A Shadow of Love
by Amy S. Cutler
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Pub Date 05 May 2022 | Archive Date 29 Sep 2022
A Shadow of Love is a paranormal romance story of an abused woman and a dead poet. When Annabelle flees her abusive husband and moves into an 1860's farmhouse, she soon learns that she is not alone; she shares her home with Christian, the ghost of a poet who killed himself in 1917.
Christian, wanting nothing but solitude, tries to scare Annabelle away, but once they come together while she is dreaming, they fall in love. The clock is ticking for Christian, for moments after his hanging his fiancé magically cursed his spirit to be stuck on earth for one hundred years, and his time is almost up.
With Annabelle's ex-husband threatening her and the spirit she has fallen in love with on the verge of disappearing, Annabelle becomes obsessed with staying with Christian, and will do anything to be with him.
Being in love with a ghost is bad enough, but for Annabelle, discovering that her true love will be crossing over at any moment pushes her over the edge of reckless behavior.
A Note From the Publisher
She is the Executive Manager at Mount Peter Ski Area, where she grew up skiing in the winter and dreaming up stories in the summer. Her favorite days are spent knocking around story ideas with her husband. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband, son, and a ridiculous amount of furry family members. She can be contacted through AmysHippieHut.com.
"A Shadow of Love is not only full of bumps in the night (though make no mistake: there's plenty of that!), but equal parts spooks and heart, this novel is a dark yet hopeful story of rebuilding, of recovery, and of letting go." -Tarver Nova, author of Sentinel Crows
"Cutler's prose grabs you from the very first line and doesn't let go. Her unique voice switches gears between gentle melancholy and total creepiness so effortlessly that I felt like I was reading a true master of the genre." -Sam Rebelein, author of Fifteen Smells for $12.99
"A spooky love story that gets your heart racing and your spine tingling! For those fans of The Ghost and Mrs. Muir who always wanted more, look no further." -Alexandra Angeloch, playwright
"Amy S. Cutler seamlessly weaves the macabre with the modern, the occult with the psychology, and the supernatural with the everyday." -Vincent deDiego Metzo, author of My Mother's Daughter and the New Rules of Time Travel series
Average rating from 6 members
"Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over." - Guy Finley
Annabelle has left her abusive husband and is starting over in a 1860's farmhouse. She is a journalist who wants quiet time to write, regroup and begin again. Except there are things that go bump in the night!
Christian has been cursed to be on the Earth for 100 years after his death. This is his farmhouse, and he doesn't want anyone in it. But he will not have to put up with interlopers much longer, his time on Earth is almost up.
Annabelle can't see him, except for in her dreams. Christian is everything she wants in a man, except for this obvious fact that he is dead.
This is not your typical ghost book. Nor is it your typical paranormal romance. This is a book about an abusive woman starting over. About friendship, about new beginnings, about letting go, and about falling in love.
This is a short book which packed an emotional punch and I found myself reaching for tissues toward the end. I am happy that I decided to pick this book up. It proved to be a captivating and endearing fast read which I read this in one sitting. I enjoyed that there were not too many characters bogging this story down. All the characters in this book contributed to the storyline.
My only complaint is really a quibble. I wished the book had a brighter cover. One that is more enticing as this is a wonderful little gem and I would hate to think of this book being judged by its cover.
Thank you to Black Rose Writing and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All the thoughts and opinions are my own
This book was so crazy weird and beautiful that I could not put it down.
Annabelle decides to leave her abusive husband and start over in the country. The house she buys is haunted by ghost named Christian. He is cursed to stay with the house for one hundred years. When Annabelle moves in everything changes, he saves her and they start to fall in love. Annabelle can only be with him in her dreams. Crazy right!
This book kept me engaged the whole time. I loved the small town and all the people who live there. This is a fast read with lots of very interesting plot twists.
The only thing I wish was different was the cover, it doesn’t match the story at all.
Thank you to NetGalley and Black Rose Writing for gifting me this book for my honest review.
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