Thursday, 14 June 2012

The Silver Locket by Marie Fostino

5 Stars

When Jennifer finds her daughter is not home from school yet, her past flashed before her eyes with the memories of Jacy, love, death and becoming a mother at the age of sixteen.

People would stop Jenny and ask if the child she was with was her sister. "No this is my child." Yet the looks she got hurt her. She was 16 years old when her life changed forever. Despite being raised in a Christian home with strict religious values, some of her choices were careless, and they came with weighty consequences.

A strange combination of sadness and joy overcome her when she turns back the clock. Names and faces float through her mind like ghosts that still haunted her but as always, a smile forms on her face and she remembers only love. 

Another heart warming read from Marie Fostino, a real page turner that describes heartache and the uncertainties of growing up. It’s a tear jerker, so get the box of tissues ready. Its beautifully written, very descriptive and a delight to read.

Time Shadows by Sharon Jordan

5 stars
This is the story of Jacqueline, who through having the same dreams every night finds a psychic for answers. With the help of psychic Delphi, Jacqueline’s dreams are not just dreams; she is reliving the life of Michelle, who was married to a Jew, in the Second World War and she is pregnant with twins.

Through Michelle’s eyes, Jacqueline lives through the torment, pain, degradation of living in a German death camp, and being submitted to experiments due to carrying twins.

I found this book “unputdownable”, it was well written, descriptive and easy to read, and it had me gripped by the first chapter. The story however gave you an insight of the horrors that went on in the German death camps, and the tension at the end of the book will mean you will be reading throughout the night.