Thursday, November 11, 2010

Maybe This Time

Maybe This Time
by Jennifer Crusie

This is the first time I've tried a Jennifer Crusie novel and have to say it was very entertaining. This one is a romance-y, ghost-y story. Andie Miller is asked by her ex-husband to venture down to southern Ohio to take care of his two orphaned wards in a rambling, falling-down house in the middle of nowhere. And the house has . . . ghosts! Are they real? Is the housekeeper really sinister?

Do Andie and North end up falling back in love? Of course. And yes, they come to love the children. But the seance scene rivals any of the best screwball comedies of the 1930s. It is laugh-out-loud funny. Predictable? Yes. Fun? Definitely.

- Linda

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