Recommended Read: The Silent Touch of Shadows

The Silent Touch of ShadowsThe Silent Touch of Shadows by Christina Courtenay

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

From the Book Description on Amazon

Professional genealogist Melissa Grantham receives an invitation to visit her family’s ancestral home, Ashleigh Manor. From the moment she arrives, life-like dreams and visions haunt her. The spiritual connection to a medieval young woman and her forbidden lover have her questioning her sanity, but Melissa is determined to solve the mystery.

Jake Precy, owner of a nearby cottage, has disturbing dreams too, but it’s not until he meets Melissa that they begin to make sense. He hires her to research his family’s history, unaware their lives are already entwined. Is the mutual attraction real or the result of ghostly interference?

What I thought of it

The prologue alone led me to purchase this book; the phrasing was perfect. This leads us into the two related stories of genealogist Melissa, her daughter Jolie (a beautiful name, literally) and veterinarian Jake, and the historical romance of Sibell and Roger, which dates back to the tumultuous Wars of the Roses.

The stories from the two timelines are cleverly knitted together to slowly reveal the answer to the mystery haunting Melissa and Jake. With ghostly interference, swordplay, dysfunctional families (in both 15th century England and the present), and the bloom of new love, I found much to enjoy in this book and will be sampling other titles written by this author.

~ Joanna

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