Author: Rosemary Clement-Moore
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: July 12, 2011
Source: ARC received from publisher
About the Book: Amy Goodnight's family is far from normal. She comes from a line of witches, but tries her best to stay far outside the family business. Her summer gig? Ranch-sitting for her aunt with her wacky but beautiful sister. Only the Goodnight Ranch is even less normal than it normally is. Bodies are being discovered, a ghost is on the prowl, and everywhere she turns, the hot neighbor cowboy is in her face
My Thoughts: A couple of years ago I read and loved Rosemary Clement-Moore's book The Splendor Falls. After finishing Texas Gothic she is on my "must read" author list. I love her brand of paranormal. One minute I'm laughing out loud and the next I'm checking over my shoulder to make sure the creepiness isn't real! I love the way she works mystery and suspense with humor and characters that the reader can relate to.
Speaking of characters, I loved every one in this book! Amy's family is wacky and delightful. I loved the stories and the ways that they interacted. I also thought that Amy's need to act as a "gatekeeper" between them and the "real world" added so much dimension to her and the story. Ben was a character that I found incredibly interesting. Getting to know him as Amy did was very engaging. Which brings me to Ben and Amy. I. Loved. Them. I loved the way they fought. I loved their verbal exchanges. I loved all the crazy situations they found themselves in. I just loved it all. No insta-love for the win! (Also, he is a cowboy. Like, a for real ranching cowboy. ***fans self***)
Texas Gothic was a fantastic read. The characters and the mystery grabbed me and wouldn't let go. Who would have thought the Texas ranching and kitchen witchery would go so well together?!?! Thank you Rosemary Clement-Moore!