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Book Review – Shadows of the Past by Carmen Stefanescu

Genre: Historical/Paranormal
Pages: 231
Published: December 4, 2012 by Wild Child Publishing
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Sypnosis:

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?

Review:

Even if I have never read any historical fiction books, I would say that I was never a fan. I don’t know, but whenever I hear history, all I can picture out is the word boring. (no offense meant)

So when Carmen approached me and requested for an honest review of her book, at first I was hesitant, but then again, I realized that I am in the process of branching out into other book genres so that I wouldn’t just settle into my comfort zone. If it wasn’t the mention of romance and suspense in it, then it’s going to be hard for me to convince myself into reading this story. History alone can be boring, and I’m afraid I wouldn’t be able to finish it.

But fortunately for me, this book is far from boring. At first, all I could notice is how properly this story is written, considering the author is not an English native speaker. (well, I had a little chit-chat with the author, ehe). And also, the mention of nuns and religions, wow! It reminds me of the first book about religion that I’ve read, the Angels and Demons by Dan Brown, which actually started a bit boring. And at that moment, I was troubled. What if it’ll be the same as the latter? But then, it wasn’t.

This book will make you look forward to its next chapters. The story is so catchy and I can’t believe I will like the historical aspect of this book. I love the reincarnation and the “seeing a ghost” thing and I was so drawn to find out what will happen next to all its characters.

The words used by the author is very reader friendly, though there were some terms that I need to consult to my friend Meriam D, but overall, this will not make you to not enjoy this story. All the scenes were properly executed and the characters we’re ok with me. The only thing that I like the least about this story is the romance part. I don’t know, but it sounded too exaggerated for me. But overall, this book is a great read.

Though the book cover is a bit adult-like, but mind you guys, this book is very conservative. Highly recommended to everyone!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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