Title: The Wedding Gift
Author: Kathleen McKenna
Release Date: October 19, 2010
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Genre: Mistery, Paranormal > Ghosts
GR Synopsis: 17 year old Leeann Worthier is the perfect girl in town – or so she says. George Willets is the heir to a booming petroleum business. When they announce their engagement, George’s controlling mother is unimpressed and Leeann absolutely refuses to live with her mother-in-law. So George gives his new wife a house as a wedding gift. Thirty years before, the same house had hosted a grisly scene: George’s uncle and cousins had all been slaughtered, his aunt Robina accused of both murder and suicide. The house is a gorgeous, well-maintained mansion but has stood empty since the tragedy. It’s intimidating, but who is Leeann to turn down a free house? When the ghost of Robina begins to haunt Leeann, she realizes she’s made a huge mistake …
I found Leeann Worthier pretty annoying right from the start. She kept rambling on about how pretty she is, how everyone think how pretty she is, etc. And she was flimsy! First she is in love with Donny her (supposedly) soulmate, then she “forces” herself to be in love with George and marry him and have his baby! Then she cheats on him!
I think it’s pretty clear that I didn’t like the author’s choice of using Leeann and her diary as a plot device. I think the book could have been better if told by another prospective, maybe Jessie’s (Leeann’s BF).
It’s not that I hated this book, it’s just that I found it pretty boring and with many flaws. I thought that maybe the ghost story would be amazing or at least captivating enough to save the book, but I found Robina and her poor babies not at all scary. I didn’t even feel bad for her!