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Friday, November 15, 2013

{Book Review} LITTLE RED GEM by D.L. Richardson

Title: Little Red Gem
Author: D L Richardson
Publisher: D L Richardson
Number of pages: 196 eBook | 250 print
Cover artist: D L Richardson
Format: eBook – epub, mobi, pdf | Print
Genre: YA paranormal romance
Digital ISBN: 9781301976485
Print ISBN- 13: 9781492939924
Print ISBN-10: 1492939927

Love can make you do crazy things as Ruby Parker discovers when she dies and returns from the grave to unearth how much Leo Culver loved her. With the aid of bad advice from a ghost who is trapped by a curse, a little bit of magic courtesy of her unsuspecting half-sister, and a televised music talent show coming to town to hold auditions, Ruby Parker makes more of a mess in death than she ever did in life. Can she fix everything before it’s too late? Or will she spend eternity as a ghost, haunted by the unknown depths of love? Either way, one thing Ruby learns is that while love can make you do crazy things, it can make you do amazing things too. But at what cost?

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Music first captured the creative interest of young adult author D L Richardson. From choir, to her first acoustic guitar at age ten, to singing with the school band and performed in main roles in two school musicals. When she left school she helped form her own rock band where she sang lead vocals, played bass guitar, and wrote all the lyrics. At age 26 she sold her equipment and focused on writing instead.

She lives in Australia on the NSW South Coast with her husband and dog. When she's not writing or reading she can be found playing her piano or guitars, renovating the house, or walking the dog.


 This is both a sweet and frustrating book. Ruby and her poor decision making in death, aided by a misguided young man who just happens to be a centuries old ghost, irritated me. However, you cannot deny that despite her tender age, she and Leo definitely have a deep and true love for one another.

Finding out that she is a pregnant and rushing to crash a jam session with the guys, Ruby has to know if Leo truly loves her. Becoming upset at the response, she crashes and dies and becomes a ghost. Befriending Anne & William, two ghosts desperately in love with one another and yet never able to be together thanks to their curse, Ruby decides she cannot let poor Leo be so sad. So she hijacks her sister's body and sets about to live on...

A lovely paranormal romance with an ending that will make you smile as you definitely do not see the opportunity she has coming! 

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