Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Indie Wednesday {The Apocathary by Samantha Jillian Bayarr}

Title:  The Apothecary
Author:  Samantha Jillian Bayarr
Publisher:  Livingston Hall Publishers
Available:  Now
Source:  The Author

About the Book:
Claire Mayfield loses her mother and becomes entangled in a paranormal mystery that becomes stranger and stranger as the days go by.  The rumors she had always heard about the strange mansion and the death and murder of all family members was well known in the community and suddenly it all fell in Claire's lap.  With the help of her new husband, Ben and his family and her best friend, Emily she tries to solve this 100y year old mystery with the assistance of a few not so real relatives. 

My take:-
A very light ghost story of sorts.  It was a entertaining paranormal that flew really quickly.  I loved the whole story line, even the fact that two virtual strangers get married so fast it makes a head spin.  All love stories have to start somewhere!  I do wish there could have been more character development. We never really got to know any character besides Claire and even that was a bit shortsighted.  I think it could have been a bit longer than it's almost 200 pages and things would have came together more. I did figure out what was happening pretty early on, but Ms. Bayarr still came up with things that held my interest, although not always answered!   However, if you are in the mood for a light read with a little paranormal activity I'd say pick it up.  

About the author:
She was a paralegal until she found the joy of writing and publishing.  Her grandfather had a publishing company that had been lost upon his death and she has since started her own publishing company in his name.  She has a Livingston Hall Publishers website that offers several giveaways and glimpses into all of her books.  She writes in various genres so maybe you can find something that interests you if paranormal isn't  your cup of tea!

5 out of 7 thumbs up!  It was pretty good!

I was given a copy of this book by the author for review.  No other compensation was given and I was not obliged to give a good report!

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