Genres: Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance
Published by Liquid Silver Books on March 3, 2013
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Ann Gimpel has woven a tale of unforgettable love which spans two continents and reveals the shadows where our nightmares live. From the old country to the new world, one woman learns you cannot change who and what you are in a quest for everlasting love.
Relegated to a shadowy existence of half-truths, Gwendolyn lives in fear her wolf side will be discovered. She leaves the Old Country with Hunters nipping at her heels, but things in the Americas aren’t any better. Eighteenth-century society is just not kindly disposed to either shifters or witches. Mikhail, the love of her life—except the relationship always felt pretty one-sided—has been missing for a hundred years. When he shows up after escaping imprisonment from an Abbey in Austria, Gwendolyn is ecstatic to see him. But she’s afraid nothing’s really changed. Victimized by superstition and running for her life, she’s sure she’ll never be able to emerge from the shadows.
Gwendolyn Joffrey is in the Austrian forest and it’s not safe. She’s in survival mode. It’s a story of hope – an end of suffering at the hand of others. People can be cruel when there are things, and people, that they don’t understand. People are persecuted even today for what others just don’t understand.
Mikhail Charkov is a man that doesn’t realize he has a good thing staring him in the face. Instead of voicing his feelings, he keeps quiet. He’s the perfect man of his times. This story would be a great period piece. Mikhail and Gwen’s story would be something that I would watch on NetFlix.
This story then continues in my neck of the woods. If you have never been there, it is one place that you need to visit. If you ever watched the series Bewitched, you will be happy to know that the town erected a statue in honor of Samantha. This is another reason that this story would transfer well into a movie. It’s a way to remember part of our past.
If you like short reads, Ann gives that to you here. The sex is both hot and explicit. In the old days, that is something that would only be hinted at. What we would have had to imagine back then is a lot better now with authors like Ann. She is an author that never disappoints her readers. This is a book that you will want to add to your e-reader library. (Reviewed by Lynn from Romance Reader Enthusiast)