Outback Ghost by Rachael Johns
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Source: eARC courtesy of publisher
My first ever Rachael Johns and yes, I realised it’s the third instalment but as is the norm with rural romance, it really doesn’t signify too much if I don’t read the earlier books noting different characters. The series rather refer to the rural area in terms of setting. The reason that I picked this one up is because I can’t resist ghostly romances –so yes, totally judging the book by its title 😉
Stella is a very strong female character. She’s a single working mum to a Down Syndrome child who is continually feeling blessed with her beautiful little girl, Heidi. She’s looking forward to spoiling all her attention to Heidi this holiday but what she didn’t know was that none of the previous guests of the cottage had stayed for a full length of time. Each of them complained of inexplicable strange noises in the night. Stella grew up in rural setting herself and is made of sterner stuff until she heard the name of her daughter’s newest invisible friend…
Adam’s little sister went missing 20 years ago and he has never forgiven himself. This unsolved mystery has driven his family to the breaking point and there doesn’t seem to be a way back. It appears, however, that she insisted on being heard…
The romance was very very sweet and I love that. The one thing that I wasn’t keen on was what actually happened to Adam’s sister. It really wasn’t a great mystery if you’re a crime buff like me but I took objection to coming across this type of sad thing in a romance novel where I look for a light read. Despite this, I have enjoyed my first Rachael Johns’ and look forward to another!
Thanks, Harlequin Books Australia for copy of eARC via NetGalley