FAST, INTRIGUING READ.
Loved that this book kept me reading way past my bedtime, and I fell in love with Stephanos, a hunk of a leading man.
I especially enjoyed reading about the Greek Isles, and since I love a mystery that keeps me guessing, my cup runneth over (I use the expression to commemorate one of the songs where this idiom was used: “Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel.” By Tavares. Of course, Heaven is. She’s down here writing books.)
Angel Sefer does a superb job of laying the groundwork for a fast-paced, intriguing mystery where Eleanna Welsh, tangled in an incredible web of danger since birth, sets out to discover the reason or the person responsible for her father’s death. This is where she meets up with Stephanos Ioannou, on the beautiful isle of Skopelos.
Eleanna has been training all her life in martial arts, preparing for the inevitable voyage from London England to the Greek Isles to search for her father and understand the reason behind her mother’s secrets—the ones she bestowed to her on her death bed.
Armed with courage and stubborn pride, Eleanna plans to exact revenge on the people who destroyed her family. Of course, she trusts no one in Greece, a country her family had to leave in a hurry. Only, she hadn’t counted on the likes of a man called Stephanos. Each turn she takes, each twist of the plot will have you chewing the inside of your lip, hoping no harm will come to her while she tries to unmuddle the mystery of a lost brother, a biological father, a female doppelganger, and the lethal Web of Passion that holds her prisoner.
Great read, and now, I’m on to the next. Luckily there are four more books by the same author.
You can also read about Angel Sefer and understand why her books are so vivid and passionately written.
Very few people’s muse will permit them to explore the deep journey Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo invites us to contemplate. A rare occurrence indeed to read on paper the very thoughts that take shape in our mind, to combust immediately the instant they form, at lightning speeds. All humans possess the capability of consulting a muse within, some more than one muse at a time. However, most often impossible to capture, such thoughts are lost in life’s crazy pace buzzing around us.
From the three ‘P’s of Perseverance, Patience and Peace, the author sets the tone. The real treat comes from getting off the merry-go-round, letting go of our do-or-die agendas and diving into some of those ideas we’ve become so adept at shooing aside for later. “Love an imperfect person perfectly.” Another favorite of mine: “Divine love of oneself.” For some of us, ‘oneself’ is often the last person we compliment, yet the first one we criticize and reproach. This attitude makes it difficult to assert leniency toward others, especially when wearing our suits of do-or-die principles. And proclaiming our compassion is not always aligned to how we truly feel. Yet alignment is the first law of attraction and success, so you do the math.
I remember they used to tell me that inside the Think and Grow Rich book of Napoleon Hill, there was hidden message, different yet vital for each one who read it. Well, there is indeed a message tucked away between the pages of Inner Reflections of the Muse, one tailor made for each individual. Enjoy!
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Fast Moving and most intriguing.
This is the third novel I have read by Marie Dunn.
The first book attracted me because of its cover: A Thousand Awkward Moments that featured a door slightly ajar.
Immediately within the first pages, I found adventure and the same sort of intense curiosity I used to have as a youngster when I devoured every book I read. I love her style and her tempo. Plus, she is usually so dead on with the characters she writes about, giving up my disposable time becomes so much easier.
Then there was The Bradford Place, a continuation of sorts to the first book that brought me just as much joy.
Her third novel does not disappoint. The southern ladies differ quite a bit from the characters in her first two books, but are nevertheless excellent representations of who they should be. My favorite character is Judith. I love her spunk and ingenuity. Of course, the mystery runs insidiously through the pages and demands that we keep reading to get to a conclusion.
Four lovely, independent young women use the supernatural help of a renovated southern mansion to solve not only the mystery at hand, but add closure and new meaning to their interrupted lives. When they join forces to help Olivia make ends meet, little do they realize that they are also agreeing to better their situation. Each one of the ladies has issues to resolve, yet it is when they stand together that they are at their most capable of beating all odds.
As for Marie Dunn, she may have another series on her hand. A safe bet that many of us would like to read on about these ladies, get a lasting picture of how their lives are going to turn out. Perhaps we will need to coax the author a little.