Scarecrow’s Dream by Flo Fitzpatrick #mf #review


Scarecrow's Dream

Through death and time, two souls search for love lost and found.

When Holly Malone staggers into her Manhattan apartment at one-thirty in the morning, she’s shocked to discover more than forty years have passed since her last, vague memory of being involved in a motorcycle crash.

No one can see her, and only a few can hear her—her now-aged aunt, and the man she’d been clinging to when the motorcycle sailed off that icy bridge. Shane Halloran, who everyone assumed died with her on that snow-blind night.

Now, Shane hides behind an assumed identity. The wreck that took Holly’s life was part of a string of not-so-coincidental accidents connected to a play so controversial, someone went to deadly lengths to make sure it never saw the lights of opening night.

As they piece together Holly’s sketchy flashbacks, Shane comes to the heartbreaking realization that the woman he has loved for over forty years could at any moment disappear back into the past. Unless Holly’s memories of then—and now—turn out to be a two-way street.

Warning: Contains one uber-charming black Irish rogue, one feisty heroine who’ll take on the world for him, one eccentric hippie aunt—and two generations of eagles named Joey.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16Kim Talks TomesTAG

Scarecrow’s dream is an intriguing and interesting story told within a series and flashbacks. Holly remembers being in an accident and goes back to the home where she lives with her father. Only, her father has passed away and a strange woman is living in her home. Only, the woman isn’t strange and no one can see Holly.  Only a few people can communicate with her and she is trying to piece together the day of the accident and what really happened….40 years, ago.

I found it interesting that the main character is a ghost and not a live person. The mystery of her death, her then boyfriend living under an assumed name, and the clues the trio find, leads them to discover things they didn’t realize. Unfortunately, the only thing I really enjoyed about the story was the connection between Shane, the former boyfriend, and Holly. It was obvious that their love could be felt through realms and they each still cared very much for the other. It’s a unique story with original. However, that wasn’t enough to keep my attention or make me enjoy the full story.

Maybe I wasn’t in the right frame of mind when I read this story, but I could not connect with the characters or get into the book. With that in mind, I don’t think it’s a bad book. Just not the one for me.

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