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4.53 of 5 stars 4.53  ·  rating details  ·  47 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Zan and Emma’s romantic weekend at a haunted hotel goes horribly wrong when a bizarre accident leaves Emma in a coma. Her soul is catapulted backward in time to 1938, where she meets Ivy and Harry—a Depression Era Romeo and Juliet—who will someday become Zan’s grandparents. Night Journey is an eerie tale of ghosts who weave in and out of life, past and present, from fact t ...more
Paperback, 367 pages
Published September 30th 2011 by Storyteller Publishing (first published April 27th 2011)
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WildAboutBones
A haunted hotel, ghosts, a quack doctor, evil entities, a secret society, an organs for sale conspiracy, a romance in the past and a loving couple in the present make for a great paranormal story that is not what we're used to being called a paranormal romance. It is a good old fashioned ghost story where the ghosts help the romance in the past so the loving couple can be in the present.

This is sort of like The Notebook with ghosts or better yet, The Shining meets The Notebook .

The story is
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Laurie Garrison
wild about bones review below

A haunted hotel, ghosts, a quack doctor, evil entities, a secret society, an organs for sale conspiracy, a romance in the past and a loving couple in the present make for a great paranormal story that is not what we're used to being called a paranormal romance. It is a good old fashioned ghost story where the ghosts help the romance in the past so the loving couple can be in the present.

This is sort of like The Notebook with ghosts or better yet, The Shining meets Th
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Mrsbookingberry
First, let me start off by saying I'm from Northwest Arkansas and I have heard a lot of stories about the haunted hotel featured in this book. My husband and I have a trip to Eureka Springs coming up mid-September and even though I was excited to visit the town before reading this book I am even more excited to go and stay at the Crescent now!

This novel has it all…ghosts, a haunted hotel, relatable main characters, disturbing medical malpractice and a healthy amount of romance thrown in as well.
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Lisa
I fell in love with this novel from the first chapter. It was so mysterious and intriguing and like nothing else I've ever read before. There were multiple storylines intertwined, but I never got lost and instead of interfering with each other they only added to the magic of this novel.

While I enjoyed Zan and Emma and wanted to fight for their love and survival, my favorite characters were Zan's grandparents, Ivy and Harry. I loved the story of them meeting during the Depression Era and how they
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Rebecca
Night Journey was amazing. It is incredibly engrossing and I found myself on the edge of my seat for a lot of the book.
After reading the summary/description for Night Journey I was a tad surprised by the actual layout of the book. I personally, had thought the book would be a brief part with Emma having her accident and then the rest of the book would be a back and forth between the past and present. That, however, is not the case, the first part sets up the story of Zan and Emma and it just get
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Laurie
In the present day, Emma and Zan Fuller have arrived for the weekend at an old, majestic hotel near Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Zan’s brother is getting married. Emma feels a strange sense of déjà vu upon arrival, and the feeling intensifies as the weekend progresses.

In 1938, Ivy Turner rebels against marrying Jared Covington, a wealthy steel mill entrepreneur; instead, she elopes with the man she loves, Harry Fuller. The couple’s happiness is short-lived, though, when Harry is arrested, and Ivy i
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Tracy Smith
Ghosts, time travel, and enduring romance all come together to create this story of a "Night Journey."

Emma and Zan Fuller are spending the weekend at America's most haunted hotel and find themselves surrounded by many eclectic characters of the spiritual and not-so-spirited kind. The Crescent Hotel is home to many ghosts of the past which Emma finds to be directly linked to her present and possibly her future. Follow her journey as an unexpected accident sends her into a dior situation in the p
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Rebecca
I bought this book after I read some other reviews. I LOVED it. I think Zan might be one of the best characters ever written and Emma kept me glued to my seat. Laundry? What laundry? Nothing existed but this book. Fantastic.
Jenni
loved the book! The way history and current life mixed together was great. Probably didn't hurt that I have been to the hotel and was able to picture many of the scenes
K. Kellee
Jul 14, 2011 K. Kellee rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to K. by: Goldie Browning
I just this book a couple of weeks ago to review and I really enjoyed it. I definitely recommend this book as a good read. :)
DelSheree
A family wedding over the weekend should mean a few days of fun and friends...not ghosts and near death experiences. Emma isn't thrilled when she learns the hotel they are staying at has a history of supernatural visitors, but she doesn't believe in ghost, so what does it matter? Right? Her beliefs are quickly challenged with strange experiences and an inexplicable familiarity with the hotel.

The history behind this book was what drew me in initially. I really enjoyed the real "ghost stories" me
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Beverly
Loved this book. I picked it up while on vacation in Eureka Springs at the Basin Springs hotel. The story takes place in the Crescent Hotel and the author uses the ghosts you meet on the Crescent Hotel ghost tour. You should take the tour then read this book (which is what I did). It makes the story more interesting.

Ghost tours are fun for the history of things, but the dribble about the ghosts always makes me laugh. A lot of people think the Crescent Hotel ghost tour is a good one, and I suppos
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Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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Ghosts and time travel, the living and the dead, passion and love, this book has them all. Emma and her husband Zan go to a historical hotel for the occasion of Zan’s brother’s marriage.

The hotel in not a normal hotel. It’s filled with ghosts and an exciting past. Emma and Zan meet some of these ghosts in the present. Their family and friends are an interesting group and play important roles in the story. A psychic among them gives Em
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Lg
This book was unputdownable. I was engrossed in it before I even finished the first chapter. The way that the author was able to capture the sights and sounds of a bygone era, while staying firmly rooted in the here and now allowed me as the reader the ability to time travel with the characters and feel the emotional roller coaster ride that they endure. Loving history as I do I found the historical facts scattered throughout the book brought believability and functionality to the story. As I re ...more
Leigh
Zan and Emma spend a weekend at a haunted hotel for a family wedding. Little did they know that it would end in disaster. Emma ends up in a coma from a mysterious cause and awakens in the past, in someone else's body. Meanwhile in the present, she is the target for an organ transplant scheme. Will her husband be able to save her? Will she return to her own body or be forever trapped in the past?

I really loved this ghostly tale. It's not like anything I have ever read before. There were two stor
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Ann Fields
I really love ghost stories. And I really enjoy romance as well as suspense stories. So when I read the description of this book and saw it entailed all three genres, I couldn't crack it open quickly enough. And was not disappointed! The author did an amazing job of blending all the elements to keep the reader balanced between ghosts, love, and a ticking clock which happened to involve an internal organ. Yeah, sounds strange, but it works. The other bonus to this story is that it includes histor ...more
Armineh Ohanian
I hand never read a ghost story in my life, even though I have always been an avid reader. Then I met Goldie Browning on "The Affiliated Authors" on LinkedIn and decided to buy her book and find out what a real ghost story is all about. Now I am an addict. I can't wait for her next book to be released. Goldie has the power to transform the reader to the mysterious world of the spirits. With her unique skill of story telling, she can even convert the non-believers into believing in life after dea ...more
Teresa Ruiz
Only enjoying historical novels, at first glance, I didn’t think I would enjoy this book that seemed set in the 21st century. I had given my word that I would give it a read, so I reluctantly sat down and started reading. I could not believe how incredibly interesting this book was with a surprising and interesting twist set in the 1900’s . I was mesmerized from beginning to end, and when I had finished, could only say “WOW”! I am impatiently and excitedly awaiting Mrs. Browning’s next book. Lov ...more
Harol Marshall
As a writer of mysteries and political thrillers, I tend to read in the genres I write, which means ghost stories, paranormal, and romance novels usually don't find a place on my bedside table. Goldie Browning has changed all that. I LOVED Night Journey. There's plenty of mystery and political machinations to satisfy the hard core like me. And the romance is delightful with just enough emotional intensity. I now realize, how could you not love ghosts in your story?
Alan Browning
Night Journey is a very engaging story that had me completely captivated. I enjoy fiction that weaves in true historical characters and events and this book didn’t disappoint me. Goldie’s exhaustive research was very well implemented and through all of the plot twists and turns she managed to close out every detail, not allowing any dangling parts in the story. I highly recommend this book.
Jean
A suspenseful story, that has aspects of the paranormal, lovely romance and a dark sinister undertone. This book had me glued to it. Once I started it, I had to finish it, couldn't wait to see how it played out, to see if there was a HEA. And I learned some history about a fascinating hotel. A book that I would consider a keeper, to be read again and again.
Rashad Freeman
The beginning of this book was a bit difficult to get through. But after that there were some very good parts and some average parts. Overall I liked the book well enough to finish it and I'm not even really a fan of ghost stories. I think they other did an admirable job and I'd recomend it and possibly read it again around halloween.
Elisabeth Zguta
Surprising twists and turns. This is such a wonderfully imaginative story that takes the reader to unexpected places and characters. Definitely a book any reader will have to finish. This is a very enjoyable and suspenseful book.

Congratulations Goldie on such a great success with a first novel.
Kathey
amazing story!!!! Great concept and a page turner! Perfect summer by the pool reading! Goldie Browning writes a story and you feel like you are there!
Jackie
SWEET!!!!!!!
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Goldie (Beth) Browning’s twisted imagination and fascination with the paranormal began in early childhood with her grandmother’s ghost stories and her brother’s retelling of classic fairy tales, such as Snow White and the Seven Little Frankensteins and Cinderacula. Almost every vacation she takes includes a stay at a haunted hotel or castle, as well as visits to famous cemeteries or catacombs. She ...more
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