Ready & Willing (Kentucky Derby #2)
Ghosts and mobsters and hats --Oh my! Elizabeth Bevarly’s second novel set against a backdrop of slow, southern gentility and the Kentucky Derby goes down as smooth and refreshing as a sparkling mint julep. “Ready & Willing” is a tale of filly hats, a luscious ghost, and modern love. For me, Bevarly’s books have always been hit or miss and this one is a hit.
When faithful widow Audrey brings home a painting of Silas Summerfield, a handsome riv...more
I loved the secondary story between Cecilia and Silas, which was a very small part of the book, but I did not care for the main story between Audrey and Nathaniel. There was too much pondering within the minds of characters. At times, Audrey was too rude and smart-alecky for me. The plot concerning how Nathaniel was losing his soul and how it was resolved was a little odd but ok. Unfortunately, the other...more
One day as Audrey is shopping in an antique store, she notices a 19th century portrait of a handsome man. She learns that he w...more
What I had trouble with was the widow trope. I readily admit this is a personal pet peeve. Somehow the deceased always is lacking in some way....more
Audrey Magill is a widow still in love with her husband but she's moved on, opening a new hat shop just before the Kentucky Derby. But her house is haunted by a previous owner. He's worried that the soul of his great-something-grandson is about to lose his soul.
An interesting premise and I enjoyed most of the book. Woul...more
The beginning was however rather promising, until Audrey gave way to Silas', the ghost, demands that she has to turn his great-great-etc-grandson from a business deal. I did not like the meeting between the two; well the dialogues were pretty good but I did not feel the described chemistry at all and did not believe in their...more
I marked it as done, but I did not finish it. I got more then half way and just gave up. This is not like me.
Elizabeth Bevarly was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and earned her BA with honors in English from the University of Louisville in 1983. Although she can’t recall ever wanting to be anything but a novelist-oh, all right, she toyed briefly with becoming an archaeologist, until she realized how awful she looked in khaki and flannel, and there was a brief fling with the interior decorator th...more