November 15, 2013

Review (XIX)

 Shadows of the Past -5.0 out of  5 stars  

A gripping, haunting tale, September 23, 2013
Adrianne Brennan "Romantic dark fantasy. (Boston, MA USA) - This review is from: Shadows of the Past (Kindle Edition)

I am not normally a reader of historical fiction, but I am a lover of paranormal tales. This particular story gripped me from the start, and I could not put it down. I devoured it in one sitting and loved every moment. The author manages to paint in very vivid detail Genevieve's world back in the 15th century and her beautiful but tragic life. The intrigue with the nun Genevieve's past, the tension between Anne and Neil, all of it is very intense. The suspense had me sucked in from start to finish. The back and forth between Anne's life and Genevieve's was fascinating and you can't help but wonder why there is such a strong connection between two women from very different time periods. Although I managed to figure it out, the bond between Anne and Genevieve was portrayed in such a powerful and beautiful way. Of the two, I was struck the most by the story of Genevieve. Genevieve's own story is as haunting as her ghost, and stays with you even after the book is over. It an amazing tale of love, mystery, magic, and evil. I especially enjoyed the contrast between the cursed forest and the "wood anemone". Amidst the darkness of Genevieve's life and world, the ending of the book provided both light and hope. I look forward to reading more from this author.
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  1. I look forward to reading more from this author as well. Love her writing. Paulette

    1. Thank you, dear Paulette!
      Hopefully the next novel will be released next year!


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