Sunday, 1 July 2012

Earthbound by JM Dragon & Erin O'Reilly

Amanda Lawson was happy. She had a wonderful partner, Gwen and they had been together for eight glorious years. One terrible day everything changed. A cement truck ran into them, killing Gwen and seriously injuring Amanda. Now Amanda is in constant pain and on the verge of committing suicide. How can she possibly go on living without her beloved Gwen? Even now, two years later, Amanda’s life is a mess and on hold.

One day, mysteriously, a 1999 phone book appears, opened on a page for a spiritual healer. After reading ‘Let me heal you with the light’, Amanda believes that Gwen is reaching out to her from beyond the grave. She dials the number for Luminitsa, the healer and arranges to visit for a consultation.

When Amanda visits Luminitsa and her gorgeous granddaughter, Raphaela, (Rae), Amanda feels that her life may not be over after all. For the first time in over two years, Amanda feels hope.

Amanda has to embrace the knowledge Luminitsa and Rae have to impart in order to leave her world of pain and pills behind her. But will Amanda be believe in them or be strong enough? Can Amanda let herself go completely to get her life back again? For Amanda to be able to live her life and love again, she has to let Gwen go. Will she be able to?

This book was previously offered as a free read, but has been totally re-edited.

The story is unusual, a page turner and is extremely well written. Both JM Dragon and Erin O’Reilly are accomplished and wonderful writers in their own right. Together this magnificent writing duo have produced an above average book, with a storyline that ensures you won’t want to put the book down until you’ve turned the last page.

The story is a mixture of the supernatural and romance. In my opinion an excellent mix of the two. The actual storytelling is superb. Both angst and humor radiates from it’s pages. The scenic descriptions ensured that I felt a part of the story alongside of the characters as the story unfolded. Very cleverly written.

There are three main characters in this book, Amanda, Rae and Luminitsa. They are all multidimensional and loveable characters. They are backed up with some equally important minor characters who are essential in the telling of this story and progress it forward at a nice pace to it’s conclusion. Which came far too soon for me.

I would like to see more from Amanda, Rae and Luminitsa in the future. But any book JM Dragon and Erin O’Reilly write, will be more than welcome on my bookshelf.

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