Book Review: Haunted Visions by J.E. Grace

Naomi & Jason Sanders, move to Pacific Cove Ranch shortly after their wedding. Prior to her graduation from college, Naomi’s younger sister is killed in a hit and run accident. Naomi is having a hard time accepting her loss, and the isolation of her new surroundings bring a new type of terror; haunted visions that keep her on edge terrifying her.

Is Naomi being tormented by her own inner demons or some new type of ghostly visions that haunt the Pacific Cove Ranch? Can she survive or will they drive her mad?

Can she convince her family that she isn’t just grieving for her sister, but that these ghosts are trying to tell her about a secret she is supposed to discover? Will she figure it out and prove to her family she isn’t imagining things?

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I liked the main characters in Haunted Visions. Naomi and Jason move to Pacific Cove Ranch so that he can work there with the animals. She’s an artist, so she can paint pretty much anywhere. Their neighbors are also good people and great friends.

At the beginning of the book, Naomi’s little sister is killed in an accident, and I expected it to affect her more than it does. When she starts seeing visions of ghosts, her husband and doctor believe it’s because of her sister’s death. But she believes they are real!

Haunted Visions has a good story concept and with some editing, it could be a good book. The tense changes from past to present are continuous throughout the book and even occur sometimes within a sentence. This made it a difficult read for me. Also, there were things left unanswered, particularly about injured animals. It could even be extended into a full novel, which I believe would give the author more time to develop the characters further and answer the lingering questions.

Note: this is one of the author’s first books, and she has graciously offered me one of her newer books to review. I’ll be posting that review soon.

About the Author

J.E. Grace was born in California and has a background in Retail Management.

She now resides in the Midwest and retired from a career in real estate in 2012 to pursue her writing. Her interests include poetry, painting in traditional oils/pastels, digital art and photography. Her work can be viewed on Society 6, and Zazzle. She also runs Bizwings Blog online.

More of her writing can be found in the Author’s Den.

Her new Pacific Cove Series; Time of Haunted Beginnings-Book 1 and Time of Second Chances-Book 2, were published in March 2016.” A Walk with Heavenly Spirits” was released 12/5/17.

She released a Christian suspense series -Houses of Mystery- Book 1 “Redemption at Shadow Lake” April 2018, and Book 2 “Buried Secrets. She is working on Book 3 of the Pacific Cove series, Book 3 of the Houses of Mystery series and in the planning stages of a three book Christian fantasy series “The Timekeeper Series.”

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