Daily Review: The House on Persimmon Road by Jackie Weger

Like romance and humor, with more than a touch of the supernatural? This could be your next great read!

If Justine Hale had the time, she’d get in her car and go crazy. She owns two kids, an ex-mother-in-law and a bankrupt mother.

Money scarce she moves all into a run-down, two-hundred-year-old house. Lottie Roberts offers to help. She’s bossy. She cooks. It’s her house. So what if she’s betwixt and between?

Before Lottie can say squat, Tucker Highsmith steals her thunder with his sexy grin, lazy Alabama drawl and Mr. Fix-it talent.

Plagued with the demands of her family, Justine dismisses ghost and guy alike. But hidden agenda prevail and Justine is caught in the middle.

Jackie Weger

 

Amazon Review

By DJ Faz

This is the story of one woman determined to make a new life for herself. She’s strong and independent… and she has loads of baggage!

The fact that she’s accompanied on her journey by her children and her mother AND her mother-in-law (say WHAT?) makes the book all the more entertaining. I cheered when Justine snagged her second chance at love. And Tucker is just, plain yummy.

It is no wonder that The House On Persimmon Road won The Maggie Award. Buy the book! You will thoroughly enjoy this love story.

Amazon Review

By Lorna

At first glance at this cover, it seems like a book I would never read. However, I found it on sale, read the blurb, found out it was a RWA Maggie award winner for romance, and I was sold. Like romance and humor, with more than a touch of the supernatural? This could be your next great read!

The cover doesn’t hint at a haunted house or a ghost, that’s for sure, but that’s what you get with this read. Justine is a woman that is starting over now that her former life is pretty much in ruins. Her husband left her to become a monk, and now she has to juggle a job, her two children, her once rich, but newly destitute mother, and even her crotchety, ex-mother-in-law.

She has had to move to a new state-Alabama-and has rented a home, sight unseen. The house has been sitting empty for years, or so Justine thinks. In truth, it is inhabited by Lottie, a spirit with bones hidden in a secret place that have never found. She’s lived there since before the Civil War, and quickly becomes a big part of the read. She is also the one responsible for more than one humorous moment in this read.

Almost immediately, Justine meets her neighbor, Tucker, a bachelor that’s writing a cookbook and is embarrassed to tell anyone.

He’s also gotten on the wrong side of her almost immediately as well. It doesn’t take long though before the whole family has fallen in love with him-except, of course, the MIL, Agnes, but then she doesn’t like anything.

Through it all, Lottie really wants the family to know she’s there. But she really manages to screw that up, and scare Justine’s eight-year-old daughter half to death, when she tries to participate in a tea party with her dolls. Yes, I laughed out loud. Lottie’s on a mission to come back to life and starts trying to ensure that happens. It makes for some amusing moments let me tell you!

I enjoyed the romance between Justine and Tucker, it was very sweet and actually pretty lustful in the end, although everything fade out before any sexual scenes are shown. Actually didn’t bother me, as I just enjoyed so many other aspects of this read.

I loved the characters and the premise of a haunted house and the family that lives there, the romance and all the things that Lottie comes up with. Such a really good read for any romance reader, and I recommend it to ages 16 plus-due to the lust and a few other sexual things.

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  • Just plain awesome. Thank you for the shout out, Caleb. Much appreciated. Hope you’re having a great summer. Best from Jackie Weger

  • Julie Frayn

    I love the House on Persimmon Road! And Jackie. I love Jackie too :).
    Julie Frayn
    Author of Pocketful of Bones

  • Laurie Boris

    Ooh. Why have I not read this one yet? I’ve read a few other books by Jackie Weger and really enjoyed them. Looking forward to The House on Persimmon Road.
    Laurie Boris
    Author of The Call

  • Haven’t met a book by Jackie Weger that I did not love! Another book for anyone’s Summer Reads!

    Robyn M. Ryan
    Author of This Piece of My Soul

  • Ada J Lape

    Great article on Jackie and Persimmon Road!

    AJ Lape
    Author of Grade A Stupid, book one in the Darcy Walker Mystery Series

  • Emily Kaplan

    This one’s a winner. 🙂

    EM Kaplan
    Author of Full Slab Dead

  • Traci Hall

    Terrific review–I love this story—Jackie’s sense of humor comes through

  • Mimi Barbour

    Loved this book!! 🙂

  • I’m the “DJ Faz” mentioned in the review above, and I really loved this book.

    USA Today Bestseller Donna Fasano, author of Finding Fiona, The Merry-Go-Round, Following His Heart, A Beautiful Stranger, and many other romance novels

  • Though not a big romance reader, I do enjoy Ms. Weger’s novels. This one is exceptional.
    David Wind, author of the B.R.A.G. Medallion Honored novel, A Better Place To Be; based on the Harry Chapin song

  • Cynthia Pratt

    Need your heart warmed? Here’s the book to do it! Jackie’s love of humanity seeps from every page.

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