Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Review | Shadows of the Past by Carmen Stefanescu


When Anne and Neil leave on a one-week holiday hoping to reconcile after a two-year separation, little do they know that destiny has other plans for them. Their discovery of human bones and a bejeweled cross in the hollow of a tree open the door to the supernatural realm and the anguished life of Genevieve, a nun from medieval England.

Can Anne save her relationship and help Genevieve her eternal rest?

The twists and turns in this paranormal tale keep the reader guessing up to the end and weave themselves together into a quest to rekindle love.


I enjoyed reading this book.  Following the Anne's life and the newly found knowledge of her connection to her past.  It was a unique page turner, one that kept you guessing and wondering what was to happen next.  There were moments where I wanted to cringe and turn away from what was happening.  Other times where I wanted to scream at the characters to run away.

Anne not knowing what she was getting herself into following the voice inside her head, visions and dreams.  She and Neil find themselves in a predicament where turning back is not an option.  To solve the mystery of their own past, they must keep going.

Will Anne's past haunt her for the rest of her life?  Will Neil and Anne get out of this alive?  Genevieve is adamant about finding peace once and for all...

About the Author
Carmen was born in Romania, the native country of the infamous vampire Count Dracula.

She graduated the Bucharest University, the Germanic Languages Faculty.Teacher of English and German in her native country and mother of two daughters, Carmen Stefanescu survived the grim years of communist oppression, by escaping in a parallel world, that of the books.



  1. Really loved this book, one of my favorite paranormal reads this year. So glad you also enjoyed. Paulette

    1. Thank you, Paulette!
      Coming from you, a prize awarded writer, the praise is more valuable.

  2. great review! I am Carmen's biggest fan! She is a wonderful writer and Shadows of the Past was a fantastic story!

    1. Thank you Amanda for the permanent support and for being my fan!
      Bless you!

  3. Thank you,Julia, for reading and reviewing Shadows of the Past! I am so glad you enjoyed it. This is a writer's greatest pleasure when readers enjoy her/his story.


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