Friday, November 10, 2017

Book Review: 'Desperately Seeking Salvage' by Misty Simon

Mel had very few friends, but she took care of a lot of ghosts in her salvage yard. Her father spent most of his time on the road collecting salvage with ghosts attached to them. Some of the resident ghosts earned their keep by attending to matters in the community which would be difficult for a fully fleshed human to do. Others stayed for a while then passed to the other side.
Her loneliness ended when she met Becker, the local vet, and they started dating. He gradually became aware of the ghosts and Mel was relieved when it didn’t seem to make any difference to their relationship.
Their peaceful existence changed when marble statues began appearing in the center of the town and Mel is convinced it has something to do with a rogue ghost. She and Becker set out to capture the ghost and return the statues to life.
This book is warm and lighthearted with a little bit of strength and determination. I knew Mel and Becker would win as they are such strong characters. There was no way Mel was going to let a ghost terrorize the town. A bit of humor also helped the story along and I found it to be one of those books I couldn’t put down. Although only 86 pages long, it packs a lot into these pages and provided me with an excellent few hours of reading.

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