Block by Block: A Rome London Novel (Book One)

Block by Block A Rome London Novel Book One Two unlikely companions from very different worlds one a pragmatic travel writer with a unique and secret gift the other a dashing shipping tycoon come together to solve a mystery that extends beyond

  • Title: Block by Block: A Rome London Novel (Book One)
  • Author: Xann-shapella Smith
  • ISBN: 9780692899861
  • Page: 141
  • Format: Paperback
  • Two unlikely companions from very different worlds one a pragmatic travel writer with a unique and secret gift, the other a dashing shipping tycoon come together to solve a mystery that extends beyond the grave It s a story within a story, linking a tragic English romance from 1840 to the happenings of present day, and it all takes place in a British castle, rebuilt oTwo unlikely companions from very different worlds one a pragmatic travel writer with a unique and secret gift, the other a dashing shipping tycoon come together to solve a mystery that extends beyond the grave It s a story within a story, linking a tragic English romance from 1840 to the happenings of present day, and it all takes place in a British castle, rebuilt on Australian soil, that s home to a group of spirits unable to move on Rome London, a writer for a popular travel magazine, arrives in Hobart, Tasmania, to cover the ruins of Port Arthur, an English convict prison While there on assignment, she crosses paths with shipping tycoon, Heath Jones Three years previous to their meeting, Heath purchased an English castle that had belonged to his ancestors The castle was originally sold when the last living heir to the Jones estate was sent to the Australian Colony to serve out his sentence After purchasing the castle, Heath had it dismantled and shipped to Tasmania where it was rebuilt Unexpectedly, the family ghosts who had haunted it for years arrive with it Fortunately for Heath, Rome inherited a gift from her gypsy ancestors the ability to listen and talk to the dead, a gift she s never truly embraced until now Soon, she finds herself being drawn into the beautiful, yet tragic love story of Heath s ghostly ancestors in an attempt to help them solve a mystery and be reunited in the next life But that s not all that s happening, as a budding romance between Heath and Rome tries to find its footing This is the first book in the Rome London series.

    One thought on “Block by Block: A Rome London Novel (Book One)”

    1. Loved the characters and the premise. Rome London (great name for someone who writes about travel) has to come to terms with her inheritance. Her first hurdle is allowing herself to recognize that she has this gift. Then, she must figure out how to communicate with the stranded souls that seek her out without the world learning about her ability and exposing her, or worst, labeling her as crazy. Along her travels, she meets many interesting people with whom she has to choose to either trust with [...]

    2. My 14-year-old daughter and I read this book and absolutely loved it. We both actually had a hard time putting it down. It's got suspense, witty dialogue, great characters, mystery, the supernatural, and a beautiful historically-accurate back story woven throughout that made it that much more of a page turner from beginning to end. We both can't wait for Book #2!

    3. Did not want it end.This a great ghost story. The twist and turns are many and unexpected. Anyone who enjoys ghosts or are believers of ghosts will enjoy this book. I am looking forward for book #2.

    4. This is the kind of historical fiction I really enjoy: A mystery from the past that’s paired with an intriguing present day narrative. The past and present are literally entwined in this book as the spirits from the past are stuck in the present, unable to ‘move on’. That’s where Rome and her ‘gift’ come in. She stumbles on an English castle being rebuilt in Australia and the twists and turns you’re taken on as Rome unravels the Jones family’s mysterious past is riveting. I could [...]

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