"a very compelling read"
Things haven't been going well for Rabbi Peggy Witwater
lately. Not only was she passed over for the position of
Senior Rabbi, but the man she's always had a crush on
since they grew up together is getting married today. At
least she doesn't have to perform the ceremony, Daniel's
older brother, Jeff, has been asked to do it. Just before
the ceremony, Daniel calls off the wedding and then
collapses. As far as Peggy is concerned, no big loss since
she never felt Daniel and his fiancée were a good match to
begin with. After failing to try and make up with his ex-
fiancée, Daniel starts spending a lot of time with Peggy.
Of course, they've always been friends, but lately, Peggy
is getting a sexual vibe from Daniel. On top of this, the
new Senior Rabbi is making all kinds of changes—changes
Peggy doesn't like—and she's continually at loggerheads
Daniel met Leah on-line when he needed some ghost writing
done. The two of them became friends and this progressed
into becoming on-line lovers. When Leah said she was
leaving her alcoholic husband to go to Daniel, he panicked
and broke off their relationship. The very next day, he
became engaged. Now we jump ahead a bit. Ever since the
day he was supposed to get married, Daniel's been
experiencing black outs and he doesn't know what he's been
doing during those times. Not surprisingly, Daniel has
also been experiencing some kind of visions. He sees
himself as a pregnant woman wanting to abort the unborn
child. He's also become aware of his old friend Peggy in a
Eventually, the two of them do become intimate but Peggy
is increasingly worried about Daniel's condition and so is
Jeff. When Jeff's wife, Allison, a psychiatrist,
hypnotizes Daniel, he says a lot of things he could have
no way of knowing. Allison is convinced Daniel is
suffering from multiple personalities, but Peggy isn't so
sure. She thinks Daniel is possessed and Jeff agrees with
Exactly what is wrong with Daniel? Is he possessed by
Leah? What of the budding relationship between Peggy and
Daniel? And don't forget the problems Peggy is having with
the new Senior Rabbi. Will she ever be able to accept his
SOUL OBSESSION is a dark, gritty read. Amy Wolff Sorter
does an excellent job of bringing us into the life of an
unmarried, female rabbi dealing with the same problems all
of us have: love, our jobs and personal relationships. But
this isn't just a normal romance, we have the added
element of an angry spirit, one trying to take over
Daniel's life. This is a very compelling read and kept me
turning pages throughout the entire story. If you're in
the mood for something that will grab your attention and
keep you turning pages, don't miss this one!
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted May 20, 2007
A story blazing with reluctant passion, bitter betrayal, ghostly retribution and the battle for a man's very soul......
A brilliant businessman...
Daniel Grogan is at the top of his game as he prepares to marry a wealthy socialite. But something goes wrong on his wedding day and his path takes a crazy turn toward strange visions of mountains and oceans, and a growing obsession about a woman he's never met face to face.
A rebellious rabbi...
Peggy Witwater entered the rabbinate to serve her people. When congregational politics deal her a vicious blow, she fights the tide of change while trying to help Daniel; not realizing her actions could ignite her own deeply buried obsessions.
Passion and vengeance from beyond the grave...
As Daniel and Peggy are drawn toward one another, they fall under the shadow of a vengeful spirit who will stop at nothing to claim Daniel. To win the battle for his soul, Daniel must acknowledge past wrongs, or risk falling into an eternal--and fatal--enchantment.
*Also available in e-book from Amber Quill Press