Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves – Promised Soul by Sandra J. Jackson

I am delighted to welcome Sandra J. Jackson to the shelves of the bookstore today with her fantasy/romance novel Promised Soul.

About the book

Just as Krista’s summer plans are finalized, she is suddenly plagued by strange dreams and intense feelings of déjà vu. Feeling as though she’s losing her mind, she visits a psychic medium, only to feel more confused. When Krista arrives in England, her dreams persist, and she finds herself at the doorstep of another psychic; she needs clarity. Finally, the words she was afraid to say out loud, are spoken. Now Krista has to figure out what it all means. Promised Soul is the story of the past, the present, and the future of two souls that have been bound together by eternal and transcending love.

A selection of reviews for the book.

Thoughtful and stays with you By EJ Scott on October 8, 2016

Sandra J. Jackson’s Promised Soul takes a theme close to many of our hearts—the idea that we have loved the same person in a previous life but things didn’t work out that time around—and weaves a compelling, well-crafted and gripping tale around it. The author skilfully uses dreams and deja vue as the devices by which the protagonist, Krista and the reader share this emotional journey of discovery and love. The characters are well developed and plausible: I liked Krista from the start; of course, tour guide Aaron too, and was always rooting for them. This debut novel is a great page-turner with a most satisfying denouement. It’s also well-paced and elegantly written.I was delighted that London was chosen for the setting—because what better city is there? It was well researched, realistically delivered and helped to bring the story to life for me. For non-Londoners, the international flavour should add appeal.Promised Soul passes the test of time because I know it will stay with me for years. I think it would lend itself beautifully for adaptation to the big screen. 5 well-deserved stars!

A Very Human Fantasy  By S. M. Hart on November 28, 2016

Promised Soul by Sandra J. Jackson is the story of an ordinary person going through an extraordinary adventure. Krista, a Canadian, discovers she has a connection with a young woman named Mary, who lived in the early 1900’s in England. What I liked about this novel is that the characters face unusual situations and events like normal people. Jackson has tapped into the behavior of functional human beings. It is refreshing that she did not give her heroine supernatural powers to deal with supernatural occurrences; instead, she evokes empathy with her characters by her precise and accurate depiction of real people. Krista has doubts and questions, just like most people would in her situation. Another thing I appreciated about Promised Soul is the how the characters care for the welfare of others. Although Promised Soul is technically a romantic fantasy, Sandra Jackson makes it real.

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About Sandra Jackson

A graduate of a 3-year Graphic Design program, Sandra J. Jackson has always been creative, from drawing and painting to telling stories to her children when they were young. Her wild imagination lends itself to new and exciting ideas. Sandra’s debut novel, Promised Soul, was released in 2015 by Fountain Blue Publishing. A short story, Not Worth Saving, appeared in New Zenith Magazine’s 2016 fall issue. She also has had several sports articles published in a local newspaper. She holds a professional membership with the Canadian Author Association and is a member of Writers’ Ink.

Sandra lives with her husband and two young adult children in a rural setting in Eastern, Ontario. She is currently working on the third book of her first series.

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