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Letters to Erik: The Ghost's Love Story

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  136 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Christine de Chagny is still haunted.

When the Opera Ghost sent Christine away to marry his rival, the youthful and winsome Vicomte Raoul de Chagny, she promised the Ghost that she would return to bury him when he died. Unable to keep her word and tormented by grief and regret, she starts writing letters to the man she believes to be dead-only to discover that some ghosts c
Paperback, 476 pages
Published January 23rd 2008 by Outskirts Press
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Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~*
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I loved, loved, loved this book. So far it has to be one of my favorite Phantom spin-offs that I have read so far (next to Deception: A Phantom of the Opera Novel). The book pick up almost straight after the original novel when Christine begins to write Erik letters - thinking that he is dead. Through the letters we see Christine disappointment with her married life and how thing are turning out much differently from how she thought they would. We also see how through the letters Christine works ...more
Jul 15, 2012 Anne rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Anne by: Sandi (The Pirate Wench) Dynes
Not a bad book, It was certainly readable and in many ways enjoyable. It starts with Raoul and Christine living in Sweden, where she is not happy, and so she begins to write letters to Erik in a special box he gave her. Perhaps it was maturity waking up, or Raoul not being her real Prince. They go back to Paris for a visit where thinks begin to happen. It has a happier ending than some Phantom books. Actually give it 3.5 stars.
What can I say - I fell in love.

I loved how Ms. Wallace took the story where Gaston Leroux's left it in the orginal novel. Erik told Christine to leave with Raoul but to wait for a notice in the journal so she could come and take care of his body.

Christine grows up in this book. She realises how bad she has treated Erik and that she should have stayed with him. She is married to Raoul and is not happy in her marriage. She writes him letter that she keeps in a jewelry box he made for her. She le
Title: Letters To Erik: The Ghost's Love Story
Author: An Wallace
Date Published: January 2008
Series: Phantom of the Opera
Genre: Historical Romance
Rating: C

I've been on a Phantom of the Opera kick recently. I began with a reread of Leroux's novel and then Susan Kay's in December. From there I branched into new territory, reading two new books based on the story. One was all right, one was dismal and made me hesitant to pick up the last of the books I'd come by. This dismal on
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This is a pretty good book. It is not the best sequel to The Phantom of the Opera that I have read. However, it is a long stretch from begin the worst. This book is a sequel to the actual book that Gaston Leroux wrote, and it stays very true to what happened during that novel. So, if you are looking more of a sequel to the movie/musical then I suggest reading The Phantom Returns by Stefanie Cole (which is very good).

This book begins very slowly with only Christine writing letters to Erik (who
Despite a few touching moments, this was Mary-Sue fanfic at its best (worst?). I should've known better. As much as I've always wanted a happy ending for Erik, his story is better off ending tragically. Otherwise it just becomes...well, cheesy fanfic!
I didn't even finish this book...and I never do that. It was silly and poorly written. Would never recommend it to anyone.
An Amazing book! Truly amazing! I would highly recommend it to any Phantom of the Opera Fans!
Jolinda Eibert
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Erik is dead. Or so said a line in the paper. Christine made her choice or we may even say her bed and now she's got to lie in it...alone. Raoul has whisked Christine, his bride, away to Sweden and a new life with only servants for company in their new palatial home. She pines for Paris and her life at the Opera House...and for the person who seemed, in retrospect, to know her and her desires better than anyone
Megan Trennett
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One of the worst "fan fiction" sequels I've ever read. Once more Raoul is pitted as the abusive, unloving husband, this time he goes so far as to accuse Christine of adultery and willingly goes back into military service only to conveniently be dropped off from the plot right after. Christine seems obsessed with writing a dead man letters and eventually moves back to Paris where, you guessed it, Erik's not dead. What ensues after that is a plot I don't even think a soap opera would touch. Everyt ...more
Warning: spoilers for basic plot.

This is a continuation of the love story of Erik and Christine after the end of Leroux's novel. As Christine starts her life with Raoul, she begins writing letters to Erik, even though he is dead. She shares her deepest thoughts with him as if he were still alive and eventually comes to the realization that she was in love with Erik.

Life moves on, blah blah blah, it turns out Erik isn't dead after all, which is great because Raoul has conveniently died in the mea
Overall the thing I enjoyed most about this was that I found it a believable alternative due to the way the author writes the characters (most of the time anyway). However, I found the writing style a little simplistic and aside from fantasy fulfilment for a lot of Erik/Christine fans there wasn't much real drive to the plot. It's a sweet novel but I didn't find it hugely compelling.
Karine Mon coin lecture
Sérieusement? C'est un peu n'importe quoi. Il s'agit d'une suite au roman de Gaston Leroux mais c'est vraiment cheesy et en plus, improbable. Les personnages se reconnaissent à peine. Déception pour moi.
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