Friday, February 23, 2018
Review for Saving Grace by Aubrey Wynne - 5 out of 5!
SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -
The ghost of the Pungo Witch meets a shattered heart.
Jackson Hahn, Virginia Beach's local historian, has his eyes on the mysterious new woman in town. When she enters his office, he is struck by her haunting beauty and the raw pain in her eyes. Her descriptions of the odd events happening in her bungalow pique his curiosity.
Chloe Hicks' life consisted of an egocentric ex-husband, a pile of bills, and an equine business in foreclosure until a fire destroys the stable and her beloved ranch horse. What little hope she has left is smashed after the marshal suspects arson. She escapes the accusing eyes of her hometown, but not the memories and melancholy.
The sexy historian distracts Chloe with the legend of a woman wrongly accused of witchcraft. She is drawn to the story and the similarities of events that plagued their lives. Perhaps the past can help heal the present. But danger lurks in the shadows...
MY REVIEW -
Sweet story with some suspense! I enjoy Aubrey Wynne's story telling, and how she blends the past with the present. I enjoyed the bit of ghostly element as well. I listened to the audio for Saving Grace, and the narrator does a great job. The narrator's voice fits the tone of the story very well, and she gives a clear performance. Chloe awakens to her barn on fire, she receives some burns from trying to rescue her horses, but she's physically okay. Chloe runs a horse business, and she can't do that with her barn burnt down. Unfortunately, the police suspect arson, so this throws a wrench into some of Chloe's plans. On top of this mess, Chloe's ex-husband is trying to win her back. Chloe isn't feeling safe at her ranch, so she decides to go away for a little while until the police find the culprit. While away, Chloe has some ghostly experiences. The premise makes this story seem like it focuses more on romance, but I don't think it really does. I enjoyed the romance elements, but I would've liked for there to be more. I still really enjoyed the whole story though. It's very interesting, and I loved that there's scenes that take place in the past. Wonderful story!