A Thin Slice of Heaven by pm terrell


A Thin Slice of Heaven by pm Terrell
Publisher: Drake Valley Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full (322 pgs)
Heat: Spicy
Rated: 4.5 stars
Review by Poppy

She had arranged to meet her husband in Northern Ireland for a second honeymoon, but when Charleigh arrives at the remote castle, she receives a message that he won’t be coming—and that he’s leaving her for another woman. Stranded for the weekend by a snow storm that has blocked all access to the castle, she finds herself three thousand miles from home in a country she knows nothing about. She is soon joined by Sean Bracken, the great-grandson of Laird Bracken, the original owner of the castle, and she finds herself falling quickly and madly in love with him. There’s just one problem: he’s dead. As the castle begins to come alive with secrets from centuries past, she finds herself trapped between parallel worlds. Caught up in a mass haunting, she can no longer recognize the line between the living and the dead. Now she’s discovering that her appearance there wasn’t by accident—and is more sinister than she ever suspected.

What a fascinating book, and nothing like I expected.

I’ve read one other book by this author, so expected rich descriptions and well-rounded, three dimensional characters, which I certainly go here as well. I feel as if I could go to Ireland and know exactly where every square foot of this setting would be. The sights, sounds, smells and more are all well written here.

I loved the character of Charleigh, though I have to admit she took to having a ghost around a lot more readily than I would have! She’s having a rough time on her trip to Ireland, supposedly a second honeymoon after twenty years of marriage, only to be dumped via text by her philandering husband. Later, when I find out she’s known about his cheating for years and years and stayed with him, though, I did lose a bit of respect. Still, aside from that, she’s an admirable, older, less than perfectly formed heroine.

Sean is pretty awesome. He’s handsome and unbelievably crazy about Charleigh. There were a few times at the start where I was a bit overwhelmed by his attentions to her, considering we believed they’d only just met, but even so — sexy, Irish guy (er, ghost) … who could resist?

When things start to get odd, Charleigh is incredibly strong. I’m not sure what I’d have done in her place, but I wouldn’t have minded the attentions of Sean! Honestly, the hardest part about writing this review is not including spoilers, so let me simply say this: if you like romance with a surprising, paranormal twist … if you enjoy reading a book that seems to be one thing and then becomes something entirely different, the type of book you want to go back and read again the moment you finish because the twist blows your mind and you need to see where the clues were planted, then this is the book for you. While it had the occasional hiccup for me, I still very much liked it. Technically perfect, quite enjoyable and delightfully different, A Thin Slice of Heaven cemented my admiration for the author and ensures I’ll be picking up future releases.


  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Thank you so much for hosting me here today. I’m very glad you enjoyed the book and I appreciate the review.

  3. How do you think you’ve evolved creatively?

    • Great question! I do believe I get better with every book I write. Because I write six and often seven days a week, the technical aspect comes more easily for me now: that act of weaving together sights, sounds, aromas, and a sixth sense of feeling that which cannot be experienced on a physical level. I’ve taught myself to dream every scene so I very rarely experience writer’s block.

  4. lori faires says:

    This book has everything in it. Paranormal romance, time travel, Ireland, a castle, and an Irish Laird. It’s on my TBR list. Blessings and Thanks.


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