All Hallows' Eve Collection by Sarah M. Eden, Annette Lyon, Heather B. Moore, Lisa Mangum, Jordan McCollum, & Elana Johnson (Review)

A Timeless Romance Anthology: All Hallow's EveAll Hallows' Eve Collection
(A Timeless Romance Anthology)
by Sarah M. Eden, Annette Lyon, Heather B. Moore, Lisa Mangum, Jordan McCollum, & Elana Johnson
Adult Romance, Novella
ebook, 310 Pages
August 14th 2015 by Mirror Press

Six Award-Winning Authors have contributed new stories to A Timeless Romance Anthology: All Hallows’ Eve Collection. Three historical novellas and three contemporary novellas, all with romance, thrills, and chills.

In Sarah M. Eden’s mysterious novella OF GHOSTS AND GARDENS, if Enid Pryce has one downfall, it’s that she talks to the ghost in her garden, which doesn’t make her too popular among society’s elite. In fact, she returns to her home in Wales after a Season in Bath with not one offer of marriage. Deeming herself a failure at the nearly-spinster age of nineteen, she is pleasantly surprised when an English gentleman shows up in her garden, apparently intent on finding out more about the ghost. Burke Kennard, grandson of an English marquess, quickly becomes utterly charmed by the young Welsh woman, but the ghost in the garden is more likely to push them apart than pull them together.

In Annette Lyon’s enthralling story IT’S YOU, when Charlie and Anna both see the ghost of Nanny Mae, they think they’re losing their minds. Anna tries to find out more about the ghost and uncovers a decades’ old family secret. One that separated two people in love. Now, the ghost of Nanny Mae must set her wrongs to right. As Charlie and Anna explore the past, and the truth of what happened, they discover that the mistakes of the past might lead to love of the future.

In SOPHIA’S CURSE, a suspenseful novella by Heather B. Moore, Joan grows up in an abbey in France, believing that she is an orphan. A chance encounter with the foreboding owner of a neighboring estate, alters everything she’s understood about her parents. She discovers she’s an integral part of changing a decades-old curse, and that her life, as well as the handsome and intriguing Simon Rousseau’s life, are both in danger unless she makes an enormous sacrifice that will change the course of her dreams.

In Lisa Mangum’s haunting story THE SIRENS’ SONG, we meet recently widowed Oliver, the lead physician on a luxury cruise liner traveling to Greece. He hopes that the change of scenery will help ease his grief over his deceased wife, Cate. After falling overboard, though, he is captured by a siren and taken to a mystical island. Through the sirens' song, Oliver is able to relive his memories of Cate—both the good and the bad—as long as he gives away his memories of her. But can he sacrifice his best memory in exchange for one last chance to say good-bye?

In Jordan McCollum’s thrilling novella THE MAN OF HER DREAMS, homicide detective Alexandra Steen dreams about real murders before they happen, seeing the crime through the eyes of the killers. But the dreams never contain enough clues to save the victim before it's too late. Then one dream ends before a murder occurs—in a place she knows. She finds herself racing against time to prevent the deadly act, only to discover that the intended victim is a man she thought she’d never see again. Seven years might have passed since her breakup with Nick, but the years haven’t changed her feelings for him. Now, she must convince Nick that her dreams are real and find a way to prevent his death.

In Elana Johnson’s chilling story THE GHOST OF MILLHOUSE MANSION, Naomi knows her crush on Colt Jennings is unreasonable. When he invites her to his reclusive mansion to restore an old wooden rocking horse, Naomi can’t resist accepting the job. The more time Naomi spends touring his home, the more interested she becomes in Colt. Until she sees a man in the library who vanishes into thin air. She thinks she’s losing her mind until Colt tells her about the ghosts he’s been seeing for years.


My Review

All Hallows' Eve Collection was such a great set of novellas! Each had something a little sinister or spooky, perfect for the month of Halloween or any time you want some suspense or intensity that could get a little scary. With moving, well-written stories and characters, engaging plots, and plenty of sweet romance, this was another fabulous addition to A Timeless Romance Anthology collection. Thoroughly enjoyable even when on the edge-of-your-seat!

OF GHOSTS AND GARDENS by Sarah M. Eden: The humor, wit, and banter in this one had me so completely amused. It was definitely the least scary or suspenseful of the novellas in this collection. The romance was sweet and beautiful. The characters were fabulous and spot on. With family relationships and characters from the village to add some great color, this story told so much in so few pages. Well written and fantastic from beginning to a memorable ending!

IT’S YOU by Annette Lyon: This story was about righting a wrong. The plot was believable and worked, which doesn't always happen when a ghost is involved. There was some insta-love, or maybe insta-connection is a better word choice, but the romance was still sweet and didn't jump unnaturally. It was interesting seeing the pieces come together explaining the what and why. This was definitely an enjoyable story.

SOPHIA’S CURSE by Heather B. Moore: Another fabulously written story! Loved the characters, how the relationship developed, the sinister plotting and the danger it evoked, and the story from beginning to end. I especially liked some of the twists that brought life and some serious suspense to the tale. A great read!

THE SIRENS’ SONG by Lisa Mangum: This took paranormal to a different level with sirens. Mangum does so well with bittersweet and hopeful endings and this story was no different. I felt for these characters and connected with them. I wanted to cheer them on and was happy with how things resolved. A very interesting and heartfelt story!

THE MAN OF HER DREAMS by Jordan McCollum: Be still my beating heart. The tension and suspense built up from the very beginning to the very climatic end. I literally could not read fast enough and felt like yelling the character through it to get there in time! Suspense at its best with some fabulous romance thrown in!

THE GHOST OF MILLHOUSE MANSION by Elana Johnson: This story lured me in with an intelligent and sassy gal as well as an attractive and charming guy. Then came some nice ghosts, at least that's what I thought, who turned out to be not so nice and some huge twists. The ending was intense, dramatic, and definitely spooky. Another great story and a great ending to this collection!

Content: Some innuendo and violence, but clean.

Source: I received a complimentary ebook through, which did not affect my review in any way.

This is the sixth Timeless Romance Anthology I've read. Check out my reviews for: Summer in New York Collection, Silver Bells, All Regency Collection, California Dreamin' Collection, & Annette Lyon Collection.

What do you think? Will you be picking this newest addition to the collection up?

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