REVIEW: Ghosts Don't Lie, by Katie O'Sullivan #MondayBlogs

Jillian Rogers Greene worked hard to close the doors on the psychic abilities that defined her youth. For years she pretended to be normal, ignoring the ghosts who whisper to her. When a car crash sets her on a collision course with the past, ugly secrets about her family and marriage come to light. She's forced to reevaluate what she thought she knew...and exactly what the future holds. 

Connor Sanderson might be the key to unlocking that future. The grey-eyed artist knows ghosts aren’t real, but his attraction to the beautiful psychic makes him question those beliefs. With her husband plotting to kill her, can Jillian make Connor see the truth before it’s too late?

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My Thoughts:

Ghosts Don’t lie is a beautifully rendered story of self-empowerment. Jillian faces many obstacles in her path of personal growth, some bitter, some bittersweet, and some delectable. The author takes the reader on a journey that has our hearts twisting in one scene, pulsing with fear in another, and aching in the next. This story truly offers a range of emotions that readers are sure to enjoy. I highly recommend this book for lovers of contemporary romance entwined with supernatural aspects. 5 stars.


~I received a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review~

Excerpt:
     When she was a child, Jillian conversed with spirits easily, an ability her mother took full advantage of in her holistic healing practice. Her grandmother acted as Jillian’s guide, coming to her when she needed help or answers. That all seemed so far in the past and yet the knowledge came flooding back. “Grandma,” Jillian repeated, “I know you’re here. Can you show yourself to me? I need you.”
     A silvery shadow manifested beside the couch, gaining strength. “I’m here, Jill dear. I’ve been here all along.”
     The outline of a woman’s form appeared, then her grandmother’s shimmering features slowly came into focus. Her expression was one of both patience and infinite sadness, the weight of it almost physical. “What is troubling you, my dear?”
     “My life, Grandma. My life is a mess.” Jillian bowed her head, staring into her glass and not at the ghost. “I don’t know who I am any more. Or who I want to be.”
     The scent of lavender grew stronger. “It seems we had this conversation years ago, when you decided to stop using your gift. I’ve kept up my end of that bargain for as long as I could.”
     "I wanted to see what it would be like to be normal. I thought you were on my side, especially when Mom didn’t understand.”
     The energy around her grandmother’s form blazed brighter for a moment, then softened. “All I want for you is happiness.”
     Jillian’s frustration spilled out. “Then why are you here now? Why can I see you again after all these years? Why did I see Auntie’s accident in my dreams? What changed?”
     “Everything. Your mother took it upon herself to shift the balance of our family. The time has come for you to assume the mantle of your gifts and embrace them.”
     “So I need to do this for my mother?” Jillian shook her head and took a gulp of wine. “I don’t think so. I’m tired of her using me. I put aside my connection to the spirit world thirteen years ago.”
     “Ah, but they’re not gone. They come back to you here and there, when you’re in need.”
     Jillian bowed her head, unwilling to admit the truth. She worked hard to keep those interactions between herself and the spirit world minimal, and secret. She forgot that you can’t keep a secret from a ghost. “Maybe so. But what do you mean about Mom?”



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About the Author:
Katie O’Sullivan lives on Cape Cod, drinking way too much coffee and inventing new excuses not to dust. Living next to the Atlantic influences everything she writes, from her YA series about mermaids to her contemporary romances for The Wild Rose Press. A recovering English major, she earned her degree at Colgate University and now writes romance and adventure for young adults, and something steamier for the young at heart.


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  1. Thanks for taking the time to read and review my book, J.C. Appreciate your kind and thoughtful review!

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