Book Review: Shadows of the Past by Carmen Stefenescu

September 6, 2013 Uncategorized 0

Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
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About the book:

  • Shadows of the PastShadows of the past
  • by Carmen Stefenescu
  • Age Group: New Adult
  • Category: Paranormal / Romance
  • Pages: 231
  • Expected Publication: December 4, 2012
  • Publisher: Wild Child Publishing
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Received From: From Carmen Stefenescu for an honest review
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When Anne and Neil leave on a one-week holiday hoping to reconcile after a two-year separation, little do they know that destiny has other plans for them. Their discovery of human bones and a bejeweled cross in the hollow of a tree open the door to the supernatural realm and the anguished life of Genevieve, a nun from medieval England.

Can Anne save her relationship and help Genevieve her eternal rest?

The twists and turns in this paranormal tale keep the reader guessing up to the end and weave themselves together into a quest to rekindle love.


My Thoughts:

This book was a little odd for me. I enjoyed the paranormal aspects, but found that the back and forth between Anne and Genevieve took a little away from the story.

Although, I found myself really interested in Anne’s portion. I think I may have enjoyed this more if we had maybe found out about Genevieve in some other way. Instead of it just handed to us in time lapses. Plus the time lapses are a bit strange also. One minute we’re with Genevive when she’s older then we’re with Anne, then Genevive when she’s younger. Totally threw me.

But the plot did keep me interested. Again, more for Anne’s side of the story. I didn’t really enjoy reading about Genevieve, maybe because she was just so perfect. But as the book gets closer to the climax I enjoyed both very much! The horror aspects of course were right up my alley, but the villain didn’t seem like much of a villain, I wanted more from her.

As for paranormals this was an unusual but interesting book. Sort of ended on a cliff hanger. I almost wish it would have just let things go the way they did and then surprised us in book two, but it does have me wondering what is going to happen next, so that is a good thing.


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