A full house for your today with recent reviews for for two tremendous authors. And first is a review for Atonement, Tennessee by Teagan Riordain Geneviene.
About Atonement, Tennessee
Esmeralda Lawton is sick of the big city. “Ralda” was betrayed until trust became a theoretical concept. So it’s a dream come true when she buys an old estate, complete with historic cemetery. Okay, she isn’t excited about the cemetery, but she’s strangely drawn to the estate. Atonement, Tennessee, a quaint town, seems like the perfect place for her. However, her new life isn’t quiet.
The house is full of antiques. Some have extraordinary properties — a brass bed causes strange dreams, and a mirror shows the truth of who you are.
A mysterious neighbor secretly watches over the graveyard. There’s more to him than meets the eye, but what? Then there’s Gwydion, owner of Fae’s Flowers. She stubbornly resists her feelings for him.
Ralda suspects that people are drawn to Atonement to, well — atone. She wonders what sins led her there. However, her ancestress made the mistakes.
Atonement is home to more than humans. Supernaturals go there too. Some have fallen far.
This urban fantasy, seasoned with Celtic mythology, comes with a side-order of mystery. Are you sad to see the “Sookie Stackhouse” stories end? Make a visit to Atonement, Tennessee!
The latest review for Atonement, Tennessee
Esmeralda is a new arrival in the town of Atonement. She’s purchased an old estate that comes with its own cemetery and some interesting trespassers – a marvelous gang of gal-pals, an irresistible florist/handyman, and a mysterious, handsome neighbor. The magic starts off almost immediately as “Ralda” waits for the moving van and starts settling into her new life.
The tale is full of whimsy as ancient magic threads through the home and cemetery. Ralda is curious but not particularly fearful, and I enjoyed her level-headed, low key approach to the strange noises and events happening around her. The story is told mainly from her point of view. The exception is Lilith, her cat, who witnesses some of the magic but isn’t able to fill her owner in on the details.
For me, the best part of the book was the characters. If you enjoy strong female characters and genuine friendships, you won’t be disappointed. Ralda has a wry sense of humor and authentic voice. Geneviene does a great job with her internal dialog and with character interactions as a whole. The gal-pals are a delight, well-rounded individuals with a nice balance of wit and sensitivity.
Alongside the unfolding mysteries that inhabit the property, a second plotline centers on a darker “real”-life theme, which wraps up cleanly in the end. The main plot around the home’s magic and Ralda’s role in the mystery leaves a few loose ends and questions that might lend themselves toward a sequel. These did not impact my delight in the overall story.
A light and magical read for all ages.
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Also by Teagan Riordain Geneviene
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The next review is for Effrosyni Moschoudi for her book The Amulet a romantic comedy set in Greece.
About The Amulet
The Amulet is a romantic comedy of angel magic and tantalizing descriptions of Greek food. Download it at your own peril; it’ll make you feel ravenous (not to mention all loved-up!)
Katie has a guardian angel . . . she just doesn’t know it
When Katie loses her Athens office job, a gypsy woman hands her an amulet for good luck. Next, she gets hired as hotel receptionist on the Greek island of Sifnos and everything seems perfect, except for the overbearing hotel owner, Mrs. Matina. One of the guests, heart-stoppingly handsome Aggelos, keeps saving the day whenever Katie needs help. As she falls in love, she grows all the more intrigued by him and his quirky friends, including a little girl who keeps turning up on her own.
Add a psychic, half-mad elderly woman into the mix and you’re in for a few laughs. Things are not what they seem in this small, family hotel and get even more complicated when the gypsy woman shows up again. Will Katie ever work out that Aggelos is a guardian angel that came with the amulet? And if she does, will she be able to keep him? It may take a miracle. But on an island as magical as Sifnos, anything is possible!
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Katie Pavlides is unhappy working in an Athens office with an overbearing boss Roula, when Esmera a gypsy with mystical powers, gifts Katie an amulet which sets her on a new path as a hotel receptionist on the idyllic island of Sifnos.
Aggelos, Greek for angel, travels on the ferry as Katie makes her way to her post on the Cyclades. However, she soon realises that her new boss Mrs Matina is unhappy, and takes her sadness out on both her staff and her husband Spyros.
However, the amulet begins to work its magic on Mrs Matina and Spyros, and Katie falls in love with the island, its people and Aggelos…
The Amulet is a charming story for lovers of romantic comedy, angels and the supernatural. A perfect summer holiday read.
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Also by Effrosyni Moschoudi
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