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Prudence Bailey has just learned that Laura Bailey, the woman she has always believed to be her mother, is in fact a distant cousin. Laura adopted Prudence when she was four years old after her father, Joshua Adams, brutally murdered her mother, Jane, then killed himself.

She has no memory of the past and, after Laura’s death, decides to return home to Salem Massachusetts t...more
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Published June 11th 2011 by Sugar and Spice Press
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Midu Hadi
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Nov 16, 2011 Nicole rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Nicole by: Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics
First Thank you to the brave author offering up her work for my humble opinion and thank you for Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics, Read to Review program.


What I did like.
Great story, very original, and mysterious. I do not typically read mysteries but because this has some paranormal elements I gave it a try. I liked the characters and the plot and surprises.

It is also sexy without being erotica if you are into that sort of thing.

Now here are my i...more
Lissa Smith
Sep 29, 2012 Lissa Smith rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Age 18 and up
Recommended to Lissa by: R2R
I first came across Vision’s through an author giveaway from R2R; and to my shock it was actually good. I was a little put off by how short the novella was. I understand the point of a short story it just felt stuffed and rushed. It was a good story that could have been great had it been a full-length novel. Nevertheless, for a novella it packed quiet a bunch with its fast-paced story line of murder, mystery and romance that flows until the very end. I would recommend this an adult looking for a...more
Vision’s is a short novel about a woman named Prudence (Pru); we are first introduced to her waking up after having a nightmare of a brutal murder. She doesn’t understand why she keeps having this reoccurring dream.

Prudence has just found out on her mother’s death bed that she was adopted and her parents are both deceased, their lives ending very tragically.

Travelling to her home town of Salem, Massachusetts she enters her childhood home, she immediately starts having visions and experiences so...more
Pru Bailey has just found out that Laura Bailey isn't her birth mother, but her mother's relative that adopted her when she was 5 years old. She inherits a house by her real parents and is on her way from California to New England to see the house. But the house is haunted by the ghost of Jane Adams, her birth mother that was stabbed to death by her father. At least, that's what the rumors say and the police who didn't really have much evidence, except the fact that Mr Adams committed a suicide...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Nov 13, 2011 Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Adults
Recommended to Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) by: R2R
Shelves: reviewed
I received this book as a part of Read 2 Review.

Overall, I really liked this book. The mystery part of the story was well told in novella format. The writting was well done and flowed making the story easy to read. I was very surprised by the “who done it” part of the book which I’m generally not easily fooled. So that was a good thing.

For a novella, I know that an author has limited time to unfold a story. But for me the romance all be it for the most part realistic, felt rushed and not needed...more
Maghon Thomas
First, and as always, thanks to read-2-review, for the copy! This is more of a short story than full novel, but not novella either because it has all 3 stages, beginning, middle and end. Now, it's written well, flows, and has, of course a hot guy who's a good detective :) I actually had guessed the real killer were two other people, so I was quite wrong, which is good! That means the mystery stayed until the last pages! And there's a happy ending so ya know, can't go wrong there! The only reason...more
Tuğçe Sevin
2,5 stars

I always have problems with novellas or overly short books or stories. I feel they don't have enough character depth and details to feel attached or to care about them. And I don't like this because I am usually never sure if it's about the writer or the amount of the pages in the book. My idea of this situation didn't change with this book either. And truth is, I think I don't care much for ghost stories...

Prudence (called as Pru) has just learned that she was adopted by a close relat...more
S.J. Clarke
I came by this book via R2R.

This was a fun, quick read. The mystery part of the story was well plotted, and fast paced, keeping the reader guessing "who done it" until the very end.

When I first started the book, I didn't realize it was such a short read and I questioned the rate at which the romance progressed. Once I clued in that it was a short story/novella, I was able to appreciate the speed the author had to implement to move things along and I was able to get past my disbelief of the roman...more
Lady Raven RAVE!
This was a nice read for me it was a short novella that i could read on the beach. Getting to know Matt and Pru was interesting. In the beginning I was thinking, I know its a novella but with Matt and Pru it was a little too quick the they hit it off immediately. The way the story was going i wasn't expecting it to happen by the second day or it felt like the second day. The fact that they got close immediately made sense later on into the read. It was a mystery to me figuring out who did the ki...more
Mysti Parker
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If you like short reads filled with passion and intrigue, this novella by Anna James might be right up your alley.

The story begins when Prudence (Pru) Bailey arrives in Salem, Massachusetts to acquire the house her parents owned when she was born. The relative who raised her admitted that both her parents both met their untimely demise at the hands of her father in an apparent murder/suicide. Though too little to remember the...more
Christine O'Neill
Nov 20, 2011 Christine O'Neill rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those who enjoy short story romance
Recommended to Christine by: Read 2 Review
Shelves: read2review
I received Visions as part of Read 2 Review.

Prudence Bailey has moved across the country after her aunt dies, leaving her with information that her parents were part of a murder-suicide in her hometown of Salem, Massachusetts. Once there, she begins having visions of her parents, begins a romantic relationship with the detective, Matt Cavanaugh, across the street and manages to help solve another string of recent murders in the area.

This book was very short. And to me, wasn’t necessarily a paran...more
Jenny Twist
A Haunting Romance

Visions – by Anna James
Prudence Bailey's life changed completely when her dying mother told her that she had been adopted. Her real father was Joshua Adams, a man who had psychic visions and was widely believed to be a witch. A man who had hacked his wife to death and then turned the knife on himself, leaving his five-year-old daughter alone in the world. Now Prudence discovered that she had inherited the family house where the murder-suicide had taken place.
When she got there...more
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This book was both a mystery involving the murder/suicide of Pru Baily's parents twenty years ago as well as a romance with Matt, a detective on a current case linked to her parents' deaths.

I was pulled into the mystery right away and couldn't wait to find out what had happened twenty years ago and how Pru's visions played a part in the past and the present. I felt involved in the book, not like I was reading it. I was also satisified with how the mystery was wrapped up. (I don't want to say mu...more
I found this story happening very quickly and I had to put it down to breath a little. The romance between Matt and Pru, for example, seemed to happen over night...

I know this was a short story but I felt it was rather rushed from start to finish. The idea of the plot and the actual storyline was really good and I feel that if it was written as a full novel (with lots more description and more creative chapters), I would have enjoyed it much much more.

Having said this, I would like to read somet...more
Aubrianna Hunter
"Visions" by Anna James is a wonderful short story. The little girl next door is all grown up and finally coming back home. Only now she has to deal with the flashbacks and memories of her parents murders. When she meets her former friend and current neighbor, the town sheriff, together they solve the twenty year old crimes and find love in the process.
Heartwarming and fun with a few creative twists, Anna James has mastered the art of the short story.

Aubrianna Hunter
Author - Contemporary Eroti...more
This book was really amazing! Only problem was that it was a short novel but other than that 4 Stars!

This book is about this woman Prudence who has visions. Her parents died when she was 5, apparently it was known to be that her dad killed her mom and then killed himself but that was further from the truth. It was not predictable in the sense that I had no clue who the killer was. I don't want to say much more and give away the whole story so just read it :D

P.S I got this book through R2R(:
Shy The WidowMaker
This was a very quick read.I liked the premise of having a person that could see visions. It was cool to see how she could feel the emotions of the person while she was seeing the visions.I liked how she was also able to help solve her parents murder by reliving the memories.The only thing I didnt like was how quickly she feel for the guy. It was like they meet one day and bam all of a sudden they were hopping into bed and knew they were meant for each other. Overall a quick easy read and nice s...more
Lauren (
I enjoyed this book but would have like it even more if it had been longer. I liked the characters, and the storyline. The story moved very fast and I would have liked to have gotten more background on Pru and Matt. The quickness of their relationship bothered me a bit, only because the book only spanned a few days. But I enjoyed the mystery and had assumed the killer was someone else - so I was taken by surprise by the actual killer.

So over all, I thought this was a good, quick read!
Visions by Anna James

Sugar and Spice Press © June 2011

ISBN 978-1-936668-19-9

Once again Anna shows herself to be a consummate ‘crossover’ artist, in this work fusing the genres of detective, horror and romance, with a bit of ghost story thrown in. It sustains drama and suspense throughout, with an intricate plot and fastidious attention to detail.

Very effective use is made of ‘flashback’ technique, which is highlighted in italics – highly reader-friendly. They combine dreams and visions with ‘r...more
Tony-Paul Vissage
A short but chilling little story. Good characterization and some scary moments as Prudence relives memories she didn’t know she possessed. The interaction between Pru and Matt, who met as children though one doesn’t remember and the other can’t forget well-written. The murderer’s identity is a surprise, too.
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