Unbeknownst to her, Cara Page is a modern day descendent of the legendary King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. Her mother is in a mental facility and herUnbeknownst to her, Cara Page is a modern day descendent of the legendary King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. Her mother is in a mental facility and her father is barely coping with the situation especially when it looks like Cara is showing signs of the same affliction. Cara has been experiencing extremely vivid dreams – nightmares! – that seem to foretell future events. When she shares this with a boyfriend, she finds herself ostracized and labeled crazy! She’s starting to believe the rumors herself when a gorgeous new guy appears at school. Lance seems to really understand her problem and know what is happening to her. Along with his friends, Wyn and Percy, Lance arrives at Cara’s home late one night and convinces her that she’s in mortal danger and must leave with them at once. He takes her to the one person that can explain it all … Merlin.
Thus begins this new, young adult series building on the Arthurian mythos by Nicola S. Dorrington. The present day setting, the youth of the characters that we normally envision as grown adults, the suspense, and the romance all blend together for an immensely enjoyable reading experience. The resolution to the story also leaves the reader ready for the next installment in the series. I really enjoyed this book and I think others that have a penchant for tales of Camelot and young adult paranormal fiction will, too.
Thank you, Goodreads, for introducing me to a new favorite. ...more
A Great New Installment in the Whiskey Creek series!
When Phoenix Fuller returns to Whiskey Creek after serving 17 years in prison for a crime she didnA Great New Installment in the Whiskey Creek series!
When Phoenix Fuller returns to Whiskey Creek after serving 17 years in prison for a crime she didn’t commit, all she wants is to build a relationship with her son, Jacob, and mother, Lizzie. Unfortunately, the families of her son’s father, Riley Stinson, and the girl she was convicted of murdering, Lori Mansfield, still live in the same town and don’t want her anywhere near them. But when Phoenix and Riley meet again, the attraction that brought them together so many years earlier is still strong, and with the bond of their son between them, they are repeatedly drawn into each other’s company. And so the story unfolds...
Brenda Novak has written a solid, gutsy story of love and redemption. Part of the wonderful Whiskey Creek series, I definitely liked this one the best so far. Readers have been teased with bits and pieces of Phoenix and Riley’s story all along the way mentioned as a sidebar in each of the previous couples’ tales, and I really expected Phoenix to be a wild-eyed, crazy person. The character couldn’t have been further from the truth. Riley, the immature, teenage boy that was involved with the young Phoenix, has also grown into a mature, loving man and father, and the best male lead of all Brenda’s Whiskey Creek heroes.
I can easily recommend this book especially to those that have experience the previous episodes in the series. (Though not required – this book will stand on its own – the foreshadowing of the previous novels just made this one’s telling and resolution that much more enjoyable.) ...more