Forevermore by Cindy Miles
Chicken House, 2013. ISBN 9781908435927.
(Age: 12+) Romance. Ghosts. Scotland. Ivy Calhoun has moved to a cold castle in Scotland. Her mother has married the local laird and she is beset with unfamiliar things, not the least a gorgeous ghost, Logan, who has haunted the castle grounds for a long time. Ivy is haunted by the beautiful flute music that he plays but danger seems to surround her. Ivy begins to hear a voice telling her to leave and strange things begin to happen. Is Logan responsible for her near death experiences and how can she stop herself falling in love with a ghost?
This is a very easy to read ghost story that girls in particular will enjoy. I was not surprised to learn that the author has written romances for adults. She has chosen a familiar setting for her teen romance, a dark castle in the Scottish highlands, complete with thick walls, ruins, servants and extensive gardens. It is inhabited by her stepfather's grandmother, Lady Elizabeth, an elderly woman who appears to hate her.
Ivy is a strong character who will appeal to readers. She makes friends readily at her new school, and is aiming to continue her violin playing and enter a local contest. She is determined to uncover the mystery surrounding Logan and enlists the help of her friends and the local author, who writes highland romances - and here Miles introduces characters from her adult books.
There is enough mystery and romance to make for a light entertaining read, especially for lovers of romance stories.