**Please note that this is a paranormal romance story with explicit sexual content.** Confederate soldier Jesse Spenser has fallen in love for the first time. Lucy works in a tavern in Gettysburg and literally doesn’t know he exists. That’s because Jesse’s a ghost. He died in battle 150 years ago… As a spirit, Private Spenser can be invisible at will and has admired Lucy W**Please note that this is a paranormal romance story with explicit sexual content.** Confederate soldier Jesse Spenser has fallen in love for the first time. Lucy works in a tavern in Gettysburg and literally doesn’t know he exists. That’s because Jesse’s a ghost. He died in battle 150 years ago… As a spirit, Private Spenser can be invisible at will and has admired Lucy Westbrook from afar for months. He's passionately in love with her, but won’t approach her because she’s terrified of ghosts. Besides, he’s dead. There’s no hope for a future with her. Jesse's immortal enemy, a Union soldier named Joel, boasts that any woman would pick him over Jesse. They choose Lucy for their wager. At first, she takes them for charming reenactors as they argue for her favor. However, it’s not long before she realizes that they’re dead. After recovering from her initial terror, she befriends the two soldiers. She tries to help them cross over to heaven, and is even able to help the two enemies get along...sometimes. Though Joel is undeniably gorgeous, she falls hard for Jesse, with his sexy Southern accent and chivalrous manner. When Jesse realizes that she loves him, too, he no longer wishes to cross over. Even though he can’t even touch his beloved Lucy, he cannot bear to leave her. Jesse had died without ever having been with a woman. Will he get a second chance at love or be separated from his darling forever? If you’re looking for tender romance with steamy, passionate love scenes, you’ll enjoy this first installment of the Gettysburg Ghost series!...
|Title||:||Somebody's Darling (The Gettysburg Ghost Series Book 1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||343 Pages|
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Somebody's Darling (The Gettysburg Ghost Series Book 1) Reviews
As a lover of Gettysburg/ghosts/romance, this book aced it for me. Even though it was paranormal, the author made it sound believable..to me anyhow. Reading about particular places in Gettysburg, that I've been to, was icing on the cake. I'm so glad that I found this book and read it..in less than a day. :)
So realI chose this because it mixed love 💘 and paranormal experience. It kept me involved, made me feel, thinkIng about the future of the two who loved so deeply. I worried 😟 about how the correct ending would happen. I need not. More! Lynn.Porter
LOVE!I am that person who never leaves a review unless it's worth it. And this is worth it. absolutely loved this book! I couldn't put it down. Combined my love of the Civil War and a love story. Will definitely be reading this again and the others in the series.
A wonderful and thoughtful romance. It was so sweet and sad. I cried while reading this story. It is a ghost story but when they go to the place where they died it was unbelievable. I just loved it.
I wanted so badly to like this book. After some initial hesitation, I decided to give it a try. In the past, I've read Civil War-themed romances where the author's hatred for the South was very evident. At first, this book seemed impartial, which made me excited. The heroine (Lucy) actually defended the southern soldiers at the beginning of the book, explaining that most didn't actually own slaves and that many were simply fighting to protect their homeland from invading Northern troops.So the book started out with 5 stars just for that. Minus 1 star for the odd presentation of homosexuality. I don't care if a character is gay, but the character was from the 19th century when sexual subjects were very taboo. I just find it hard to believe that they'd adopt modern behavior and blurt out their sexuality to pretty much everyone they meet.Minus 1 star for (view spoiler)[ Lucy's sudden 180 near the end of the book where she says something along the lines of, "Yeah, the south is racist and homophobic, but you thought you were on the right side at the time."(hide spoiler)] Why the sudden change? And then the characters start ranting about the Iraq War, 9/11, etc. I read romances to escape reality, not to be bludgeoned over the head with political commentary.Finally, minus 1 star for the cheesy dialogue. Speaking of dialogue, the story seems to have way too much dialogue & not enough narration. I really didn't notice it until the last half of the book. But anyway, the female characters talk like Valley Girls and use their names too much: "OMG Lucy!", "Like, what is it, Theresa?", "I don't know, you know, Lucy?", etc.Also, the scene near the end was very cringy when Lucy talks about Jesse's (view spoiler)[ p*nis size in front of the other ghosts(hide spoiler)] Why would you do that?The happily ever after isn't even logical. I have read paranormal romances before where the HEA is actually kinda plausible. This one is not. (view spoiler)[ No SSN, no birth certificate = no job, no insurance, no drivers license, etc(hide spoiler)]Finally, we learn why Jesse has been stuck on earth for 150+ years.... (view spoiler)[ Apparently, he can't cross over until he loses his virginity. I kid you not.(hide spoiler)]
Wow, where to begin? I love ghost stories. And the history behind Joel and Jesse and how they became spirits is told with incredible compassion and deep emotion. This was a book that, when I wasn't reading it, I was counting the minutes until I could sit down again and go back to Gettysburg, immerse myself in the story. Some books you read because you have the time. Some books you MAKE the time. This was one of those books.From a fellow author's perspective, I kept thinking to myself "This must have been SO much fun to research!" My dad was a huge Civil War buff, and made an annual trek to Gettysburg every fall. Now I wish I'd not written it off as "dad's thing" and offered to go with him. I think I would have found it fascinating.So many layers. So much hurt and anger. Yet so much healing, as well. Grab the tissues and settle in.
Entertaining readA very entertaining and easy read! The author did a great job not leaving any major questions unanswered. I love how the friendship among the characters developed throughout the book...and how they were able to help each other. Really enjoyed learning some terms they used back in the 1860s.... and about the Civil War. Makes me think of visiting Gettysburg =D Can't wait till the second book..
Ghost love storyNice ghost love story with good historical points in it .I'm curious to read the next one one coming out ....Thank you
Sweet, fun, and quick read. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. And for once, I had no idea how the author was going to make the ending come out right.