GHOSTS THROUGH THE CRACKS
The battle of loyalty against possession, love, and freedom against wealth.
A romantic historical paranormal fantasy adventure set in 1920s Chicago during the Prohibition era. Transport yourself into the Jazz Age of America to meet a Chinese mail-bride, gangsters, bootleggers, flappers, and even a few vampire ghosts. This alternate history ride is about an immigrant flapper trapped in a Chicago speakeasy establishment. Accompany her on a journey of love, self-discovery, and her path to freedom. If you like historical mystery set in the 1900s with a touch of romance and strong female characters evolving into modern New Women, this paranormal mystery is for you.
The story may steal your heart, but make sure no one steals your soul.
(previously entitled Give in to the Feeling)
I really thought Susie is a tough heroine. She is a woman who is determined to live comfortably. She is very loyal and dutiful to her lover, but when she meets Blood, she realizes that there is more to life than just to live comfortably. She begins to question her life and desires, and realizes that if she wants to be happy, she must make hard choices.
History Women Perspective Blog
This is the type of story that will have you wanting to reread it just to see if you missed any of the clues! It is a quick read and will keep you turning the pages long after you should be asleep. The reader becomes hooked into the welfare of Susie and then Blood, caring about them as if they were long lost friends.
Ms Zama writes in English but she's not a native speaker, which at first put me off. However, she seems wonderfully aware of this erstwhile problem and turns it on its head to enhance the sense of otherness felt by Susie as a stranger in a strange land, just as the author herself is a stranger working in a strange language.
Jeffrey K. Walker