Shadows of the Past by Carmen Stefanescu (Review by Derek – #NerdGirlDad)


Title: Shadows of the Past

Author: Carmen Stefanescu

Published Date: December 12th 2012

Genre: Paranormal Romance


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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.

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***Derek – #NerdGirlDad’s  Review***
Though the events leading to her death are separated by many hundreds of years from the events happening to Anne their effects are nevertheless profound. The evil present in the last Mother Superior in Genevieve’s convent does not die when she does and is even hinted at as surviving in the last chapter of the tale. (So I for one hope that there is to be a sequel, preferably featuring the Wiccan White Witch you meet towards the end.)
You will have no trouble identifying with Anne and hoping she succeeds in what she is trying to do – give peace at last to Genevieve’s soul.  Once you realise what the connection is between the apparently (even to modern visitors) haunted and evil forest and the ruins found you will love the tale. The descriptions of life in medieval England were such that you will believe you are a witness and whilst you will guess what the connection is between Genevieve and Anne it does not in any way spoil your enjoyment of a first class paranormal romance.


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  • carmen

    Thank you for the lovely review!

  • Paulette Mahurin

    I loved this book and am so impressed by the author whose first language isn’t even English. Was my favorite paranormal last read. Thanks for featuring her book here. Paulette

    • carmen

      Thank you Paulette! I can only hope to someday be half the writer you are.

  • Congratulations, Carmen!

    • carmen

      Thank you for stopping by!

  • Susan Day

    What a great book and review. Congratulations to you both!

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      • Susan Day

        Thank you very much!

    • carmen

      Thank you, Susan! I am glad you enjoyed the book and the review that Derek was so kind to write about it!

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