Friday, January 18, 2013

Heart of the Ocean/Heather B. Moore


     "Eliza Robinson has turned down the very pretentious Mr. Thomas Beesley’s marriage proposal. As a business partner of Eliza’s father, Thomas quickly discredits the family and brings disgrace to the Robinson name.

While her father scrambles to restore his good name in New York City, Eliza flees to the remote Puritan town of Maybrook to stay with her Aunt Maeve. Although relieved to be away from all- things-male and unforgiving gossip columns, odd things start to happen to Eliza, and she is plagued by a ghostly voice. Her aunt’s explanation? That Eliza is being haunted by a woman who died of a broken heart twenty years ago.

After Aunt Maeve is tragically killed, Eliza's life is put in danger as she tries to uncover the mystery of her aunt's death. She encounters Jonathan Porter in Maybrook, whose presence in the town seems suspicious, yet she finds herself drawn to him. When she discovers that Jonathan’s dark secrets may be the link between the dead woman who haunts her and her aunt’s murderer, Eliza realizes that Jonathan is the one man she should never trust."


     What a exciting read! I had to force myself to put it down halfway through so I could get some sleep and go to work the next morning! There is so much that happens in this book, so much mystery and intrigue. Eliza and Jonathan were destined to meet, but when they do, their lives are headed in different directions. With the help of a mysterious voice that haunts Eliza, The mystery starts to unfold about what happened to Jonathan's mother twenty years earlier, and Eliza's Aunts murder in the small town of Maybrook.
    In the middle I felt it drag a bit, only because the two main characters were off doing their own things for a couple of months. But without that, Eliza and Jonathan probably wouldn't have made the decisions that ended up leading them back to Maybrook, and each other.
    This is specifically an E-book, so go onto Amazon and purchase it, and join these interesting characters on a journey through loss and gain, love and hate, and a mystery waiting to be discovered.