The Ghost in Her, the first novel in the much-awaited Ungilded Series by award-winning author Anika Savoy, releases January 3rd, 2023, under Inkspell Publishing. The Ghost in Her is a historical, paranormal, romance book with feminism, history, and class disparity as its key themes. The supernatural, Gothic horror and mystery elements in The Ghost in Her make this book a genre-bending work that will interest readers who like Christina Skye’s Draycott Abbey Series or Harper Lin’s Southern Sleuth Series!
The book follows the story of Maggie O’Connor; an Irish woman descended from a long line of seers. Maggie doesn’t want to encounter ghosts, but she cannot stop them from following her. Maggie just accepted the fact that she is destined to see ghosts. After the death of her sister Nessa due to giving birth, Maggie had to put in extra effort to survive life and to protect her sister’s child. Life’s already hard enough, but it got worse when Nessa’s baby got stolen by a wicked neighbor. Now it’s up to Maggie to save the stolen baby. Will they do it with the help of a handsome lad named Gershom, the ghosts, and Andrew Carnegie, one of America’s wealthiest men? Read more to find out!
Here are a few things that the book The Ghost in Her emphasized:
Family is Important
Both main protagonists, Maggie and Gershom, show how they give importance to their respective families. After witnessing the death of her sister, Nessa, Maggie had to continue living life while grieving her sister’s death. No matter how hard it is, she promises to take care of her sister’s baby and have it back after being stolen. Meanwhile, Gershom and his dad Leo have some pent-up emotions toward each other. But in the end, both managed to talk it out together and clear misunderstandings.
It’s Okay to be Different
Coming from a long line of seers, Maggie had to carry the ability to see ghosts. Despite its tiring, Maggie doesn’t hold it back in public. People perceive her as crazy, mad, and nervous most of the time, but it doesn’t stop her from doing what needs to be done. Just like in life, people will look at us differently, but that doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with us. It’s okay to be different. Never try to change yourself to fit into society’s standards.
Struggles are Part of Our Life
We can only see a perfect life in books and movies, but sometimes even movies portray how hard life is nowadays. That’s the reality of it, life is full of trials, and we must face each one bravely and never give up. Maggie went through a lot in this first book. She met a lot of creatures, not only ghosts. This book teaches us that everything will be worth it in the end despite all those challenges.
You can check out and pre-order The Ghost in Her on Amazon. The kindle version only retails for $3.49. Make sure to get it!