Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Heat Rating: 2
Judith Goode, wrongly accused of witchcraft during the trials in 1600 Massachusetts, casts a spell on the black velvet dress she intended to wear for her lover’s return. If she can’t realize true love then she wants to ensure that any woman who wears the dress will, but fate has other plans.
Even though Judith is now in ghost form, her quest to unite her soul with her lover’s burns strong. The enchanted dress has survived for two hundred years and is now in the hands of Carolina Cox who wears it to a masquerade where she meets Paul Brown. Love blooms and is realized, yet life’s problems prevent a perfect match.
Disheartened through the years, Judith gives the attempt one last time in modern day Indianapolis by putting the dress in the hands of Jacob Howson, one of her last living ancestors. He’s a computer programmer looking for love and finds it by literally running into Lexy Brown at a dry cleaner.
Sometimes your destiny can be found under the light of a Hunter’s Moon.
Judith Goode finishes sewing an enchanted dress, immediately before the witch – craziness sweeping through Massachusetts in the 1600, thwarts her plans for happiness. Two hundred years later, Carolina Cox discovers the enchanted dress and wears it to a masquerade. While she finds her true love, they aren't allowed to find true happiness together. A hundred years or so later, Jacob Howson ends up with the dress, and tries to use it to find his true happiness.
This book is the classic example of where another few paragraphs would really make a big difference in the flow of the story. How does Judith's ghost get involved with the dress and overseeing the results it brings? How does the dress survive for hundreds of years? Why wasn't Paul willing to risk more to stay with Caroline?
The description of Judith's story and creation of the dress was wonderful. This, plus the blurb really had me hoping for a wonderful quick read. However, these unanswered questions really ruined the story for me. The transition from descendent to descendent was rough enough that it was difficult to really sink into the story. Don't get me wrong, the scenes between Caroline and Paul, and Lexi and Jacob, are hot and steamy and definitely held my interest. But the magic of the dress should have been better explained.
3 Tea Cups!