on April 5th 2016
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Have you ever picked a book by it’s name? That is kinda what I did. Then I saw that a reviewer I follow had read this book and loved it, so I just had to read it as well! I am so glad that I did. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. Seriously I just requested the next in the series on NetGalley. Keep your fingers crossed for me please.
When they come Calling did not disappoint. This is not like any other ghost story I have read. Mainly because it is about more than just ghosts. It’s about a woman dealing with her gift/curse, about her relationships with others – friends, co-workers, ex-boyfriends, new possible love interest, etc. It is also about ghosts both good and bad. I know, I know this sounds sort of cheesy but it’s not. This book was pure enjoyment.
Anna Roberts is doctor who works for a free clinic. She has had the ability to sense and interact with ghosts since childhood. She doesn’t seek them out – they often come looking for her. One night she is almost hit by a truck and a handsome hulking man saves her (apparently average looking men aren’t capable of saving heroines in books). Her savior’s name is Jed and he talks a little funny. By funny I don’t mean ha ha funny but from the past funny. Their meeting was not coincidence and Anna realizes that there is more to Jed and his story than meets the eye.
Jed has been sent to protect Anna from an ancient being with bad intentions. Jed and Anna go to her family’s farm where the snow is falling and the ghosts are gathering. With help from her childhood friend and ex-boyfriend, Ned and his wife, Carrie, Anna prepares to face the ghosts that are seeking her out. This happens during a snowstorm and the Author did a good job of setting the mood and environment. The descriptions made it very easy to visualize the farm during the snowstorm.
Although I did not find this book to be scary in the least, I did find it to be a page turner. This book has just the right amount of suspense, romance, angst, mystery, supernatural and of course, ghosts. There was just enough of these elements to keep the story moving and the pages turning. The Author also threw in some twists, turns and revelations to keep things interesting. The characters were also likable and relatable. I was invested in what was happening to them and rooted for them the entire time. This was a fun fast read for me. A perfect book to read during Halloween time (any time really). Plus, it isn’t really scary so it will appeal to a wider range of people. This book was like a guilty pleasure. I didn’t want to put it down.
This book will most likely not win any awards but it was a fun engaging read and I loved every single page. 4.5 stars for the entertainment value.