Review: The Silent touch of shadows by Christina Courtenay

untitledThe 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.