"A tale of past lives"
Reincarnation fiction (not a "romance"). At 700+ pages, the
story would have to offer enough to keep the reader well
engaged. And it definitely does. This may be one of the
strangest books I have ever read, but engaging it IS!
Although the story format alternates between present day
Scotland and Wales and an earlier era, Wales during the
time of King John, the events occurring in each become more
and more entwined. Did the heroine really live a past life?
Were the people now in her life also involved with her in
the past? And if so, how much of their relationships was
left in the past, and how much affects their lives today?
An increasing danger builds around the heroine, as the past
reveals itself in the very real present and in the three
men who love her.
Note: Lovers of historical fiction will likely enjoy the
descriptive detail of Wales 800 years ago--story is loaded
with it. I myself tend to get lost in that much history,
but I was so interested in the developing story that I
plowed through it. There is also a degree of repetition
with the heroine's actions and beliefs that grew tiresome.
But why quibble? It's a very good read. It has recently
been reprinted, so should now be readily available.
Becca / August, 2001
Copyright © 2001
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 14, 2003