Book #28 was Midnight Bayou by Nora Roberts. The back of the book reads:
Haunted by ghostly visions from a century past, Declan Fitzgerald is drawn to his beautiful neighbor, Angelina. But as the passion between them grows, their future together depends on uncovering a secret from the past as dark and deep as the bayou.
I really liked this one, even though it’s much heavier on romance than it is on suspense. I liked Declan a lot. I think I could appreciate his obsession with the house and his love and appreciation for wood and fine craftmanship. Lena is a good match for him, and it’s fun watching their relationship form and grow. In fact, all of Declan’s relationships with the other characters seen heartfelt and authentic. The aftermath of best friend Remy’s bachelor party had me laughing out loud. The suspense part of the story, with the ghosts and the mystery of what’s happened to Abigail, is like an extra dash of cayenne in your jambalaya.
Page count: 432 | Word count: 96,223