Release Date-5th May 2017
Genre-Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Publisher-The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Kindle Edition-299 Pages
Jody has been a conduit for ghosts her entire life. Not only do they come to her for help, but at times she experiences what they feel when they die. This gift or curse comes at a high personal cost—especially when a child is involved. There’s not a man alive who is willing to compete with troubled spirits.
Jared, a wealthy and determined high-powered P.I., has lived without love his entire life. In business, if he wants something, he goes after it with a vengeance and is usually not denied. His life experiences have taught him that believing and trusting in others is a dead end street.
But on one magical night, Jared meets Jody, and they soon find themselves on the brink of falling in love. But will the spirits surrounding Jody relinquish their hold on her in order for Jared to stake his claim or will their love disappear in an ethereal puff of smoke?
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I loved this so much, Troubled Spirits (Spirit Voices #1) by Sandy Wolters snuck up and took me completely by surprise.
This is actually meant to tell the story of Jody and Jared, but for me, it was equally little Fiona’s tale.
And what a little strong-willed adorable poppet she came across as, but I digress, let me start at the very beginning here.
So we have Jody who sees ghosts, has done all of her life and one night while sleeping she is awakened by the sobs of a little girl, Fiona.
Fiona wants Jody to contact her parents for her, in fact, she is extremely insistent.
Jody herself knows that the only way to get the little girl to move on is to comply with her request and as each visit from Fiona leeches the energy from herself she needs to be quick with this.
The only problem is Fiona is a little girl and as such has limited information on her past.
So fast forward a little bit and Jody is attending the opening of one of her best friends Art Show, here she gets to meet the very dynamic but cynical and closed off Jared a PI in business with her other childhood friend.
After some unbelievable convincing, Jared taken and besotted at first sight with Jody agrees to help her locate the child’s parents.
So that’s the main gist of troubled spirits.
Not an amazingly original concept right?
What makes Troubled Spirits so epic is the sheer emotion it manages to convey to the reader.
Originally upon starting this I worried the writing style and myself would have issues adhering, we so didn’t, cannot express just how much I fell in love with these simple yet amazingly complex individuals.
And in my opinion, this is mostly due to the lyrical prose of the author, where each word conveyed by her packed such a poignant and emotive sentiment behind them, a brilliant talent all by itself.
Troubled Spirits was for me more plot-driven than normal romantic fiction.
It gave the impression that the romance was a secondary concern.
And I found this a very refreshing concept indeed.
If I had to give a comparison to compare this to, the TV show Medium springs to mind, in as much as it also portrayed the ghosts as real people to talk to. such a fascinating subject to read about.
Although the plot with this moved at quite a slow pace, it had no trouble keeping me enthralled throughout.
sometimes simple just works, it also says to me that the author has no need of plot gimmicks to hold its reader, so bravo Sandy Wolters, I am suitably impressed indeed.
So its safe to say I have no trouble recommending this to others Troubled Spirits was a breath of fresh air that kept me captivated to the very end.
I received a free Readers copy of this book of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
Hope you enjoy this as much as I did.
Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm