Thursday, April 7, 2016

In Another Life

In Another Life by Julie Christine Johnson is a romance novel.  Lia Carrer is a widow and she is returning to France to start again.  Her husband, Gabriel died under mysterious circumstances (he was a professional mountain bike racer).  He was in the Tour D’Arques (in France) when he was hit by Mercedes.  The car that hit him was never found.  Lia quit working on dissertation, and her work as a professor suffered as well.  Lia lost her job at Cascade University.  Lia decided it was time for a new start.  She will be staying at Le Pelerin, a cottage belonging to a friend.  Lia meets Raoul Arango who draws her into an old mystery dating back to 1208 (a very interesting period in time).  Lia and Raoul will have to research the past to unravel the mystery.

In Another Life is a good novel to help you go to sleep.  The novel contains quite a bit of history as well as many descriptive sentences on scenery, country, food, house, etc.   I was just not drawn into In Another Life (I did not find it entertaining, engaging, nor enjoyable).  I have to admit that I had to work to finish this story.  I give In Another Life 2.5 out of 5 stars.  It just went on for too long.  Some writers have a knack for combining history with fiction and making it interesting and magical.  Unfortunately, it did not happen in this novel (just being honest).  

In Another Life was a debut novel by Ms. Johnson.  I received a complimentary copy of In Another Life from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

If you enjoy cozy mysteries (like me), Amanda Flower is having a party on Facebook tonight for Crime and Poetry.  There are prizes. Check it out if you get a chance (starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.).  I am off to watch my shows and finish the book I am reading.  Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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