Book Reviews of Mimosa Grove

Mimosa Grove
Mimosa Grove
Author: Dinah McCall
ISBN-13: 9780778320296
ISBN-10: 0778320294
Publication Date: 4/1/2004
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 218 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 8
Since I love anything paranormal, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Since I live in Louisiana myself, I was naturally drawn into it from the first page, interested in seeing if the author's depiction of the people here was accurate (it was!). If you're interested in ghosts, psychics, mysteries and love, this is definately for you.
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Helpful Score: 6
This is the first book I've read by Dinah McCall, and I enjoyed her writing style and the story. Mimosa Grove is full of action and emotion, with good character development and vivid imagery. I didn't want to put the book down.

It's the story of a woman with inherited psychic ability, the rejection, acceptance and fate that she and her gifted ancestors endured because of their abilities. Most of the story is set in Louisiana, at a beautiful old ancestral estate. The story includes love, lifesaving, suffering, murder and ghostly mystery. It's a nice book selection for a reader openminded to the sixth sense.
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Helpful Score: 5
Great fast paced read about a woman with the ability to see things that others can't. She inherits her grandmother's house in Louisiana and discovers the man that she has been seeing in her dreams.
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Helpful Score: 4
Laurel Scanton moved home to her grandmother's plantation home called Mimosa Grove ~~ and found to her delight for the first time in her life, being accepted for who she is, in spite of her special "gift." She has the gift of sight ~~ an ability passed down to the eldest daughter of each generation. When she moved home, she discovered more history to her gift than she has ever realized. And she also discover true love.

But at the same time, trouble is brewing for Laurel and her father ~~ and this novel talks about how Laurel dealt with it all ~~ falling in love, finding historical facts of her family's tree and fighting off evil that seems to lurk everywhere.

This is a gripping and intense novel ~~ perfect for reading outside during these hot days of summer. This is my first Dinah McCall book and I hope to read more of her!
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Helpful Score: 3
This was a page turner! I had trouble putting this one down. It has romance, mystery, and is well written.

Donna V.
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Helpful Score: 2
Interesting. The "gift" of sight, passed down through generations. Ghosts, spirits, family secrets, and, of course, love. Laurel Scanlon has the gift of sight, inherited through her mother's side of the family. Her father is a no nonsense type who is not a believer. When Laurel's grandmother dies, she inherits her home so leaves DC to move to the deep south and start over. She had been dreaming of a man and finds that he is real and has been dreaming of her, as well. Politics, kidnapping, attempted murder. Fast moving. Good characters.
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Helpful Score: 2
I picked up this Dinah McCall book because the cover looked intriguing and found it to be just that. I'm not usually that lucky when grabbing a new author off of the bookstore shelves.

This is the story of Laurel Scanlon who has the gift of sight. This ability was passed down to the oldest daughter in each generation. Laurel's mother was driven crazy by it and this gift has left Laurel uneasy. The man in her life had left because he couldn't accept her "difference". So now she doesn't trust anyone. And her heart is given to a man who has been in her dreams for four months, she figures it's safer that way.

When her maternal grandmother leaves her Mimosa Grove, a beautiful but run down home outside Bayou Jean, Louisiana, she moves there deciding that a new beginning is just what she needs. She tries to keep to herself, but that's nearly impossible. The townsfolk are thrilled that another "sighted one" has arrived and many come bearing tales of how her grandmother had helped them which puts her at ease a bit.

When a child is lost, Laurel uses her gift to help the rescuers find her. She figures everyone will now shun her, but just the opposite happens. The child's uncle, Justin Bouvier, comes to Mimosa Grove to personally thank Laurel for her help. Laurel is shocked, as this is the man who comes to her in her dreams.

The tale continues with Justin trying to remove the wall Laurel has built around her heart, while trying to protect her from the dangers lurking at Mimosa Grove.

This is a typical romantic mystery but what has it surpass many others on the market is McCall's vivid imagery and wonderful character development. Her characters range from the beautiful, haunted, Laurel; to ruggedly handsome, Justin; to a variety of unique townsfolk; and Marie, an aging housekeeper who is more of a nanny than maid. My favorite scenes are when Tule and Marie get together - they are hilarious! You'll laugh at the antics of some of these characters, which is part of the fun in reading Mimosa Grove.

MIMOSA GROVE is a bit predictable, but so enjoyable that you'll easily overlook the minor flaws. This story definitely put this author on my MUST READ list with this name and her real name of Sharon Sala.
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There is danger in Mimosa Grove, not from the restless past, but from the deadly present. Laurel must be willing to trust her gift, her love for Justin, and most of all, herself, to stop ttragedy and history from repeating themselves.
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Laurel Scanlon has the gift of sight. It was inheirited from her grandmother. She inheirited the old home place, too.
She and her dad don't get along. She retreats to Mimosa Grove, the old home place, to get away. Wait until you see all the new adventure that awaits her there.
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Sharon Sala writes as Dinah McCall--- Laurel Scanlon has the gift of sight, an ability passed down to the eldest daughter of each generation. It is the gift - or curse, perhaps -- that drove her own mother mad and has left Laurel unwilling to trust in love -- except in her dreams
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Laurel Scanlon has the gift of sight, an ability passed down to the eldest daughter of each generation. It is this gift -- or curse, perhaps -- that drove her own mother mad and has left Laurel unwilling to trust in love . . .except in her dreams.
Anxious for a new beginning, she decides to retreat to Mimosa Grove, an old estate outside Bayou Jean, Louisiana. Mimosa Grove belongs to Laurel now, bequeathed by her maternal grandmother. Laurel feels the history and tragedy here, and amidst primeval beauty she senses something . . .unfinished. Folks here know about her grandmother's gift and treat Laurel with the same reverence -- especially when she is able to help the police find a missing girl. It is then that she sees Justin Bouvier -- stranger, soul mate, the man who haunts her dreams.
But there is danger here in Mimosa Grove, not from the restless past, but from the deadly present. Laurel must be willing to trust her gift, her love for Justin and, most of all, herself, to stop tragedy and history from repeating themselves.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great read. Supernatural romance. A surprisingly good book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Laurel has the gift of sight, but is it really a gift- or is it a curse. It drove her mother mad, and it has left Laurel afraid to love.
She retreats to Mimosa Grove, where she thinks she will be safe- but she finds danger instead.
An intense, fast paced romance.
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I like this author's style of writing. What interested me in reading this book was the "gift of sight" the main character has.
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I really enjoyed this novel.It has the supernatural element and romance.I love Dinah McCal's noevels
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Fast paced and intriquing. I enjoyed the storyline and the characters.
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The gift of sight, blessing or curse? Laurel Scanlon trys to start a new life for herself in Bayou Jean Louisiana. Great story regarding family history, tragedy in the south, ghostly happenings & romance.
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Very interesting book. Lots of twists and turns.
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Laurel Scanlon has the gift of sight, an ability passed down to the eldest daughter of each generation. It is this gift or curse perhaps that drove her own mother mad and has left laurel unwilling to trust in love..except in her dreams
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loved this story -- lots of twists and turns with a little romance too
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in a place as hUNTING AS IT IS BEAUTIFUL, ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN.this was a page turner .in fact i have kept my copy so i can reread somewhere down the road befor i let it go. hope you enjoy it too'
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Laurel Scanlon has the gift of sight, an ability passed dow to the eldest daughter of each deneration. It is this gift--or curse, perhaps--that drove her own mother mad and has left Laurel unwilling to trust in love...except in her dreams. Anxious for a new beginning, she decides to retreat to Mimosa Grove, an old estate ouside Bayou Jean, Louisiana. Mimosa Grove belongs to Laurel now, bequeathed by her maternal grandmother. Laurel feels the history an tragedy here, and admist primevak bauty she senses something..unfinished. Folks here know about her grandmother's gift and treat Laurel with the same reverence--especially when she is able to help the police find a missing girl. It is then that she sees Justin Bouvier--stranger, soul mate, the man who haunts her dreams. But there is danger here in Mimosa Grove, not from the restless past, but from the deadly present. Laurel must be willing to trust her gift, her love for Justin and, most of all, herself, to stop tragedy and history from repeating themselves.
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As always a great read. Couldn't put it down. One of my favorite authors.
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read this book in one sitting
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Great book!
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Laurel Scanlon has the gift of sight, an ability passed down to the eldest daughter of each generation. It is this gift or curse, perhaps that drove her own mother nad and has left Laurel unwilling to trust in love except in her dreams.
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Loved this book!
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This was VERY good, way better than I expected.
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AMAZING BOOK! I have read it twice myself. It has it all: a little science fiction with mediums and ghosts, a lot of suspense, and lots and lots of romance!
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First McCall book I've read. Really good.
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This one was fun!!
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I really liked this mystery and want read more of her books. She is Sharon Sala also
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This is a fast paced interesting book.
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I really liked this book! Very entertaining. Great romance and ghost story. Highly recommend it!
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Laurel Scanlon has the gift of sight, an ability passed down to the eldest daughter of each generation. It is this gift-or curse perhaps-that drove her own mother mad and has left Laurel unwilling to trust in love-except in her dreams.

Anzious for a newe beginning, she decides to retreat to Mimosa Grove, an old estate outside Bayou Jean, Louisiana. Mimosa Grove belongs to Laurel now, bequeathed by her maternal grandmother. Laurel feels the history and tragedy here, and amidst primeval beauty she senses something..unfinished. Folks here know about her grandmother's gift and treat Laurel with the same reverence--especially when she is able to help the police find a missing girl. It is then that she sees Justin Bouvier-stranger, soul mate, the man who haunts her dreams.

But there is danger here in Mimosa Grove, not from the restless past, but from the deadly present. Laurel must be willing to trust her gift, her love for Justin and, most of all, herself, to stop tragedy and history from repeating themselves.
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Laurel Scanlon has the gift of sight. She uses her gift to help people. A very good book. I could not put it down.
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A very good book.
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Great book..from the back-"there is danger here in Mimosa Grove,not from the restless past,but from the deadly present."
Laurel takes over her Grandmothers estate and her gift of sight.The histroy and tragedy of this place gives her a feeling of something unfinished....
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In a place as haunting as it is beautiful, anything can happen...

"Intense, fast-paced, and cleverly crafted, this engrossing tale will appeal to those who like their contemporary romances on the chilling side." - Library Journal
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Clever, fast paced, chilling contemporary romance
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I love this author. This is a great story.
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In a place as haunting as it is beautiful, anything can happen...Laurel Scanlon has the gift of sight, an ability passed down to the eldest daughter of each generation. It is this gift...or curse, perhaps..that drove her own mother mad and has left Laural unwilling to trust in love...except in her dreams.
Anxious for a new beginning, she decides to retreat to Mimosa Grove, an old estate outside Bayou Jean, Louisiana. Mimosa Grove belongs to Laurel now, bequeathed by her maternal grandmother. Laurel feels the history and tragedy here, and amidst primeval beauty she senses something...unfinished. Folks here know about her grandmother's gift and treat Laurel with the same reverence...especially when she is able to help the police find a missing girl. It is then that she sees Justin Bouvier...stranger, soul mate, the man who haunts her dreams.
But there is danger here in Mimosa Grove, not from the restless past, but from the deadly present. Laurel must be willing to trust her gift, her love for Justin and, most of all, herself, to stop tragedy and history from repeating themselves.
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With a gift of sight she can help the police is it a gift or a curse she is not sure..you decide..intense and fast paced..
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Laurel Scanlon inherits Mimosa Grove. She also has the gift of sight & helps to solve mysteries
(murder, lost children, etc), & finds love
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Very good read. On a par with all the other Sala-McCall books I've read.
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Great book. Love this author.
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Interesting romance with a hint of the supernatural.
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Laurel Scanlon has the gift of sight, an ability passed down to the eldest daughter of each generation. It is this gift-or curse, perhaps-that drove her own mother mad and has left Laurel unwilling to trust in love..except in her dreams.
Anzious for a new beginning, she decides to retreat to Mimosa Grove, an old estate outside Bayou Jean, LA. Mimosa Grove belongs to Laurel now, bequeathed by her maternal grandmother. Laurel feels the history and tragedy here, and amidst primeval beauty she senses somthing..unfinished. Folks here know about her grandmother's gift and treat Laurel with the same reverence-especially when she is able to help the police find a missing girl. It is then that she sees Justin Bouvier-stranger, soul mate, the man who haunts her dreams.
But there is dnager here in Mimosa Grove, not from the restless past, but from the deadly present. Laurel must be willing to trust her gift, her love for Justin and, most of all, her self, to stop tragedy and history from repeating themselves.
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Really good mystery book with ghosts. Great descriptiveness of Louisiana.
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Interesting mix of genetically endowed "gift of sight"
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Loved this book! Couldn't put it down!
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Surprisingly good read!
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This is the first book I've read of her, but it won't be the last. I really liked it; read it in one day. A little bit of everything: romance, mystery, supernatural. A great read, highly recommended!
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Laurel Scanlon has the gift of sight, an ability passed down to the eldest daughter of each generation. It is this gift -- or curse, perhaps -- that drove her own mother mad and has left Laurel unwilling to trust in love . . .except in her dreams.

Anxious for a new beginning, she decides to retreat to Mimosa Grove, an old estate outside Bayou Jean, Louisiana. Mimosa Grove belongs to Laurel now, bequeathed by her maternal grandmother. Laurel feels the history and tragedy here, and amidst primeval beauty she senses something . . .unfinished. Folks here know about her grandmother's gift and treat Laurel with the same reverence -- especially when she is able to help the police find a missing girl. It is then that she sees Justin Bouvier -- stranger, soul mate, the man who haunts her dreams.

But there is danger here in Mimosa Grove, not from the restless past, but from the deadly present. Laurel must be willing to trust her gift, her love for Justin and, most of all, herself, to stop tragedy and history from repeating themselves.
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Really engrossing; great read!
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haven't read this
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There is danger here in minosa Grove,not from the restless past,but from the deadly present.Laurel must be willing to trust her gift,her love for Justin and,most of all,herself,to stop tragedy and history from repeating themselves.
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Laurel Scanlon has the gift of sight, an ability passed down to the eldest daughter of each generation. It is this gift -- or curse, perhaps -- that drove her own mother mad and has left Laurel unwilling to trust in love . . .except in her dreams.

Anxious for a new beginning, she decides to retreat to Mimosa Grove, an old estate outside Bayou Jean, Louisiana. Mimosa Grove belongs to Laurel now, bequeathed by her maternal grandmother. Laurel feels the history and tragedy here, and amidst primeval beauty she senses something . . .unfinished. Folks here know about her grandmother's gift and treat Laurel with the same reverence -- especially when she is able to help the police find a missing girl. It is then that she sees Justin Bouvier -- stranger, soul mate, the man who haunts her dreams.

But there is danger here in Mimosa Grove, not from the restless past, but from the deadly present. Laurel must be willing to trust her gift, her love for Justin and, most of all, herself, to stop tragedy and history from repeating themselves.
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IN A PLACE AS HAUNTING AS IT IS BEAUTIFUL, ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN...

Laurel Scanlon has the gift of sight, an ability passed down to the eldest daughter of each generation. It is this gift - or curse, perhaps - that drove her own mother mad and has left Laurel unwilling to trust in love...except in her dreams.

Anxious for a new beginning, she decides to retreat to Mimosa Grove, an old estate outside Bayou Jean, Louisiana. Mimos Grove belongs to Laurel now, bequeathed by her maternal grandmother. Laurel feels the history and tragedy here, and amidst primeval beauty she senses something...unfinished. Folks here know about her grandmother's gift and treat Laurel with the same reverence - especially when she is able to help the police find a missing girl. It is then that she sees Justin Bouvier - stranger, soul mate, the man who haunts her dreams.

But there is danger here in Mimosa Grove, not from the restless past, but from the deadly present. Laurel must be willing to trust her gift, her love for Justin and, most of all, herself, to stop tragedy and history from repeating themselves.
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Laurel Scanton has the gift of sight, an ability passed down to the eldest daughter of each generation. It is this gift-or curse, perhaps-that drove her own mother made and has left Laurel unwilling to trust in love...except in her dreams.

Anxious for a new beginning, she decides to retreat to Mimosa Grove, an old estate outside Bayou Jean, Louisiana. Mimosa Grove belongs to Laurel now, bequeathed by her maternal grandmother. Laurel feels the history and tragedy here, and admist primeval beauty she senses something...unfinished. Folks here know about her grandmother's gift and treat Laurel with the same reverence-especially when she is able to help the police find a missing girl. It is then that she sees Justin Bouvier-stranger, soul mate, the man who haunts her dreams.

But there is danger here in Mimosa Grove, not from the restless past, but from the deadly present. Laurel must be willing to trust her gift, her love for Justin and, most of all, herself, to stop tragedy and history from repeating themselves.