Emily's Ghost

Emily's Ghost

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by Antoinette Stockenberg
     
 

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No one believes in ghosts anymore, not even in Salem, Massachusetts--especially not Helen Evett, a widow who lives for her two teenaged kids and who runs the best preschool in town. When Katie Byrne enters her school, strange things begin to happen, and Helen is convinced Katie's dead mother, Linda, is trying to send her a message. Did Linda die under mysterious

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No one believes in ghosts anymore, not even in Salem, Massachusetts--especially not Helen Evett, a widow who lives for her two teenaged kids and who runs the best preschool in town. When Katie Byrne enters her school, strange things begin to happen, and Helen is convinced Katie's dead mother, Linda, is trying to send her a message. Did Linda die under mysterious circumstances?

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Widow Helen Evett already has a plateful of problemsshe has her Salem, Mass., preschool to run, two rebellious teenagers and a dotty aunt to look afterso she certainly doesn't need a ghost in her life. The ghostas far as Helen can surmiseis Linda, the recently deceased wife of Nat Brynes and mother of adorable three-year-old Katie. After Linda's apparition gets Helen's attention, with the help of vicious headaches, noises in the night and the overpowering scent of perfume, it sends two cryptic messages: Find out why Linda died; keep Katie safe. But safe from what, or who? Certainly not Nat, Katie's devoted, loving father, with whom Helen is falling in love. Full of charm and wit, Stockenberg's latest paranormal romance (following Time After Time) is truly enthralling.(Aug.)
Library Journal
Practical, widowed Helen Evett is concerned about two thingsraising her two teenage children and running her highly sought-after preschool. She is the last person who would ever have put much stock in the supernatural. A pair of well-matched protagonists, a precocious three-year-old, a relentless ghost, and a conniving nanny combine to produce an engrossing, well-written story that should keep readers captivated to the end. Stockenberg, a popular writer of paranormals (Time After Time, Dell, 1995), won a Rita for Emily's Ghost (Dell, 1992). She lives in Newport, Rhode Island.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440210023
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/05/1992
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 6.74(h) x 1.12(d)

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Ms. Stockenberg is a fresh, exciting voice. Her writing is delicious.

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Emily's Ghost 4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 212 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love all her books but this one is by far my all time favorite! I hated to see it end
jbuff1972 More than 1 year ago
Must Read! This is one of 5 books I have read by Antoinette Stockenberg! I can't put her books down! Although they are not in a series, after I finish one I have to read another! I have found a few typos, but the stories are all great! I love Romance and Mystery. This had more of a paranormal twist than her other books I read, but that just made it more suspenseful. Loved it!
RRPNC More than 1 year ago
A great read when you can't put the book down!! Recommend Highly!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting characters, great storyline. Loved it!
BeASmith More than 1 year ago
As first I wasn't sure I would like this book but then I started reading it and I was hooked. It was hard to put down and I looked forward to reading it every night. I would recommend this book to everyone.
Lady1 More than 1 year ago
Love Stockenberg, if she has written it, I am reading it. Emily's ghosts are great!!! Enjoy!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stockenberg writes fun novels that are great beach reads. There is a lot of supernatural events that move plot along. Her books are inexpensive for nook readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was mesmerized with the characters in this story. Totally charming concept and made me look at 'politicians' in a little more believable light. (I really want to BELIEVE in politicians; that there are 'nice' guys out there...unfortunately history and newsreports make it difficult at best sometimes! Great story line. Keep em coming!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been reading several of her books and this one was one of the best. Keeps your interest and is a pleasant read. Would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a romance with mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put it down i honestly luved it
H1950sl More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed reading all of her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was different than any story I have read. Combination of ghost, politics and love! I really enjoyed it and you will too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It felt good reading this book
Maggie59MS More than 1 year ago
I wasn't too sure about this book since I had read something else by the author that was just OK - but I took a chance and LOVED IT! Couldn't put it down - interesting mix of romance, mystery and paranormal. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars was I thought the ending was a bit rushed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had a great reading expirience
carjeff7 More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyable reading.
Fanaken More than 1 year ago
Most enjoyable. Stockenberg keeps one glued to the pages - it's difficult to put the book down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such a fun read. She has become one of my favorite authors.
DGrama More than 1 year ago
LOVED IT!!! Ms. Stockenberg writes in a way that grabs you at the first word and doesn't let you go until the last word. Hate to see each book end, but then can't wait to start the next one. PLEASE, keep them coming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With 370 some pages it was hard to put down. The interaction of the the people was fantasic. You really got caught up w the story. You really need to read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Emily's Ghost was a page turner. Some spots were slow, but really got moving when she meets the Senator and the Ghost.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think i found my new favorite author!
RainyGirl More than 1 year ago
I needed something light and witty and 'Emily's Ghost' fit the bill. Emily doesn't believe in ghosts. But her romance with a charming Senator is almost nipped in the bud when she gets involved with Fergus O'Malley--a ghost who has some serious issues to resolve before he can 'move on.' As in great old movies like 'Topper' and 'Hold That Ghost,' the skeptical, level headed Emily finds herself in situations she never could have imagined. Can she clear Fergus? Can she protect the Senator? Will she ever learn to just relax and accept happiness? Sit back and enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed.
Norma2 More than 1 year ago
Like this author tremendously! Heed the name of the book. It really is about ghosts.