I am filling in for Heather this month as she cares for her adorable new baby and herself!
I chose Souls Entwined because it was one of our Pitcharama entrants back a few years ago. It is the first in a trilogy, and the third book is due for release next month!
When a cursed family heirloom sends Gretta Dobbs back in time, a hunky construction worker, Sam Daggett, suddenly finds himself love struck and joins her adventure. Their souls entwine within the bodies of young lovers on a Greek island in 1829, where they begin to unravel the mysteries behind Gretta’s ring all while avoiding a bloodthirsty pirate who is determined to seek revenge. Gretta and Sam must find the secrets needed to save her and her relatives from an afterlife in purgatory and return to their own lives—or risk becoming prisoners of the past, continuing the evil cycle of the ring’s curse.
I’ve had this sitting on my Kindle for a long time, but it kept getting pushed back. Anne was a contestant in Aussie Owned and Read’s Pitcharama a few years back, which is where she got this book deal. I’ve been intrigued to read it ever since.
In the beginning, we see several women in the PIT, a limbo state as they wait to be freed by their descendants. A curse has been placed on their family, and they are determined to have it broken.
Enter Sam, a smart young man who has lost his way since his mother’s death. He dropped out of college to care for his father, and lives each day missing his mother. Until Gretta literally stumbles into his life. She’s part of the cursed family, and together, they are sent back to observe the events leading to the curse in hopes of finding a way to break it.
I don’t know if anyone out there has played Assassin’s Creed, or at least knows the concept. To me, this has a similar feel. The main character are sent back in time to figure out the answers for current day problems. I love the set of the Grecian Islands, along with the action of pirates blended with romance.
My complaint would be the perspectives sometimes feel jumpy, and there were times I had to go back to figure out who said what.
I have a feeling with this open ending this is the first book in a series. If not, I’m pretty bummed. I want to see what happens with Sam and Gretta.
This book has a steady flow, slow in some places, but in general I enjoyed the pace and the action, and the characters captured my heart.
Katie Teller is a writer of NA fiction. Her debut, Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh, has sold more than 50,000 copies. You can find out more about Katie, the Kiya trilogy, and her other books on twitter, facebook, instagram or at her own blog.