Jaime Lee Moyer
- Title: Delia's Shadow
- Author: Jaime Lee Moyer
- ISBN: 9780765331823
- Page: 458
- Format: Hardcover
A dark, romantic fantasy set against the backdrop of San Francisco devastated by the Great QuakeIt is the dawn of a new century in San Francisco and Delia Martin is a wealthy young woman whose life appears ideal But a dark secret colors her life, for Delia s most loyal companions are ghosts, as she has been gifted or some would say cursed with an ability to peer acroA dark, romantic fantasy set against the backdrop of San Francisco devastated by the Great QuakeIt is the dawn of a new century in San Francisco and Delia Martin is a wealthy young woman whose life appears ideal But a dark secret colors her life, for Delia s most loyal companions are ghosts, as she has been gifted or some would say cursed with an ability to peer across to the other side.Since the great quake rocked her city in 1906, Delia has been haunted by an avalanche of the dead clamoring for her help Delia flees to the other side of the continent, hoping to gain some peace After several years in New York, Delia believes she is free until one determined specter appears and she realizes that she must return to the City by the Bay in order to put this tortured soul to rest.It will not be easy, as the ghost is only one of the many victims of a serial killer who was never caught A killer who after thirty years is killing again And who is now aware of Delia s existence.
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So, I get an email a while back from Cat, saying that she's gifting me this book, and sending the next one in the mail.Hmmmm. Should I be suspicious? Is this some sort of a stinker that she doesn't want to read herself? Nah. She's just an unusually nice sort of person who sends me 'care packages', because she genuinely thinks I'll enjoy these books.And she was right!Delia's Shadow is part love story, part paranormal thriller, and part historical mystery.Shadow is the name Delia gives to the unus [...]
Wait, why did I finish this, again? By the midway point I knew that it would continue on it's plodding way to the very end. I suppose I hoped something fun would happen? Or maybe it was just late and my judgment was impaired? I think I'll go with that last one. It certainly wasn't any merit of the book. Okay, that's a little harsh. Moyer has a lyrical quality to her writing that would be admirable if it hadn't been slathered on with a trowel. Take any paragraph on any page and you can get lost i [...]
I expected too much from this book and that made my disappointment even stronger. Delia's Shadow is a perfect example that literary awards don't mean I'd like the book. At first it was good. It seemed I would get exactly what I expected: a story of a young woman who sees ghosts and that would somehow be a a part of a greater story about a serial killer. You do get all that, but the way it was written makes most of this book, well, plain boring. It doesn't help that the chapters consist of altern [...]
Delia’s Shadow is a wonderful combination of so many genres, it would be almost impossible to find the one that’s dominant. It’s historical, set in San Francisco, nine years after the great 1906 earthquake. It involves ghosts and spiritualists, which means it has strong urban fantasy elements. It is a murder mystery too, in which a deranged serial killer decides everyone’s fates. And finally, the strong romantic elements and dual narration mark it as paranormal romance as well. All these [...]
3.5 StarsDelia’s Shadow promises quite a bit: Victorian Society; Human-Ghost Interaction; Gothic ambience; Paranormal Mystery. While the book delivers all it promises, it holds back a bit at the same time.Delia is returning home to be reunited with her childhood friend who is about to be married, and her surrogate mother who is on the eve of her deathbed. She’s not returning home alone, though – a ghost is trailing her, encouraging her to return home for reasons Delia can’t figure out. M [...]
Find this and other reviews at: flashlightcommentary.I picked up Jaime Lee Moyer's Delia's Shadow thinking it might make a nice transitional piece. I'd been reading a lot of historic nonfiction and thought a ghost story would be just what I needed to ease back into the world of fiction. Suffice it to say, I wasn't expecting a lot from this book and was caught entirely off guard when it swept me clean off my feet.Moyer's San Francisco is populated with a multitude of ghosts and while that may not [...]
Life has not been easy for Delia. Her family died in the great earthquake in San Francisco, leaving her on her own, with the exception of her best friend Sadie. Delia is a haunted woman and she sees ghosts. Seeking to get away from the supernatural, Delia moves across country but when a particular ghost becomes insistent about invading her dreams and showing her horrible images of San Francisco, Delia knows that she must return home to get to the bottom of what she is being shown. What Delia doe [...]
If there is one thing you can count on about me it is that I love a good ghost story, it doesn't matter the time of day, year, season, month, I just love a good haunting tale that will leave you freaked out and sleeping with the lights on. Be it a murder mystery with vengeful spirits or a sweet tale of someone simply wanting to pass a message on to a loved one, I love them all. This was the best kind of ghost story. One with a mixed blend of genres that will leave you breathless and completely e [...]
it started good and then it got a bit boring, yes I finished it but cant say its a new fave or anything.
Delia Martin steps off the train in San Francisco, her home, after three years in self-imposed exile in New York. She has returned because her "Shadow," a young woman brutally murdered before Delia was born, haunts her, leading her back. Shadow's death in San Fran is related to a serial killer currently stalking the city's denizens and threatening the Pan Pacific Fair of 1915. Delia is strong, with a few strong relationships - she is close to her second mother and her best friend, Sadie. All her [...]
Love it so so much . If you are a fan of GHOSTS so this is the book you need to read . I enjoyed the progress of Delia's character and her realtionship with Gabe was just WOW. The mystery here was exciting and brilliant . Every character here had her unique role( sadie, jack, Dora , marshel , annie, I mean really eveyone)Great book , I definitely recommend it .
True story, I found myself making an impromptu trip to my local book seller and I knew I wanted a debut author, preferably female for my next read. I reached out to Twitter for recommendations but my trip was a short one and I didn't get a response fast enough, so I chose a book from the new release section only to find out the author of my chosen novel had suggested it. That novel was Jaime Lee Moyer's Delia's Shadow and I'm pleased to report that it was just what the doctor ordered. Fantasy is [...]
Where you a fan of the TV show Ghost Whisperer?Did you read The Name of the Star and liked it?Then you'll love this book!!!Mix Ghost Whisperer with Jack the Ripper and add the setting of a 1915 San Francisco and you get Delia's Shadow. Delia is a woman, and she well So she can see dead people's ghosts, but one of them, one in particular, the ghost of a woman, is following her around, like a shadow. Delia was working in NYC and when she goes back to San Francisco, to her friend Sadie's house, Sh [...]
The beauty of DELIA’S SHADOW starts at the cover for me; haunting, rich, and mysterious. The concept of a haunting in history, pairing paranormal themes with the grace and politeness turn of the century San Francisco was an irresistible lure.But for a story that promises so much of the gothic tradition, I found these shadows to be thin. I struggled to find an emotional connection with Delia. Even the nature of her haunting is so ubiquitous, so evenly accepted by those around her, that it becom [...]
I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley; it won't be released until September 17th, 2013.I've been reading a lot of books about and set in turn-of-the-20th-century San Francisco. When I found out about this book, I knew I had to read it, as it's set in 1915. Not only does it deal with the aftermath of the earthquake about a decade prior (which is what I'm addressing in my own work), but it also takes place during the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition. I first learned about that ev [...]
The beauty of DELIA'S SHADOW starts at the cover for me; haunting, rich, and mysterious. The concept of a haunting in history, pairing paranormal themes with the grace and politeness of turn of the century San Francisco was an irresistible lure.And while those promises were upheld, I struggled to find an emotional connection with Delia. Even the nature of her haunting is so ubiquitous, so evenly accepted by those around her, that it becomes simple mechanics rather than a dramatic twist. I expect [...]
When I like an author, I want to like their books. In some cases, this hasn’t worked out for me, but I am happy to say that Jaime Lee Moyer nailed it with her first novel, Delia’s Shadow.The novel may seem, at first glance, to be different from my usual fare—it’s historical Earth-based fantasy with romance. These are things I generally avoid; my tastes tend toward longer epic fantasy or sci-fi stories set on strange worlds with lots of cool technology or magic.Just goes to show that you [...]
Oh Delia I read the sample of your Shadow story and immediately thought: I was pretty hooked from the get-go with Delia's Shadow. The description of her stepping off of the train in San Fran with ghosts everywhere, and so many of them from the great fire, was wonderfully detailed and quite the hook. Her instant connection with loyal friend and almost-sister, Sadie, is perfection as well. And the time period - early 1900's, where ankles can show but ladies still blush when a man's bare chest is i [...]
I flat out loved this book. Read it. Read it now. It's a ghost story and a serial killer story and a historical and it is AMAZING.
I actually read the sequel (haha, be jealous), but it's not on GR yet.
Normally I devour ghost stories. This one however came with a gruesome serial killer. The killings began 30 years ago. Back then, officer Matthew Ryan proved ineffective in ridding the streets of a frightful menace who moved invisibly among the people. Very abruptly the killings stop. Now it is Lieutenant Gabriel Ryan, son of the stymied Matthew Ryan who peruses the old cases desperate to glean even the smallest clue to help him keep the people safe. The killing frenzy is happening again. Friend [...]
This was an interesting book about a young medium who is haunted by a ghost. Determined to free herself of the apparition and convinced that can only happen in her hometown of San Francisco, she returns home. While this doesn't free her from the ghost, she is glad to be back in time for her best friend's wedding and to spend some time with her foster mother before that worthy lady passes on. While Delia is enjoying her reunion with family, Gabe, a detective, is struggling to find a horrible seri [...]
I recently finished reading Delia's Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer. My review: lynnsbooks.wordpress/2013/Okay, Delia's Shadow is something of a ghost story, blended with a serial killer/murder mystery and a tad of romance thrown in for good measure (or to relieve the tension!) (Actually, in fairness, (and for those of you that don't like romance stories) the romance, only plays second fiddle and probably creates more tension in point of fact!)The story starts with Delia returning to San Francisco fro [...]
Early review, originally posted at Disquietus Reads Before I get into the important details of this book, can I please just talk about how much I LOVE this cover. It's so gorgeous and perfectly fits the content within.Delia's Shadow is an honest to goodness ghost story. Set about a decade after The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, Delia Martin returns home to San Francisco for her best friends wedding, haunted by a ghost she calls Shadow. Shadow torments Delia with nightmares of her murder t [...]
This book was an unexpectedly delightful excellent read!I picked this up at the library while waiting for a lecture to begin, because the book I was already reading was not holding my attention. This sounded like it would be right up my alley, and it was! It has a variety of components I usually like, and they all came together in a well-written, very exciting, action packed murder/thriller/ghost story/romance. A little of everything you could want, really.The book starts out feeling like a pred [...]
Thank you to Macmillan-Tor/Forge for providing me with a copy oft his book in exchange for an honest review. I was very excited to come across Delia's Shadow because it seemed to have that rare mix of genres: Historical Fiction set in early 1900s San Fransisco, Paranormal (woman who sees ghosts), mystery, and thriller combined. I was hoping for a very atmospheric novel that would take me back in time and creepy me out at the same time. Delia's Shadow definitely delivered that and more. My proble [...]
*This review is based on a advanced reader's copy of the book I won through FirstReads Giveaways.* This book, is one part ghost story, one part mystery, one part thriller, and one part romance. The time period--1915, or nine years after the great quake destroyed San Francisco--is often times overlooked in these times of books. It's not quite Victorian, and not quite the roaring twenties, and I think the author does a good job of capturing the feel of a city and it's people on the cusp of change [...]
Find this review and more at The A P Book ClubYou know when you love a book so much that you just can't into words how you feel about it? Yeah. That's this book. I mean, I knew it was going to be dark and have romance and ghosts and a serial killer, but it just blew me away how well everything is woven together. I felt all of the feels in this book, and it was absolutely wonderful.Ghost stories have been done before. Some people can see ghosts, others can't. People are haunted by certain ghosts. [...]
“Ever since I was a small child I’d caught glimpses of people my parents couldn’t see, or faces peering at me from corners in an otherwise empty room.” This is our first glimpse into the mind of our heroine, Delia, as the book begins. From the start when ghosts begin following the clairvoyant, but naïve girl Moyer does not slow down the rise of events that lead to the book’s ending. While the story’s end comes predictably to a close the journey Moyer takes the reader on to get there [...]
PJV Quickie: As gory as it is sophisticated, DELIA’S SHADOW presents a perfect blend of mystery and paranormal elements. Likeable characters and a breath-taking view of historic San Francisco will make this a must read for anyone who enjoys paranormal or historical fiction.Review: Set a few years after the devastating earthquake of 1906, San Francisco has thousands of ghosts searching for redemption, revenge, or peace. Though, only one has stalked Delia like a shadow until she has returned to [...]
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