For this reader, Ready and Willing was my first Elizabeth Bevarly book and it certainly won't be my last. The story was warm, charming with a cast of unique characters set in Louisville, Kentucky and the famed Kentucky Derby with an additional surprise, a ghost in the form of a riverboat captain.
I loved Elizabeth Bevarly's humor and how she showcased her charming characters and some of the history of Louisville. As a baby boomer, I vaguely remember during the late `60's the television series, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and this brought back fond memories. Audrey and Nathaniel's journey in finding love and getting his soul back is one you definitely won't want to miss.
When widow Audrey Magill stumbles onto a portrait of a nineteenth-century riverboat captain, she thinks it will add just the right touch to her new hat shop. What it really adds is the ghost of Silas Summerfield, who insists he needs Audrey to help save the soul of his great-great-however-many-greats grandson, Nathaniel. Now, in addition to scrambling to open her shop in time for the Kentucky Derby, she has to try to convince a complete stranger that he's in danger of losing his soul
Wildly successful businessman Nathaniel Summerfield knows a nutcase when he sees one, and Audrey Magill--attractive as she is--certainly qualifies. Does she really think his latest business deal could jeopardize his soul? He's worked too hard to let paranormal mumbo-jumbo get in his way. But then strange things begin to happen to him, not the least of which is his inability to get Audrey the nutcase out of his mind. Talk about being haunted...