When Dr. Alix Hendry purchases an old historic home in need of renovation, she had no idea how much her life is going to change. A divorced mother of two, she moves her teenage son and young daughter into a home known in the area as "Evenshade". The home is one of the first built in Salem and has a dark history linked to the Salem Witch Trials, something that fascinated Alix. But that fascination soon grows to terror.
Enter Cord Trevor. A descendent of from one of the passengers on the "Mayflower" and also a descendent of Abigail Williams, one of the chief accusers in the Salem Witch Trials, Cord is a single father of three teenage boys and he immediately takes to his new neighbor, Alix. Handsome, hunky, he's a firefighter with a family legacy rich in history and witchcraft. Unbeknownst to Alix, Cord is a powerful warlock, something he keeps deeply hidden and repressed. But the gift is there, lurking, and waiting to be called forth.
As Alix and Cord fall madly in love, the dark secrets of Evenshade began to rear their ugly head. Alix's small daughter speaks of a "sad girl", an imaginary companion they discover is not so imaginary. The ghostly girl who inhabits Evenshade is only the tip of the iceberg for an evil curse that soon threatens Alix and her children. Join Alix and Cord for a wild ghost story of horror, curses, passion, true love, and finally witchcraft, culminating in the ultimate battle for Evenshade - the ghostly occupants against those of flesh and blood.
Who will win?
©2013 Kathryn Le Veque (P)2014 Kathryn Le Veque
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"Incredibly Scary and Sexy"
I enjoyed this audiobook a lot. It was well balanced in the ghost and romance department. The book is listed under romance/fantasy however it was rather frightening. There was great character development including the history of the house and of Cord's ancestors. The story was good right from the start. It was a little long but concluded very well.
Cord and Alix made a great couple with a little persuasion or maybe even some spell casting from Cord in the beginning, considering the fact that he is a male witch with excellent casting abilities. The romance was tasteful in all aspects therefore creating a great bond and trust for Alix who was reluctant at first...The kids were terrific, especially the baby Rose. The boys were typical teenage boys with pretty good manners. The new baby nicknamed Kitty was a great addition to the family.
About the narrator: David Brenin's performance was outstanding. He nailed every character and gave them all distinct voices and characteristics. He has perfect voice control and is a very skilled voice actor. And he kept the story moving at a good pace. He took a good story right over the top and made it a great story.
Overall I would definitely recommend listening to this audiobook especially if you love a little ghostly encounter with your romance. Great Listen!
I received this audiobook foc in exchange for an unbiased review.
"Best ghost story I have heard in a long time"
Definitely! This book had the perfect combination of romance, and supernatural chills. You get to know the characters well - you share their highs and lows, and you experience the haunting right along with them.
Whenever the sad little ghost girl is singing. Gave me goose bumps. Or Kitty's birth, I sat in my car to hear the outcome - I couldn't pause it in the middle until I knew how it would turn out.
The four year old Rosie. David Brenin nailed it. Kids are creepy. If you have ever woken up in the middle of the night to 'Mommy' whispered two inches away from your face, it's a mini heart attack. This book has that same feel to me.
Audio book provided by narrator for an honest review.
..Evenshade was a truly surprising good audiobook..I dont usually like ghost or scary stories but this one was truly an exception..it starts kinda slow compared 2 the rest of her books....Evenshade will make u laugh,cry.hold your breath. and root for the good guys all at the same time.. Give it a listen
"Not what I expected"
I want him!
Can't compare. I don't usually read this kind of book.
Cord, ABSOLUTELY Cord!
Yours, Mine, Ours, Past, Present, Future
I don't have a clue what the narrator looks like but if this were made into a film, he needs to do the voice over for Cord!!
"Too much romance not enough mystery"
David Brenin is ok.
I don't think so. The first 7 chapters were painful. I wanted to get into the story but, it was page after page of the two main characters lusting after each other. It got old real fast.
All of them.
Too much romance, not enough storyline.
"So good I want to listen again!"
No but pretty close!
Kathryn Le Veque's other contemporary novel "Purgatory" because it involves the supernatural with ghosts & spirits too.
He did an awesome job conveying the emotion in the dialogue between the characters! I really felt he was in touch emotionally with what each of them were feeling when he spoke their lines.
Did the spirits of the Salem witches really die?
I love the novel & the audiobook was great to listen to! Totally kept my mind engaged & listening for more even though I know how the book ends.
"grate book and different fro same old same old."
love the book different from the same old thing . with a good twist on the romance .
The paranormal aspect was kind of spooky but it made the story interesting. The romance was very tender & sweet between the H & h. The narrator did a good job distinguishing between all the characters.
The narration was done well, and I didn't have any complaints really (except that the African American characters all had southern accents, as though that's where all black people are from). My main complaints were with the story and the a) lack of conflict/tension in the romantic plot, b) catering to super-stereotypical gender roles, and c) the lack of strength in the female protagonist.
I'm listening the to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
I didn't dislike his reading, I wouldn't avoid him.
I was definitely bored by the ease of the romance between the two main characters and the lack of any sort of conflict. It was difficult to buy (even in storyland) that someone could move in down the street from this absolutely perfect guy who meets every need you have and never lets you down. Yawn. I also thought that Alix had the potential to be a strong female, but she acquiesced into this traditional female role, and really demonstrated no backbone throughout the story. That was incredibly frustrating
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