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From the Paperback edition.
Posted January 26, 2011
PJ Alderman has created a fun, textured, suspenseful tale in Haunting Jordan. The heroine thinks she has moved to a sleepy town to restart her life and restore her soul. She's had a long year, dead husband, suspicion of murder, and the purchase of a new house where the old inhabitants haven't quite left yet. Before Jordan can work on herself or her new house, she has other much more pressing work to do.
A fun mix of past, present, ghosts, a therapist who thinks she might need therapy, and a hunky pub owner. Not to mention the seminars the spirits attend to develop their special skills.
They say there is no rest for the wicked, the weary, or even the un-dead.
A delightful read.
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Posted July 18, 2013
Posted March 6, 2013
This was such an interesting book! It made you want to keep reading to find out what happened next. It had it all. I loved it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 14, 2012
Posted June 2, 2012
Haunting Jordan is an excellent novel of suspense with a twist of the past with Ghosts and murder plots in and Old Sea town setting. It is well written and will keep you attention throughout. P.J. Alderman's novel Ghost series combines suspense with the supernatural. Highly recommended reading.
Posted May 19, 2012
Posted April 27, 2012
A co-worker introduced me to the Alderman series. I breezed through Haunting Jordan (and Ghost Ship), and can’t wait for a next book. I love the way the author manages to blend humor, romance, mystery, ghosts, vivid descriptions and a Victorian seaside town setting—I felt as though I was roaming the contemporary streets as well as the 1800’s waterfront of Port Chatham, Washington.
Alderman’s ability to combine all of these elements successfully into this page turner reminds me very much of the books by Antoinette Stockenberg that I have recently read (A Month at the Shore, Beloved, A Charmed Place) which take place on the New England coast. Both authors have the gift of stirring all of the elements into a book you can’t put down!
Posted April 23, 2012
Fun and charming characters and a good story line. Good combo of suspence, humor, and romance. You have to be willing to suspend reality, but that's one of the best things about books. You aren't in your "real world." Let go & ENJOY!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 1, 2012
Posted February 20, 2012
Posted February 17, 2012
I, like a few others I see on here, really wanted to like this book. In the beginning I was riveted, but there are big, big flaws. I am going to talk about some of them, but be warned there are spoilers.
First off, the way the author flips across time is ineffective at best, and disheartening to the reader at worst. As soon as something really exciting happens to Jordan we are darting back to the late 1800's to be wit Haddy... And vice versa. This prevented me from ever feeling like I got payoff.
The ghosts seem to lack personality, and I'm not sure if this was a (bad) choice by the author, or simply a sign that she had trouble writing them. When Haddy and her sister are alive they are full of personality, but as ghosts they seem like a hollow device. Where has Haddy's determination and intelligence gone? Charlotte's energy?
I could list more, but large structural problems like this ruined what could have been an amazing story. Such a bummer.
Posted December 2, 2011
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Posted October 25, 2011
The juxtaposition of a modern day mystery with the solving of an old one is an interesting conceit. The addition of visible, active ghosts, while a little fantastical, adds levity to the story. I must admit, however, that I rushed through the old mystery in order to return to the present day. I enjoyed the book enough so that I am about to embark on "Ghost Ship," the next in Alderman's Port Chatham series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 12, 2011
Posted June 29, 2011
This book kept me up very, very late on a weeknight because I just couldn't put it down. What a fun, entertaining story with great characters and a wonderful plot. I love the interaction between Jordan and her visitors, her new dog, and the unique and interesting townsfolk of Port Chatham. I love how the author runs the modern day mystery alongside of the century old mystery. Not only did I have a great time reading the book, I also learned some interesting history lessons along the way. Bonus! If you like mystery, humor, paranormal, and suspense all wrapped up with a hint of romance, you'll love this book. I'm off to buy book 2 in the series now--Ghost Ship. But before I read it, I must sleep just a little...Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 27, 2011
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Posted January 24, 2011