PICKET FENCES
by Kimberly Cates

January 2005
ISBN: 0-373-77025-1
Reviewer Graphic Button Harlequin
Mass Market Paperback
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Finnoula O’Grady has waited her whole life to be a homeowner. After growing up in foster care for most of her life, she longs for a place to truly call home. So her purchase of the house called March Winds was with money left to her by her father is like a dream come true. Of course the kids in the neighborhood have spent years speculating that the run down old house is really haunted.


However it won’t be ghosts trying to scare Finn from her new home, but one small girl named Emma. Emma is furious when she finds out that Finn, the town’s new librarian plans to move into what she has considered her house. Before she can begin to do her best to scare Finn away, her guardian and Uncle Cade McDaniel arrives to take her back home.


Cade is having a hard enough time trying to be a parent, without getting involved with a woman. He spends his life remodeling old houses and has no idea what it takes to be a parent. However when Emma discovers an old diary, she will draw both Cade and Finn together as they set out to discover just who March Winds previous owner was.


Emma, Cade and Finn all seem to be lost souls until the diary pulls them all together. For those who like their romances with just a touch of paranormal, this story should fit the bill. Parts of the story were pretty predictable however in its own way the story is very charming and I found it easy enough to wish for a happy ending for all involved.


Reviewed in January 2005 by Shelby.

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