Charlene Keel has written over a dozen novels and how-to books as well as multiple episodes of popular TV shows such as Fantasy Island and Days of our Lives. Her Dell book, Rituals, was the basis for the first made-for-syndication soap opera. Recently she co-authored The Tracks, a YA supernatural trilogy. Shadow Train, the final installment, won a Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer’s Choice Award. Keel has also written screen adaptations of novels by bestselling authors, and has worked as editor or managing editor for a few international magazines. In her spare time she ghostwrites books and screenplays for celebrities, doctors, corporate moguls, spies, strippers and anyone who has an interesting story to tell.
Lost Treasures of the Heart
Architect Jonathan West is on a big project when he learns his wife, Patrice, has been unfaithful. On a fishing trip in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, he’s wondering what to do about his marriage when he sees a ghost ship. On it is a spectral woman, gazing at him with a plea in her eyes.
Jonathan buys a house on the beach near the sighting and finds an old sea chest washed up there. Its contents, which include a miniature portrait, reveal it belonged to Kate Russell, captain of the Royal Thomas, which sank in 1721. It’s the same woman Jonathan saw on the ghost ship, and her journal describes a life of piracy. As past and present collide, he starts seeing her everywhere, waking and sleeping. With a haunting desperation, he senses she wants something from him. If he can figure out what it is and find a way to help her, he believes her spirit will finally rest.
Lost Treasures of the Heart
Charlie Most and Charlene Keel
Red Sky Presents
Jonathan and his wife are having marital problems because of an affair she had with his friend. He decided that he needed a break from the bickering when he took a weekend off to enjoy some much needed rest and shing. When his wife called and said there was a problem with the offer they put in for the beach house, he met with the realtor, Mattie, who was a very gorgeous woman. He found himself completely desiring her and decided to pursue her.
On the last night of the shing trip, the group of men spotted a ghost ship. Jonathan became obsessed with the woman he saw and the story behind the ship. Searching for information about the woman, he soon found out she was a pirate named Kate Russell. His obsession with the ghost ship and the pirate Kate confused Mattie and angered his wife.
The back story about the pirates, tying in with the ghost ship, was perfectly entwined, keeping the reader entertained. This reader, regardless of the reasons and fully knowing it happens in real life, did not care for the affair with Mattie.