Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Night Journey by Goldie Browning

Title: Night Journey

Author: Goldie Browning

 Published: Generation Next Publications, April 2011

Pages: 393

First Line: "If anyone had asked Emma Fuller to choose between spending the weekend at a luxurious haunted hotel or a low-budget motel, she probably would have opted for the latter."

Summary: A ROMANTIC WEEKEND GONE WRONG
Two nights at America’s most haunted hotel, a spooky ghost tour with a visit to a former morgue, and a family wedding—all the ingredients for a fun-filled weekend. Emma and Zan Fuller have never been to the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas—at least not in this lifetime. But the ghosts that haunt the former cancer hospital remember Emma, and they won’t rest until she’s joined them once again. When a bizarre accident almost claims her life, her soul is catapulted backward in time to 1938. Things get even worse while she lies comatose, however, because she is now a target for an organ transplant scheme.

STAR CROSSED LOVERS
It’s Depression Era 1938 when Ivy Turner meets Harry Fuller. Love happens quickly, but they’ll never live happily ever after if her parents have their way. Despite their objections, the couple elopes. Wedded bliss soon turns to despair, however, when Harry is arrested and Ivy is sent to the Baker Cancer Hospital. But Ivy doesn’t have cancer. She’s pregnant with Harry’s child—the child who will someday become Zan Fuller’s father.

JOURNEY ACROSS TIME
Emma wakes up, but not the way she’d expected. Her soul has entered the cancer-riddled body of a woman who had died only moments before. And to make matters worse, she’s trapped in time—it’s 1938. She’s back at the Crescent Hotel, which is now the Baker Cancer Hospital. The people who had once been simply characters in a ghost story are now living, breathing human beings. But Emma’s biggest worry is Zan’s grandmother, Ivy. If anything happens to her or her baby, Zan will never exist. Can Emma, imprisoned in a sick and dying body, rescue Ivy and Harry? Can Zan, in 2011, prevent the hospital from ending her life support and harvesting her heart?
  (Taken from Goodreads)

Thoughts: Night Journey was amazing.  It is incredibly engrossing and I found myself on the edge of my seat for a lot of the book.

After reading the summary/description for Night Journey I was a tad surprised by the actual layout of the book.  I personally, had thought the book would be a brief part with Emma having her accident and then the rest of the book would be a back and forth between the past and present.  That, however, is not the case, the first part sets up the story of Zan and Emma and it just gets you to appreciate them and you really see how they are perfect for each other and it’s really good because it gets you on the side where you don’t want Emma and Zan to be separated from each other.

The second part, sets up Ivy and Harry and their relationship and you just really feel for them.  I really loved the set up of the story because I got to know and sympathise with all of the characters and I truly loved all of them.

The final part was tying everything together, and it was the most terrifying and nail-biting experience ever.  I was sitting on the edge of my seat, tearing through the pages hoping like mad that everything would turn out for the best.

I must say that I was thoroughly impressed with this book.  It has everything, action, plot twists and ghosts.  My goodness some of those ghosts were so creepy!  And the plot twists, it was so amazing to see where everything went and how it turned out.  I loved every minute of it.

Night Journey is one of those books that are so amazing you just have to read it for yourself to find out.  It was incredibly well written and well researched, you really feel for all the characters and everything ties up neatly in the end.  I adored every part of this book and it’s definitely a book I’m going to be recommending to everyone!

 Source: Goldie Browning for Review

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