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Honor Macklin has no idea the Belleview Biltmore Resort is haunted when she decides to stay there while settling her mother's estate in Belleair, Florida. But the Victorian spirits who are invading her dreams to share memories from the life of a young, troubled Victorian woman aren't her only problem. Although he was only supposed to be a vacation fling, she has fallen har ...more
Paperback, 430 pages
Published December 20th 2011 by Createspace
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Terri
Jan 29, 2012 Terri rated it it was amazing
BonSue reminds us in a beautiful way of our heritage in a world where too many valuable things are discarded without any justification.
Caroline
The only way to read this book is in big greedy chunks! I did!!!....An emotional rollercoaster x x
Hina
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Stephanie
Jan 04, 2016 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
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'Pearls' was a very captivating book. The characters and settings come to life through the descriptive and spirited writing of BonSue Brandvik without an overload of detail to judge the reader's mental image. I enjoyed the pace of the book and how much was happening in the main character's life at one time. While it could easily have turned into a soap opera-esque novel, everything remained believable and well-timed versus predictably timed.

Much of the main story was easy to predict, but I was
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June
Jun 03, 2015 June rated it really liked it
Fun book with some real historical characters mixed in with fictional characters and plenty of ghosts! The setting is the beautiful Belleview Biltmore hotel in Belleair, FL, which is sadly being demolished to build housing right now. It is reputed to have 20 ghosts "living" there. Because of the history of the hotel and its locale, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Lauren
Feb 28, 2015 Lauren rated it really liked it
Paranormal mystery and romance combine to create a spectacular reading experience. The delightful description of the Belleview Biltmore hotel makes it come alive on the page and brings the mystery and intrigue surrounding the hotel to the forefront of the reader’s mind. Brandvik’s portrayal of Honor as a strong, independent, confident woman, adding an unexpected element to the mystery of the ghosts from the past, creating a perfect contrast to the character of Darcy Loughman. While Josh acts as ...more
Robin
Nov 04, 2012 Robin rated it liked it
This is the first in a series to be written in the "supernatural romance" genre. I was especially interested because the books will be set in the Bellevue Biltmore, a 100+ year old hotel near my home in Tampa Bay. Built in 1897 by Henry Pant, it was THE winter destination for the very wealthy of that age. It finally closed in the early 2000s, and preservationists (including the author) are fighting for its life. The Biltomore has a long history of "spirit" sightings, and the author uses them as ...more
KyBunnies
What a prefect book to read for the Halloween season. If you are looking for a book that has paranormal without being scary then check out this book. The author picked a wonderful location to write a beautiful story. I started reading this book Wednesday around 1pm I finished this book a little after 3pm. Granted, I admit that I am a fast reader. However, this book just captures the reader and never let's go. Always something keeps the reader's attention. With the romance and the paranormal myst ...more
Robin R
I finally finished a book for book club. It was a fun book and brought the Belleview Biltmore to life for me.
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In this lifetime, I have answered to many names, held a variety of interesting jobs, and accomplished the majority of the “standard goals” that are set for an American woman my age… albeit not necessarily in the “correct” order. Still, I feel there are many chapters left to write in my biography before I join those I write about in the afterlife.

I am the fifth of six children born to a father I ne
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