Title: Unsettled Spirits
Author: Sophie Weeks
Published: May 30th 2013 by Booktrope
Page Count: 184
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Shelf: Review Copy
As Sarah grapples with questions of faith, love, and identity, she must learn to embrace not just the spirits of the present, but the haunting pain of the past. Can she accept her past, and more importantly herself, in order to let love in?
Sarah gazed at him blankly. “I haven't a clue. I only like the red if there's chocolate as well.”
“It's a taste that requires a certain self-important masochism to develop,” he said with a smile so sweet that Sarah's chest felt tight and she wanted very badly to touch him again, so much so that she folded her hands to restrain herself.
“Do you drink it, then?” Then she realized how odd that sounded. “I mean—”
“I like,” he replied very precisely, “red wine when there is something else to balance it. Your chocolate sounds perfect.”
“Even if it was peanut M&Ms?”
“Especially if it were peanut M&Ms,” he laughed. “For a more sophisticated crowd, almond M&Ms. You don't want to look déclassé.” There was a pause in their conversation as the waiter arrived, and Ian ordered some kind of wine that was beyond Sarah's limited acquaintance with the stuff.
“Show off my roots, you mean?”
But he missed the idiom and peered at her hair. “Oh, is it bleached?”
Sarah was mortified, more embarrassed at this gaffe of his than at her own stupidity. It was one thing to act like an idiot, another to induce idiocy in others. “I meant the other kind.” Then she added, “And it isn't, no.” She bent her head gravely to show him.
He flushed for a moment, and Sarah's heart went out to him in a spirit of mutual awkwardness. “I beg your pardon,” he began. “We don't know anything but potato roots at home.”
All of the characters, both human and previously human, are well developed. As a reader you discover who each character is and how they ended up in their current situation. It’s quite intriguing to get to know the characters on so many different levels. They’re all very well rounded individuals.
This is definitely a fun for all ages novel that would be great for any who enjoy not-so-scary ghost stories, and want to immerse themselves in the other than normal for a little while.
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