Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage; Mti edition
Barry’s score 5 stars out of 5
Burdened by debt after her husband’s death, Lucy Muir insists on moving into the very cheap Gull Cottage in the quaint seaside village of Whitecliff, despite multiple warnings that the house is haunted. Upon discovering the rumors to be true, the young widow ends up forming a special companionship with the ghost of handsome former sea captain Daniel Gregg. Through the struggles of supporting her children, seeking out romance from the wrong places, and working to publish the captain’s story as a book, Blood and Swash, Lucy finds in her secret relationship with Captain Gregg a comfort and blossoming love she never could have predicted.
Originally published in 1945, made into a movie in 1947, and later adapted into a television sitcom in 1968, this romantic tale explores how love can develop without boundaries, both in this life and beyond.
With a new foreword by Adriana Trigiani.
Captain Greg wasn’t the only one who fell in love with Lucy Muir. I fell in love with her too.
Yes, I am one of those people who reads books retelling the story of a movie or a TV episode… I admit it. It may sound strange to most people but I enjoy the feel of a book in my hands and the comfort of a delightful story. I have loved the story The Ghost and Mrs. Muir since childhood, it is probably my favorite paranormal tale.
Captain Gregg and Atticus Finch had a great influence on me as a young boy and became my role models. I highly recommend The Ghost and Mrs. Muir: Vintage Movie Classics and give it 5 stars out of 5. That being said, if you are a movie person, try The Ghost and Mrs. Muir my favorite version of the movie.