- File Size: 1087 KB
- Print Length: 374 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Solstice Publishing (July 12, 2013)
- Publication Date: July 12, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DX5YLXQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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In Tidal Surge, Kaelyn comes in with a vengeance. She blames her mother for leaving her and turns her mothers life upside down out of ignorance. Things go from bad to worse when she finds a bracelet in an Egyptian casket. The bracelet gets it's claws into Kaelyn using her to do it's bidding. This upheaval sends Liliha's powers into chaos. Once she figures out what is happening, she has to find a way to bring her daughter back from the clutches of evil power.
This book captures your attention in many ways, the level of just enough paranormal and magic makes this a wonderful read. Even though it is mystic, it has a normality to it that makes it believable. Who hasn't been a child upset with their parents for one reason or another, blinded by youth, thinking they are right? I felt for Kaelyn, her downward spiral made you think of her as someone on a binge, hopelessly trapt within the enthrallment of the bracelets power. As a mother, my heart hurt for Liliha and her journey to break the hold over her child.
Tidal Surge is sure to win you over given the chance. The well woven intrigues in the character's situations creates the perfect mix for an exceptional read. The author gives so much life to her characters that you can't help but to like them all!
In this installment of the Moonstone series, Liliha, the protagonist, is now remarried. She’s left her abusive husband behind and is looking forward to her daughter Kaelyn’s visit in hopes that she will be able to repair their frayed relationship. Liliha is a good, honest person, who always tries to help people, no matter what it costs her. The visions caused by her ancient moonstone ring lead her to situations where people are in distress. Liliha always helps.
But her daughter Kaleyn has not inherited her mother’s altruistic bent. When Kaleyn finds a gold bracelet in her mother’s room, she slips it on. It also grants visions. But these visions are evil, spurning Kaeyln deeper and deeper into a dark place where she does more harm than good.
Both mom and daughter see the same scenes from two different angles: the victim and the perpetrator. It’s a fascinating study of good and evil and the impact of actions and inactions. It’s also a story of love, hope, and forgiveness. A recommended read. I enjoyed it so much that I’m going to read Still Rock Water, the first in this series.
In "Still Rock Water," the luminous first novel of the series, Liliha breaks free of her oppressive, bipolar husband to start a new life in England. In this dark sequel, daughter Kaelyn lays a guilt trip on Liliha for "abandoning" her and behaves as rudely and thoughtlessly as her father. Women with drama-queen daughters are sure to ache for Liliha, the patient, nurturing mother who does everything right, to no avail. Kaelyn spirals from a bad attitude to true evil.
The evil begins with a bracelet that sweeps Kaelyn into a vision, the polar opposite of Liliha's missions of healing and rescue. Kaelyn is like a drug addict, unable to resist the power of the bracelet urging her to act again and again, in spite of her horror and shame afterward. Meanwhile, Liliha has no clue why her powers are thrown off balance. She's reduced to damage control, consoling the injured and grieving instead of averting their crises. It isn't enough for Liliha to discover the cause of all this trouble; next, she has to break the bracelet's hold over her daughter.
The characters we met and loved in STILL ROCK WATER come back to St. Ives and stir up a whirlpool of trouble. Harry tries valiantly to atone for his sins, while Beatrice seeks to reclaim what Liliha has usurped from her. Dear, sweet Oliver is oblivious to his jilted lover's clandestine return. Sarah leads Kaelyn into a regression, where the secrets of ancient Egypt explain the power of the scarab bracelet. Next, Liliha has to restore balance--before it is too late.
NOTE: Due to my concern for the way Romanis, aka "Gypsies," are portrayed in fiction, I almost lowered my rating of this novel. The author's perspective is informed (or misinformed) by the European media and widely held misconceptions. The "ordeal of the gypsy caravan," as Kaelyn thinks of it, is sure to perpetuate negative stereotypes. Fictional characters are allowed errors in judgment and perception, but the burden is on the author to help the reader distinguish the author's point of view from the unreliable narrator's. That said, I remain a fan of Francene Stanley's sweeping and empowering tale of a woman who triumphs over adversity and horror.
This novel, the second in a series of four*, will leave readers thirsting for the next installment. Knowing Liliha, she is sure to rise like a Phoenix from the ashes and soar to new heights.
*Watch for Ebb Tide(Book 3)and Ever Changing Sea(Book 4). Titles may be subject to change, but the series will soon be complete. Francene Stanley has earned a place in the annals of archetypal women's fiction that empowers as well as entertains.