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The Ghost of Grey Fox Inn (Nancy Drew Diaries #13) by Carolyn Keene


Title: The Ghost of Grey Fox Inn

Series: Nancy Drew Diaries

Author: Carolyn Keene (Pen name)

Release Date: October 11, 2016

Publisher: Aladdin

Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository

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Rating: ★★★★★







Synopsis:


Nancy and her friends find themselves at a haunted inn with a mystery to solve in this thirteenth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to the classic mystery series.
When Nancy and Bess accompany George to a cousin’s wedding in historic Charleston, South Carolina, they end up staying at an old inn near the family’s home with the rest of the guests. But when they begin hearing strange noises and witnessing unexplained phenomena at night—they soon discover that it’s one of Charleston’s most haunted hotels! When the wedding rings disappear during one of these spooky evenings, Nancy knows she’s got to get to the bottom of this ghostly mystery…before there isn’t a happily ever after.

 

My Review:


First, let me start off with just how much I'm in love with this amazing cover of this particular installment in the Nancy Drew Diaries series. It's a cover that intrigues a reader right in, making them want to dive into the book right away and explore the rest of this inn.

The Ghost of Grey Fox Inn has been one of my all-time favorite Nancy Drew books ever since I read it when it came out. How I regret not rereading it earlier! 🥺 As I mentioned before though, I do procrastinate a lot when it comes to rereading a favorite book. 😅


Synopsis correction: When Nancy and George accompany Bess to a cousin’s wedding in historic Charleston, South Carolina, they end up staying at an old inn near the family’s home with the rest of the guests.


This installment in the Nancy Drew Diaries series, The Ghost of Grey Fox Inn, follows Nancy and her friends as they investigate the strange happenings that has been going on at the inn - who's been playing ghost and sneaking into the rooms at night despite the doors being locked tight and the windows secured -, and find out who's been trying to sabotage Charlotte's wedding.

The Ghost of Grey Fox Inn is a book that intrigued me until the end, as I wondered who was so envious towards the bride or groom that they would go length to ruin the wedding. Who would go out of their way to do such a cruel thing to ruin someone's important day?


I loved how in-character Nancy was written - a determined, brave Nancy willing to do the right thing despite the dangers involved. Also, the intelligent Nancy who was smart enough to know that there were logical explanations for all these "ghostly" incidents. Getting the characters true is always important. I also enjoyed George's sense of humor - she's always been one of my favorite characters in the Nancy Drew series.

Also, I liked the bride and groom, Charlotte and Parker, a lot. I agree with my HB/ND reading friend Ann, who's also read the book, about how likeable they were (Check out her review here). I was so anxious for them to have the happily ever after that they deserved.


The descriptions of the city of Charleston and the inn was nice.


Despite never being a fan of romance, I found the romance in The Ghost of Grey Fox Inn lovely.


Finally, besides an intriguing mystery, The Ghost of Grey Fox Inn includes sensitivity that's related to marriage - you'll have to read it to find out what I mean! - and some powerful messages such as, not letting jealousy get the best of us, being careful with who we should trust, and forgiveness. There was one part near the end that made me feel a bit emotional, and some things that I found myself being able to relate to. 🥺

Overall, reading The Ghost of Grey Fox Inn the second time has been as enjoyable as the first time, and I would definitely recommend it to all the Nancy Drew and mystery fans out there.

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