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Fabulous from beginning to end
on September 19, 2017
This book is really two stories that flirt and eventually merge with one another. As an author of similar works, I found the present day story fascinating; every writer should recognize the signs when a book has taken hold and reality gives way to the voices in the head. I felt many times as though she was telling my story, the feeling that comes over the author as though the souls of the characters were taking up residence in the author's heart.
For the reader, there is also the story of 1708, told with the same artfulness and gentle passion that has so effortlessly wrapped itself around the reader that they don't even realize it until they are held rapt with every word. I am not one to read deep into the night but with this book I could not have avoided it if I'd tried. I had to find out what had happened to John and Sophia. Knowing the historical backdrop and the characters and events were real made it that much richer, like a fine tapestry one never wishes to lose. The only disappointment was reaching that final page knowing the story had ended. Fortunately, there are many more books by this author to explore.