Penelope's Ghost

Penelope's Ghost

by Goldie Alexander

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Fleeing a humiliating end to a passionless marriage, Lisa Harbinger seeks refuge in a posh summer retreat on Australia’s lush South Coast. There she finds work as a nanny for two willful children on one prestigious estate. But behind Rangoon’s ivy and red brick walls lies a mystery: What really happened to the family’s beloved Penelope?

Even more mysterious is Richard Prescott. Cold and aloof by day, Lisa’s boss heats up her nights and awakens her soul. But to have a future they both must escape their pasts. Vengeful ghosts and a generations-old curse seek to bring ruin on Richard and his family. But if Lisa can find the answers, she—and her growing love—could be the one to set him free.

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BN ID: 2940045823500
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/09/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 344 KB

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Penelope's Ghost 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
badkat17us More than 1 year ago
This book is about a woman named Lisa Harbinger. She is recently separated from her husband and looking for a job doing something different. She wanted to get away and do something new. She found her self applying to be a Nanny for 2 children while they are on holiday visiting with family. She has never really been a Nanny before, but children seem to like her. She is offered the job and accepts it. Lisa worked as a rental agent previously. Part of the reason she wanted to leave to job was she sees ghosts, usually ones where their deaths were unsolved and violent. When she arrived at Rangoon where she was to Nanny to she got the same shiver she does whenever she is someplace where a ghost haunts. The children she is to Nanny are named Willow and Mitchell. The man she interviewed with and who hired her was named Richard. Lisa learns from Shirley another employee that Richard’s little sister Penelope drowned in the dam when she was young. He also takes care of Rangoon. The children were a bit difficult at first. After those first few days with more structure and adult attention the children were much better behaved. Lisa also has a small crush on Richard, at first she just thinks it is because she is lonely. Lisa saw the ghost of Penelope on night on the dam. This has her curious, she begins asking questions subtlety about how Penelope and how she died. How old she was and such when she died. On another night she saw Penelope again and also some other people, a tribe maybe. She starts asking other employees about the land and its history. Richard comes to Lisa in the cottage one night and they share a night of passion. Will Lisa be able to help Penelope and the other ghosts she saw? Will she and Richard start to see each other or was it a one time thing? Will the children continue to improve in there behavior? I enjoyed this book a bunch. I liked the mystery of the ghosts and how she would figure out how to help them. I liked how she helped the children. It was sad how little attention their parents paid to them. Everyone was very hush hush at first about anything to do with the property and Penelope’s death. After she was there for a bit people were more willing to talk. Others that didn’t work on Rangoon where more willing to talk. I like the romance between Lisa and Richard. I didn’t expect it when I first reading the book, but it was a nice surprise. The book was well written and the characters were engaging. I was given this book as a gift in exchange for an honest review by author and Paranormal Romance & Authors That Rock.
CaryMorganFrates More than 1 year ago
This story is delightful…and mysterious…and a wonderful Australian vacation in book form. I learned so many Aussy-isms! When Lisa loses her husband to another man, she is forced to regroup, reassess, and rebuild her life. Money is short and good jobs seem to be non-existent, so she takes a temporary job as a live-in nanny. She finds herself in the middle of a sad and dysfunctional family, and, being sensitive to ghosts, she can’t help but wonder who is haunting handsome Mr. Prescott’s ancient manor home. Well, wouldn’t you wonder, too? Lives are changed, both past and present, and in the end, the changes are all good, very good. Well done.  A complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.