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What She Inherits

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  1,818 ratings  ·  120 reviews
When Angela Ellis returns to her childhood home on St. Nabor Island, South Carolina, her junior year of college interrupted indefinitely by her mother’s death, she doesn’t know how she’ll ever be able to function in the world without her mother’s love, support, and guidance. Soon after her mother’s funeral, strange sounds begin to trouble her in the night, sounds she swear ...more
Published January 10th 2017 by Smashwords
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Pippa D
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Angela Ellis is in junior college when her mother dies. Her dad has Alzheimer's and is in care, so her mother’s death has left her flat broke and completely unmoored. When she starts hearing her mother’s voice at night, she is more than a little spooked. The fact that her two college friends staying with her couldn’t hear her mother’s voice just makes it worse. Wondering if she is losing her mind, Angela finds an old school friend who is now running a ghost hunting business. During their investi ...more
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a nice paranormal ghost story that is narrated by two women in different parts of the country. You wonder what these two, Angela and Casey could possibly have in common. Angela is in college when her mother dies. She goes home and is haunted by her mom's ghost. She consults a local paranormal group for help and encounters an old classmate who truly believes her. Casey runs a diner on a small island in Maine and is not happy to find a developer wants to build a resort. Finally the connect ...more
Peggy Corino
Mar 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
What would you do if everything you grew up knowing, and believe made you the way you were, turned out to be a lie? This book answers that question with one way of how it could happen. This story follows two people, Angela Ellis, a young college student whose mother died unexpectedly and Casey Seaver, a thirtysomething lady who runs a café on a small island which provides the necessary landscape for her to hide from her past and make her own way. Angela is faced with some rather unusual circumst ...more
Nancy Baker
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
I'm not really fond of books that deal with the paranormal, but I do like a book that weaves two stories together. This story is about two females. The first female is Angela Ellis who is 20 years old, in college and just received the news that her mother has unexpectedly passed away. She finds her way to South Carolina to wrap up her mother's affairs and to check on her Dad who suffers from dementia, lives in a nursing home and has no recollection of his daughter. What she uncovers in her mothe ...more
Charles Ray
Mar 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
During her junior year in college, Angela Ellis’s mother dies, and she returns to her childhood home in South Carolina to settle the estate. In her old home, she encounters her mother’s ghost, and strange messages that unsettle her. Enlisting the assistance of a ghost hunter, she tries to decipher the messages. What she learns is disturbing; was Deb, really her mother, or was her entire life a lie?
In the meantime, on Devil’s Back Island in Maine, Casey, living with her aunt, is also troubled. He
Megan Tiscareno
Nov 22, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2017
I truly couldn't even finish this book. ...more
❤Marie Gentilcore
Sep 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book, 2020
I enjoyed this book that was mostly about family and a little about ghosts. There are two stories running parallel. One is about Angela Ellis, a college junior who has come home to sort out her recently deceased mother’s affairs and the other was about Casey Seaver whose mother has also died. I enjoyed getting to know both of the main characters and was satisfied with the way their stories intersected.
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was my first read by Diane Vanaskie Mulligan and I was quite impressed with the depth of the story, and found it hard to put the book down. It is a rather long story as novels go, and I found it took me a little while to get involved in the plot as the chapters jumped back and forth to different characters. As I read on, however, it all started to fall into place. I generally do not read books which have a paranormal theme and I was a bit hesitant when things of that nature started to come ...more
Jul 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
The book tells two stories in one. One of Angela, a twenty year old dealing with the loss of her mother and, Casey a thirty something female with a troubled past. Although one surmises that there is connection between the two women as the stories switch between each main character every alternate paragraphs. There are paranormal events which one may not enjoy but is worked for me. These events create the process of bringing the lives of Angela and Casey together. There are twists and turns along ...more
Marcelle Mase
Jul 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Imagine yourself being a college junior and your most pressing issue was getting your final project of the semester completed; then to find out your mother suddenly passed away; and then to find out your life was not as it seemed after confronting it head on after hearing paranormal like activity within her mother’s home; Cant discuss it with your father since he has Alzheimer’s; with no known family members alive to help you through your grief, your legal issues and what the “voices” are trying ...more
Sep 08, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A few inconsistencies but an intriguing story

There were a few typos and a few inconsistencies.

The storyline wrapping the loves of the characters together was a puzzle I couldn't figure out. Usually I can predict and ending , and this time I couldn't.

I found a few of the relationships slightly strained and off kilter. And the main character was a bit hard to like. I'm finding it hard that the huge secret in the book was kept as it was with the internet and ability to search for people. If one of
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unexpectedly Wonderful

As I finished reading I wondered if I had any idea about this novel's trajectory before opening it... If I did, it certainly did not point to all the twists and turns the story would take!

I loved it.... The descriptions of weather and scenery paint perfect, sometimes stunning pictures, the scenes with people and the interaction between them bring their emotions to life.... in both heart wrenching and love-filled ways... And I appreciated the inclusion of religious and paran
Wanell Smith
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What She Inherlits

Great read, hard to put it down. Sometime I am not sure I like going from one story (CJ) to Angela, but these two stories came together in a full filling way!!!...I found my self not wanting to leave Angela and go back to CJ.... then I would get wrapped up in CJ .. I didn’t want to leave her. Again I will say a great read. It will keep you guessing what will happen next.. YES I will tell friends to read it..
What made me choose this was the beach .. the series I have been readin
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay. There are two stories woven together that lead to a heart-felt ending. In her third year at university, Angela Ellis loses her mother and her father's dementia leads her on a quest to learn who she really is. Casey Jones (not her name) is hiding from a teenage wound that just won't heal and Rosetta gently guides her while her own life unwinds as well. Three generations of women will come to know the joy of finding family and unsuspecting love. The author weaves South Carolina and Massachus ...more
Eileen Carter
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was a little slow to start for my liking, which caused me to struggle to get a good feel for the characters. It started out with Angela dealing with the loss of her mother. Then switched over to Casey who lives on an island and works in a bakery. These two stories are separate but slowly through the book come together to form one story. The back and forth of the characters and stories made it difficult for me to keep up.

I am sure that readers will enjoy this book, just muscle through t
What She Inherits
: Diane V. Mulligan

In this book the listener gets women's fiction, mystery,romance, suspense, and paranormal all mixed together. Two separate stories with their own characters that seem to have nothing to do with each other eventually come together and make an interesting listen.

The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed. Becket Royce brings the story to life.

"I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or n
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Overall Rating - 4.5 Stars.

What She Inherits by Diane Mulligan is an enjoyable contemporary romance with a few paranormal elements interwoven into the story. Considering how many Ghost Hunter-type shows are on the television these days, I thought the premise of the story quite clever.

The story centers around Angela Ellis who suddenly withdraws from college after her mother's untimely death. With her father in an assisted living facility suffering from Alzheimer’s, Angela feels quite alone espec
Sep 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Rather long story Paranormal investigation by daughter when her mother's ghost haunts the house that she died in. Daughter finds out not her real mother but her grandmother. her father was killed in an auto accident before she was born leaving his 17 year old girlfriend at the mercy of his parents. Parents took child as their own making the young girl sign away rights to child. Rather implausible series of events bring two stories together in end and happy ever after love stories. ...more
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Five Stars!

I don't normally give five stars. But this book deserves it. It's a well written book that once I started reading it, I didn't want to put it down. I only wish it hadn't ended. Hopefully there will be a sequel. I'll pay good money to find out what happens to the characters.
George Hoganson
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book. An inheritance is so much more than money and property. Our genealogy contributes more than we notice, but finding our family is of

I loved this book. An inheritance is more than money and property. Our genealogy is so much more than we notice. Finding our family is worth all the effort.
Karen Sheldon
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Surprisingly good book

Though I wasn’t thrilled about the ghosts in this story, I stuck with it. I have to admit that the bouncing from chapter to chapter back and forth between characters got me confused a bit, I truly enjoyed this storyline of family coming together after years of lies.
Lynn Bremer
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read

This book is a little confusing at first as it jumps back and forth from Angela in South Carolina to Casey in Maine. Tragedy is mirrored by both women. As the story progresses, it finally becomes clear as to how the two lives are intertwined. I found the story satisfying.
Sharon S. Parker
What She Inherits

I started reading this book and almost put it down. Once the relationship evolved, it became a great read. I want to read more about CJ and Angela. To me, this was a good introduction to their lives. I want to know more about them as I was moved to tears at the end of the book. The writing was great, very easy to read.
Susan Weintrob
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Intriguing mother-daughter search

Two stories finally meld in the unusual mother daughter searching for each other. A bit of the psychic thrown in adds quite a bit of interest and tension. The length of time the author took to bring these two plots together was too delayed. Otherwise well written and a good read.
Norma Bosley
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a book that keeps you turning the pages, and before you know it, you’ve read it in a day!
I loved the parallel story lines and figuring out how they went together, because I knew they did somehow.
The characters draw you in until you are going along on their journey, and rooting for them along the way.
This one won’t disappoint!
Diane Levine
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this story

So wonderful. The story is written as two streams of life switching back and forth. And it is a long time before the reason is clear. And then the suspense really tightens up. 2 wonderful lost women, each trying to find their way, unknowingly trying to find their way to each other.
David Tietz
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This is a great read about a young lady looking for a family she did not know she had and finding her various relatives. And then there is the mother who gave her daughter up and her story. You keep wondering how these two women come together and who are they to each other. An enjoyable read.
Janet Wild
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great read

The tale is about two elements of a family being drawn together, through death and discovery. It links into the paranormal and life after death contact. All aspects are beautifully intertwined and the ending is one of understanding and forgiving, a really well written story, thank you Diane for writing it.
Mar 01, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Basically a story about 2 women and how their paths will eventually cross. The story was a bit creepy in that the younger woman (after her mother dies suddenly) kept hearing voices and the following search for the ghosts and communicating with them so if a reader likes paranormal things they will enjoy this book. Some unexpected twists in the book but then a fairly predictable ending.
Joanne Milano
Jan 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. It read as one chapter one character line and the next another character line. I figured how they were connected but did not realize how they would come together. It was an easy read but kept interest. I enjoyed the way there was positive for each character. I also enjoyed the reference to sex without full details.
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I am the author of three novels. My most recent, What She Inherits, was published in January, 2017. My first novel, Watch Me Disappear (2012), was a finalist in the Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Book Awards in the Young Adult category in 2013, and my second, The Latecomers Fan Club (2013), was named a 2014 IndieReader Discovery Award winner. In 2015, I released a brief guide book to self-publish ...more

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