Thursday, April 14, 2016

Book Review: Image of Her by Lorna Peel

Images of Her 

by Lorna Peel

Pages: 299

Release Date: May 11, 2016

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 Rachel Harris had been abandoned as a baby on the steps of a church-run children’s home in England, then later adopted. Who was her birth mother and what were the circumstances which led her to give up her baby?

Searching for someone who doesn’t want to be found seems a hopeless task, until Rachel meets Matthew Williams, a Church of England clergyman.

Then anonymous and increasingly frightening attempts begin and threaten to end their relationship. Are these actions connected to the mysterious events surrounding Rachel’s abandonment?

My Review:
I think that when someone writes a blog book review, it will always be a little more of a personal review. Mainly because it's a blog, the blog owner wants to state their opinions and express how they feel. In most reviews and books, I try to connect with the MC or reader in some way. So it feels more like a friend talking to you about a book, instead of some random stranger. I always try to give fair and honest reviews.

Even though I enjoyed this book, I still had some issues and concerns about it. In all honesty this book could have been made into two, especially if they author add in more details and added in to the scenes we only got a sneak peek of. Certain parts of the books would jump from one event to the other. The plot was a little crowded and a bit hard to follow. It took me once or twice to understand what was going on, and I had to reread those areas. 

Besides those things I thought the main idea of the book was great, if only it was executed in a better light. I would have been in love with the book if that was the case. I was pleased with the chemistry between the main character and love interest. I truly think they were the perfect couple. This book did bring a couple of tears to my eyes, for certain reasons. But if I got into that this review would grow a little too personal. 

Would I read other books by Ms. Peel? Yes

I never thought I would read a book that was a tad bit religious. Growing up in a church where their tried to say everything was a sin, I loved how this book shows that just because you believe in a religion. It does not define who you are or is a excuse for your actions. 

I am an American, and I have to admit some of the saying or words I had to look up. I suck at American sayings half the time but I love reading and learning about different cultures. To wrap up this book review, I liked this book it was really good. It is a book you can get lost in, so go check it out and maybe get lost in its pages.

About the Author:

 Lorna Peel is an author of contemporary and historical romantic fiction. She has had work published in three Irish magazines – historical articles on The Stone of Scone in ‘Ireland’s Own’, on The Irish Potato Famine in the ‘Leitrim Guardian’, and Lucy’s Lesson, a contemporary short story in ‘Woman’s Way’.

Her debut novel, ONLY YOU, a contemporary romance set in London, England, was published in 2014. INTO THE UNKNOWN, a World War Two romance set in London, the south east of England, and Ireland, was published in 2015 and reached Amazon’s top 20 best sellers in 20th Century Historical Romance. THE IMAGE OF HER, an adoption romantic suspense, will be published on 11 May 2016.

Lorna was born in England and lived in North Wales until her family moved to Ireland to become farmers, which is a book in itself! She lives in rural Ireland, where she writes, researches her family history, and grows fruit and vegetables. She also keeps chickens (and a Guinea Hen who now thinks she’s a chicken!).


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