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Sandra (Piper) reviewed The Ghost and Katie Coyle (Haunting Hearts) on
Helpful Score: 3
1799 - Derry O'Riordan, the tenth Earl of Kilmartin is imprisoned on a slave ship bound for Austrailia. He is taking the place of his brother Timothy, who was part of a rebel uprising, but because he had a wife, a child and another on the way, Derry pulled strings and switched places with him. Derry's beloved, Annie was lost to him and he felt that he had nothing else to live for. A violent storm blows the ship off course, into the rocks along the Massachusetts coast and Derry, manacled in heavy chains manages to make it to shore, but dies of exposure and injuries received.
1998 - Present Day - Katie Coyle has accepted a position to teach Irish studies at East Bay college in a small town on the Massachusetts shore. Along with the position comes a charming cottage overlooking the sea that Katie Katie had an immediate attraction and a sense of `coming home' to that included on the grounds a ring of standing stones that had Celtic writings on them. After some very sensual dreams Katie founds herself walking in the ring one day, and she happened upon Derry!
This was a ghost story with an amazing twist, that most will find quite interesting. A ghost that when within and a short distance from the ring of stones could be seen by all, not just a few, who was to all intents and purposes solid. Derry was the missing Earl of Kilmartin, a mystery that academia's had been trying to prove for some time and one of Katie's colleagues who was intent on fabricating proof to show him as a traitor. Couple this intense plot with an amazingly tender and beautiful star-crossed lovers seduction and you have a sure fire winner in this paranormal genre!