Saturday, June 13, 2015

Shadows of the Past by Carmen Stefanescu

Shadows of the Past
by Carmen Stefanescu

My rating: 4 stars

Publication Date: December 4, 2012
Publisher: Wild Child Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Print Length: 152 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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.

 Shadows of the Past by Carmen Stefanescu

Shadows of the PastTwo women, born centuries apart are connected through the ages by the secrets hidden in an ancient oak tree. Anne longs for reconciliation with her old boyfriend, but it must feel right in her heart. Genevieve wishes for hidden truths to be uncovered so she may finally feel eternal peace in death. When Anne and Neil discover the remains of a person long dead and a beautiful gem encrusted cross, they are left to embark on a journey into another realm where magic abounds, but witchcraft is feared. Who was Genevieve? What is her story? How does it relate to Anne’s life? Why was Anne chosen to free Genevieve after all these years?

Carmen Stefanescu’s Shadows of the Past is a paranormal mystery filled with suspense, intrigue and what almost appears to be a never-ending puzzle. Dark, with a strong writing style, Carmen Stefanescu details a story of the past melting into the future in order to receive eternal peace and to tell the truth of the events that led to one young nun believed to have simply disappeared. Was witchcraft involved? Was it the hands of fate seeking justice?

Ms. Stefanescu has succeeded in keeping a dark veil of intrigue over her tale, leaving her readers with the opportunity to live out “what-ifs” as this tale unfolds. If you enjoy the weight of a dark tale, with possible eyes watching from the shadows, as well as a feeling of “otherness,” this is a tale to pick up and enjoy, not too fast, not too light, a great, thought-provoking read.

I received this copy from Carmen Stefanescu in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Thank you for the lovely words on Shadows of the Past!

  2. Great review! I've read this book and loved it, particularly the way the author weaved stories of the past and the present, so seamlessly.

    1. Thank you, Mae, for checking my review! I am glad you enjoyed my story.


  3. Before coming across the advice on my marriage was in serious danger of heading towards divorce. Now we are in a better place than we ever were before! I feel very lucky and blessed that we were able to turn our marriage around like this. My husband used to spend as much time as he could away from home. Now we are so in love and its funny now he had to go away for the week we have been talking on the phone every day. We can't wait to see each other again! If you want to stop your divorce, you totally can!! Don't give up on love!