Maybe This Time

by Jennifer Crusie | Romance | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0312303785 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAceofHeartswing of Mississauga, Ontario Canada on 8/29/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, August 29, 2010
Amazon Editorial Review

Andie Miller is ready to move on with her life. She wants to marry her fiancé and leave behind everything in her past, especially her ex-husband, North Archer. But when Andie tries to gain closure with him, he asks one final favor of her. A distant cousin has died and left North the guardian of two orphans who have driven away three nannies already, and things are getting worse. He needs someone to take care of the situation, and he knows Andie can handle anything....

When Andie meets the two children, she realizes the situation is much worse than she feared. Carter and Alice aren’t your average delinquents, and the creepy old house where they live is being run by the worst housekeeper since Mrs. Danvers. Complicating matters is Andie’s fiancé’s suspicion that this is all a plan by North to get Andie back. He may be right because Andie’s dreams have been haunted by North since she arrived at the old house. And that’s not the only haunting....

Then her ex-brother-in-law arrives with a duplicitous journalist and a self-doubting parapsychologist, closely followed by an annoyed medium, Andie’s tarot card–reading mother, her avenging ex-mother-in-law, and her jealous fiancé. Just when Andie’s sure things couldn’t get more complicated, North arrives to make her wonder if maybe this time things could just turn out differently....

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, September 02, 2010
Andie Miller is thinking about accepting a proposal of marriage but before she does that she must deal with her excess baggage, namely her ex, North Archer. Andie stops by North's office to drop off all his uncashed alimony cheques but Northnorth to makes one last request. A cousin of his has died and left the guardianship of two young children to his care. The children have run off all the nannies he has hired to care for them and they refuse to move north to move in with him. The house they live in is in a remote area of Ohio. The house which was moved piece by piece from England is reputed to be haunted. North will pay Andie ten thousand for one month while Andie figures out what is going on and moves the children north to North.

The children are Carter, a very quiet nerdy boy devoted to his sister and Alice, a screamer who seems very strange. The housekeeper is the housekeeper from hell and the house is really eerie. Andie's fiance thinks this is just a ploy by North to keep Andie.

As Andie tries to gain the trust of the children she starts dreaming of North and experiencing very strange happenings. Even Andie is becoming convinced the house is haunted and will not let the children go.

The culmination is a strange 'house party' with North's brother and his manipulative journalist girlfriend, a doubting parapsychologist, a medium, North's rigid mother and Andie's free-wheeling mother who hate each other, North and Andie's jealous fiance.

I loved this book. A bit of paranormal, a bit of mystery, a bit of humour and a bit of romance which made for a quick-paced interesting read. Although a romance this is definitely also a great ghost story.

Journal Entry 3 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Friday, October 01, 2010
mailed today to Terra for Rockyhorror who is her birthday partner. Enjoy!!!

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