The Lady in Residence by Allison Pittman ~ Review

My Review:
A haunting timeslip novel about the choices we make and the things we hold dear.

In the present time, Dini Blackstone is a jane-of-many-trades working multiple jobs as a haunted tour guide, to birthday party magician, who has an obsession with the mystery of Hedda Krause. When a descendent of the detective who investigated the case comes to town, they work together to unlock the secrets of the past. 

The story also follows Hedda Krause, a widow plotting her next step after the death of her wealthy husband. Hedda is haunted by what is believed to be the ghost of Sallie White, but will her own secrets be revealed?

I don't think that I knew what to expect with this book, I've been a longtime fan of Allison Pittman, but this one was quite different. The characters are well crafted, and the transitions between past and present day are well executed, as I found that I was intrigued both stories equally. The author does an excellent job of spinning a ghostly tale, and I must admit that I had no clue where this would go. 

Overall, while there were so many things done right, I have come to the conclusion that ghost stories aren't my thing. Also I will note that the Christian themes were lighter in this book, while the modern day main characters are Christians the book doesn't dig a whole lot farther than that, and there is a sensual scene that doesn't go all the way, but it is implied that it very well could have. So while I did find many things to enjoy about this book, as a whole this one just wasn't for me. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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