Kiss Me, I’m Yours by Bella Street

About the Book:

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When jilted Sophie Bowen stumbles into a stone circle filled with fireflies, she wakes up in a very different place—and time.
Beaten down by Lincoln’s War and personal tragedy, Gabriel Merritt feels his life has become a lost cause.
In a post-war South still licking its wounds, Sophie and Gabriel struggle to understand the place they each find themselves in, while fighting a war of attraction.
And a mysterious twelve-year-old girl just might hold the key to it all.

My Thoughts:

I loved this story. It is a lovely romance novel filled with magic and the message that finding a soul mate knows no boundary of time. Sophie time travels from the future to the past at the exact moment that she wishes her life to be different. At the same time that she appears in the past, a 12 year old girl turns up by her side and they are found by Gabriel who is himself on the verge of ending his life. This is the period after the civil war and true to his time he is a strong believer in God and a follower of principles. Finding the two girls he takes them in going against the way of society and inviting a lot of criticism.

This story deals with how each character faces their troubled thoughts and learn to accept and realise who they really are. Sophie names the girl Angela and finds a kind of connection with her even though the girl refuses to speak. There is something mysterious about her which will cause the reader to keep questioning her existence until the very end. Through a lot of ups and downs, Sophie and Gabriel end up getting married as Gabriel says its the right thing to do since Sophie is living in his house. Eventually the two of them realise that they love each other but it takes Sophie travelling back to the future for them too truly realise how much their love has grown.

When Gabriel turns up in the future, it proves that love knows no boundaries of time. The truth about Angela is revealed eventually and will leave the reader shocked. A wonderful second book in the Tennessee Waltz series, this is as heart warming as the first. The reader will feel the pain and the love of each character through their journey of discovery and hats off to the author for making that possible.

The characters are well thought out and though not perfect, they are easy to relate to making the reader believe that they truly exist in the world created by the author. The author describes the setting and places with the right amount of detail making it easy to imagine it all.

This is a perfect book for all the romantics out there and for fans of the first book Kiss Me, I’m Irish.

Book review: Kiss me, I’m Irish by Bella Street

Synopsis:

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Book One in the Tennessee Waltz Series.

Emily Musgrave is heading a direction she never wanted to go in Regency England–namely a convent to turn her from her waywardness. But it’s more loneliness than rebellion that motivates her to escape her certain fate.

Liam Jackson is going nowhere fast in modern-day Tennessee. Playing his Dobro in seedy bars and backward dives along with his fiddling sister, Tinker, is doing nothing for his music career–and even less for the dark places in his soul.

Pixie mischief can not only change time-lines, it can change hearts. Because sometimes a girl just needs a little magic in her life.

About the Author:

Living so close to Nashville has provoked Bella to take up fiddle lessons. Until her tunes no longer sound like amorous alley cats, she writes weird romance (which includes Gothic romance, science fiction romance, apocalypse, time travel, paranormal, fantasy romance–and possibly sasquatch).

Visit her at her website http://www.bellastreetwrites.com and her blog for fun contests and giveaways and of course, weirdness.

My Thoughts:

This book is a Time Travel Romance. Emily Musgrave, the heroine of the story lives in Regency England, a period when the society was into art and architecture. Emily, a rule breaker to some extent is not happy where she is and when she is being sent off to the convent, she tries to escape thus falling into darkness and waking up to the modern day world. She is found by Tinker who fins her because of her love for all things sparkly and gold. Tinker is accompanied by her brother Liam who is a musician trying to make his way in the industry and get recognition.

Tinker and Liam take Emily in until she gets her bearings. The story then follows their journey from one place to another as Emily tries to cope with the truth of time travel and deal with adjusting to a modern day world. The focus then shifts to the chemistry between Liam and Emily and the feelings they develop for each other with Tinker playing the moderator.

As the story progresses however, we come to know some truths about Tinker and the reason for her being where she is.  depicts the the relationship between the key characters and how Emily accepts her fate and supports Liam as she finds out about his past. The author beautifully This story is a lovely romantic novel and will touch the reader’s heart many times. It is a light pleasing read and will keep the reader smiling all through. With Emily’s attraction to Irishmen, the reader gets a good laugh and it is easy to sympathize with the characters. A reader’s belief in magic and love will be strengthened by reading this story.

I really enjoyed reading this book as it gave me a chance to unwind and enjoy a light read. I recommend this book for all romantic out there! It’s worth it.