The Ghost Writer

Romance - Historical
561 Pages
Reviewed on 07/24/2022
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Author Biography

I consider myself lucky because I was raised in a family that valued learning. By the time I entered kindergarten, I knew how to read, print, and write in cursive. Bedtime stories were a mainstay, and trips to the local library were as common as those to the grocery store. I couldn’t have known then, but they were instrumental in my becoming a writer.
On a snowy, Minnesota afternoon, I curled my eleven-year-old self next to the heat register and read Grimm’s Fairy Tales cover to cover. I devoured the stories of castles, princesses, and the rescuing knights on horseback. Looking back, I think that afternoon was a pivotal moment in my life. Those stories sparked my imagination, but they waited, poised and ready, until I was ready to call upon them for inspiration.
I’m ready now, writing historical fiction stories that I hope will find their way into the hands of an eager reader, ready to embark on an adventure that I’ve imagined, crafted, and tucked between the covers.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Keith Mbuya for Readers' Favorite

Where do people go when they die, or rather where do their souls go? Jenna Hickson had no answer to this question. Like most people, Jenna believed the deceased are gone forever, and this is what she thought about her deceased friend Padma Kumar. Before her demise, Padma had been working on a book about a girl called Sophia living in fourteenth-century Scotland, which Jenna decides to finish writing because it was incomplete. However, she starts experiencing dreams in the same setting as appeared in Sophia’s scenes. Perhaps to quench her thirst for answers, Jenna travels to Scotland to Dunnottar Castle. Get yourself Anne K. Hawkinson’s The Ghost Writer to discover what happens to Jenna Hickson.

Anne K. Hawkinson gives her narration through the unconventional means of a story within a story. She uses short and twisted sentences with simple vocabulary to unfold the plot of her story. She aligns her ideas for her plot chronologically, giving her storyline a good flow. She evokes emotions with her words, making the reading experience an intriguing journey. This, coupled with introspection, made it easy for me to connect with the characters. Jenna was scared of moving into the next phase of her love life after being heartbroken, but Sir Thomas changed everything for her. The plot is slow-paced, featuring well-developed characters. The conversations were lively. There is romance, friendship, secrets, adventure, suspense, and a lot more in The Ghost Writer. Enthusiasts of drama with a touch of romance will find this an interesting read.