Sunday, January 12, 2014

Constantine Reviews: The Ghosts of Aquinnah by Julie Flanders

A brilliant flash of light transcends through time. 

Another freezes a cloaked figure within a frame of salty mist as waves crash against a rocky shore. Her harrowing expression shadows the beacon to a pinprick. 

By the next blaze, she is gone. Only the lighthouse remains. 

Hannah’s eyes blink in step with each heartbeat. Images of her deceased parents and Martha’s Vineyard explode like firecrackers inside her mind. 

She shakes her head. 

For weeks this eerie woman dressed in nineteenth century garb has been haunting my webcam, but tonight she stared into my soul. 

Why? ... 

Who is she? ... 

Casting aside months of research on historic lighthouses, Hannah drives to the coast and boards a ferry. 

What is the strange connection she has to this mysterious woman suspended in time? 

Hannah finds out. 

But, it’s not at all what she expects... 

The Ghosts of Aquinnah is available on Amazon

My Review:

Julie Flanders is a remarkable and talented writer and while 

reading The Ghosts of Aquinnah I was transported to the 

year 1884. Julie writes with such clarity and feeling that you 

sympathize, or despise her characters with real emotion. 

Unlike her debut novel, Polar Night, which was way creepier 

(I mean that in a good way) and has me believing in 

Vampires, Ghosts of Aquinnah has a warmer ghostly feel. (If 

you understand that) I love the historical aspects of the 

book, and you want to scream at the injustice society labeled  
women in that time period. The book transcends time from 

1884 to modern day, devoid of confusion in any way while 

reading. If you've all read the blurb I don't feel the need to 

describe the context of the story. However tragic and heart 

wrenching for the souls in 1884, all will come to light. The 

Ghosts of Aquinnah will haunt you well after you've finished 

reading the last page.


  1. Very nice review, Cathrina. I'm sure Julie's book is captivating. It sounds mesmerizing, for sure.

  2. You hit the nail on the head, Cathrina. Great review. I just finished it and it was wonderful :)

  3. Warmer ghosts - I actually understood that!
    Julie will be very excited to see your review.

  4. Wow, thank you, Cathy!! I'm so thrilled you enjoyed the book and this review made me smile from ear to ear. Thanks so much!

  5. Love that intro! And great review, Cathrina. Julie is a talent--that's very apparent!

  6. I hope Ghosts is really successful for Julie.
    Wonderful review!

  7. Great review! As a fan of Polar Night, I was already interested in checking out The Ghosts of Aquinnah, but your review has managed to make me even more intrigued!

  8. Very nice, review!

    ALL the best to Julie. It is an amazing story...

  9. Alex, Julie deserves it.

    Julie, thank you for such an interesting read.

    Morgan, you're right.

    Lynda, I hope so too. Thank you.

  10. Heather, you'll love it.

    Michael, thank you. Julie's book is good.

    Nana, thank you.