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Some tales as old as time have deep, dark secrets that are never meant to be uncovered. Jackson, a recently separated man, steers clear of women, even his sexy southern co-worker, Kristen. An unlikely friendship between the two begins as they partner up to solve a cold mystery, one dating back to 1871. The seaside pub in which they are both employed becomes a setting of in ...more
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Kerry
Jul 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Tale As Old As Time By Mya O’Malley
4 Stars ****

Tale As Old As Time is a ghost story of love, revenge and putting an end to a sad event.
Jackson’s life changes when he comes home to find his wife Maria in bed with Gary, his best friend.
He decides to take on a second job to take his mind off Maria and his messy divorce.
Little does he realise that he soon becomes entwined in the history of Millie’s, the bar that he starts working at.
Millie’s has a resident ghost that needs help in finding peace...
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Rebecca Rogers
Dec 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What an intriguing story of love lost and found and mystery that spans several decades. As we meet Jackson and Kristen my heart aches for them and the hands they have been dealt. As they discover the supernatural and try to unravel the mysteries from the beyond feelings develop between them, is it safe for this to happen? Who is out for Kristen, who is determined to separate them? This is a must read, that has so many twists and turn I never knew which was was truly up!! The characters have dept ...more
Cyndi
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice

Nice story
Seemed interesting the twist of a ghost was different
Male character needed more work he was all liver the place
Kelli
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Book Review of A Tale as Old as Time

Author Mya O'Malley

FIVE STARS

 

I stepped out of my comfort zone with this book.  Not knowing what to expect and not real sure of the contents of this book.  I was expecting a historical romance and got OH SO much more.  This book is a historical romance as well as modern day romance and has ghosts.  I read this book from start to finish in one sitting and let me just say it was well worth the time.  

We start in this book with Jackson earning a promotion at wor
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Kristin Young
Aug 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
A Tale as Old as Time is a heartwarming story about love, loss, happiness, sorrow, and vengeance which always comes with finding love in the most unexpected ways. This story will have you captivated and believing in soul mates and kindred spirits along with the possibility of ghosts and spirits with unfinished business. This story has a little bit of everything for readers of all sorts. This story is told through two perspectives, Jackson and Millie.
We start the story meeting Jackson, a man who
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Martha
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
MYSTICAL, HAUNTING, A MUST READ!!!
Mya O’Malley has spun as tale that is as intriguing and mystical as the ghost in her story. This story truly kept me spellbound. I love the way she wrote from the history of the 1800’s as far as women’s beautiful gowns and accessories, they wore, the balls and dances they attended were truly spectacular. The women and men had impeccable manners and were taught how to display them in public. The family structure was ruled with an iron fist and rules were not made
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Emily
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Jackson Tompkins is a hard-working, loyal husband and friend. He works long hours to build a better life for him and his wife, Maria. So when he walks in on her with his best friend, his world is shattered. Jackson decides to pick up another part time job at his friend John’s bar to help keep him occupied and his thoughts away from his ruined marriage. John’s bar, called Millie’s Pub and Bed and Breakfast, is full of history and an aggressive ghost who can’t move on if you ask the locals. One ni ...more
Jennifer DeCuir
Editing is so crucial, and the main reason this book did not earn four stars from me. I loved the premise. By the end, I put my own life on hold in order to finish the book. But the typos every few pages were jarring. It got so I was looking for them, editing the book, instead of reading for pleasure. I'm glad I didn't abandon the story, but it was touch and go for the first half of the book.
Heather Williams
Jul 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Usually when a ghost is hanging around they have some unfinished business that are keeping them tied to earth; keeping them from moving on. Over two hundred years after the fire that killed her, Millie definitely has some unfinished business to attend to. And she'll stop at nothing to get what she needs for her "happily ever after."
Jackson just has his heart and life torn to shreds after he finds his wife in bed with his best friend. For obvious reasons he has a hard time trusting people and doe
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Crystal aguilar
Aug 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
A Supernatural delight


   A Tale as Old as Time by Mya O'Malley was a great supernatural story that I gave 4 stars. A Tale as Old as Time is a story about Jackson a man who is in the mist of a nasty divorce, Kristen a waitress where Jackson works part-time, Millie a ghosts who is haunting Jackson and Kristen's place of work, and Emily a very mysterious women who snatches Jackson's heart as soon as he lays eyes on her. The author takes you on a mystery packed adventure in this book. Jackson and Kr
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Laura Furuta
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A Tale As Old As Time

By: Mya O’Malley

5 out of 5 stars

The book A Tale As Old As Time is a paranormal romance/mystery. It tells the story of Jackson who is trying for move on from a failed marriage. It is also the story of how he meets Kristen while working at a friend’s bar and also how he meets Emily. Jackson has feelings for both of these women, however his feelings for Emily seem to get stronger each time they meet. Jackson grows closer to Kristen while they research the ghost stories surroun
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Robin Rankin
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am not one who usually enjoys paranormal books and was unsure on how much I was going to enjoy this book before I started reading it. I was captivated from the beginning and found myself thinking about the story and characters in the middle of the night when I could not sleep.
This is a story of Jackson, Kristen and Millie and getting a second chance at love. After finding his wife Maria in bed with one of his best friends Gary, Jackson starts working at Millie’s a local pub his other best frie
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Marcella
Aug 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Let me start off by saying the book cover is absolutely stunning and once you read the book you will understand how perfect it is for this story.

Two worlds come together in this amazing tale of discovering how a beautiful young woman died and why she's haunted a bed and breakfast since the 1870's.

Jackson is a recently single man, who is going through a tough divorce after he discovered his soon to be ex-wife has been having an affair with his best friend. The last thing on his mind is finding lo
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Danielle
Jul 31, 2016 rated it liked it
Tale As Old As Time by Mya O’Malley is a ghost story, a mystery and a love story all wrapped into one. We meet Jackson Tomkins, a good and honest man who's life is an absolute mess. After catching his wife cheating and beginning the horrible divorce, he begins working at his good friends bar to try to take his mind off hit trouble. There he meets and befriends Kristen, a beautiful and spunky waitress with a passion for their small town’s history and local hauntings. Especially “Millie,” the ghos ...more
Lynn Jones
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Tale as old as Time. By Mya O'Malley. 5 Stars

Some tales have deep dark secrets that are never meant to see the light of day.
Jackson who is recently separated, steers clear of women. After walking in on his wife with another man, someone who he thought was is friend, has made him jaded on all things dealing with love.
Kristen is a sweet southern girl with lots of sass and attitude. After the bar closes at night she spins her tales of ghost stories. The sea side pub where they both work becomes a
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Julie
Aug 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
A Tale as Old as Time is a four star book by Mya O’Malley. Jackson is a fool in love, working hard to receive his promotion and doesn't even notice when his wife starts messing around on him with his best friend until he actually catches them in the act. He leaves immediately and decides to pick up shifts at his other friend’s bar, Millie’s, in order to pass the time. While working the extra shifts, he meets a girl named Kristen. They quickly become best of friends. Jackson has made it clear tha ...more
Gail Guerrero
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Mya O'Malley bless you for writing this in the males POV. I love this story. The emotions were high and plenty. There was drama and mystery. Wait and a love quartet like no other. Mya wrote a captivating story that had me devouring every word until the end. What really set this story apart was the characters bonds and connections through time. The compassion and bravery to fight and bring peace and justice to a soul.
The story focuses on Jackson Tomkins our protagonist. He is a hard working man
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Audrey Marie Felser-DeWit
I would have to give A Tale as Old as Time by Mya O’Malley five out of five stars. This paranormal mystery absolutely floored me. From it's in depth characters, to its captivating story. Even when I stopped reading I was curious and worried about how the story would continue and end.
Jackson last name, comes home early after a long day at work to find his wife having an affair with his best friend. He leaves the house to go see some other friends, who offers him a job at the bar Millie’s to keep
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Anna Hirsch
Aug 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
A Tale as Old as Time by Mya O’Malley
4Stars

This book has an old world feel to it. It takes place in New Jersey Shore during the off season. It is a town full of ghosts and hauntings. Most of the books’ events happen in a beautiful Victorian mansion which has been turned into a bed and breakfast. The local pub Millie’s is located in the basement.
Jackson recently walked in on his wife and best friend having an affair. He’s in the middle of an ugly divorce. His good friend John, owner of Millie’s
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Emily
Aug 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
When Jackson takes a job at Mellie’s Pub and Bed and Breakfast he’s doing it to keep his mind off his soon to be ex-wife, not because he wants to spend his evenings behind the bar in the old Victorian mansion. Soon, he finds himself listening to the local legends of haunted houses, including the one in which he works. One night, walking home after a shift, he thinks he sees something in the empty third floor window.

Soon Jackson, along with his co-worker and friend, Kristen, find themselves caug
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BookNerdKaley
Aug 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Heartbreak, suspense, mystery and a little bit of fun all come together in this book. Who doesn't love a good ghost story, especially when the ghost has such an intriguing past. However, this is not an ordinary ghost story. This is a story of loss and love and learning how to move on.

Jackson is a handsome young man who is trying to find a way to mend his broken heart. He finds that solving the mystery of Millie, the ghost that is haunting the local pub he works at, is exactly the way to do that.
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Penny Stone
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A TALE AS OLD AS TIME
Author: Myra O'Malley

A TALE AS OLD AS TIME by MYRA O'MALLEY is a stand alone novel. This is the first book I have read of hers, and in a genre that I am not familiar with. She won me over! I loved this story! Her writing flows very easily, her characters intrigued me, and she kept me captivated at all times. A mystery, mixed with the perfect amount of suspense and romance, and a little danger. I look forward to reading more of her books.

I think one of Myra's strengths is her
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Laura Leyman
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars out of 5

At first I was apprehensive to read this book because it was quite different to what I usually read. However, I am so glad I read this. I found that as the story progressed, I became more consumed in the words that were in front of me. I literally could not stop reading.
A Tale As Old As Time shows that there are different types of love and soul mates. It shows us that love can be found in unlikely places, with unlikely people and at a time when we least expect it.

‘If there i
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Jessica Graham
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Rate: 5 Stars
Title & Author: A Tale As Old As Time By Mya O’Malley
Writing: Great
Violence: None
Sex: Some

Jackson came home one day to find is “best friend” and his “wife” in his bed with one another, and all they could claim was “it’s not what it looks like, and how it’s all his fault for neglecting them”. Who would ever expect their supposedly best friend and wife to betray them like that and then try to place the blame on them. Now that Jackson has extra time on his hand he decides to help o
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Donna Parrott
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Mya O'Malley is a new author to me and let me just say WOW, i absolutely loved this book. I was sad at first, angry, then happy, intriqued, and finally happy. Lets just say i went through so many emotions i lost track. It was a rollercoaster read. After reading this book i went through a moment of wow if that first part of the book didn't happen none of this would have played out like it did. I tried to picture it out the other way but i just couldn't, i loved this book. It isn't your typical ro ...more
Nikki
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A Story Begging To Be Told...
A Tale As Old As Time begins with Jackson getting the shock of his life. He is headed towards divorce and some major life changes. He takes on a new job as a bartender at his friend Johns pub, but none of this stops him from taking on the biggest mystery yet to be solved in the little town of Cape Florence.
Friend and co-worker Kristen is a lover of ghost stories and she can't help but get caught up in the mystery surrounding Millie's Pub and Bed and Breakfast with
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Stefanie Carney
Aug 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
This a beautiful yet tragic love story that spans centuries. A different entry into the world of paranormal romance that I believe is the start of a wonder filled trend. I found some parts to be a bit repetitive but the writing swept me away and took me on a journey so that I didn’t quite mind the repetition. She wrote about the 1800s like she was there, I felt as if it happened last week. It was a special journey that I look forward to delving into again.
Millie just wants to find love, in a tim
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Michelle Bergeron deroche
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A Tale As Old As Time by Mya O'Malley

Jackson, Kristen and Millie will take you on a journey from the past into the present and back again. When newly single Jackson, who has been betrayed by his wife, decides he needs something more to occupy his time then his regular day job to keep his mind off of his pending divorce, he decides to help out a friend who owns Millie's, a local bed and breakfast and pub. Little does he know the resident ghost has different plans for him other than letting him f
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Cara Webb
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
You start off with Jackson going through a very trying time in his life, but being offered a chance to work with friends is also on the table for him. When he takes the chance he meets Kristen and also learns about Millie. There are so many different tales going around about Millie and what happened to her all those years ago that Kristen and Jackson decide that they want to get to the bottom of it and find out what truly happened to Millie. While they are investigating what happened back in the ...more
Meg Moubarak
Aug 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
A Tale As Old As Time By Mya O’Malley
I give this book 4 stars.

A Tale As Old As Time By Mya O’Malley took over the better part of my free time for a few days. It is a beautiful haunting tale about love, loss, betrayal and finding peace. I LOVE a good mystery/ghost story and Mya O’Malley delivered. Jackson, a recently separated man and Kristen, his sweet and sexy co-worker decide to investigate the haunting of Millie Pub, Bed and Breakfast where they work. It starts off innocent enough something
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Mya O’Malley was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, where she currently lives with her husband, daughter and three step-daughters. The family also consists of two boxers; Destiny and Dolce and a ragdoll cat named Colby. Mya earned an undergraduate degree in special education and a graduate degree in reading and literacy. She works as a special education teacher and enjoy
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