The Ghost and the Graveyard by Genevieve Jack
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎
Character development: 👨🏻👱🏻♀🧔🏻
The heroine: Grateful Knight – she is a nurse who just got out of a bad relationship where the man she thought she loved ran off with all her money. She has no choice but to live in a house her father owns that he can’t sell. It turns out the reason is because there is a graveyard right behind it.
The Hero(es): Rick – the caretaker of the cemetery. He is super hot and a bit odd. His only job is as caretaker of a cemetery where the most recent grave is over a hundred years old. So nobody comes to visit the dead and no new burials happen there.
Logan – a ghost that lives in the house Grateful moved into. He doesn’t remember his real name or anything about his life. He has a gentle soul, is handsome and very nice. He does things like makes Grateful coffee every morning and cooks for her.
The Story: Grateful (named because her mother died giving birth and her father was grateful she survived), moves into this house owned by her father, only to find out that the back yard is an old cemetery. On top of that, she finds the house is haunted by a mean old lady and a very nice man who are both waiting to cross over.
I will admit that I basically chose this book because I liked the cover. Though I also like stories with ghosts. Though if I would have known there were two love interests I might have thought twice about it.
I really liked the background storyline as well as some of the issues Grateful faced. Though there is also much about this book I didn’t like.
I don’t want to get too much into the story and give things away because the story was a good one. Grateful was indecisive to the extreme and that is the main thing I didn’t like. There were two men in her life, one was a ghost and the other she couldn’t seem to keep her hands off of. Though even when she finally makes a decision, it isn’t really even a decision.
Then to top it off, she kept saying that she wasn’t ready for marriage and she couldn’t commit to monogamy even. Basically she said she might sleep around even though she knew that she was it for him. I don’t have a problem with her not being ready for marriage, but I can’t understand why she kept saying that she might sleep with other people.
The entire book was told in Grateful’s POV so there was only a female narrator Brittany Pressley, but she was good. I liked her voice and inflections. Her voice reminded me a bit of actress Zoey Deutsch. I also liked all the characters, including the supporting characters and it was fun to have a book with ghosts, vampires, zombies and more along with regular people.
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