I am a big fan of novels that include the paranormal, but not when the author bases paranormal depictions on his or her imagination. Fortunately, Amy Armbruster has had first-hand experiences with the paranormal through her investigative work, and her knowledge in these matters comes across loud and clear in her novels.
Devon's Curse is an intricately woven story of mystery, romance and the kind of eerie suspense that only ghosts can bring to the narrative. Armbruster's characters are human and frail, fallible and believable. The author clearly understands that relationships are messy and imperfect, but true love transcends all the complexities of life.
More than anything, I appreciate Armbruster's portrayal of the ghosts in this novel. Reading their stories is equivalent to gaining an education in paranormal activity. I love the authenticity of that aspect of Armbruster's books. Also recommended: Whispering Coves, Armbruster's first paranormal novel.