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For the Love of Jazz

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  85 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Restoration architect Josie Fagan takes on a project with lawyer and senator’s son, Patrick Pullman. It’s the perfect match. She needs his endorsement to save her business and he wants to restore his ancestral Chicago home. Love wasn’t part of her plan. Neither was being asked to stay at his home, haunted by ghosts, or discovering she has a claim to his home – which she ad ...more
Paperback, 274 pages
Published December 24th 2012 by Crimson Romance
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Irayda Moran (Quezada)
Nov 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Josie is counting on this job to stay afloat. This contract will prove to everyone she can do it on her own. When Patrick gives her the job, his demands are not normal but she agrees to do the job anyway. He is very attractive and the feeling is mutual. The last thing on Josie's mind is love. But the ghost of her dead aunt Lola and husband William are pushing them together or are they.. One thing is for sure Josie and Patrick are attracted to each other. When Josie learns of the mysterious disap ...more
InD'tale Magazine

Elke Feuer's writing has the amazing ability to suck one into a story from the very first page.

Read full review in February 2013 issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Mistress of the Dark Path
The first thing that intrigued me about this book was the idea of a woman being forced to stay in a house she is restoring only to find out she’ll be sharing it with ghosts and an owner with a troubling family past. Sometimes you have to wait awhile to get to the paranormal parts, but these ghosts were definitely an active part of the story and didn’t take long to make an appearance. Not to worry, there is no chain rattling or wailing. You discover early on a woman was killed fifty years before ...more
Thank you to Elke Feuer for a copy of the book and some sweet book swag.

For the Love of Jazz is about restoration architect Josie Fagan, who hopes to expand her business in Chicago by remodeling a house for senator's son Patrick Pullman. As soon as she gets to Chicago, she feels a connection to Patrick, the city, a nearby jazz club, and his house, which was left to him by his late uncle Will. Josie soon discovers that the connections are caused by something sinister - her aunt, whom she never he
Mar 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
For the Love of Jazz is an intriguing story of mystery and romance with a paranormal twist. With the themes of jazz club music and a historical house restoration as the backdrop to this intricately woven romantic suspense story written in the third person narrative, author Elke Feuer's debut novel takes the reader on a riveting thrill ride that keeps the reader guessing and sitting on the edge of their seats.

With a Chicago setting, the reader is transported between the jazz club era and present
S. Taylor
Mar 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: galley-review
I began “For the Love of Jazz” because of the premise of the story involving the restoration of a historical home within Chicago with a story of its own. I was taken with the ambiance crafted by author Elke Feuer since I am a fan of grounded writing by the use of time and place within a storyline. The author masterfully layered characters in the creation of Josie Fagan and Patrick Pullman, a restoration architect and lawyer, respectively. Patrick comes from old money and is the son of a senator ...more
Teena in Toronto
Jan 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Back in the 1950s in Chicago, Lola was a jazz singer and William was a rich guy. They met, fell in love and got married. The problem? Lola was black and William was white. Lola disappeared, never to be seen again. On the first page, we know that Lola has been shot by someone she knows (so I'm not revealing any spoilers).

Fifty years later, Patrick has hired Josie to restore his Uncle William's house, who has recently died. She has to have the house finished in six months. To accomplish this, they
Charlotte Lynn
Jan 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Josie Fagan decides to step out on her own and start her own restoration business. Her first job is for Patrick Pullman, lawyer and senator’s son. She is hoping for an endorsement to get her business off the ground. Part of the job is staying at Patrick’s house. A house haunted by Patrick’s Uncle Will and Josie’s Aunt Lola, who were married and lost each other tragically decades earlier. A house that she finds out she has a true claim to.

The minute Patrick meets Josie the attraction is there. Af
Nov 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was very privileged to get to know Elke when we were both in a Gotham Writers’ Workshop class together, which is where got to read a small part of what was an early draft of “For the Love of Jazz!” Even after the class was over, I often thought of this story; there was something about the characters and story that haunted me and I wanted to know more!

When I received an early copy of “For the Love of Jazz” I was so excited and couldn’t wait to start it. When I did, it was late at night, so I th
Kirsty Bicknell
I found this book much more intriguing than a common romance story. Elke Feuer uses the background of William and Lola's love to introduce Patrick and Josie, forging a connection between the couples which appears to be strengthened by the supernatural bond.
In 'For the Love of Jazz' Elke Feuer really is the master of absorbing her reader into a beautifully formed plot and them amazing us with the unforeseen!
The relationship between Patrick and Josie is filled with sexual tension, but the author l
Susan Buchanan
Dec 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Unusual paranormal romance - no vampires!

I was given an Advance Review Copy by the author.

I had my concerns about the novel initially, as I am not a fan of jazz. However, although For the Love of Jazz has the theme of jazz music running through it, it doesn't dominate. Rather the jazz club and how it links the past and the present and the lives of the protagonist with her relatives is key. From the start the novel has almost a ghost story quality. The house restoration as a theme works well and
K.H. LeMoyne
Jan 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Spirits, the misty gin joints of jazz, and a romance predestined through time. For the Love of Jazz has all these and more.

This story is layered with wonderful bits of history, flavors of jazz singers, wealth, and restoration architecture. A wonderful backdrop as Josie Fagan and Patrick Pullman find each other and struggle to keep hold of their mutual attraction and reach for the ultimate prize of love. Both carry baggage and both fight the attraction as well as obstacles that might separate the
Cary Morgan
Feb 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
For the Love of Jazz is a very nice read, blending past lives with present through the soulful ambiance of a smoke-filled jazz joint and a worn, but stately old home. The principle characters are strong and well portrayed, and the mystery in the story line intrigued me from the start. The relationship between the principals was hot and intoxicating, however, the author didn’t rely on that alone, but instead wove a rich tapestry that made the story full and complete. I could ‘see myself’ in Josie ...more
Lorraine Carey
May 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing

For the Love of Jazz is one of the most action packed love stories of all time! You will find yourself caught up in this mysterious journey of two star crossed lovers. Elke Feuer knows how to create a page turner and will leave you begging for more. This love story has you rooting for these two ill fated lovers to connect as they battle an evil force that is out to destroy what fate has in store for them. Josie and William had never imagined that the spirit world would help them find what they h
Libby Mercer
May 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Romance readers will adore For The Love of Jazz. In particular, I thought the descriptions of the music in Josie's point of view were beautifully written. I loved the whodunnit plot and as for the twist at the end, I did not see that coming! A lovely story, it manages to be both sweet and spicy. Two thumbs up! ...more
Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime, paranormal, romance
It was a two glasses of wine, box of chocolates and all in one sitting kind of story.
Adriana Keller
Apr 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Interesting concept. Nice one,
Samantha Bailey
Oct 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars! Review to come!
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
At first I thought the mixture of paranormal, mystery and romance would be too much, especially with all the intrigues and games the different characters got up to, but the author handled everything very well. It kept me changing my mind about who-done-it until the end although I somehow missed how they decided that one of the suspects was no longer a suspect. Also a little more closure, like where the body was buried, would have been good too.
Jun 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Feuer does a beautiful job giving his characters a back story and dimension. I would recommend I would recommend this book to individuals who enjoy ghosts and fiction
May 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
It's full of action and intrigue. ...more
Jul 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
I read For the Love of Jazz at the request of a friend and really enjoyed it.
Jul 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Really surprising stuff!
Oct 30, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-read, ghosts
A ghost story with a romance thrown in on the side.
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Elke was born and raised on Grand Cayman, but lives in Florida with her two wonderful kids (one of each) who keep her on her toes.

She has a sarcastic/quirky sense of humor not everyone gets. When not writ­ing, she's help­ing writ­ers in the Cay­man Islands through her orga­ni­za­tion Cay­Writ­ers.

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