Ready & Willing

Ready Willing When Audrey Magill stumbles onto a portrait of a th century riverboat captain she thinks it ll be perfect for her new hat shop She doesn t expect to meet a ghost who insists Audrey must help save t

  • Title: Ready & Willing
  • Author: Elizabeth Bevarly
  • ISBN: 9780425224779
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Audrey Magill stumbles onto a portrait of a 19th century riverboat captain, she thinks it ll be perfect for her new hat shop She doesn t expect to meet a ghost who insists Audrey must help save the soul of his great great however many greats grandson Now in addition to scrambling to open her shop in time for the Kentucky Derby, she must convince a complete strangerWhen Audrey Magill stumbles onto a portrait of a 19th century riverboat captain, she thinks it ll be perfect for her new hat shop She doesn t expect to meet a ghost who insists Audrey must help save the soul of his great great however many greats grandson Now in addition to scrambling to open her shop in time for the Kentucky Derby, she must convince a complete stranger that he s in danger of losing his soul and that everlasting love does exist.

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    1. Reviewed for queuemyreview; book release Nov08Ghosts and mobsters and hats --Oh my! Elizabeth Bevarly’s second novel set against a backdrop of slow, southern gentility and the Kentucky Derby goes down as smooth and refreshing as a sparkling mint julep. “Ready & Willing” is a tale of filly hats, a luscious ghost, and modern love. For me, Bevarly’s books have always been hit or miss and this one is a hit.When faithful widow Audrey brings home a painting of Silas Summerfield, a handsome [...]

    2. Parts of the story were entertaining, but on balance I can’t recommend itVIEWER'S OPINION:I loved the secondary story between Cecilia and Silas, which was a very small part of the book, but I did not care for the main story between Audrey and Nathaniel. There was too much pondering within the minds of characters. At times, Audrey was too rude and smart-alecky for me. The plot concerning how Nathaniel was losing his soul and how it was resolved was a little odd but ok. Unfortunately, the other [...]

    3. I pick up this book from bookstore on impulse because it's cute cover (love the hat!) and the blurb sounds intriguing. A very persistent ghost haunted Audrey who now own his house and bought his painting so she can save his great-great-blablabla grandson from losing his soul. Add a smexy succesful said great-great-whatever-grandson, a shabby developer that may or may not be ex-mobster plus murder suspect, and a growing romance between the ghost and the lady next door, this book sure is entertain [...]

    4. Hummmm not sure what to say about this one I am not usually one for paranormals and this had that element it follows the story of two couples one hero being a ghost. But I think I got used to it after a while. Not a bad story all around just different. Again it was me not the author. I think I need to go back and reread an oldie and get my groove back LOL

    5. A fun ghost story with a twist. Most of the time there's a romance with the ghost and the main character, but in this one the ghost, Silas Summerfield gets the main character, Audrey Magill together with his descendant, Nathaniel Summerfield by insisting that she prevent the loss of his soul. Set in Louisville at Kentucky Derby time, hat maker Audrey is starting a new business selling Derby hats, and sets up business in Silas' former home, where she encounters the ghost. At first Audrey has a ha [...]

    6. Audrey Fine Magill has decided to open her own hat shop called Finery, in time for the start of the Kentucky Derby Festival. Audrey is a widow who lost her beloved husband Sean three years ago and decided to start a new life. She sold her house in the suburbs and bought an old Victorian where her shop will be on the first floor, and the upper floor is where she will live.One day as Audrey is shopping in an antique store, she notices a 19th century portrait of a handsome man. She learns that he w [...]

    7. Audrey Magill is getting ready to open a shop in Kentucky to sell hats when the Derby starts. She's browsing in an antique store when she comes upon a portrait of 19th century riverboat Captain Silas Leyton Summerfield and suddenly must have it. She thinks the Captain is eerily beautiful and that it would be perfect for her hat shop/home. She buys the painting and puts it up on her home. What she doesn't know is that the painting carries the spirit of the Captain and that the same house she brou [...]

    8. Starting this book, I realized some paranormal had been added to what should have been a regular contemporary romantic comedy. I am not so keen on paranormal or time travels.The beginning was however rather promising, until Audrey gave way to Silas', the ghost, demands that she has to turn his great-great-etc-grandson from a business deal. I did not like the meeting between the two; well the dialogues were pretty good but I did not feel the described chemistry at all and did not believe in their [...]

    9. This will be a fast ham handed review so my apologies. So the things I loved about this book is what I think all great contemporaries have and humor is one them. No question the sense of humor with all the characters was done with a deft hand and skillfully. Another thing is this book had heart even with the light element. It was engaging and entertaining.What I had trouble with was the widow trope. I readily admit this is a personal pet peeve. Somehow the deceased always is lacking in some way. [...]

    10. This will be a fast ham handed review so my apologies. So the things I loved about this book is what I think all great contemporaries have and humor is one them. No question the sense of humor with all the characters was done with a deft hand and skillfully. Another thing is this book had heart even with the light element. It was engaging and entertaining.What I had trouble with was the widow trope. I readily admit this is a personal pet peeve. Somehow the deceased always is lacking in some way. [...]

    11. What is with authors doing a series (well, this is really three books set at the same time with no overlapping characters) and throwing a paranormal twist into just one of them? Audrey Magill is a widow still in love with her husband but she's moved on, opening a new hat shop just before the Kentucky Derby. But her house is haunted by a previous owner. He's worried that the soul of his great-something-grandson is about to lose his soul. An interesting premise and I enjoyed most of the book. Woul [...]

    12. Ready & Willing's as silly and pointless as a frippery-filled Derby hat, and just as delightful. It's nominallly paranormal, given the ghosty presence of a hot Riverboat captain trying to save the soul of his long-lost great-great-whatever, but really the plot's just an excuse for the Tracy/Hepburn-style repartee. Wonderfully fun and breezy, though a little eyeroll-inducing as regards the practicality of the happily-ever-after of the secondary romance.

    13. I am plogging away at this one. The two books I am currently reading aren't doing it for me but I am trying to get through them. I have renewed it once, if I have to do it again (in two weeks) I wont be. That is way too long for me to be reading a book.I marked it as done, but I did not finish it. I got more then half way and just gave up. This is not like me.

    14. I enjoy Elizabeth Bevarly's writing. She is light, fun and witty. When she is describing a human emotion, she writes about REAL human emotion you know, something you and I would really feel and/or say.

    15. i thought that on the first page it was an actual human being man but it was a painting! it was devilisiously clever.

    16. I just couldn't get into this book. I really tried. I normaly like Elizabeth Beverly. I think I got hung up on the lost soul part. Just wasn't interesting or believable to me.

    17. Truly a fun, light-hearted romance. Quick and easy to read without a whole lot of anguish involved. Really enjoyed this book.

    18. 2.5I'm not sure what happened. The last book was cute, but a little blah. This one had a haunted home. When did we go from normal to supernatural?

    19. I was looking for something fun and light but I was uninterested and unengaged by the first couple of chapters. So I guess I wasn't ready or willing to read this book. . . . I'll show myself out.

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