TLC Blog Tour&Review: The Ghost of Greenwich Village by Lorna Graham

Posted 14 July, 2011 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 3 Comments

About the Book:
In this charming fiction debut, a young woman moves to Manhattan in search of romance and excitement—only to find that her apartment is haunted by the ghost of a cantankerous Beat Generation writer in need of a rather huge favor.

For Eve Weldon, moving to Greenwich Village is a dream come true. She’s following in the bohemian footsteps of her mother, who lived there during the early sixties among a lively community of Beat artists and writers. But when Eve arrives, the only scribe she meets is a grumpy ghost named Donald, and the only writing she manages to do is for chirpy segments on a morning news program, Smell the Coffee. The hypercompetitive network environment is a far cry from the genial camaraderie of her mother’s literary scene, and Eve begins to wonder if the world she sought has faded from existence. But as she struggles to balance her new job, demands from Donald to help him complete his life’s work, a budding friendship with a legendary fashion designer, and a search for clues to her mother’s past, Eve begins to realize that community comes in many forms—and that the true magic of the Village is very much alive, though it may reveal itself in surprising ways.

About the Author:
Lorna Graham was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from Barnard College. She has written for Good Morning America and Dateline NBC. She also wrote a short film, “A Timeless Call,” honoring America’s military veterans, that was directed by Steven Spielberg. She lives in Greenwich Village.
Connect with Lorna on her website,, and on Twitter.

My Review:
What a fantastic read! Lorna Graham captured me from the beginning and held me captive by Eve and the ghost of Donald, creating a fun and enjoyable summer read. It was well thought out, the characters were believable and the ghost added a unique twist to this finding your self novel.

Eve leaves home, unaccustomed to life on her own, in search of Greenwich Village, the childhood home of her deceased mother. She settles in the Village into an apartment with a surprise. Yep. A surprise in her apartment. That surprise in none other than the beatnik writer, Donald…..who happens to be a ghost! This really made for an interesting bit of twists in the plot, especially when Eve lands a job as a talk show host! Between Eve, trying to face her past and live for herself in this haunted apartment, and Donald, the precarious ghost who needs Eve’s help finishing what he started, well, I really fell in love with this debut novel.

It took me by complete surprise, that’s for sure. Lorna Graham has the talent of a seasoned author. She created her characters with unique and witty personalities, and used wonderful plot lines to keep the story filled with entertainment.

I highly, highly recommend this with the highest of 5 star praise! It’s a great read for that end-of-summer family vacation, or that late-night-can’t-sleep-gotta-read book. It will keep you turning the pages, and cheering for Eve as she adjusts to life living with a ghost. Great job, Lorna! Can’t wait for another unique and entertaining novel!

Visit other stops on the tour:

Monday, June 20th: Bewitched Bookworms
Wednesday, June 22nd: Life in Review
Tuesday, June 28th: Knowing the Difference
Wednesday, June 29th: A Library of My Own
Thursday, June 30th: Truth, Beauty, Freedom & Books
Tuesday, July 5th: Well Read Wife
Wednesday, July 6th: Redheaded Book Child
Thursday, July 7th: Bookfoolery and Babble
Monday, July 11th: Amusing Reviews
Tuesday, July 12th: Books Like Breathing
Wednesday, July 13th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Thursday, July 14th: Book Reviews by Molly
Monday, July 18th: Peeking Between the Pages

Purchase your copy here.

*This book was provided for review by the publisher and TLC Book Tours*

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