Saturday, 26 April 2014

Texas Gothic (Goodnight Family #1) by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Texas Gothic
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Amy Goodnight knows that the world isn't as simple as it seems—she grew up surrounded by household spells and benevolent ghosts. But she also understands that "normal" doesn't mix with magic, and she's worked hard to build a wall between the two worlds. Not only to protect any hope of ever having a normal life.

Ranch-sitting for her aunt in Texas should be exactly that. Good old ordinary, uneventful hard work. Only, Amy and her sister, Phin, aren't alone. There's someone in the house with them—and it's not the living, breathing, amazingly hot cowboy from the ranch next door.

It's a ghost, and it's more powerful than the Goodnights and all their protective spells combined. It wants something from Amy, and none of her carefully built defenses can hold it back.

This is the summer when the wall between Amy's worlds is going to come crashing down.

Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Texas Gothic(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
Amaryllis (Amy) is looking after he aunt’s herb farm with her sister while her auntie takes a holiday, what she didn’t plan on though was some buried bones, and several ghosts.
What is going on with these ghosts? And who do the dead bones belong to?

I was hoping that I was in for a good ghost story with this one, but quickly realised that this was going to be long and boring.

I can’t say I really liked any of the characters in this. They were all fairly self-involved, and single minded in their plans to do exactly what they wanted and screw everyone else. I did find Amy quite funny at the beginning when she was running about in her underwear and wellies, but it quickly became obvious that she wasn’t really funny, just slightly kooky.

The storyline in this was just slow and dull. It took forever for anything to happen, and when it did happen the book was still dull! I thought that things would at least be creepy, this being a ghost story and all, but never fear, there was no creepiness, and nothing scarier than a few buried bones.
There was a hint of romance, but I didn’t really appreciate that either, and it really couldn’t save this story.
The ending was likewise fairly dull, and I was basically just happy to have gotten there.
Overall; slow and dull,
4 out of 10.

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