LAUREL’S GIFT by Tricia McGill *Review*

GENRE: Paranormal/Contemporary


About the Book

The plaintive singing of a ghostly child in the night sets off a chain of events that lead to Laurel learning the dark secrets that dwell in her Great Aunt Maggie’s house in a Melbourne suburb. When Eli comes into Laurel’s life, instead of instantly uncovering the secrets that have been buried in this house for many years, their joint efforts lead them to discover even greater mysteries.

Eli’s past is tied up with the ghost of the child who haunts the house, and there are many hurdles to cross before he discovers just why he also sensed strange vibes in the old house as soon as he entered.

In their search for the answers to an extraordinary mystery they uncover a passionate love affair shared by the people dear to them or those who dwelt in the house at one time of another. Despite their shared psychic abilities can the couple also find such a love?

Read an Excerpt

The phone rang while she was deciding which clothes to wear. Laurel sat on the side of the bed and picked up the extension.

“Good morning. How did you sleep?” Eli asked. He possessed a really nice voice, she had to admit.

“Not the best.” Wasn’t that the truth? Laurel ran a hand over her head. She really should have called Ben first thing. Too many things were happening in her life too suddenly and her brain was beginning to feel like mush.

“No interruptions?”

“No.” Presumably he meant the child.

My Review

Laurel’s Gift is a short, one-sitting read filled with a touch of paranormal, a bit more mystery, and even more romance. Definitely more of a romance than a ghost story.

An unusual twist with both main characters having psychic abilities, I was much more attuned to Laurel’s gift than I was Eli’s. While I definitely enjoyed the development of the connection between Laurel and Eli, I felt the paranormal aspects of the story were overshadowed. Author Tricia McGill wove a few surprising twists/mysteries into the story that I would have liked to have seen more of rather than just a mere mention. I was hoping for more pages to flesh out these add-ins.

If you enjoy your romance with a side of ghosts and strange happenings, this may well be the story for you.

About the Author

Award winning author Tricia McGill was born in London, England, and moved to Australia many years ago, settling near Melbourne. The youngest in a large, loving family she was never lonely or alone. Surrounded by avid readers, who encouraged her to read from an early age, is it any wonder she became a writer? The local library was a treasure trove and magical world of discovery through her childhood and growing years. Although her published works cross sub-genres, romance is always at their heart.

Tricia’s love of animals has always shown up in her books. Tricia devotes as much time and money as she can spare to supporting worldwide conservation groups and is passionate about supporting those who do all they can to preserve our wildlife for future generations, especially elephants and orangutans who seem to be getting the raw end of the deal even in this enlightened age. She also volunteers for a local community group that helps disabled adults and children to connect to the internet with provided computer equipment. When people ask what she does in her spare time she is heard to ask, “Spare time, what is that?”

Tricia’s Website | Blog | Facebook

A Giveaway

Tricia McGill will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Follow the Tour

This is the last stop on Tricia’s four-week, review tour. You are invited to visit the previous stops for more book insight as well as more chances to win.

January 17: Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books!
January 24: The Book Garden
January 24: Sharing Links and Wisdom
January 31: Jennifer Macaire, Tell me a Story
January 31: T’s Stuff
February 7: The Reading Addict
February 7: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart

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It’s been my pleasure hosting Tricia today. Please come back again next week for more authors, books, and giveaways.


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8 Responses to LAUREL’S GIFT by Tricia McGill *Review*

  1. Lisa Brown says:

    I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  2. Thank you for hosting today.

  3. Victoria says:

    Thanks for sharing the excerpt and your review 🙂

  4. Thanks for hosting me and my book today, and thanks for the review.

  5. Bernie Wallace says:

    Who is your favorite literary character? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.

  6. Nikolina Vukelic says:

    I was really enjoying following this tour, thank you for all the great blog posts and excerpts!

  7. Gwendolyn Jordan says:

    Sounds great

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