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The ghost of Carnal Cove
Rogers, Evelyn.
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Publication Information:
New York City : Leisure Books, 2002.

Physical Description:
358 pages ; 18 cm
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"Leisure gothic romance"--Spine.
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Amid the pounding surf of Carnal Cove, Makenna Lindsay meets Captain Saintjohn, who taunts her with legends of illicit trysts between the village girls and sailors and accuses her of being a seductress herself. But Makenna had come to the isolated Isle of Wight to escape such temptations. Soon, her world is invaded by an all-too real man and a wispy vision of a ghostly woman in white. Original.

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Booklist Review

Betrayed by her first lover, Makenna Lindsay flees London for a small cottage on the Isle of Wight. Her new home offers the illusion of peace and solitude, but on her first walk along the beach, Makenna hears someone crying, then meets the brooding Captain Nicholas Saintjohn, owner of the nearby Windward House, who warns her to leave. Later that evening, Makenna is drawn to the sight of a ghostly woman beckoning to her from the water's edge. Makenna's plans for a quiet new life are dashed as she becomes caught up in the mystery of the ghostly vision and ensnared by her desire for the mysterious Captain Saintjohn. All the elements of classic gothics are present in this historical--wonderfully gloomy settings; a headstrong heroine alone in the world; a dark, dangerous hero with a secret past; and a touch of the paranormal--except that the love scenes are vividly described and very sensual. Rogers' beautifully evocative, ghostly love story certainly will bewitch readers. --John Charles

Library Journal Review

Fleeing London and a disastrous love affair, Makenna Lindsay heads for a cottage on the windswept shore of the Isle of Wight, only to find that instead of the peace and isolation she is seeking ghostly danger and very real, unwanted temptation await. This romance has all the classic elements-a brooding, tormented hero, an orphaned heroine, a motherless child, and a mansion on the cliffs-as well as a sizzling sensuality that would have been shocking in the earlier Gothics but is very much in keeping with what many of today's readers expect. Rogers evokes a wonderfully mysterious mood, and although the protagonists are at times too slow to confide in each other, their mutual attraction is obvious from the start. Rogers (The Grotto; Love Spell) is a favorite of current Gothic readers, and her many fans are sure to be waiting for this one. She lives in San Antonio. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.