Halloween at the Graff by Sinclair Jayne
Holiday at the Graff series
Tule Publishing (September 25, 2017)
Starting over at thirty-two is never fun, especially in a town the size of a postage stamp. Chasing that with having to beg for a job she’s wildly over-qualified for and Walker Wilder’s pride is really burned. But now that she’s the new events director for the historic Montana Graff Hotel, she’s tasked with creating buzz and traditions to fill rooms during the off-season. Halloween may not scream touristy, but hiring a spirit-hunting TV crew will definitely grab some headlines… But when the sexy spirit hunter shows up, he haunts more than her dreams. Calum Quest is done. He’s created an entertainment empire by chasing something he’s never seen and is tired of asking questions with no answers. His life has been defined by ghosts he needs to exorcise, yet, when a red-haired, grey-eyed beauty with a body that melts his mind pours him a double shot of Laphroaig whiskey and challenges him to one more round, how can he say no?
Always happy when there’s a new release set in the charming small town of Marietta Montana. Ghosts at the historic Graff had my interest right away since the Graff is mentioned in many books set in Marietta. Overall it was a good read but some things put me off. It was a bit repetitive with how the characters thought each other looked. There wasn’t anything really ghostly in this book. A few unexplained happenings (chair, blanket). A few unanswered questions or things not fully explained (again the chair and blanket, what happened to her in DC and why Walker was hesitant to meet her cousins). In true Marietta fashion, the town came to support Walker’s Halloween festival. I liked the fun banter between the two main characters and I thought they were perfect for each other. They both needed to reboot their lives and there was an instant attraction. A fun read.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sinclair has loved reading romance novels since she discovered Barbara Cartland historical romances when she was in sixth grade. By seventh grade, she was haunting the library shelves looking to fall in love over and over again with the heroes born from the imaginations of her favorite authors. After teaching writing classes and workshops to adults and teens for many years in Seattle and Portland, she returned to her first love of reading romances and became an editor for Tule Publishing last year.
Sinclair lives in Oregon’s wine country where she and her family own a small vineyard of Pinot Noir and where she dreams of being able to write at a desk like Jane Austen instead of in parking lots waiting for her kids to finish one of their 12,000 extracurricular activities.