December 23, 2012
December 6, 2012 - by Bella (http://boombabyreviews.miadarien.com/sample-page/)
Review: “Shadows of the Past” by Carmen Stefanescu
Shadows of the Past by Carmen Stefanescu. I received this free from the author. It is available from Wild Child Publishing.
Description: When Anne and Neil leave on a one-week holiday hoping to reconcile after a two-year separation, little do they know that destiny has other plans for them. Their discovery of human bones and a bejeweled cross in the hollow of a tree open the door to the supernatural realm and the anguished life of Genevieve, a nun from medieval England.
Can Anne save her relationship and help Genevieve her eternal rest?
The twists and turns in this paranormal tale keep the reader guessing up to the end and weave themselves together into a quest to rekindle love.
Review: Normally, I review self-published authors, but I am willing to do small press releases sometimes and this is from someone I know online. I actually read this book pre-release when I was giving the author a little help on the manuscript, but I’m very happy to see that it’s out and available now.
I found this book to be very intriguing. It jumps between the tale of Genevieve in medieval times to Anne in modern times, and weaves their tales together. The darkness and troubles that blend through the lives of the two women and the paranormal edges to it all gave it a very eerie atmosphere, and it was interesting to see the relationships develop.
It also went one place where I was wondering how the author would manage something, but then she surprised me and I liked that. It is always good to have an author manage to catch you like that. Though even though it was a surprise, afterwards it was like… Well, it couldn’t have happened any other way, really.
I enjoyed it, and I think others will too. A solid 4 Fireballs.