The Silent touch of shadows by Christina Courtenay
“What will it take to put the past to rest?
Professional genealogist Melissa Grantham receives an invitation to visit her family’s ancestral home, Ashleigh Manor. From the moment she arrives, life-like dreams and visions haunt her. The spiritual connection to a medieval young woman and her forbidden lover have her questioning her sanity, but Melissa is determined to solve the mystery.
Jake Precy, owner of a nearby cottage, has disturbing dreams too, but it’s not until he meets Melissa that they begin to make sense. He hires her to research his family’s history, unaware their lives are already entwined. Is the mutual attraction real or the result of ghostly interference? A haunting love story set partly in the present and partly in fifteenth century Kent.
Winner of the 2012 Best Historical Read award from the Festival of Romance. ”
Genealogist Melissa goes to her family’s Manor and from the moment she walks in, she is plagued with de ja vu. When a neighbour, Jake, asks her to research his family tree – what they discover is a twisting branch they both share.
A hauntingly beautiful romance that spans the ages and is often bitter-sweet. It was enough to send me on an emotional roller coaster ride and got me totally addicted.
Christina Courtenay is one of those authors that submerge you into their world and keeps you riveted until the end.
This is a must read for time-slip fan and Barbara Erskine fans. It is a gorgeous read, that I highly recommend.
Monsoon Mists by Christina Courtenay
“Sometimes the most precious things cannot be bought…
It’s 1759 and Jamie Kinross has travelled far to escape his troubled past – from the pine forests of Sweden to the bustling streets of India.
In India he starts a new life as a gem trader, but when his mentor’s family are kidnapped as part of a criminal plot, he vows to save them and embarks on a dangerous mission to the city of Surat, carrying the stolen talisman of an Indian Rajah.
There he encounters Zarmina Miller. She is rich and beautiful, but her infamous haughtiness has earned her a nickname: “The Ice Widow”. Jamie is instantly tempted by the challenge she presents.
But when it becomes clear that Zarmina’s step-son is involved in the plot, he begins to see another side to her – a dark past to rival his own and a heart just waiting to be thawed. But is it too late? ”
Monsoon mists is third book in the epic Kinross series, that started with Trade winds and then Highland storms. It can be read as a stand alone, but I suggest you read them in order. I can guarantee you won’t want to miss any part of this majestic saga.
Sweeping the globe, James reaches India, hoping to escape his troubled past. He meets Zarmina and their turbulent romance tries to gain a foot hold against all odds.
Monsoon mists is full of intrigue and adventure, enough to keep any reader hooked from the first page. At its core is a heart warming romance that will melt the most stoic of hearts.
Christina Courtenay is an author of impeccable talent and her books have become a bench mark for quality and exceptional detailed stories. If you haven’t read any of her other novels, I can highly recommend all her works.
The Kinross series is an exciting romantic series that should not be missed. Five stars are not enough to extol how highly I rate this series.