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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Review: The Ghost of January ( Reunion Series Book 3) by Mysti Parker


Print Length: 125 pages
Publisher: Entangled Publishing (August 28, 2017)

From Goodreads.com: Against her father's wishes, twenty-year-old January Cooper elopes with her high school sweetheart and leaves for a fairy-tale honeymoon in Europe. 

Two weeks later, she's a widow, abandoned by her husband's family and too ashamed to contact hers. She works her way across the continent, scared but determined to make it on her own. 

Renowned food and travel blogger Diederik DeVries arrives in his native Amsterdam and hears rumors of a Ghost Lover who has supposedly left a trail of broken hearts all over Europe. A chance encounter with an American girl named Jan leaves him wondering if she could be this elusive legend. 

Despite her fears of falling in love again, January is just as intrigued with the charming and handsome Diederik. Though he is determined to discover her true identity, she refuses to tell him anything about her past. All he wants is to break down the walls of her hidden heartache to find the real woman within. But will the ghosts of January's past take her away from him before he ever gets that chance? 



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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5
This was another great addition to the Reunion series! As with the other stories, you do not have to read them in order (or at all) in order to understand and enjoy this one. Each novel in this series just expands upon the world, showing you the lives of the other Cooper children. 

I enjoyed January's story immensely, even if I wish we would have gotten to see just a little more of her life before the accident. Or even some drama with her ex-in-laws later on. The ghost legend was a intriguing element that I think fit into this story perfectly without seeming like it was too over the top. I enjoyed watching Diederik and January as they went from strangers, to a tentative friendship, to something more. I'm glad she found someone she felt was worth taking a chance on. 

This is the first novel in this series that is set abroad, and I loved getting that little "taste" of life overseas. You had to admire January's strength and determination to uproot her life time and again as she traveled from place to place, learning the language and finding ways to support herself. She didn't just give up and go crying home. She picked herself up and made something of her life even if it was far from the way she had originally imagined. 

I do wish this story were longer, as I feel like there were aspects of this story that were wrapped up more quickly than they otherwise could have been, and I would have liked to have more time with these characters. 

Overall, I am sure this story will appeal to those who enjoy a well written romance novel.

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


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                            The Ghost of January is available from Amazon.com

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