Author Didi Oviatt has shared a lovely review of A Ghost and His Gold for my Great Escapes virtual book tour. Thank you to Didi who is an accomplished author with a wonderful array of published books.
MY REVIEW 5 STARS:
I’ve been following Roberta’s blog for some time now, and even read some of her work in a short story compilation – which I absolutely loved. One story in particular really stood out to me,, above all the others in the set even. Ever since then, Roberta has been on my to-read radar. When I read the blurb for this particular story by Ms. Cheadle I nearly jumped from my chair. It’s right up my ally, and I knew that I’d be in for a true masterpiece.
Sure enough, Roberta brought to life a one of a kind paranormal story that’s jam packed rich South African history. I learned a lot of extremely interesting facts about the wars that took place in South Africa in the late 1800’s and early 1900s. So much hardship plagued the people and lands – especially by the hands of the Khaki. These details are completely heart wrenching. Cheadle manages to shed light to such torturous events, all the while telling a very personal story of a family during this time and the spirits left on this earth to linger. Although this story is a work of fiction, the time-lines and historical facts weaved in are very well and respectfully written.
The timeline of the book as a whole jumps back and forth from 2019 to 1900(give and take a year).