Both Print & Electronic ISBN: 1-894942-40-X,
Brighid Garvey had a gift. She had what her Irish upbringing called the "knowing"-the ability to see and communicate with spirits. In fact, Brighid's own grandmother was her constant companion. Unfortunately, this gift was also her curse. Sold as a child by her parents for passage to America, Brighid had been "owned" by a cruel man that used her gift for his own greedy purposes. After being raped by him, Brighid found she'd been given one more gift-her daughter, Fiona. Fiona gave her the strength to finally leave Morgan. Only Morgan wasn't about to let his "Luck" disappear so easily.
Everett Grey was running away from demons of his own when he was rescued by Brighid in the roughest part of town. When she discovered that one of Everett's secrets was a beautiful baby girl, she knew she had to help him. Unable to give up his brother's illegitimate child to the orphanage, Everett decided to hire Brighid as a wet nurse for Brianna. In exchange, he'd pay for passage to San Francisco from New York for her and her daughters. The only problem he could see would be keeping his hands off of her.
On the train ride west, Everett and Brighid each felt that they had finally found the family they had been longing for. But the secrets they were hiding from each other kept getting in the way. When one of Morgan's henchmen appeared on the train to kidnap Brighid, Everett was able to repay her for saving his life before by saving hers now. Knowing by then how much they loved each other, the confessions came. What amazed them both was the strength of the bond they had formed. By the time Morgan caught up with them in San Francisco, they vowed that nothing would ever be able to take them away from each other, or the family they had created together. They had waited forever for unconditional love-they were determined to never give it up.
Ghost of A Chance was amazing! I simply could not stop reading once I started. The wounds created by betrayal that both Brighid and Everett suffered made my heart weep. And that these two battered souls could each accept and love the other's children unconditionally was inspiring. The antics of Gran had me laughing, while I could feel her love for Brighid in each ghostly caress.
Ghost of A Chance is a superb work of art by Linda Andrews. She gave her creations what so many authors can only try to do-humanity and depth of character. I can't wait to read the next one from her!
Reviewed by Tracy Atencio
Copyright July 2004