She Sees Ghosts by David Fitz-Gerald
Publication Date: October 29, 2020
Paperback & eBook; 270 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
A blazing fire killed her family and devoured her home. A vengeful demon haunted her. Ghosts of the Revolutionary War needed help that only she could provide. A young woman languished, desperate to survive, and teetered on the edge of sanity.
Mehitable grew up in a freshly tamed town, carved from the primeval forest. Family, friends, and working at the mercantile filled her days and warmed her heart. For Mehitable, life was simple and safe, until tragedy struck. When her family perished in their burning home, she retreated into a world of her own making.
As a young girl, she had seen glimmers, glimpses, and flickers of the spirit world. She closed her eyes. She turned her back. She ignored the apparitions that she never spoke of, desperately hoping they would leave her in peace. She was mistaken.
Grief-stricken, Mehitable withdrew from the human world. Ghosts were everywhere. They became bolder. She could no longer turn her back on the spirit world. Her friends feared for her survival. Nobody understood her. She would have to find her own way.
Fans of TV’s Ghost Whisperer and Long Island Medium will especially love She Sees Ghosts. This historical novel features memorable characters and delivers bone-tingling, spine chilling goosebumps. It stands on its own and it is the next installment in the Adirondack Spirit Series by the award-winning author of Wanders Far-An Unlikely Hero’s Journey. David Fitz-Gerald delivers a historical novel with a bittersweet ending that you won’t see coming.
Would she save the spirits’ souls, or would they save her? Only time would tell.
MY THOUGHTS.....Mehitable Munsch has been given a special gift but it hasn't always offered her pleasure. At first, she just saw blurry apparitions and then, her sixteenth birthday changed her life forever. Her entire family was lost in a house fire, along with a young man who wanted to court her, and Mehitable will never be the same. The once blurry apparitions are now ghosts that she can see and she realizes that she has the ability to help them cross over and finally find peace in the afterlife.
I suppose that I'm a contradiction because I don't believe in ghosts but I've always enjoyed reading about them. I was a big fan of the television program The Ghost Whisperer and Mehitable is much like Melinda Gordon. Mehitable, however, encounters many spirits of soldiers who died during the Revolutionary War and this added an intriguing aspect to her story. Author David Fitz-Gerald is able to capture her sympathy for these tortured souls and he also vividly describes the emotional abuse that she endures from the nightly appearances of Anson Smudge's spirit. This young man, spurned by Mehitable in life, is now determined to repay her for her rejection! Can you imagine never having a peaceful night's sleep?
She Sees Ghosts is set in the Adirondacks in the early 1800s and we are shown both the beauty and the hardships of life in this area. The memorable characters, the eerie situations, and the bittersweet ending will remain with you long after you read the last page! If you enjoy historical fiction and non-stop thrills and chills, you will want to read She Sees Ghosts.
I received a copy of this book from the author. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own opinions.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
About the Author
David Fitz-Gerald writes fiction that is grounded in history and soars with the spirits. If you’re looking for the atheist activist author by the same name, keep looking—this book is definitely not for you! After a chaotic day as a business person, Dave enjoys getting lost in the settings he imagines and spending time with the characters he creates. Writing historical fiction is like making paintings of the past. He loves to weave fact and fiction together, stirring in action, adventure, romance, and a heavy dose of the supernatural with the hope of transporting the reader to another time and place. He is an Adirondack 46-er, which means that he has hiked all of the highest peaks in New York State, so it should not be surprising when Dave attempts to glorify hikers as swashbuckling superheroes in his writing. She Sees Ghosts-A Story of a Woman Who Rescues Lost Souls is the next installment in the Adirondack Spirit Series.
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