||May 30 1999
A writer falls in love with a ghost whose murder he must solve if he's ever going to get back to writing. Unfortunately, he falls in love with her.
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"Mason Forsythe moves into his dream house -- a little lakeside, fixer-upper cabin near
the small town of Carliegh -- ready to settle in and pursue his dream of writing novels
for a living. Up to now, he has made his living as a university doctoral candidate,
ghost-writing scholoarly papers for everyone but himself. No more, he vows. Having
inherited a princely sum from his grandfather, Mason embarks on his new life. Trouble
is, he immediately comes down with a case of writer's block.
. . . one rainy night, a drenched, mysterious young woman shows up on his doorstep.
Everything about Elissa is tiny and perfect, except that she seems to have been living in
the backwoods far too long, not to know the latest news and to be completely mystified
by his computer. Plus, she seems to be able to appear and vanish at will. And each of
her visits is accompanied by rain -- though the surrounding houses stay perfectly dry.
. . . Mason is falling in love with her, but she continues to push him away, frightened
about something. Finally Elissa reveals she is actually a ghost, and she is cursed. She
cannot rest until the identity of her murderer is revealed; nor can she fall in love, for if
she does, the relationship is doomed
The Man who does not believe in Fate is the Man the Gods will test; the Man who does not believe in Spirits, it is He whom they will visit.
Elissa stared at the decaying cottage and grudgingly admitted she needed a man. She prized her independence but now she needed a man to buy the place, fix it up, move in, fall for her, briefly - while she remained aloof - and, finally, help her die.
In the beginning, Mason Forsythe didn't know how much the buying of his dream home would change his life. How it would challenge his deepest beliefs in what was, or, rather, what wasn't. He knew already that love could become hatred. What he didn't know, yet, was that it could also lead to fear. Had he known all that, he might never have bought the place. But, of course, he hadn't.
Ghosts Pop in and Out
Lee Padgett for the Book Nook
Terry Sheils has created an eerily atmospheric world where ghosts are a natural part of
the landscape, and pop in and out as casually as old friends. Skillfully weaving together
elements of paranormal, mystery and romance, Sheils adds just enough humor to keep
the story from becoming mired in heavier elements dealing with murder and satanic
cults. . . . GHOST WRITER was an enjoyable read. A character-driven story, it has
sparkling secondary characters (particularly the owner of the hardware/feed store, the
Awl and the Pussycat) and a hero and heoine worth cheering for to the end.
A New Twist
ROMANTIC TIMES Three Star Review
Terry Sheils adds a clever twist to your average romantic ghost story with GHOST WRITER.
Ghostwriter Mason Forsythe purchases a log cabin for the peace he needs to write a murder mystery he's long dreamed about, but his cabin turns out to be the center of an old mystery. Mason is attracted to the beautiful Elissa, who volunteers to help him write -- but she's dead!
Long ago, Elissa's father wanted her to marry Ephraim Carleigh, but Elissa was attracted to Jacob Stills.
Shortly after Elissa was killed in the cabin by an unknown murderer, Ephraim committed suicide, uttering a curse that binds Elissa and others to the earthly plain. Dealing with ghosts is more than Mason bargained for, but his growing love for Elissa won't let him quit.
Ghost Writer with its multitude of ghostly characters is engaging reading.
Reviewed by Jill M. Smith
Mason Forsythe is a ghostwriter for everyone at the university but himself. He's dissatisfied with his
job and his life. Then fate took over and he was left a sizeable inheritance. Now he could buy that
cabin in the woods he'd always wanted to do, and write what he wanted to write.
But the appearance of a petite young lady one rainy night, changes all that, and now his life is full of
mystery and suspense and a bevy of ghosts that he doesn't happen to believe in. But despite his
disbelief, the mysterious Elise who appears and then vanishes at will needs his help and his love.
Terry Sheils has created a love story from the man's point of view and it works! The cross genre of
paranormal and mystery in this story was woven masterfully. This is a story that I couldn't put down
as I was drawn into the ghostly world of GHOSTWRITER. On a 1-5 scale I give it a 5.
Reviewed by Jewel Dartt: Midnight Scribe Reviews
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|A MUST READ!
Victoria Taylor Murray
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