A Ghost And His Gold by Roberta Eaton Cheadle–A Review

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A Ghost And His Gold by Roberta Eaton Cheadle is a brilliant, thoughtful, and deeply emotional novel. In this book, which is a historical paranormal novel, she weaves together the plots of a distant time period and shows how they connect to the present. Her historical research is impeccable, and her characters draw the reader completely into the story.

A Ghost And His Gold is a tale of love and hatred, the impact of the past on the present, greed and decency, war and peace, and sinning and redemption. Weaving such an intricacy of themes could easily be difficult, but Cheadle is extraordinary in her narration. She moves the reader seemingly without effort from one time period to another, and confusion is never a problem. Her plotting skills as are strong as are her character development.

This novel is set in South Africa, both in contemporary times and during the Boer Wars. The impact of this setting and history is interwoven beautifully with both the character of the ghosts and those of Michelle and Tom, and we see the tensions of these characters as they impact each other.

While Cheadle intertwines moments of great terror, both from the paranormal and from the consequences of war, ultimately this is a novel about committing terrible transgressions, forgiveness, and achievement of redemption. It is a book about the complexity and depths of the human spirit.

I recommend this novel completely. Roberta Eaton Cheadle is a truly talented writer, and this book is excellent! I give this book a five star review!

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Roberta Cheadle is an accomplished novelist and poet: please read her other work as well and visit her blogs:

Robbie Cheadle Books | Poems | Reviews  and Robbie’s inspiration

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67 thoughts on “A Ghost And His Gold by Roberta Eaton Cheadle–A Review

  1. Hi Charles, this is a most marvelous review. It is so completely wonderful when a reader experiences your novel’s journey exactly as you intended and sees the underlying intentions and purposes of the plot and story. Thank you very much, I am quite overwhelmed.

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  2. Reblogged this on and commented:
    Thank you to Charles F. French​ for this marvelous review of A Ghost and His Gold. It is so completely wonderful when a reader experiences your novel’s journey exactly as you intended and sees the underlying intentions and purposes of the plot and story.

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  3. What a wonderful review, Charles. I can’t wait to read this book. I know from Robbie’s other books that her research is amazing, and it adds wonderful depth and reality to her narratives. Thanks for the recommendation and congrats to Robbie.

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