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Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite
“Death was not what she had expected it to be — no light at the end of the tunnel, no angels hovering over her to take her to paradise. Now not even a cup of coffee to soothe her nerves.” Daphne Drayton haunts her former home, wondering how she could convince the newcomer, Miranda Moore, to help her. The Blue Cottage: A Short Ghost Story by Grace Geyer is a debut from the Miranda Moore Cozy Mystery Series. Miranda is aware of the strange things that are happening in her home. She just doesn’t know that a ghost needs her help yet.
Miranda is the owner of a New Age shop, Mystic Gifts, in the seaside town of Delphin Beach. Newly divorced, Miranda settles into a new phase in her life, reflecting and recovering from her toxic marriage. As a protagonist, Miranda is easily likable despite her credulous nature. Her next-door neighbor and friend Erica Martinson is a great complement to the lead character; Erica’s inquisitive nature as a journalist is proved to be life-saving. For cat lovers, Miranda’s adopted cat Raziel is definitely an endearing bonus to the story. I’m intrigued with the ghost of Miranda’s mother, who’s evidently been watching her daughter from the other side for quite some time.
With a good premise, charming cover art, and clear-cut prose, The Blue Cottage is an easy read that anyone can enjoy, whether at home or during travel. All in all, it’s a nice debut from a series that would definitely attract light mystery fans.