Title: Souls Entwined
Author Name & Publisher: Caitlin Ricci (Less Than Three Press)
Publication Date & Length: October 13, 2015 –
Emmaline has spent the past year as the companion to the emperor’s son, and knows she will soon be cast out for failing to produce a child. Though it should be a source of shame, all Emmaline feels is relief that she will finally be able to go home and resume the life she was forced to leave behind.
The emperor, however, has other plans. Instead of sending her home, he orders Emmaline across the sea to a foreign country she’s only ever heard of, there to become the spouse of a woman who proves to be unexpectedly appealing. She is further charmed by the woman’s young son, but just as Emmaline begins to settle happily into her new life as wife and mother secrets, fear, and violence threaten to tear it all apart…
This book started out a bit on the awkward side but was quick to warm up and catch my interest. The idea behind it was interesting and well put together. There were a few spots where the back information was a bit too much all at once. These could have been done in a conversation type of setting with better results. I loved the characters and their personalities, finding the way they interacted fascinating.
My issues with this book were some timeline issues which often left me wondering how long the main characters had been together since it wasn’t always obvious from the wording. The connection between the two women was a bit confusing at times. There were moments when you were sure they had fallen in love and even used the words, though often not in conversation. Then the main character would turn around and state that she wasn’t in love, it was respect and admiration but she knew love could come eventually. Somewhat difficult to keep up with her state of mind.
However, the idea, plot and storyline were wonderful and with a little proof reading for timeline and content this could be an amazing read!
Caitlin was fortunate growing up to be surrounded by family and teachers that encouraged her love of reading. She has always been a voracious reader and that love of the written word easily morphed into a passion for writing. If she isn’t writing, she can usually be found studying as she works toward her counseling degree. She comes from a military family and the men and women of the armed forces are close to her heart. She also enjoys gardening and horseback riding in the Colorado Rockies where she calls home with her wonderful fiance and their dog. Her belief that there is no one true path to happily ever after runs deeply through all of her stories.