Saturday, 4 August 2012

Book Review - Full Circle by Irina Shapiro

Title - Full Circle

Author - Irina Shapiro

Format - Kindle

Length - 203 pages


Blurb from Amazon
After suffering a minor head injury during a mugging, Rebecca begins to have vivid, detailed dreams of Lily, a young woman living in London during the Blitz. As Rebecca lives through Lily’s joys and heartbreaks she gets drawn deeper and deeper into Lily’s world. Who is Lily and what is her connection to Rebecca? Are these dreams a product of her imagination or are they memories of another life? Unable to suppress her need for answers any longer, Rebecca travels to London to search for clues and as she delves into the past, she finds her own unexpected future.

I have never read any books by this author before, and saw it as a special offer on Kindle so thought I'd give it a go as I was intrigued by the synopsis.

I have to say I really loved the concept of the story, set in both WWII and present day. It was a beautiful love story based in wartime London. Rebecca, living in the present day, kept dreaming of Lily and her life in London in the war and her dreams were so vivid that she had to go to the city to find out more about Lily, and find out how the two of them are connected.

The way the book flows from the past to present day with ease is really well written and I was soon immersed in the story and couldn't put the book down, as I desperately wanted to know where the link was between the two characters.

Gramatically it needed a LOT of tweeking and a better proof reader; and more research needed to be done in relation to the locations mentioned, which is why I dropped it a star; however the well written characters and an intriguing story line, with a twist at the end, keeps the reader hooked.

I will certainly be reading more from this author.