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18 January 2017

Blog Tour: Review: Chasing Shadows by TA Williams

Amy had it all – money, brains and beauty. And then the accident happened.

The Present Day: Left blind and without her family, Amy feels she needs to get away. On a trip along the Camino, she is accompanied by the mysterious and troubled Luke. Having been set up to help Amy by a mutual friend, Luke finds he is also running from his past…

1314: A Templar Knight, Luc, is also running. He meets the wife of a former comrade, now blinded in a terrifying attack: Aimee. Taking her under his wing, they must journey together through a dangerous world.

As they travel through the stunning scenery of Northern Spain, this couple, so very like Luke and Amy, emerge from the shadows of time carrying a treasure of inestimable value.

Source: Blog Tour | Review Consideration | NetGalley Request

5 Words: Hope, history, friendship, travel, romance.

When it comes to time slip, I'm usually on the fence. I usually start over thinking it, I get distracted by the theory behind it, I find myself slipping out of the story rather than into different times. But in this case? I was so absorbed in the story itself that I forgot to get distracted.

And I loved it.

I loved Amy as a character, how she happened to be blind but it didn't define her. She was strong and feisty and a joy to read.

The relationships between the characters felt very natural to me, none of it was rushed. By the end I felt that I knew them and I finished wondering what would happen next for them.

Just from reading, I feel that the author is a fan of history - there was passion evident in the research and it made it all the more vivid when reading the historical parts of the story. I also liked the thread of mystery that kept me guessing.

This book is very different from the author's other works, so I was pleasantly surprised when I read this. The blend of historical and contemporary really works well.

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