Summary : After nine years, death brought her back home. Her parent's death questionable, as any murder would be, coupled with the guilt for the occur...moreSummary : After nine years, death brought her back home. Her parent's death questionable, as any murder would be, coupled with the guilt for the occurrences before they died, Evangeline keeps to herself after the funeral until her quirky and outrageous best friend talks her into a night out on the town. After some drinks to drown out the pain, guilt, and loneliness she goes home and embarks on an adventure. Entering the secret tunnel that her dad only ever told her bout that would lead to the treasure recovery room that has some of the most valuable relics. One klutzy moment lead her to gaze upon what she considered must be the most valuable relic there, the statue of a Spartan that seemed to capture her interest with its beauty. In a drunken moment, she places a kiss upon the statue that she felt drawn to and it comes to life. Dorien, the Spartan that was released from his statue state by a chance kiss, is drawn to this woman as never before. Feeling a threat of the parents murderer now aimed at Evangeline the love of his life Dorien vows to protect her no matter the cost.
My Thoughts: Kristine Cheney has you turning the page and wanting the next installment of the saga as soon as you finish. Her writing has you sharing the sorrow, passion, and rage while reading. You have it all in the first part of the saga. It comes together so beautifully and leaves you with a cliffhanger of a ending and reaching for Spartans Heart Part Two. (less)
Summary: Emma is a single mother to 5 year old Hannah who has been waking up the last six months from nightmares. At least she thought they were night...moreSummary: Emma is a single mother to 5 year old Hannah who has been waking up the last six months from nightmares. At least she thought they were nightmares until Hannah told her the evil Agremon who has been trying to get her for his master, Namirha. Emma didn't believe what Hannah was telling her and then she had her own little incident. Michael is there to help her through the incident brought on by Agremon and finally shares what has been going on with Hannah. Once Michael hears this, he tells her he is an Angel. And not just any angel, but a protector. To top it off, Emma and (most especially) Hannah, are very special in the war against evil.Emma, not believing what Michael is telling her, kicks him out and cant believe she trusted him. Then another incident, brought on by Agremon, issues Michael to move in and protect her yet again, making her a believer. Soon the rest of the Brethren show up, and the training to defeat evil begins.
My Thoughts: Deena Remiel paints the picture and you cant help but keep turning the page to see if good will triumph over evil. At one point in the book my phone rang in an intense scene, and I actually jumped. To me, I had been in that scene and Agremon was my enemy. The love and passion growing and forming between Michael and Emma had me smiling, and kept turning the page to get more. The Brethren and Hannah had me cheering out loud. At this stage i'm anxiously awaiting the next book in the series. By the end of this book, you will know......ANGELS DO EXIST.....AND EVIL BETTER WATCH OUT. (less)