Book Review: The House on Persimmon Road


If Justine Hale had the time, she’d get in her car and go crazy. She owns two kids, an ex-mother-in-law, and a bankrupt mother. Money scarce, she moves her entire family into a run-down, two-hundred-year-old farmhouse.

Resident ghost Lottie Roberts offers to help. She’s bossy, but she cooks. So what if she’s betwixt and between? After all, it’s her house. Before Lottie can intervene, though, Tucker Highsmith steals her thunder with his sexy grin, lazy Alabama drawl, and Mr. Fix-it talent.

Plagued with the demands of her family, Justine dismisses ghost and handyman alike. But hidden agendas prevail, and Justine is caught in the middle.

My Review:

First of all, I loved the ghost. She was enchanting with her 1800s way of looking at things. You will be so surprised when you find out what happens with her.

Second, this is a sweet romance with no explicit scenes. There was a lot of emotion, but nothing that would make you want to hide the book.

Third, it’s a well written book. When they aren’t it takes you out of the story, but this one is very well done.

Fourth, I liked all the characters. Each and every one of them were fun to know.

Fifth, this is mainly a romance, but it’s also the story of how a family overcomes hardship and makes a new life for themselves that promises to be even better than the life they had to leave behind.

If you have the time to read it I don’t think you’d be disappointed. It’s my favorite Jackie Weger book.

About Elaine Cantrell

Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina. She has a Master’s Degree in Personnel Services from Clemson University and is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary sorority for women educators. She is also a member of Romance Writers of America. Her first novel A New Leaf was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest and was published in 2004 by Oak Tree Press. When she isn't writing you can find Elaine playing with her dog or maybe collecting more vintage Christmas ornaments
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7 Responses to Book Review: The House on Persimmon Road

  1. J.Q. Rose says:

    I love ghost stories. This one sounds like a winner! Thanks for sharing your review.


  2. Jeff Salter says:

    Looks like a fun read. I enjoy ghost stories.


  3. Jackie Weger says:

    Thank you s much for not only taking the time to read “The House on Persimmon Road,” but also for taking the time to share your thoughts.

    Always appreciated!

    I’m so glad you enjoyed this sweet escape. Lottie has always been one of my favorite characters. So much so… I recently interviewed her on my website!

    Thank you again!



    • Elaine Cantrell says:

      This is definitely my favorite of all your books. I hated to see it end. I’ll check out that interview. Lottie is a wonderful character.


  4. Patricia Kiyono says:

    Thanks for the recommendation! I love surprise endings.


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