Bantam, Jan 25 2011, $15.00
In New England, while driving in a blizzard, the woman drives off the road. When she awakens she finds herself in the home of financier Vincent James. She has a bump on her head and suffers from amnesia. Vincent is stunned when his mute daughter Jadie begins talking to the stranger as she has not spoken in two years since her sister died from cystic fibrosis and her mother abandoned her surviving daughter in her grief.
A couple of neighbors help Kate as they call her as she tries to recover who she is and how she ended up at the James home. She also makes inquiries into the James family as Kate begins to fall in love with her host and Jadie who insists she is the angel her sister promised to send to her.
This is an engaging contemporary romance starring a fascinating cast to include, besides the live trio, the deceased sister, her ghost (at least that is what Jadie claims), and their missing mother. Putting aside the support seemingly required romantic subplot, the wonderful story line focuses on Kate’s slow recalling her past, but the memories feel wrong as if they belong to someone else. Fans will enjoy this fine paranormal low-key thriller while wondering Could It Be Magic in the cold New England air?