Beth's Review: Somewhere the Bells Ring (Somewhere in Time #3) by Beth Trissel
REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: The Wild Rose Press
NARRATOR: Tom Jordan RELEASED: September 12, 2017 GENRE: paranormal, romance LENGTH: 2 hours and 32 minutes FORMAT: ebook, paperback, audible
Caught with pot in her dorm room, Bailey Randolph is exiled to a relative's ancestral home in Virginia to straighten herself out. Banishment to Maple Hill is dismal, until a ghost appears requesting her help. Bailey is frightened but intrigued. Then her girlhood crush, Eric Burke, arrives and suddenly Maple Hill isn't so bad.
To Eric, wounded in Vietnam, his military career shattered, this homecoming feels no less like exile. But when he finds Bailey at Maple Hill, her fairy-like beauty gives him reason to hope--until she tells him about the ghost haunting the house. Then he wonders if her one experiment with pot has made her crazy.
As Bailey and Eric draw closer, he agrees to help her find a long-forgotten Christmas gift the ghost wants. But will the magic of Christmas be enough to make Eric believe--in Bailey and the ghost--before the Christmas bells ring? THREE BOUNDLESS STARS
Somewhere the Bells Ring is a unique story of the supernatural, love and supernatural love. Bailey is sent to her ancestors’ home to rehabilitate herself. While Bailey is in this ancient home, Eric, her childhood crush, is returning after being injured in the war and plans to stay at her family’s home. Nervous at the thought of his arrival, she becomes preoccupied with another task she is given. Unfortunately, the task is given to her by an ancestor, who has suffered an untimely death at war and only appears to her in spirit form. How does Eric react to this news? And what becomes of their friendship? I can’t give any spoilers, so you have to read it to find out. While Somewhere the Bells Ring is a unique and well-written story, I found it hard to become intrigued. It was slow at first and the language, while accurate for the era, was hard to keep up with. I rate this with 3 Boundless stars. I liked it.