Ghost Light

Ghost Light

by Sarah Romine


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Ghost Light by Sarah Romine

Growing up in a sleepy town, Emma has lived a rather dull twenty-one years as a classic camper-more comfortable staying put than pursuing her desires. Of course, Emma has a theory about this: each one of us is a quitter, camper, or climber.

With the exception of her exhilarating dreams, Emma's life tends to be tedious and predictable. When her reoccurring vision of a near-death encounter is suddenly fulfilled, Emma's camper tendencies begin to change.

In this modern day noir, Emma moves to LA to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. But dreams take work and being jolted from a camper to a climber isn't easy: you start at the bottom and, in "the biz" the bottom means waiting tables.

Torn between bad-boy chef, Nathan, and playboy restaurant patron, Adam, Emma's life takes a complicated turn when one of them suddenly disappears. It's not until the FBI knock on Emma's door that she realizes her world is going to radically change. The once conventional Emma finds herself embroiled in the topsy-turvy world of a climber.

Ghost Light is only the beginning of Emma's darkly romantic adventures. Should she keep climbing, return to camping, or simply call it quits?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781490955186
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/2014
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Sarah Romine is a passionate Blogger, actor, cook and mother. Her personal (often outlandish) experiences in "the acting biz," seemed to be the perfect fodder for her first novel. Sarah's love for all things mysterious and her belief in the power of the human spirit also served as inspiration for this book. Ghost Light is the first in a series of chick lit novels told by the insightful, comedic, and likable Emma Scott.

A born and raised Detroiter, an adopted Chicagoan, Sarah now lives in St. Louis with her husband and their two sons.

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Ghost Light 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Ghost Light, Sarah Romine Review from jeannie zelos book reviews So, Ghost Light....what kind of read exactly is it? I wasn't really sure from the description – the word Ghost in the title suggests maybe some kind of paranormal link, but the description simply says Literature/fiction (adult), women's fiction. Quick Ramble: I often wonder – what exactly do people mean by “women's fiction”?? Why should a book be classed as appealing to women? Books are universal and asexual IMO but clearly others feel differently! Anyway, no paranormal other than some strange, possibly prophetic dreams Emma has. Tired of her life in her dull home town, upset after boyfriend of seven years left her, citing her desire for more etc...she decides to pursue her acting dreams and ups sticks to LA. There she takes a waitress job, as all wood be actors seem to.. and through that meets Nathan, the chef who becomes a really good friend to her – though we can see he wants to be more, and also drop dead gorgeous playboy Adam. It's an intersting story, I liked Emma, loved the way she tackled life, her whole hearted approach to everything – and when she began dating Adam I was pleased for her. I really understood when she felt out of his league, nothing in common with the peole he mixed with,he did seem to come from a different world ( metaphorically not literally), and of course I worried about poor Nathan but she seems happy and he's still there as her best friend. Then things go wrong, the FBI get involved and she's drawn into a huge mystery and falls into despair... At the end of the book description are a few lines that suggest there may be more books to follow. I've searched around the web but can't find anything else more definite, but from the way this ended I'm expecting more. It's not a cliffhanger or anything, it's a complete ending, but you just feel there's more to come from Emma's story and from the two men. It's a really abrupt ending, I was expecting to flip page and read more but that was it - end, finto, finis, nothing more...and I felt a bit unsettled as it just didn't seem to be finished. It felt rushed, as if the author had suddenly realised she's reached her word count or something. I needed more of how things were working out for her and ….we got lots about her earlier stages, lots about the small town life she abandons but when we come to these final moments they're over far too quickly for me. It's an interesting book, not a conventional romance, but one where it feels more like real life than the insta-love stories so common in the romance genre. I understood the title finally :-) and its a term I've never heard of but then I've nothing to do with theatre/acting either so... Stars: hmnn, difficult. I think if the ending had been more fleshed out, not feel so rushed, then it may have made five stars for me, though its not a re reader but a good one off read. As it is I'm going Four. ARC supplied via Netgalley.