December 14, 2011

Review: Phantom Lives:Collier by Elizabeth Loraine

Phantom Lives: Collier by Elizabeth Loraine

Title: Phantom Lives: Collier

Author: Elizabeth Loraine

Source: ebook from author for review

Abigail Black, an heiress from Memphis is on the run from her abusive boyfriend, Dallas. In the process she finds out that there she is being pulled towards something, and someone, that she thought only existed in her dreams.
Another page turning adventure from Elizabeth Loraine. Phantom Lives intertwines the modern world with the post Civil War world of Collier, a plantation Abigail had dreamt about her entire life. Now she is about to find out why. Another fantasy world of spirits and immortals is built in a way which fans of Ms Loraine’s will again thoroughly enjoy. Find out who Abigail was in the past and how it changes everything.  

My thoughts…
Abbi has had enough of the beatings and abuse at the hands of her boyfriend, Dallas. One night during a horrific storm, Abbi takes off and flees Memphis, trying to find somewhere safe to live. Money is not a problem, ever since her parents died leaving her the heiress of their estate. When arriving in a small Mississippi town, Abbi finds the house of her dreams, literally. She has dreamed about this house and the people that lived there since she was a young girl. The events that happen next should qualify Abbi as crazy, landing her in a straight jacket. So why does it all finally make Abbi feel sane and her life complete?
This is my first time reading a book by Elizabeth Loraine and I thought it was a delightful read that kept my interest the entire time. The characters were so interesting to read about, those from the past and the present. You really do have to pay attention to the details and the history of Collier, so you don’t get lost in it. But it’s not too much you feel overwhelmed, just informed. Because there will be times towards the end you read something and say 'oh yeah' and it will all click into place. And the story line was so different and unique; I had a hard time putting the book down. There were many times I would tell myself ‘just one more chapter, then I can clean’ or ‘just one more chapter and then I will go run that errand’. I am looking forward to reading more books in this series and others of Loraine’s as well.


  1. I've not read anything by this author but that cover alone makes me want to go out and buy this book. Thanks for the review.

  2. Thanks so much for the great review, Mandy. I am hard at work on book two of Phantom Lives and it will be out early next year. I would love to send you Katrina, book one of Royal Blood Chronicles when you have time. Thanks again!

  3. This is the first I've heard of this author. I just love historical/fantasy fiction. I will have to add this to my TBR pile. I can't wait for Christmas break so I can catch up on my reading!!!