Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Review Tour: Laurel's Gift by Tricia McGill

Laurel's Gift
by Tricia McGill


GENRE: Paranormal/Contemporary



The plaintive singing of a ghostly child in the night sets off a chain of events that lead to Laurel learning
the dark secrets that dwell in her Great Aunt Maggie’s house in a Melbourne suburb. When Eli comes
into Laurel’s life, instead of instantly uncovering the secrets that have been buried in this house for
many years, their joint efforts lead them to discover even greater mysteries.

Eli’s past is tied up with the ghost of the child who haunts the house, and there are many hurdles to
cross before he discovers just why he also sensed strange vibes in the old house as soon as he

In their search for the answers to an extraordinary mystery they uncover a passionate love affair
shared by the people dear to them or those who dwelt in the house at one time of another. Despite
their shared psychic abilities can the couple also find such a love?


Excerpt Two:

The phone rang while she was deciding which clothes to wear. Laurel sat on the side of the bed and
picked up the extension.

“Good morning. How did you sleep?” Eli asked. He possessed a really nice voice, she had to admit.

“Not the best.” Wasn’t that the truth? Laurel ran a hand over her head. She really should have called
Ben first thing. Too many things were happening in her life too suddenly and her brain was beginning
to feel like mush.

“No interruptions?”

“No.” Presumably he meant the child.

My Review: 4*
I chose this book because I am a avid reader of paranormal. I love books about ghosts. When I saw this book had the spirit of a little girl I jumped at the chance to read it. I was a little disappointed that the book did not center a little more on the ghost aspect it was still a very good read. The book mostly centers on Laurel and Eli's budding romance, I still set up late turning pages. This is a rather short book. I was able to read it in one sitting. The book takes place in a suburb of  Melbourne Australia. The stars of the book are Laurel and Eli along with 2 cats and Charlie the dog. 

Laurel is staying at her Great Aunt Maggie's place to take care of her pets after Maggie is put into a nursing home due to a nasty fall. On Valentine's day a bouquet of roses are delivered to the house for Maggie and Laurel decides to find out who sent them so she can let them know about Maggie's fall. This is where things get interesting. 

Eli is the nephew of David. David is love of Maggie's life, even though they never got to really be together. David passed away several years ago, but before his death asked him to carry on with sending roses to Maggie every year on Valentine's day. 

Eli and Laurel meet face to face and sparks immediately fly. They have a lot in common. Seeing spirits is the big one. Laurel has been sensing the spirit of a little girl since she first arrived at Maggie's house. She has heard the little girl singing and has also been led to a few clues in the mystery of the little girl. Eli also senses something there. Laurel and Eli try to unravel the mystery of the little girl.

Along the way a few new mysteries come up and the 2 find them smack dab in the middle. Maggie passes away and they find her journal. Eli's father passes away as well a whole bunch of mysteries arise. Together Laurel and Eli try to work out all they clues they are running across and the deep dark secrets the passing of his father and her Aunt open up.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Award winning author Tricia McGill was born in London, England, and moved to Australia many years
ago, settling near Melbourne. The youngest in a large, loving family she was never lonely or alone.
Surrounded by avid readers, who encouraged her to read from an early age, is it any wonder she
became a writer? The local library was a treasure trove and magical world of discovery through her
childhood and growing years. Although her published works cross sub-genres, romance is always at
their heart.

Tricia’s love of animals has always shown up in her books. Tricia devotes as much time and money as
she can spare to supporting worldwide conservation groups and is passionate about supporting those
who do all they can to preserve our wildlife for future generations, especially elephants and
orangutans who seem to be getting the raw end of the deal even in this enlightened age. She also
volunteers for a local community group that helps disabled adults and children to connect to the
internet with provided computer equipment. When people ask what she does in her spare time she is
heard to ask, “Spare time, what is that?”



Tricia McGill will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during
the tour.


  1. Sounds awesome! Def TBR'D💋
    Thank you for the tour!

  2. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  3. What authors influenced your writing style? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  4. Thanks so much for hosting me and Laurel's Gift here today. And thanks for the review. I enjoyed writing this one as it was so different to what I normally write. And Joseph far too many authors influenced my writing I can't pick any in particular. I just liked reading romance with a twist.

  5. Great review, this sounds like a book I'll enjoy!