Monday, April 8, 2013

Shadows of the Past - review

Romance, past lives and a bit of mystery. I have to thank the author for the copy of her book. Keep reading and find out more :)

Shadows of the Past
by Carmen Stefanescu.

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.





My rating: 3 of 5 stars

If you believe in past lives and eternal love, Shadows of the past is the perfect book for you. Anne has decided to give her husband a second chance but when they get lost in the woods her present will mix with the past introducing us in an intriguing story about misfortunes, sins, friendship and forbidden love (among other things).

Genevieve is a young girl from the fifteen century; her story unfolds between 1468 and 1480. Her life is full of tragic and dark moments but also there are some bright moments. After many turns in her life she becomes a nun and at first she has a happy and tranquil life. However, after the death of the Abbess things go from bad to worse.

Two stories that intertwined in a unique path, a journey to discover the truth with the hope to give eternal peace and justice to one of them. Two lives five hundred years apart but so close in spirit. Alternating between the two women and the two times, we discover little by little the decisions that led to the point where we are today.

Shadows of the Past is a paranormal story with hints about ghosts and reincarnation. This is a story that maintains the sensation of mystery through most part of the book and has some elements of surprises. It keeps you guessing and wondering how things ended up like this.

Anne and Genevieve are both great characters, but the story of Genevieve is more interesting and engaging besides her character felt more complete than Anne’s. Still, they are good characters and I had a great time reading about them.

Overall, a well written story with and exquisite vocabulary. Appealing, entertaining and with a good dose of romance.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reading and reviewing my novel!
    The authorgraph is on the way to you. I was without a PC for 2 days. Connection problems.
    Best regards,


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