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Product Details

  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Woofie (June 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098541703X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985417031
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,046,522 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

Did you ever wonder what it would be like to walk in someone else's shoes? Did it seem as though everyone else had a wonderful life while you struggled to get along? The resident's of Pello Island are given the chance to live someone else's life and they find it is not all it's cracked up to be. I wanted to explore what it would be like to live as someone else. Finding a premise that allowed my characters to do that wasn't easy, though, but as I wrote, the story of Pello Island developed. 

When their island is destroyed prematurely, the Pello Islanders are given a second chance to live out their lives, but their fates remain the same. This is why a pregnant woman must be pregnant in her new body. And where do these bodies come from? That is determined by the Parcae, the three goddesses who determine the fate of every human being.

About the Author

Amy Jambor hails from the state of New Jersey, but has lived in Florida for over fourteen years. She is a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a writer. Married to the love of her life for thirty-seven years, she knows that true love exists and longs to share her dreams and with the world. Writing is something she has always loved and plans on doing for a long time to come. As A.L. Jambor, she has authored books in science fiction, children's stories, mystery and fantasy. She invites you to join her in a world of illusion and make believe where anything can happen, and true love is just around the corner.

Customer Reviews

This book was very well written and entertaining.
Amazon Customer
He's a gambling addict and has been in all of the lives h. He seems to have no feelings for others and only looks out for himself.
Reese's
Cassia's journey is far from over with this first story and I am totally hooked on finding out what happens next.
1D82 Many

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Beauty but a Funny Girl on November 4, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
First off, I don't know who wrote the Amazon/Goodreads description, but they left out pretty important details.

Cassia, Darius, Amatus, and Dulcia are Ancient Romans who have been "reincarnated"since their {original} deaths with the memories of al their past lives. I use quotation marks because they aren't born, put into bodies of twenty- or thirty-somethings.

The description of the book is pretty spot on in regards to what happens in Ancient Rome, which encompasses about 3/4 of the book. The other 1/4 takes place today and is actually where the book starts.

Cassia wakes up in a strange apartment, in a strange body, and Jambor takes us from there. We meet Darius and Amatus and learn that this reincarnation is a little different than the previous ones. Not only do our characters look eerily like their Ancient Roman selves, but this is their last chance to get it right. As readers, we don't yet know what "it" is. What we do know is somebody keeps dropping the ball, everybody dies {again}, and they have to start all over.

I imagine after 2,000 years of doing this, everybody is just anxious to move of - physically and spiritually. {See what I did there?}

The books moves back and forth between Ancient Rome and the world of today. We learn a little more back story - why they have so much money, who keeps dropping the ball, and how they're been able to live all these different lives.

The story itself kept me entertained. Ancient Rome Cassia drove me crazy - but I'll just attribute that to the fact that she was 15 and Darius was her first love. We've all been there and you're lying if you say otherwise.

There wasn't a whole lot of character development either.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By 1D82 Many on May 3, 2013
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A really different version of time travel. All the characters are wound so neatly together in this story spanning the ages.

I loved the way the tale began in the modern era and then quickly moved to ancient times. Cassia's life seems to be one of luxury but you quickly realize the hardships that she has to live through and the way the men treated the women was a complete eye-opener.

A fabulously good read that will take you right out of your own time and into a past full of vivid description and heart rending emotions.
Cassia's journey is far from over with this first story and I am totally hooked on finding out what happens next.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Flamingcrystal on May 12, 2014
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Cassia, and Darius as well as Dulcia and Amatus, were reincarnated, with all their memories of their prior lives, intact. Cassia was 15 when she fell in love with Darius. (We all remember our 1st love...) The story is interesting and I was so curious to read what will happen next, that I could not move away from my Kindle. I love mythology. The combination of mythology and paranormal blended well resulting in an above average mythology story... I am looking forward to reading the sequel, Darius Pello Island 2.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Catherine Nelson on February 11, 2014
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I loved it. Not my normally material to read but had just finished the Christmas book she wrote and wanted to see what else she has written. Totally held my attention and very hard to put down. I wish the story was a lot longer.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By plantas on July 26, 2012
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This book is different from many of the usual in the genre. I enjoyed reading it and look forward to reading other books in the series. It isn't as easy to figure out what will happen as with other books.
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By Reese's on May 23, 2013
Format: Paperback
I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

Plot:
Waking up with drugs in her system in her own vomit is nothing new to Cassia. When Cassia wakes up in a new body she heads back to her real home in New York. Cassia and the others think this is just another life run through due to Darius messing up again, but circumstances are very different this time. If Darius doesn't do his job like he's supposed to this time he and all the others involved in their past will be locked out of passing over and be put in Purgatory or Hell.

Now Cassia must remarry Darius and Darius must stay away from the gambling places. Everyone's bodies look the same as they did before nearly two thousand years ago, and the Gods have made it so everything they do reminds them of their life before, the life that started it all.

Characters:
Cassia: Cassia's life has been a constant struggle. Her back story is great and shows how she became the woman she is in the current story.
Darius: Darius in my opinion is a real butt face. He's a coward which he shows and admits to on more than one occasion in this story. He's a gambling addict and has been in all of the lives h. He seems to have no feelings for others and only looks out for himself. He also continually letting his daughter die because he was "busy and didn't feel like it."

POV:
The point of view is all over the place in this story. Almost everyone in the story who is a character of any kind has their point of view told. The story is all over the place because I had a hard time figuring out who was telling the story at what time. It was a bit aggravating.

Setting:
The story is told from all the characters in New York City but the internal story takes place in Rome.
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Amy Jambor hails from the state of New Jersey, but has lived in Florida for almost fourteen years. She is a mother, a grandmother, a writer, and a wife. Married to the love of her life, Hans, she knows that true love exists and longs to share her dreams and fantasies with the world. Writing is something she has always loved and plans on doing for a long time to come. A.L. Jambor has authored books in science fiction, children's stories, and mystery. She invites you to join her in a world of illusion and make believe where anything can happen.

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