Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Unwrapping: Review of THE GHOSTS OF RUE DUMAINE by Alexandrea Weis

I do love a good ghost story, but make it a ghostly romance and I’m in 7th Heaven! That’s exactly what you get with THE GHOSTS OF RUE DUMAINE by Alexandrea Weis – that and the sensation that you’ve been magically transported smack dab into the middle of the New Orleans’ famed French Quarter.

***eCopy provided by author in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.


Ready to get her life back on track after ending a painful marriage, Danica Giles returns to the Creole cottage where she grew up in the New Orleans French Quarter. Danica is anxious to rekindle her friendship with a former resident from her old neighborhood, the seductive Gaston Deslonde. But Gaston isn’t exactly a normal guy. The charming man has been dead for over a hundred and fifty years, and the childish crush Danica once had on her ghostly playmate quickly turns into something much deeper. When a handsome new man enters Danica’s life, Gaston vows to do whatever he can to hold on to her. Danica soon discovers that the most forbidden of all desires cannot be satisfied without paying a grave price. Love can blur the lines between life and death when you are living among the ghosts of Rue Dumaine.

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Danica Giles grew up in a small Creole cottage located in the French Quarter of the thrilling and mysterious city of New Orleans. While living in that home, she fell in love with her best friend – a ghost named Gaston Deslonde. After her mother died, her father took Danica and they moved away. Now, having grown up and survived a disastrous marriage, she’s returned to her home, her cottage, and her best friend, Gaston.

Danica believes she loves the ethereal man who was her comfort and dearest friend as a little girl and even now seems so real to her. So much so that she's compared every man to him so she thinks herself happy when Gaston tells her that he knew she would return and now that she’s back, he’ll not allow anyone to harm her or cause her unhappiness. But when Danica meets a new man, Paul Gaudette, the son of her neighbor and is attracted to him, Gaston doesn’t like the idea of a budding relationship. He goes to desperate extremes to convince Danica that they can and will have a relationship worthy of their love. But at what cost?

THE GHOSTS OF RUE DUMAINE by Alexandrea Weis is exceptional, spellbinding, a little bit scary, and yet romantically sweet. It leaves us truly believing that we carry the love experienced in this life on into the next. Danica is fortunate to fall in love with two men who give back as much love as she gives to them. They just do it differently. Without giving away too much, I will say that Gaston, albeit a bit overbearing at times, truly loves Danica and there’s more than Danica's and Paul's happily-ever-after at stake.

I highly, highly recommend this amazing story about how love transcends the planes of being and that love can be a savior on many levels. THE GHOSTS OF RUE DUMAINE by Alexandrea Weis is a must read if you’re a fan of dreamy love stories with a twist, a few bumps in the night, and wonderful satisfying happily-ever-afters. Get this one to read during some quiet moments and be whisked away to the magic of the New Orleans’ French Quarter – even better, read it because it’s almost Halloween!

Happy Reading Everyone!

THE GHOSTS OF RUE DUMAINE by Alexandrea Weis, World Castle Publishing, available in print and ebook formats at Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.
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Connie said...

Woooo! This sounds good. I’ve always been fascinated by New Orleans French Quarter and the ghost stories of that area of really spooky!

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