Anne B. Cole sent me a story to read, a sweet romance, with time travel, paranormal set as a historical. Anyone who has read my ‘Whispers’ will know I can’t refuse such a mish mash of genres. Bring them on!
So with great expectations, I began ‘Souls Entwined’. I was not disappointed. It was a wonderful read.
Set in two spaces of time, the present day and the Aegean Sea in 1829, it quickly caught my attention.
We begin with our character Sam, whose attention is grabbed by a lady jogger he refers to as Purple Shorts. Can you just guess what she might be wearing? A falling tree and mysterious cat in the mist transports Sam and Purple Shorts– aka Gretta back to 1829 as they entwine with Lorenzo and Anya.
We get pirates, cursed treasures, a purgatory pit and a fairy tale book full of pirate’s codes. All mysterious bits of the puzzle rooted in a ring Gretta wears. A very old ring.
Gretta and Sam make repeated trips to entwine with Lorenzo and Anya to learn the secrets of the ring and the curse that has sent generations of women from Gretta’s family to the purgatory pit.
The emotional twists that fate had in store for the young lovers had me brushing the tears away one moment and gasping ‘Oh no!’ the next. The clear cut division of love and attraction between Sam and Gretta and Lorenzo and Anya were well done.
‘Souls Entwined’ is a book I recommend. It offers plenty for readers who like paranormal, historical or any of the genres mashed up within the lovely over. It is available from Soul Mate Publishing and Amazon. Readers can connect with Anne at her blog http://annebrocole.wordpress.com/