Penelope's Ghost by Goldie Alexander
Haunted. Haunting. Redeemed.
When Lisa Harbinger takes a job as nanny to a prestigious Australian family, she gets more than she bargained for: two spoilt children, vengeful ghosts, a long-unsolved mystery and a blazing passion she and her enigmatic boss are unable to deny.
Review by Paulina Woods
Descriptive, if I had to come up with one word to describe this book that would be it.
While reading this book it was like talking to a friend and instead of leaving something to the imagination it was explained. A good example is when Lisa is first being introduced as Nanny and things are explained as…”I was later to find out”…I never felt like I wasn’t getting the whole story.
I liked how every character is believable, down to the stable boys. I have never met any rich people with more money than they know what to do with but if I had this is the family dynamics I see happening.
I do wish that more time had gone into the ghost story and romance instead of family drama and the nanny job. Seeing how the book was only told from one point of view Lisa's, it sometimes seemed kind of flat. Or maybe it wasn't flat, just coming from a woman's view who was still trying to turn her life around after a horrible breakup.
I enjoyed reading this book because it brought back memories of me hiding under a blanket after bedtime reading Betty Neal. After interviewing the author I understood that the sex part was going to be tame but wow…it’s really tame. If you like more mystery than sex this book is perfect. There is absolutely no details during the sex or after, it's very proper. Reminds me of my English roommate, I love that girl!