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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
Ghosts of the Queen Mary is a humorous novel written by Karen Truesdell Riehl. Toots and her husband Max are having a romantic weekend aboard the historic, and supposedly haunted, Queen Mary, which was turned into a floating hotel after its last voyage. The two of them enjoy dressing up in period clothes, and the Queen Mary seemed the perfect venue for them. At dinner, they notice a couple dining in the corner of the room who strongly resemble the portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor hanging in the ship's hallway. Gathering up more than a little courage, Max and Toots introduce themselves and accept the royal couple's invitation to meet the next morning for a guided tour of the ship.
Karen Truesdell Riehl's novel, Ghosts of the Queen Mary, is entertaining and witty. Toots and Max have what seems to be a perfect relationship based on amazing compatibility, and Toots' need to try out positions for the steamy romances she writes. Their insular little world is shattered, first by their spectral uninvited guests, then their grandson and then their pregnant daughter, and it's amusing to see how they respond. Riehl's story is well-plotted, and her writing style is breezy and casual. Ghosts of the Queen Mary is a lot of fun to read; it's also quite hard to put down, and I found myself enjoying a long afternoon reading this heartwarming novel. It reminded me at times of the madcap movies of the '40s and the old television series Topper, which is not at all a bad thing. Ghosts of the Queen Mary is highly recommended.