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The Ghost Painter

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Eccentric, world-famousSanta Feartist Adelaide Moran, recently arrived in heaven, is obsessed with not having finished painting the masterpiece that she feels will be so different from all others that it will forever ensure her legacy in the history of art. Invading the dreams of her earthly assistant, Ramon Herrera, she elicits his help--and that of aTaosshaman and a psyc ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 30th 2012 by Abbott Press (first published January 25th 2012)
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Well, I am far, far, too warm and fuzzy from a personal achievement in photography and a number of beers to write a super epic review. Either that or this will be a most epic review.

I loved the idea of this book. The concept, I felt, was brilliant. A famous artist dies, and even though she has lived a full and successful life, she feels as though her masterpiece is incomplete. Anyone that knows artists knows that when it comes to their work they are utter perfectionists. So, it is completely pl
Aug 21, 2012 Jeannie rated it liked it
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The story is a good story, but its execution was a little unrealistic. Some of the dialogue was unbelievable, for instance the seance, some of the dialoge with the Indians were stereotyped. The idea that a deceased painter could be so bent on finishing her masterpeice that she would go so far as to possess another painter in order to do it is a good concept. Another area that I felt was a bit unrealistic was Angelina's thoughts. She thought too linearly and too formally. When I'm thinking I don' ...more
Jun 24, 2012 Elizabeth rated it liked it
I won this book in a goodreads giveaway. I entered because the premise of this book sounded really interesting, a painter dies before she can finish her masterpiece and tries to use someone else to finish it for her. However, I was a little disappointed, the descriptions of the artwork were great but the rest was kind of iffy for me. I don't know if it was because there were so many characters that maybe it should've been longer to develop them and their relationships better or if some character ...more
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Nov 29, 2013 Alyssa Greatbanks rated it liked it
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The plot for this book was very interesting, something new and different from all the 'Teen Paranormal Romances' floating around right now.

I realize now, after finishing the book that Adelaide's strong determination to get her 'masterpiece' done was beneficial to the story. But I found it a little off-putting in the beginning and it made it a little harder for me to connect with that character.

I did connect with Angelina's character, and would have liked to see more about her life after this ins
I'm glad I waited to review this book. I enjoyed the premise, and the idea of heaven! I liked the character development but at some point it seemed a little cheesy. What made that okay, was the book event pointed out itself that it seemed cheesy. Overall the book grew on me more than I realized and there are people I will be recommending it to. It blends artistry well with story telling.
Feb 26, 2015 Marie-Anne rated it liked it
I finished reading this book quite a while ago, and had a hard time making up my mind how I liked it. It is one of those books that is "almost good", and I would give it a 3.5 if I could. It has possibilities and the plot is interesting. However, there are several unresolved issues, and inconsistencies in both the story line and character portrayals. It has an unfinished feel to it.
Jun 02, 2012 Milton rated it really liked it
Just finished the book which I found intriguing and compelling to read to the end of each chapter and desiring to jump into the next chapter. This was not my usual subject matter for reading, but I found it grabbing my interest and attention completely so that I finished it in a couple days despite other activities distracting me.

Definitely recommend.
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