The Ghostess & MISTER Muir
By J.L. Salter
Imagine being a beautiful ghostess – around 19 years old when you died tragically … 100 years ago. All that time basically trapped between two worlds and confined in the old hotel where your family resided at the time of your death.
You’ve chased away all the spook-hunters and terrified all the workmen who were renovating the first and second floors. You remember your boyfriend, run off by your fearsome, controlling father. You recall the insufferable creep Father betrothed you to in 1914.
Suddenly, into the suite you’ve called home for a century, walks a man who doesn’t believe in spirits and isn’t afraid of anything (except his own feelings). Why can’t you scare Levi Muir away?
But if he won’t be frightened off, can he be helpful in some way?
What would happen if Mr. Muir could inadvertently assist you in getting to the “other side” finally? But to get that close to him, is there a chance one of you might fall in love?
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No self-respecting Southern girl takes second place to a spook.
The first novel in
The Heart of Magnolia Series
by Astraea Press
Though he doesn’t even believe in spirits, it takes only one haunting for Levi Muir to become entranced with the beautiful ghostess.
A young veteran recovering from a wrecked relationship, Muir moves to Magnolia for his first year teaching high school English and resides in the renovated old hotel, which everyone knows is haunted.
Despite his skepticism, Muir senses a presence, then smells a unique perfume. Later, he locates an old portrait of beautiful Danielle Gregg, who lived in that suite a century ago, but experienced a tragic death.
His lovely new colleague, Lucy – science teacher and dedicated Spirit-Chaser – tries to convince Muir that the supernatural is real… and not to be taken lightly. Though Muir has been attracted to Lucy since the first day he spotted her, something begins to jam his thoughts whenever she enters his mind.
Intrigued by the beauty and sensuality of the mysterious woman in the portrait, Muir tries to learn more about the ghostess and her untimely demise. Though still skeptical of ghosts and hauntings, Muir can’t shake the feeling there could be more to Danielle’s mysterious 1914 death than the locals believe.
The more Muir encounters the lovely ghostess, the stronger his desire for even more contact! But Lucy’s willing to fight for Levi’s heart, because no self-respecting Southern girl takes second place to a spook.
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I seriously have to make sure I take the time soon for this one, Jeff! I wish you the best of luck with it.
Hope you get a chance to read it. I think you’d enjoy it.
Now that I am back to reading this is the one that I am reading. I can’t wait to see what happens.
Very cool. What part are you on now?
I am on Monday morning August 25 (the beginning of Chapter 15) and am loving this. My eye was hurting so bad last night that I was reading with that one eye closed because I wanted to keep reading but it hurt to keep it open. I finally had to rest my eye. I plan to finish it tonight.
so, you’re about a third of the way through, I guess.
Sorry your eye is bothering you.
Just finished it, trying to pull up goodreads and Amazon to leave a review, might have to do it when I go visit family this weekend. I teared up! It was such a lovely read.
thank you, Angie. I greatly appreciate your kind words.
Your welcome, I should have waited until today to post my review. I always know I read a good book if it finds its way into a dream and yours did. I will be reading your book again. Is it available in paperback yet? I like to get my “read again books in paperback.
thanks, again, Angie.
No, not yet available in paperback. Needs to sell a few more copies first. I’m hoping we’ll see the paper version by March or April. Sooner, if I can sell another hundred copies or so this month.
tell us about your dream!
I look forward to it coming in paperback.
Not much to tell about the dream basically it was the end of the book. I could see everything like I was Lucy. Then it jumped ahead like she was helping him to write a book about Ms Gregg’s life.
wow — VERY cool. you and I should work on the sequel!
That would be fun.
As always, you are so witty. I know I will enjoy this one. It’s sitting squarely on my TBR list that I am ever-so slowly whittling away at.
hope you read it late at night, Jenn… and get chills up your neck bone.
Great story outline, Jeff! I’ve gotta READ this!
Hope you get a chance to, Janette.
I loved the television show, and I love your writing, so I know I’ll love this one, too. Congrats, and hope the Magnolia series continues!
Me too. I have at least one more story planned for Magnolia AL. Probably a novella.