About the Book
Nothing lasts forever … Could it be that Gary’s time on earth is coming to an end? His visits are less frequent and his visibility is fading fast. But Gary still has a mission to accomplish, which involves Hattie and her ability to pass on a heart-rending message. And there’s something else he needs to do, but spirit guide Clarence isn’t proving very helpful.
Hattie’s best friend Cat’s ex-husband is determined to prove that he deserves another chance, but do leopards really change their spots?
Times are tough for Hattie’s mother Rachel, but where there’s life, there’s hope …
Meanwhile, is there someone already in Hattie’s life who can help her move on when it’s finally time to say goodbye?
I read this lovely serialised trilogy over a few months and despite the gaps in between I could follow the storyline very easily without any need to read back. I have been weepy in each of the books, but this one more than any other. But not for reasons I thought. There are also many happy endings throughout. And a few spooky ones.
It is a quick book to read, it only took me a couple of hours. Many people would be able to read all of them in one day, they are very readable with just enough of a cliffhanger at the end of each one to carry on.
As before it’s not just about Hattie, Gary is still there but less visible and Cat also has a fairly large role. In a lot of ways she is more vulnerable than Hattie. I was willing her to open her eyes to what was happening around her.
I cried, but I also smiled, this series was a lovely break from murder and mayhem and I will look out for the author in the future.
About the Book
Hattie is used to her deceased husband Gary dropping in and out of her life. His timing might not always be great, but at least he’s still around. Although – when Hattie tentatively tries a spot of dating – his interference isn’t entirely welcome.
Best friend Cat is lapping up her new relationship with teacher Jamie, but ex-husband Stewart isn’t prepared to fade into the background.
Hattie’s mother Rachel faces a daunting battle, one she doesn’t want to burden family and friends with. But there’s someone waiting in the wings who might be more than a shoulder to cry on.
Gary still doesn’t know what his mission on earth is, and spirit guide Clarence isn’t offering any clues? Will an encounter with another provide him with answers, or put Hattie in an impossible situation?
Prepare for more laughs and tears in the second instalment of a trilogy which takes a darkly comic look at life … and the afterlife.
With thanks to the author for the copy received. This book follows on immediately from book one. I strongly advise that you read them in order, the story is one that definitely linked, and all of the characters individual storylines continue from where they were left.
If you have read book one you will be aware that there is now more than Hattie who can see Gary. Cat is mortified, wondering exactly what Gary has seen while she has been unaware of his presence. Gary has a dilemma, In his other world he has met somebody who is desperate for his help. he just doesn’t know the best way to help him. Hattie is pleased that more of her friends and family are aware of Gary still being present but is unaware of further upset to come.
I was very happy to read the second part of the novel. It was good to meet up with the characters again. That is, with the exception of one. I really hope that Gary can come up with a way of getting rid of this individual. There is some laughter and good times but there is also sadness, the battle that her mother faces and Gary’s problems are ones that I hope can be solved without too much upset.
A cliffhanger ending with a slight difference and I’m looking forward to seeing how it will be resolved.
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About the Book
The Haunting of Hattie Hastings Part One: A ghostly and gloriously witty romantic comedy.
Some people just won’t take death lying down … ! (NB: cliffhanger ending).
Part one of a fun-filled trilogy about life, death and letting go.
Hattie Hastings is happily married, even if husband Gary drives her up the wall at times. When tragedy strikes, she is left alone and heartbroken, with only an assortment of family and friends to prop her up.
Struggling to cope, she is left reeling when her deceased other half returns, popping up at the most inappropriate times.
Hattie can’t convince anyone that Gary has returned. Not even best friend Cat – now free from the cruel and controlling Stewart – will believe her.
Why has Gary returned? And what will Cat do when her slimy ex-husband tries to worm his way back into her affections?
The Haunting of Hattie Hastings will make you laugh, cry and count down until Part Two …
With thanks to the author for the copy received.
I didn’t really know what to expect from this book, It is part one of a trilogy that will be published fully over the next few months. I can say that I loved everything about it.
Hattie had a great marriage with Gary and was devastated after his sudden death. He wasn’t turned into a saint by his death. Everybody he knew loved him and there was nothing to suggest that he wasn’t a lovely person to know. But unlike everybody else Hattie can still see Gary. He doesn’t feel like he used to but apart from that he is no different. He visits her often, unfortunately never when anybody else is there.
I found this great fun, not fall over laughing, but it was so good to read about a couple who adored each other but were no longer able to be together in the normal way. There were various narrators, Hattie, her best friend Cat, and various members of her family. None of them knew what to say or think about Gary’s visits.
There were also storylines concerning other characters, Cat’s ex has made an unwelcome reappearance just as she has managed to turn her life around, and all of Hattie’s family had their own story to tell.
I have read a few books lately that are serialised but this is one of my favourites. I can’t wait to see what happens next.