Kelly ran a marathon… and wound up running a house. With a ghost in it.
Kelly Mellios is a stunning, athletic woman, who has learned—the hard way—to value herself. Having just finished her first marathon in the alluring Greek town of Nafplio, she bumps into Alex, a gorgeous widower with three underage children, who is desperately looking for a housekeeper.
The timing seems perfect, seeing that Kelly aches to start a new life, and Nafplio seems like the ideal place to settle down. She accepts the position on the spot, but little does she know that Alex’s house has an extra inhabitant that not even the family knows about…
The house is haunted by Alex’s late wife, who has unfinished business to tend to. By using the family pet, a quirky pug named Charlie, the ghost is able to communicate with Kelly and asks her for help. She claims she wants to ensure her loved ones are happy before she departs, but offers very little information about her plans.
Kelly freaks out at first, but gradually finds herself itching to help. It is evident there’s room for improvement in this family… Plus, her growing attraction towards Alex is overpowering…
Will Kelly do the ghost’s bidding? How will it affect her? And just how strange is this pug?Amazon.com
I read this book while in lockdown during the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic. It was just the thing to take my mind off the worries of the world. This author has created a heartwarming family friendly romance with a paranormal twist that you will remember long after finishing the book!
After a chance encounter, Kelly takes the housekeeping job offered by Alex. At first, Kelly does not understand what she has taken on in the management of a house, three boys, and a pug with a mind of his own, including the boy’s busy father.
Traumatized by the death of their mother, each of the boys tries to deal with their loss. Alex is suffering, as well. More than anything, this family needs to heal and move on, but circumstances haven’t allowed them to move forward.
Kelly exhibits exceptional strength of character and empathy in her assessment of what this family needs. She begins by cooking healthy food, increasing their play time and exercise, and she takes the time to listen to the boys and their problems.
One morning, shortly after Kelly’s arrival, the bewitching smell of candy floss beckons to her from inside Alex’s bedroom closet. She finds a pile of women’s clothes belonging to his late wife. But it is the colorful scarf on the top of the pile that grabs her attention.
Kelly realizes the scent isn’t real. Instead, she knows it’s the result of a special gift she inherited from her late grandmother. Kelly can communicate with the spirits of the dead. And today, she senses that by not letting go of his wife, Alex holds back her spirit from total deliverance. At least to Kelly, that’s what the smell suggests. Alex keeps his dead wife’s spirit contained within the house.
Meanwhile, Charlie the Pug has warmed up to Kelly. But it’s when the dog alerts her to issues with the boys, she begins to take notice.
One morning, Kelly finds the scarf laying on her bed, where Charlie had slept the night before. Could the dog have brought the scarf to her? Kelly knows something is happening in this house when Charlie brings her a string of pearls belonging to the boy’s mother. Could the Pug receive messages from beyond the grave? Was Alex’s dead wife trying to contact Kelly?
Set in the historical town of Nafplio, Greece, Effrosyni Moschoudi writes about the beloved places that bring personality to her characters. “Running Haunted” will leave you believing in the power of love.
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Effrosyni Moschoudi was born and raised in Athens, Greece. As a child, she loved to sit alone in her garden scribbling rhymes about flowers, butterflies and ants. Today, she writes books for the romantic at heart. She lives in a quaint seaside town near Athens, but her mind forever drifts to her beloved island of Corfu.
Her debut novel, The Necklace of Goddess Athena, has won a silver medal in the 2017 book awards of Readers’ Favorite. The Ebb, her romance set in Corfu that’s inspired from her summers there as a youngster, is an ABNA Q-Finalist.
Effrosyni’s novels are Amazon bestsellers, having hit #1 several times, and are available in kindle and paperback format.
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