- Book I
January 2011 / ISBN 0971679096
Historical/Supernatural / Contemporary & early 17th century
by Rachel A Hyde
Shae Howard finds herself with a most unusual patient to treat;
a woman claiming to be from the early 17th century. Phoebe Wynne’s
incredible tale sounds too far-fetched to be true, but everything
she says and does proclaims her to be a woman from nearly four hundred
years ago. Shae’s ex-husband Lee Crowley is interested in
Phoebe’s story as it comes out bit by bit during her sessions
with Shae, and soon he is also interested in Phoebe herself.
his is a most enjoyable and unusual story from an author with a
history of writing historical and supernatural novels. Most people
think of Salem when they think of witch trials, but evidence shows
that in Virginia it had happened much earlier in the 17th century.
Phoebe’s fascinating story is told in her own words which
makes it seem more immediate and involving; the rest of the story
is told in the third person as she interacts with the modern characters.
There is a lot packed into this well paced tale; real history told
in a very involving way, relationships of various kinds played out
in the past and present, and of course romance. It is easy to overdo
any novel involving witch trials and turn it into a melodrama, but
this has not happened here and Phoebe comes across as a very real
young woman who responds in believable ways to many situations.
If you enjoy history, and the rather rare experience of reading
a grownup paranormal romance that features neither vampires nor
werewolves, then this is surely for you.
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