29 Dec '11

A Vicky Short Review – Love Through Time by Lucy Felthouse (3 Stars)

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Westbury Manor is a stately home with a fascinating past, and when book conservator Emily Stone starts uncovering it, she’s startled by what she finds . . . . 

Emily arrives at Westbury Manor with a job to do. She’s to clean and conserve all of the books in their impressive library, preserving them for future generations. Not long into her stay at the house, she bumps into the night guard, George. She’d expected an old, balding guy with a comb over, so the hunky chap she actually meets is a very pleasant surprise. The introductions complete, George leaves Emily in peace to get on with her job. But when a falling photograph sets off a chain reaction of ghostly events, Emily and George are thrown together in order to find out who—or what—is causing them. Their investigation uncovers a tragic past, a lost love, and a stunning secret

This is a sweet love story with tragic undercurrents. Emily is sent to Westbury Manor to preserve its books but while she is working she realises that she isn’t alone. She runs from the library in search of the security guard, George, who she had met shortly after her arrival. While he comforts her and tells the story of William Elliot the immediate attraction between the two from their first meeting continues to build. When they decide to try and find out more about William they uncover something that may help give the ghost peace. With their attentions now fully focused on each other and the flirting increasing, it’s inevitable they will end up together and leaves the potential for a HEA for Emily and George in the future. I enjoyed it but it ended too soon.

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