Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Nursery based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Look no further for your next ghost story! The Nursery is the third book in the haunted bayou series, which includes Callie and Forgotten Men. First, you have a single father with adorable twin daughters. The family moves to The Arbors, a beautifully restored mansion, once owned by an eccentric lady with terrible luck in husbands. There, the fun begins! Who's killing people; not to mention causing accidents and other strange events? Is it the escaped sociopath, or could a ghost possibly do such things? This ghost story will keep you turning pages long after dark. I highly recommend this title for lovers of cozy mysteries, and anyone who enjoys tales of bayou hauntings. In the interest of full disclosure. I received a free digital copy of this title to review from Net Galley.
This was an enjoyable mystery. And I love New Orleans, so I was most interested that the story took place in a nearby town, and that the characters who came to The Arbors from New Orleans went to places I see every time I'm there. (It also left me wanting to explore St. Francisville). The story did have a few minor problems. It was not as suspenseful as I typically like my ghost stories, and there were a few inconsistencies that irked me from time to time. The description of the ghost led me to believe that she was dressed in an almost Victorian way - but she apparently died in the mid-sixties. I think a better description of the ghost's appearance, as well as a more time period details about the items and toys in the nursery could have helped the story tremendously. Content-wise, there are no explicit details, although characters do spend the night together, and it's a little jarring when an old letter is found describing the extent someone went to to have children. Other than that, there really isn't anything objectionable in the book. Good things - I did find Jordan's twin girls charming and very well-written. They reminded me exactly of a set of twins I know. Consequently I did find myself very worried for the girls as I pictured my young friends in their place lol. Anne Marie was extremely well-written, and I honestly think she was the most chilling and suspenseful part of the story. Her quirkiness and obscure manner of speaking definitely gives you that spine-tingling, looking-over-your-shoulder feeling. (Although, on another note, I'm sad we didn't get a recap about her involvement with the other child at Beau Rivage. I'm assuming it's from a previous book?). I did not read the first two books in this series, and I think I would have had a better picture of the characters if I had, but I didn't feel lost. There was enough information that you could read this alone, but not too many spoilers that it would ruin the first two books. And I enjoyed this story and the characters enough that I would go back and read the first two books.