I absolutely loved it! The author helps spirits cross over into the afterlife and the ghost in this case was a runaway slave named Jacobs. The story is told from Jacobs' own views as this book was written by channelling the information through Miss Dewey. It is a true story of a young slave with a "gimpy" foot and his struggles through slavery, freedom, the Civil War and Life after Death. I couldn't help but remember my life-long love of Mark Twain and how it brought me back through time in a Huckleberry Finn sort of way.
My biggest problem is that the book is too short! You don't want it to end! I did absolutely nothing besides go to work while reading this and even then I spent my breaks and lunch reading as many pages as I could.
The next book I pick up will definitely be Linda Alice Dewey's first book, Aaron's Crossing, which was written the same way. From what I hear it's just as good and I can't wait to read it - or future books from this wonderful author!
In her latest book of supernatural, true-life mystery, Linda Alice Dewey is contacted by a ghost named Jacobs. Jacobs is a runaway slave who was brutally murdered during the Civil War. Using Jacobs's own words, Dewey tells Jacobs's gripping story of being a slave, a fugitive, a vagrant in nineteenth-century America-and his "life" as The Ghost Who Would Not Die.
After Jacobs is murdered, his ghost congregates with other ghosts, plays tricks on people, and wanders aimlessly through middle America. Eventually, he begins to help the living by telepathically influencing their thoughts and, ultimately, attaching himself to Dewey and her son. Dewey helps Jacobs to "cross over" and find the peace and freedom that was denied him in life and during the first hundred years after his death.
The Ghost Who Would Not Die is a gripping, Civil War-era tale, as well as a well-told, true ghost story that is sure to appeal to readers interested in the supernatural and life after death.