Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Review of Night Journey by Goldie Browning

Title: Night Journey
Author: Goldie Browning
Published by: Storyteller Publishing
Pages: 367
Source: Publisher
Format: Paperback
Rating: ★★★★★

Summary from Goodreads: Zan and Emma’s romantic weekend at a haunted hotel goes horribly wrong when a bizarre accident leaves Emma in a coma. Her soul is catapulted backward in time to 1938, where she meets Ivy and Harry—a Depression Era Romeo and Juliet—who will someday become Zan’s grandparents. Night Journey is an eerie tale of ghosts who weave in and out of life, past and present, from fact to fiction.

I fell in love with this novel from the first chapter. It was so mysterious and intriguing and like nothing else I've ever read before.  There were multiple storylines intertwined, but I never got lost and instead of interfering with each other they only added to the magic of this novel.

While I enjoyed Zan and Emma and wanted to fight for their love and survival, my favorite characters were Zan's grandparents, Ivy and Harry.  I loved the story of them meeting during the Depression Era and how they fought to stay together against all odds.  Terrible things happened to both of them, but they knew they loved each other and were willing to make sacrifices just to stay together.  Though Ivy was privileged, she was willing to risk it all for a poor boy who stole her heart. 

This novel has something for everyone; ghosts, fighting, epic love, secrecy, passion and conniving.  Mix those altogether and what do you get...blown away. They story was so well written that by the end everything was connected and instead of multiple storylines they all merged into one fantastic story. 

While the story was set around this spooky, haunted hotel, it wasn't a scary story.  In fact, it was a story so bursting with love that you couldn't help but feel giddy inside.  With vivid descriptions and a gripping tale this is a must read.  


  1. I've never heard of this one before, but it does looks amazing! I'm so glad you liked it so much. Awesome review!

  2. Sounds great. Did they do a good job of setting up the Depression era? I love that time period and don't read enough teen books set during it.

  3. This sounds like a book I would love. I really like ghost Gothic stories but not ones that will terrify me...

    Going to put it on the TBR..:D

  4. Normally, I wouldn't try a book like this because I would have thought it was a horror story. So I'm glad to know that a romance plays a significant part in the tale.

  5. Lisa,
    Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Night Journey. It makes me feel so good when readers like it. We just ran across this review today and we were...blown away! I hope your readers will visit at I've got a brand new blog centering on Haunted Destinations. Register as a subscriber or comment or both and be entered in a drawing for a free copy of Night Journey. Drawing at the end of the month.


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