4 out of 4 stars
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Romance, mystery, and time travel through past life regression, just the right ingredients for an excellent story! Add in historical content and it adds just the right spice!
Mark and Amanda meet when Amanda saves Mark’s life during a horrible train accident in Chicago. Both see each other and just know that they know each other, but from where? And how does the clock in the antique shop they both fall into during the accident tie into their lives? The journey to find out takes them from this life into another.
Samyann is a true storyteller. She knows how to weave a tale with words that takes us on a journey to another time and place. We can imagine the horror the characters go through when they first meet when Amanda saves Mark’s life during the train accident, and then as Amanda relives the horrors of her past life as a child during the civil war. We can hear the ticking of the clock and see the blue sapphire in the locket, both of which tie the two lives together. In addition to the beautiful story, we also get a history lesson of the deep south during the civil war and a tour of both past and modern-day Chicago. She describes the great Chicago fire with such detail that we can feel the fear and the panic as the fire moves closer and imagine the smoke-filled air as the characters race to escape the fire. The conclusion takes all the pieces of the puzzle that were given to us throughout the book and completed the puzzle, not only by showing us who they were in their former lives, but how those lives in the past connect to the lives in the present.
You know a book is good when it draws you in at the very beginning and makes you want to keep turning the pages to find out what happens next. This book did not disappoint at all. I give this book a 4 out of 4 because the writing was impeccable, and the story was captivating.
The transition between the two lives was clearly labeled in each chapter, so you moved from one life to the other seamlessly. In addition, Samyann provided the sources where she got her information and provided links to those sources in case the reader wanted to do more research.
If you are looking for a good book to read, I highly recommend Yesterday!
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