Clothiste’s Inn. Charming—or haunted?
Lt. Commander Kirby Lawrence, down-to-earth Navy physician, doesn’t believe the rumors of supernatural events or ancestral ghosts long associated with the newly-remodeled Bed and Breakfast. Even the discovery of old family jewels and a buried skeleton can be explained.
He may soon have to rethink his denial of paranormal activity, however. His heirloom emerald ring pulses and glows on his finger. And he can’t forget the image he once saw in an antique mirror at the inn. The face that stared back at him wasn’t his reflection.
Unexpected events thwart his every attempt to pursue answers. When he at last stands before the old mirror again, he comes face-to-face with his colonial ancestors in the midst of the American Revolution.
Trapped in an 18th century race against time, Kirby faces the deadliest troubles imaginable, unsure how he will return to his own time, or to the woman he left behind.
If he survives.
“His gaze remained locked on the shimmering mirror. The hands of the clock just below whirled backwards, passing each other over and over. The single peal seemed to last for minutes. The reverberation pierced his ears, the jangle coursing from his head to his feet. He thundered forward, hand outstretched to the ghost-like face he saw appearing through the vacillating glass.”
I love books with supernatural and time travel twists!
I read the Hands of the Healer: The Christmas Emerald (The True Colors Series Book 4) with anticipation and the author delivered with suspense, paranormal, and time travel with romantic elements.
Out of the four books, The Hands of the Healer is my favorite. I’m a huge fan of the author’s writing style, and how she’s able to evolve the characters, Stephanie and Kyle, Terry and Mary Jo from the series into the Kirby’s plot. The author detail descriptions of the family history and how it relates to events in America’s history thrills the most avid fan of genealogy. Me.
Personally, I would recommend reading the series in sequence. From the author’s debut novel, Teardrops of the Innocent, to the current novel draws the reader into a rich setting; a page turner.
I give the Hands of the Healer, five stars!