The Ghosts of Fort Ord

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After she becomes pregnant with twins, Olivia Bauer is haunted by ghostly dreams of dead soldiers. Her husband Michael passes them off as nothing more than the result of indigestion. He doesn't believe in ghosts.

Olivia and Michael move to an area next to an abandoned military base. As she explores the ruins of old Fort Ord, Olivia's recurring nightmare is about to become a reality. More
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Words: 34,160
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301024216
About Karen Truesdell Riehl

Karen Truesdell Riehl's writing achievements are remarkable, given her lifelong battle with dyslexia. She was unable to read until the age of ten. Her published works now include a memoir, Love and Madness: My Private Years with George C. Scott, telling of her 30-year hidden liaison with the international film star, five novels, eight plays and a radio comedy series, The Quibbles, available from ArtAge Publications at http://www.seniortheatre.com/product/the-quibbles-radio-shows/. Her children's play, Alice in Cyberland, was an award winner in the National Southwest Writers Contest.

The Ghosts of Fort Ord was inspired by living for a month near the abandoned military base.

After having lived for several years in Terre Haute, Karen was inspired to write a story about scandals in a fictional small town in Indiana, Freedom's Sins.

Saturday Night Dance Club, was inspired by a true story of four couples, from the 1900's to 1930's, touched by the Great War, organized crime, the Depression and the threat of another war, finding sanctuary in their weekly dance club.

In the romance novel, Hello Again, Shannon Taggert falls in love with Nate, a graduate student teaching assistant. But there's another woman in Nate's life, Tally, the daughter of Walter, his mentor and benefactor. Before meeting Shannon, as Walter lay dying, Nate promised to marry his daughter.

Drawing from her own experience, Karen wrote Bad Girl: A Play. The Safe Haven Home for Unwed Mothers provides shelter from a judgmental society, but reveals its hypocrisy as well. The young women from all levels of society, rich and poor, share only their shame.

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Review by: Jerry and Gail on June 13, 2013 :
What a story! We found the dialogue very realistic and the characters compelling and recognizable -- in fact, we know some of these people. This is a real "page turner" or whatever the correct ebook term is and is downright scary! We're looking forward to more stories from Ms Riehl.
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Review by: Gene Raymond on June 12, 2013 :
Every professional author knows that to write a good novel he or she must accomplish two things. First, the story must be a complex one — to satisfy readers who now demand much more than just a casual killing of time — and second, it must be told simply enough for the complexity to work its magic. In The Ghosts of Fort Ord, Karen Truesdell Riehl has satisfied those requirements and then some, as she tells the story of Olivia and Michael Bauer from their first meeting to the birth of their twin sons. At first glance they are an ordinary couple with ordinary children. At least that's what they seem to be, but with a surehanded use of foreshadowing, Ms. Riehl lets us see just enough of the Bauers to wonder. There will be no "spoiler alerts" in this review, so suffice it to say that when Michael's job takes them to what used to be Fort Ord, on the Monterey Peninsula, the word "ordinary" soon becomes part of their past. Ms. Riehl does a masterful job of building the suspense to a point where we don't really want to see what's coming but we are truly unable to stop looking. Her narrative ability and true to life dialogue make the characters come alive, so much so that at the end of the book I couldn't stop thinking about them and how they will manage to handle what's left of their lives. I enjoyed this book immensely and hope that Ms. Riehl is already working on her next one.
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Review by: Dave Eastman on May 27, 2013 :
Creepy!
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