over run with the dead, and the water becomes toxic. Viola is a hot mess with her struggles from the loss of her daughter, her anger issues, and her romantic conflicts, but she uses her reporter skills to figure out the mysteries plaguing the small town with little use of her paranormal abilities. The ending is a bit over the top, even for a ghost mystery, but the writing is good, and the characters interesting.