Saturday, 21 March 2015

A Bell Sound Everlasting by J.Z.N. McCauley

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author J.Z.N. McCauley and RMS.

Blurb (from Goodreads):
It is only in music that Evelyn Bell allows herself to let go. She is happily spending her days as a professional pianist--until her life is suddenly turned upside down when, during a public performance, a mysterious vision appears before her. After Evelyn locks eyes with a strange young man she has never seen before, she is returned to reality as quickly as she left--and without any answers about his identity. As she stands and receives applause from the audience, Evelyn cannot forget the man's beautiful, intense eyes that seemed to stare directly into her soul. But who is he? She returns home, only to be plagued with odd flashes of light that leave her reeling. She attempts to go about her life, although she cannot help but wonder what else awaits her in what is becoming a bizarre chain of events. She has no idea that the man's mysterious appearances have only just begun. In this compelling tale, a woman seeking answers embarks on a journey of self-discovery through her memories, where she must learn to embrace loss, change, and her true destiny.

A Bell Sound Everlasting by J.Z.N. McCauley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Bell Sound Everlasting(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author J.Z.N. McCauley and RMS.)

“Music is said to be one of the most beautiful things of the known world. It’s in music that I allow myself to let go, to let myself flow through it as if dancing.”

This was an unusual story about a woman who discovers she not only has a past life, but that her past life might mean something for her future life.

Evey was an interesting character, it was clear how much she loved her brother and his wife, and how much her parent’s deaths had affected her. I could also understand her worry and confusion when she began to think that she was hallucinating.

“And when I say flash, that’s just what it was, flashes of light glaring through my eyelids. I rabbed my head kneeling to the floor next to my bed.”

The storyline in this was quite unusual, and it wasn’t quite what I expected. It must have been very difficult for Evey to deal with when she suddenly started having hallucinations and passing out, but unlike the nurse she spoke to, I wouldn’t have immediately asked her if she was experiencing past life memories!

“Ahead appeared to be a figure of a tall man, and a large horse. They both seemed to blend into the scenery, dressed and coloured to be masked amongst natural backgrounds.”

There was romance in this, but it wasn’t real the typical sort of romance that I would expect, but more a bit of a mythical romance almost. (Sorry, bit difficult to describe it without giving too much away.)

“His gaze never left mine, he didn’t even seem to blink,”

The ending to this was a little bit of a happily ever after, but not exactly the sort of happily ever after that you would expect, it was a happily ever after in much more of a surreal way, in that Evey had to give up a lot to gain something that she wanted.
7 out of 10

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