by Cat Winters
Publisher: William Morrow
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Goodreads: Twenty-five year old Ivy Rowan rises from her bed after being struck by the flu, only to discover the world has been torn apart in just a few short days.
But Ivy’s life-long gift—or curse—remains. For she sees the uninvited ones—ghosts of loved ones who appear to her, unasked, unwelcomed, for they always herald impending death. On that October evening in 1918 she sees the spirit of her grandmother, rocking in her mother’s chair. An hour later, she learns her younger brother and father have killed a young German out of retaliation for the death of Ivy’s older brother Billy in the Great War.
Horrified, she leaves home, to discover the flu has caused utter panic and the rules governing society have broken down. Ivy is drawn into this new world of jazz, passion, and freedom, where people live for the day, because they could be stricken by nightfall. But as her ‘uninvited guests’ begin to appear to her more often, she knows her life will be torn apart once more, but Ivy has no inkling of the other-worldly revelations about to unfold.
Kritters Thoughts: Ivy Rowan runs from home after she finds out that her brother and father have murdered someone. Ivy runs to an old classmate's widow's home and along the way encounters an interesting set of characters.
This book is one of those that has quite the interesting twist and it definitely added to the book and if I had enjoyed it more, it would be one of those to reread to see if I could have caught the clues faster.
As I said before I love historical fiction and I loved reading the thoughts of Americans and how they were treating their German neighbors at this time; interesting to see friendly neighbors turn into enemies.
A combination of ghost story and historical fiction and it was a little out of my comfort zone. I love historical fiction and don't always read the ghost stories, so I thought I would give this one a try. End result - interesting, but not sure I would recommend to those who don't love a good ghost story.
Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more
Ebook 2015 Challenge: 40 out of 100
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.