Before the same happens to Trevor, Caitlin must convince him to sell his art. But armed with only a handful of allies, and little experience of the supernatural, she must proceed with caution against the hellish forces besieging her family. If she succeeds, she will break the ancestral curse. If she fails, she may lose forever the one thing she cares about most: her beloved Trevor.
If you follow any of my reviews, you know that romance is my preferred genre, but I do like to stretch myself a bit and read a variety of works. Such is the case with The Artist’s Inheritance.
It took me a little longer to finish the story because I could only read it during the daylight hours. No, it’s not that scary. I’m just a big wimp like that. But there are paranormal elements that have to be uncovered and deciphered by our heroine, Cait.
See she and her husband Trevor have recently moved into his twin brother’s home in Florida near a fort that was used during the Civil War. Trevor (an artist) becomes obsessed with a chair he is carving while strange things begin to happen all around them. Cait sees apparitions, feels cold spots in the house, and starts to believe that a famous art critic is really an imp. Ooh, and did I mention that Trevor’s twin Gordon committed suicide?
With the help of friends, Cait uncovers just what’s bothering Trevor which reveals family secrets and curses that are over a hundred years old.
Juli D does a great job at setting up the work for future stories. There are a lot of happenings in The Artist’s Inheritance which makes it a quick and interesting read. It’s impossible to know what’s going to happen next. But I can’t wait to find out.
Connect with Juli:
The Artist’s Inheritance–Available at Amazon
on twitter: @juliannewrites
on tumblr: http://jdrevezzo.tumblr.com/
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In an ancient Wales that never was… The twin brothers Emyr and Idrys are cursed to live as hounds; Emyr by night, and Idrys by day. The twins believe they will be trapped this way forever until they meet the fierce and curious Áine, a changeling woman born with fey blood and gifts struggling to fit into a suspicious human world. Áine unravels the fate of Emyr and his twin as all three of them fall in love. To free her lovers from the curse, she embarks on a journey to the realm of the fey where she confronts her own unique gifts and heritage. Ultimately, she must decide where her heart truly lies and what she’s willing to risk to get what she desires most.
Wow. And since that’s not enough I have to say it again…wow.
A Heart in Sun and Shadow is captivating. Here’s a woman, Áine, a healer who was almost killed at her birth, fostered (my word not Bellet’s) to a wise woman, and destined to save the kings of a land she doesn’t know. And you have the twins–cursed, pretending to be only one twin while saying the other is dead. For years, they have done this until they meet Áine. It’s safe to say that the twins need Áine. She is their salvation. She brings passion and light back into their lives. She breaks the curse that has changed and haunted them for years. But I would chance to say that Áine needs them just as much, if not more. Emyr and Idrys give her an acceptance and understanding that Áine has not been afforded much in her life. Perhaps that’s the reason she goes to such lengths to break their curse. Or maybe it’s simply for love.
Bellet handled the triangle between the twins and Áine with a delicate hand that made it not only believable, but acceptable as well. This is a land where Other things happen. There are feys and raven kings, and months that can pass like days. Yet every word is as believable as the history book I read in the fourth grade. That is the mark of a great fantasy. The language–though most the time I didn’t know how to pronounce any of the words–drew me in and submerged me into a different time/place/world, making it as real to me as where I truly live.
I LOVED this book. I can’t wait to read the next one. Check out Annie Bellet. She’s on her way to the top!
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Annie-Bellet/101511573251896
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Denise Grover Swank has done it again! Here is a fabulous book. Fab-u-lous!
After surviving an accident that took the life of her best friend, strange things start happening to our sixteen year old view point character, Julia. She can’t explain the strange bracelet she has never seen before, yet was found wearing at the scene of the accident, and the swirling doodles that seem to simply flow from the end of her pencil. Now the most popular boy in the school is taking an interest in her. But there is something different about Evan, and Julia finds herself wanting to know more, yet afraid of what’s to come.
Though targeted toward young adults, Here is a novel for all ages. The theme is equally appealing to everyone. “What would happen if…” And that oh-so human pondering, “If things could be different…”
Denise does a outstanding job portraying the devastation that death has on family, the anguish of survivor’s guilt, and the pure and special innocence of first love. It is so very easy to identify with Julia, though most of us have never had to walk in similar shoes. As always, Denise’s characters are real and dimensional giving us a glimpse into their world and dragging us along for their journey.
I was sad to get to the end of the book, but thankful that it’s a series. Whew! There’s more on the way! In fact all of the books I’ve read from Denise have been installments in a series. Just call me a true fan, for on release day, you’ll find Denise’s new novel downloaded into my Nook! Can’t wait to read what she comes up with next!
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(And Amie takes a deep breath) What a FABULOUS book! Emma has been on the run with her five year old son, Jake, for three years, trying to stay ahead of the “Bad Men” as Jake calls them. Emma has no idea why they are after her, just that they are. (I don’t suppose it’s feasible to question men in black SUVs when they are shooting at you.) The years have changed Emma, her one goal now is protecting her son. Until she meets Will.
Ex-military with a dishonorable discharge after his name, Will has been hired by the other faction to find Emma and bring her in alive. (Not a spoiler) But as Emma reluctantly joins forces with Will things begin to change. Jake assures her that they can trust Will, but Emma is hesitant. It’s been a long time since she’s been able to trust anyone other than herself–and Jake’s premonitions. And that’s all I can tell you about the story without blowing all the twist, turns, surprises, and bombs that go off as the pages turn.
CHOSEN is a roller-coaster ride of a story. It’s brilliantly written, amazingly complex and yet simple in its message and style. Swank leaves the reader asking questions throughout the book, questions that create a page-turning story as the answers and even more questions are uncovered.
Rarely do I run across a book that leaves me in such a state that I can’t read anything else for a while. CHOSEN is that kind of book. It grabs you by the throat and won’t let go until the last page is read.
This book should come with a warning–call for take-out, higher a sitter, and turn off your phone. You don’t want to miss this!
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