Hourglass by Myra McEntire
Seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole has been seeing ghosts from the past since her parents were killed in a freak accident four years ago. She was even institutionalized at one point due to the mysterious visions and deep grief she could not overcome about her parents’ death. But her much older and caring brother keeps bringing various experts to try to help her, and she even lived a somewhat normal life for three years at a boarding school, using meds that numbed her emotions, but at least let her function. But when her scholarship runs out, she returns to live with her brother Thomas and his wife in their home in Ivy Springs, their small Southern hometown.
No one knows, but she stopped taking her medication recently and has begun seeing the visions from the past again–from Southern belles reminiscent of Scarlett O’Hara to jazz trios in her brother’s newly renovated restaurant. Knowing that she’s not feeling right again, Thomas brings his newest expert to try to help Emerson: a handsome, mysterious hunk barely older than she is to whom Em feels magnetically drawn. This Michael Weaver seems to believe and understand her visions, and not only wants to help her control them, but needs her help for a secret project involving the cryptic Hourglass institute he works with.
This book is a fast and fun read that will not disappoint fans of the paranormal, romance and fantasy. It’s the first in a series, and readers will eagerly want the next installment, Timepiece which we have on order. Here’s a link to the author’s blog for more info about her and the book: http://myramcentire.blogspot.com/.