Book & Author Details:
Amelia’s Children by Greta Cribbs
Publication date: October 4th 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
In 1985 Amelia Davis is brutally murdered in the woods outside of Laurel Hill. Her killer is never caught. Thirty years later, David Jenson comes to town on what he calls “personal business”, though he won’t tell anyone what that business is. Could he have some connection to the town’s most infamous cold case?
Sarah Hathaway has just returned to her hometown in the wake of a failed acting career. When she meets David she is immediately drawn to him, but it is the mystery of what exactly brought him to Laurel Hill that keeps her up at night. Determined to find the answer, she embarks on a journey into the unknown that will change her life forever. Along the way she discovers truths about Amelia’s death that prove more sinister than anyone ever could have imagined.
I like a good hit of paranormal romance. It injects some variety into my reading palette, and the synopsis for this book certainly piqued my interest. In some ways, however, I thought that the synopsis over-sold the book a little bit.
What I liked about the book was the pacing and the plot line. The premise of the story was a good one, and on the whole, well executed. Where I thought that it fell down a little was in the relationship between Sarah and David. I really struggled to identify quite how they achieved the depth of connection which they apparently shared.
And honestly? I thought that there were parts of the narrative which were just a little convenient.
That said, this wasn’t a bad book by any stretch of the imagination. An interesting distraction.
I voluntarily reviewed a review copy of this book.
Greta Cribbs has worn many hats over the years, from mom to schoolteacher to church choir director.
She constantly seeks out opportunities to indulge her many interests, but writing is the passion that has been with her the longest.
She wrote her first poem at the age of nine and has been crafting stories ever since.
Amelia’s Children is her first published work. You can follow @GretaCribbs on Twitter for the latest information about her writing and other projects she is working on.