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Ghosts of Kingston Cottage by Libby Bishop

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Revenant Investigations, 1

Medium and paranormal investigator Arabella Pierce is sent with her crew to Kingston Cottage, a haunted Maine seafarer’s cottage on an isolated island. For this investigation, her boss has stuck them with skeptical reporter Lucas Brown. Though he’s hot as they come, Arabella can’t trust a man whose sole job is to discredit her and the work she does. Not after what happened with the last few skeptics… 

All Lucas may want is the truth, but that doesn't change her feelings towards him. And when the ghosts appear, she and Lucas must work together—in tight quarters—to convince the resident ghosts to move on before a storm strands the entire crew on the island. Can Arabella put aside her prejudices long enough to see what the ghosts are trying to tell her? And if she does, will she and Lucas have a shot at a lifetime?


Excerpt:

“And what investigation are we doing? You didn’t say.”

“Kingston Cottage.”

Arabella stared at him, shocked. “Are you serious?”

He nodded. “The owners contacted me last week, and informed me they need to sell the house as soon as possible. They want to put it on the market this month, due to personal reasons. In order to do that, they need to know what’s inside … and how to get rid of it.”

“No one has ever been allowed to investigate it…” she trailed off in awe.

Folger smiled. “Until now.”

She couldn’t help but return his smile. The feeling of a fresh, no-one-else-has-done-it kind of hunt was too much of a thrill to pass up. Historic Kingston Cottage was located on a small island, all by itself, and had been rumored to be haunted since before Arabella was born. She had seen pictures and taken boat rides past the island, but she’d never set foot on the private property.

“When do we have to be at the docks?” she inquired as she stood, grabbing her coat off the back of the chair.

“Seven o’clock tomorrow morning. Don’t be late. Dustin is taking you over. But, Arabella—” She looked at him, knowing that tone. “It’s just going to be you, the reporter, Nick, and Lena. I need the rest of the crew on a different hunt.”

She paused at the door. Nick was one of their tech guys, and Lena was a lead investigator, like Arabella. Five more investigators rounded off the team. But the more she thought about Folger’s decision to use a small crew, the more it made sense, especially within the limited space of the cottage. “Nick and Lena,” she began, “do they know about the … ‘reporter’?”

Folger rolled his eyes, clearly hearing the quotation marks in her tone.

“Yes. I asked them not to speak of it until I talked to you myself. I think that was best, don’t you?”

Arabella chose to ignore the rolling eyes. “And the reporter?”

“He’ll be there at seven sharp as well. His name’s Lucas Brown, and he’s a serious reporter.”

She nodded slowly, not really believing him. “I’ll check in when we get there.”

“Please do, and be sure to pack extra clothes. You know how storms brew up suddenly here. I don’t want you all stranded without necessities. The owners left you some food. Expect to be on the island at least three days, maybe four. Oh, and there’s also a generator in the basement if you lose power.”

“Good to know, and it was nice of them to leave some food.”

“Yes. They’re good people.”

She found it a bit strange that the crew wasn’t going to meet the owners before the investigation, and stranger still that she had never met them. Noble was a small town along the central Maine coast—it was pretty rare not to put a name to a face.

“Oh, and Arabella,” Folger called as she left his office. “Try not to push him into the bay.” 

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  1. Long and Short Reviews 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Jan 2016

    This is a wonderful ghost story and if readers also like to watch Ghost Hunters or Paranormal Witness, then this novella is extra fun. Why? Because unlike the T.V. shows, in Ghosts of Kingston Cottage the hunters not only find the ghosts and interact with them but two on the team become convinced that the power of true love is real. They get to see it and feel it in the most unlikely of ways. Talk about romantic!

    Arabella is the one who can see and talk to ghosts, and Lucas is the reporter who is there to debunk them or validate them. Talk about a conflict of interest! What is delightful is the fact that Lucas comes to believe. It’s actually easier for him to believe in the ghosts than it is for Arabella to trust him because she’d been severely burned by someone she thought loved her in the past. So, she has a lot more protection around her heart and it’s almost impossible for Lucas to break through. Leave it to the ghosts to teach her a lesson and learn she does.

    This is a fast, engaging and clever read that is delightfully entertaining and fun. There are no mean nasty ghosts or dark drama for readers to worry about. Ghosts of Kingston Cottage is really about love and it’s character driven. I enjoyed how the author focused on the case and let Arabella’s professionalism and personality speak louder than anything she could have said to convince Lucas that her talent was real. The romance between Lucas and Arabella grew gradually over the course of a few days and its swiftness was addressed with some of Lucas’ family history. It made absolute sense to me and I like the story better for it because this tale is truly charming.

    I liked meeting Katie and her husband Seamus and the challenge they presented to the team. From the sounds of it, they were good people in life just as they were in death. I was very happy that they finally got their HEA. As for Lucas and Arabella, their lives are just starting to be lived out so it’s a happy for now kind of wrap up. The sweet thing is, I have no doubts that a happy ever after is in their future. Especially after the romantic and grand gesture Lucas ends up offering Arabella. That clinched it for me.

    For readers who crave and enjoy the physical expression of love, it’s there but it’s like a big giant reward after all was said and done. I felt the author handled it just right. In fact, it was perfect. I’m quite happy.

    Ghosts of Kingston Cottage is a treat to read. It really is. It made me feel quite cheerful at the end and upbeat. The novella could actually lend itself to a Hallmark movie plot because it has all the elements that one would expect from the ‘feel good channel’. This book might be short in pages but it’s got a lot of heart and has a solid story to tell. If you’re in the mood for a ghost story that won’t scare you but one that engages the heart then give this one a try. It’s well worth it.


  2. Fun Read! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Dec 2015

    I love a good haunted house book and this one kept my interest from the get go. Great start to this series and I can't wait for more. Fun characters and some happening chemistry...


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