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Kagama -The Literaturevixen

I love reading everything from fantasy to historical romances. On a constant quest for more books to read.






Ghost Bride by Cheri Chesley

Ghost Bride - Cheri Chesley

Genevieve is marrying her love Alfred. Since the 5 years that have passed since his illfated wedding day to her cousin and friend the beautiful Arianne she has stood by him through the accusations of him murdering his first bride.


Now they can finally have their happy ever after.Or so they think.


The problem I had with this short story is that it doesnt seem to go anywhere.When you read a short piece like this you except it to capture your attention and reward you in some way for reading it throught to the end.


But this one was just pointless.


The time period is supposed to be in the 1800s but its so nondescript that it might as well take place in the modern era if not for a lack of cellphones and computers.


The characters are not much better as we get Genevieve mosying and musing about all alone in the house

and then the ghost of Arianne returns and its about as scary as something that is not scary.The ghost bride in question has just as much subtility in her actions as

this ghost

(show spoiler)


Then there is the character of Alfred the husband,who treats his wife in a too cutesy manner for it to be considered romantic behavior between two adults. Kissing her nosetip and head to show his affection on their wedding day.


Thats what every girl dreams of right?


And I didnt really understand the end of it.

[spoiler]If someone was already a prime suspect for his first wifes fatal incident and then his second wife falls to her death in a similar way. I would Think instead of pitying the husband it would raise some questions about if he didnt atually murder the both of them.



It was free at least.