As she rediscovers romance with widower Nat Byrne in Salem, Massachusetts, Helen Evett, a widow who runs a preschool, is haunted by images of Nat's late wife, Linda, a ghost who wants Helen to uncover the mystery of her death. By the author of Time After Time.
Carla (USA: TX) (2009/10/29):
From Publishers Weekly
Widow Helen Evett already has a plateful of problems -she has her Salem, Mass., preschool to run, two rebellious teenagers and a dotty aunt to look after, so she certainly doesn't need a ghost in her life. The ghost, as far as Helen can surmise, is Linda, the recently deceased wife of Nat Brynes and mother of adorable three-year-old Katie. After Linda's apparition gets Helen's attention, with the help of vicious headaches, noises in the night and the overpowering scent of perfume, it sends two cryptic messages: Find out why Linda died; keep Katie safe. But safe from what, or who? Certainly not Nat, Katie's devoted, loving father, with whom Helen is falling in love. Full of charm and wit, Stockenberg's latest paranormal romance (following Time After Time) is truly enthralling. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
Practical, widowed Helen Evett is concerned about two things - raising her two teenage children and running her highly sought-after preschool. She is the last person who would ever have put much stock in the supernatural. A pair of well-matched protagonists, a precocious three-year-old, a relentless ghost, and a conniving nanny combine to produce an engrossing, well-written story that should keep readers captivated to the end. Stockenberg, a popular writer of paranormals (Time After Time, Dell, 1995), won a Rita for Emily's Ghost (Dell, 1992). She lives in Newport, Rhode Island. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.