Monday, February 27, 2012

A Review of "Return to Me" by Tara Fox Hall

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At just twenty-two pages, this story may be short, but it's jam-packed with sentimental, paranormal goodness. Tara Fox Hall brings us a love story in which half of the participants are from beyond the grave.

Samantha Reading loves spending the summer at her family's vacation property. Until one fateful night when the strange noises and footsteps materialize into something unexpected--a full-fledged ghost.

Harrison Benning built the house that Sam and her family now enjoy. Way back in 1816, that is. Unfortunately, he met an untimely demise and is bound to the property, but can only become solid one one night a year--the summer solstice.

As soon as young Sam and Harrison meet, and after she gets over her initial shock, they form an instant connection. Since she was just a teenager, I was glad it didn't progress beyond that for a few years. Finally, on that one night when Harrison can touch her, the two of them can't resist each other any longer, and it's that moment you wait for in every romance novel.

But it doesn't end there. Years pass and things change, but really only for Sam. It was painful to read about Harrison's suffering as he waited for her to return to him. Sometimes, she didn't, and sometimes she did, but he was forced to watch her move on as a mortal young woman would.

The only thing that never changed was their love for one another, even across decades and beyond.

I enjoyed this short read from Ms. Hall. Her writing style is light and easy, and she doesn't shy away from some really painful events. The only thing I wanted was more about Harrison. I didn't feel like I knew him as well as I'd like. However, for a powerfully moving, paranormal love story, I give Return to Me a solid 4.5 stars!

I'd recommend this story for adults who enjoy short, rather spicy romance. Grab your copy today!


  1. Thank you for the wonderful review, Mysti :)You have made my day!

  2. Great review, Mysti! I really enjoyed this story, too. It had the same poignancy as "The Time-Traveler's Wife", and parts of "Outlander." Very sweet, very lovely, true love outside the bounds of time.

    1. Thank you for the kind words, Tori. I'm very glad you liked Return To Me :)

  3. My pleasure. It was truly a touching love story! Tara and Tori, you might like Alan Zendell's "The Portal". It's a full novel, but has a similar sort of story line without the ghost lover.

    My review of that one is here:

    1. Thank you for the link, Mysti - I'll take a look at your review! :)

  4. I loved the story too. I wanted more. I always want more of Tara's stuff.

  5. Hi, Tara! Return to Me sounds great. I enjoyed Mysti's review! I'll add this to my TBR list. :)


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