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3.67  ·  Rating details ·  177 ratings  ·  64 reviews
When photographer Justine Callaway, walks into the deserted English mansion, Paradine Park, she doesn’t suspect that she is opening the door to the greatest mystery—and magic—of her life.

Justine becomes obsessed by the family who used to live in the house, especially the oldest son, Adam Buchanan. But why is she so drawn to a man who had killed his brother nine years befor
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Paperback, 366 pages
Published December 31st 2013 by Portable Magic Ltd. (first published April 1st 2005)
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So, I Read This Book Today
Review: Windwalker by Natasha Mostert Through me you pass into the city of woe: Through me you pass into eternal pain: Through me among the people lost for aye. Justice the founder of my fabric moved: To rear me was the task of power divine, Supremest wisdom, and primeval love. Before me things create were none, save things Eternal, and eternal I shall endure. All hope abandon, ye who enter here. -Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
This life’s dim windows of the soul Distorts the heavens from pol
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Dianne
Jun 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Are you ready to FEEL the dark and raw emotional power of a book? Windwalker By Natasha Mostert is a dark romance filled with intrigue and mystery as two people pass through each day shrouded in the dark shadows of their past. Half a world apart, a murderer and a suicidal danger magnet feel the essence of each other, but only one understands what this means. Soulmates, passing through time and reincarnation never quite connecting, until now, but will fate allow them to finally be together and fe ...more
 Chele
Apr 05, 2016 marked it as pass-not-for-me
Per the Super Librarian: "No dialogue, a plot that packs no suspenseful punch, a completely unsatisfactory romance, and an ending that has no business being in a novel marketed as romance – Windwalker more than earned this one-heart review." Thank you Wendy, for taking one for the team and saving us!
So, I Read This Book Today
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Spiritual books
Recommended to So, I Read This Book Today by: Natasha Mostert
Through me you pass into the city of woe:
Through me you pass into eternal pain:
Through me among the people lost for aye.
Justice the founder of my fabric moved:
To rear me was the task of power divine,
Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.
Before me things create were none, save things
Eternal, and eternal I shall endure.
All hope abandon, ye who enter here.

-Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

This life’s dim windows of the soul
Distorts the heavens from pole to pole
And leads you to believe a lie
When you
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T
Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, dark, favorite
This is a beautifully written love story! There's a little dark and some illusions to otherworldly and a bunch of mystery. And alas, a sadly beautiful ending.
This book stands out to me as different from Mostert's other works because of it's poetic style. The words. The words paint pictures. So well done. A favorite among favorites
Ian Wood
This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV. Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here.

I rated this novel worthy!

(warning: spoilers!)

This is the second of Mostert's novels that I've read. I just got through the first, and really liked it, but this one, at least superficially, appeared to me to be almost a carbon copy of the first,
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Teri
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Incredible novel, previously titled, "Windwalker".
Vanya D.
May 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
NOTE: I received this title via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

I started reading Windwalker after finishing with Midnight Tide. I was already aware of Mostert’s writing style, and knew (mostly) what to expect of her in plot complicity. I knew that there won’t be much of a murder mystery, because even though the killer isn’t revealed until way later, it’s quite obvious who it was – and I was right. I think this can be classified as a stalker mystery, where the creepy factor is upped b
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Hannah
Jan 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I normally don't like books that break my heart, which this book did, but their is something about this book that just makes you like it. It's a mystery, a romance and suspense with a touch of paranormal rolled into one beautifully written story about two lonely people destined to be together. Soul mates living different lives over and over until they meet in this life. Are they meant to be together in this life or is it just the beginning of the end. A star-crossed lovers tale way better then a ...more
Shannon L. Gonzalez
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WINDWALKER
Natasha Mostert

Can Love Find its Way Through Tragedy and Murder, Across Time and Past Lives?

Author Natasha Mostert had created yet again, an imaginative story so captivating, enthralling and brilliant; the reader can’t help but feel haunted by it after reading.

The story details two lives, both tragic. Privileged Adam Buchanan kills his brother Robert after a lifelong rivalry finally comes to a head. Photojournalist Justine Calloway runs from the recent death of her brother, caused by
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Home. Love. Books.
Sep 21, 2014 rated it liked it
To read this review and others like it check out my site at www.homelovebooks.com

I picked up this book after reading Season of the Witch by the same author, a book I thought was both well written and interesting. I think one of the things that is particularly interesting about this author is that she tends to blend genres, you end up with an urban fantasy book with romance, mystery, and suspense, and as a reader I have always been a big fan of authors would mix genres, I think it allows them mo
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Puddlyduck
Windwalker contains some incredibly beautiful imagery, painting vivid pictures of the harsh deserts and a haunting English countryside. You're thrust into this lusciously crafted world from the very first page and Mostert maintains this practice whenever a new environment is introduced.

It is undeniably evident that the author has put a lot of effort into her research. The locales, creatures and characters' hobbies are described to a depth that truly helps you immerse into Windwalker's world.

And
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Becky
Feb 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
In an attempt to escape from the memory of her brother’s recent death, photographer Justine Callaway takes a job as the caretaker of an English manor called Paradine Park. She knows nothing of the house’s dark history but is immediately drawn to the neglected estate and soon finds herself becoming obsessed with events that took place there nearly a decade ago.

Paradine Park was once the not so happy home of the Buchanan family. One evening, eldest son Adam snapped and murdered his own brother. A
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Sarah-Jayne Briggs
Apr 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
(I received a free copy of this book, through NetGalley, in exchange for a review).

(This review may contain spoilers).

I didn't realise until I started reading this book that I'd read it before. I know the author, but only remembered two of her books that I'd read. This wasn't either of them.

Although not a concept heavily explored in this book, I found the idea of different paths - always searching for one's soulmate throughout consecutive lives - quite an intriguing one. It's something I would h
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Honeypie
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014, net-galley
I LOVE IT. I immensely enjoyed reading the book. Granted that, similar to the comments of other readers, the ending was a little blah, the novel was still worth it.

Windwalker is about Justine and Adam, who are "soulmates". The book follows their story as they search for each other through the unfamiliar longing within them, how they found each other, got separated, and how they will meet again [eventually]... in another time.

Seems simple? Not really. There were several scenes and mini-stories th
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Nancy
Jan 21, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Soulmates and Doomed Love: Windwalker by Natasha Mostert

Justine Callaway, a freelance photographer, takes a job as caretaker of a once beautiful house now sinking into ruin. She took the job trying to escape from the terrible sadness of her brother's death. While exploring the house, she finds a locked armoire, opens it and finds a man's clothing. Fingering the corduroy jacket, she feels a connection to the person who wore it.

Adam Buchanan, the owner of the jacket, killed his brother thereby de
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Literati Literature Lovers
3.5 stars

This was a tale of two people destined to be with each other. Both had past lives that haunted them continuously. They ran from their homes, both desperately trying to escape the guilt and shame that burdened them. If you love books about destiny and soul mates, this is the book for you. However, I found Adam’s and Justine’s obsession over the other, especially when they never met, irritatingly fanatical. The pace of the book seemed too slow for my taste and there were too many story l
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Lily at Bookluvrs Haven
Oct 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley

Review originally featured on Bookluvrs Haven.

Whoaah!!!

Where has this author been all my life???




This novel was exactly what I hoped it would be from the very first glance at this beautiful cover. Yes... Shallow, I admit. But the cover is undoubtedly attractive and caught my eye while browsing selections on Netgalley.com.

This was a delicious story, filled with the mystery and intrigue promised in the synopsis of this book, with a delightful gothic feel. But what I did not anticipate was the rivet
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Melanie
Jan 27, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgallery
Windwalker by Natasha Mostert is a good read, although I felt it could have been a GREAT READ.

When I requested to read Windwalker and 2 other books by Natasha Mostert on Netgalley I had not heard of her before. What struck me was the genre she wrote in - it appeared to be slightly varied and could not be put into one category. Being someone who isn't always easily pleased with 1 genre I felt her writing style could be for me - I was right (To a degree).

Windwalker is an interesting concept for
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Sian Thomas
Feb 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, favourites
From Rebel Angel.
I wanted something easy to read after trawling through the Poisonwood Bible, and this seemed right up my street with mentions of mystery, magic and soul mates. One reviewer on Goodreads gave it 1 star and said: "If you believe in soul mates and lovers who are reincarnated and fated to search for the partner with whom they have had disastrous relationships in the past, Windwalker will please you." And that ridiculous description made me decide to read it - oops! The story itself
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Sylvia Becker
Mar 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, netgalley
After reading Natasha Mostert's Season of the Witch, I decided to read Windwalker, another of Mostert's novels. Windwalker is a novel of magic and romance that explores the stories of two soul mates that feel destined to find each other. The story features a murderer who seeks to forgive himself of a crime he committed long ago, but who may not be able to find happiness. With this description, I could not avoid reading it, and it did not disappoint me.

The book took a couple of pages longer to gr
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Jen
Jan 28, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If you believe in soul mates and lovers who are reincarnated and fated to search for the partner with whom they have had disastrous relationships in the past, Windwalker will please you.

Photographer Justine Calloway's guilt over the death of her brother results in a withdrawal from her career. She takes a job as a caretaker of an old mansion with a bleak past and feels sorry for herself, not just because of her guilt, but because she is missing something in her life...a soul mate, a predestined
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Shay Williams
Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dark-fantasy
It has been a while since I have written up a review and I am sorry. My reading seems to have slowed down lately due to headaches and other health issues. That and the fact that when I am laying down it is so much easier to listen to a book then read it. And then I stumble upon a book like WINDWALKER.



This is a book that I am both glad that I took the time to sit down and read, and one that I am very sorry that it is over. It's not often that I book will bring me to tears but this one succeeded.
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Kushnuma
I received a free ebook copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Justine Calloway, a photographer, has just moved into a new house, Paradine Park, as a caretaker. There she finds out that Paradine Park has many memories with the murder of Richard Buchanan by his brother Adam Buchanan and their mothers suicide following it. Despite Justine knowing that Adam murdered his brother, she seems to feel a connection with him...

Adam Buchanan escaped to South Africa after murdering his brother
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Marc
Apr 02, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
While I enjoyed the story I’m finding that writing the review is difficult as the story does not fall neatly into a genre. Mostly it’s a “fantasizing romance” where the characters dream about a future relationship mixed with a mystery novel, mixed with a low key horror/thriller mixed with a couple of supernatural elements. Lovers of a particular genre will likely be unsatisfied. Another problem is far too many improbable elements. It’s like the author took a bunch of good ideas and tossed them i ...more
Aditi ~ •A Thousand Words A Million Books
*I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review:*

And yet again, Natasha Mostert manages to thrill, shock and inspire the writer in me to, well, aspire to be like her! - Windwalker is, plainly put, BRILLIANT!

I downloaded this title onto my kindle when I was a newbie Net-Galley reviewer, and, of course, I pretty much downloaded everything I could find/ was approved for. Which left me with about thirty books, and not a lot of time. Hence, it is only now, that I got to both books b
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Krystal
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
I found this author through Netgalley some time ago (in fact, I absolutely loved her novel Season of the Witch), so I was super excited to read this one. However where Season of the Witch was brilliant and engaging, this novel seemed to fall quite short of the mark.

The story-lines were over complex to the point of being either completely confusing or completely pointless (in fact there were instances of characters disappearing from the story completely), and I couldn't find myself even getting
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Theresa
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Windwalker
by Natasha Mostert
The book looks into the depths of despair the separation of souls. Two destined lovers have found it hard to connect over a number of lifetimes. Justine, the central female character is haunted by the loss of her brother... Her guilty feelings stemming from his death hangs like a noose around her neck. She tries to find forgiveness, but only to find love and redemption. The price she must pay for her happiness will be the cost of protecting the man she loves. Adam is
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Tamra LeValley
Mar 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Justine, a photo journalist, has decided to hide herself away at a house called Paradine Park after the death of her brother which was her fault. Nine years prior, the owner of this house, Adam, killed his brother and then ran away. The house has become dilapidated and Justine has been hired to keep watch over it until it can be turned into a hotel. While there she becomes enamored with Adam and a wolf that shows up in her pictures. She knows that he is the man she has been seeking her entire li ...more
Jay Williams
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A spell-binding story of love, redemption, and self-discovery. One of Mostert's best as she takes you to a deserted mansion in the English countryside. Evil characters abound as the heroine, Justine, takes on a caretaker job to hide from the demons tormenting her. Half a world away, a diamond-diver with ties to the house dreams of his soul mate he has been seeking through many reincarnations. The descriptions are spot-on, and have just enough detail to create great mental images for the reader w ...more
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