June 12, 2016

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Award winning  author Paulette Mahurin says in the review she wrote for Till Life Do Us Part
Carmen Stefanescu starts out with the protagonist, retired nurse Barbara, painting flowers. It is a gift from a husband to his wife who is depressed over the loss of their son. The same son who delivers a message to Barbara from the beyond to give to his parents when she delivers the painting. The writing is rich with imagery flowing from the pages as the intriguing story line unfolds with scenes and believable dialogue that moves the story along at a good clip. Barbara delivers the painting to the couple and tells when the message from their son, which is very believable. When she leaves there she receives an image (a spiritual message) that someone named Kathleen has been murdered.

Ghost talking
 This woman happens to be Barbara’s brother Colin’s girlfriend. It is here that the plot turns into a metaphysical meets murder mystery plot and what I love about this author is that it all works. I’m reading and envisioning my own deceased family members finding a way to communicate with me and trust me I’m not a true-believer in much of anything. But hey, who knows what’s possible, that’s how good the writing is.

I know that there are psychics that work with police to solve murder mysteries here in the U.S. and I’m sure it’s not a novel idea around the world. This lends great credence to the relationship that develops between Barbara and our handsome detective. Layer upon layer of side stories and spiritual communications along with dreams—like the one in which Barbara dreams she’s another woman named Emma who is burned at the stake—give depth to the story.



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2 comments:

  1. Congrats on another great review. With it's multi-layered theme and plot this novel will appeal to a wide variety of readers!

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    1. Yes, it has a bit for anyone's taste. Thanks for stopping by, Mae!

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