Her Previous Self by Anne Allen
Series: The Guernsey Novels #8
Two women, living two hundred years apart but closer than sisters.
Mary, miserable in her marriage to Thomas Carre, a merchant and privateer and living in the newly-built family mansion in Georgian Guernsey.
Lucy, separated from her husband after a tragic loss and now acting as an unwilling sitter for her elderly grandfather, Gregory Carre, who has inherited the same mansion.
Lucy is haunted by Mary’s continued presence in the house and finds herself being pulled more and more back in time. How is it possible for her to live as Mary? To experience scenes from her tragic life? Lucy is forced to come to terms with Mary’s grief as well as her own.
The more enmeshed she becomes the more anxious Lucy is to discover the truth. Why is Mary still restless? What caused her mysterious disappearance two hundred years ago?
And can Lucy move on from her own loss to find happiness again?
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This was certainly a blend of genres. I listed it as historical but that is not all that it is. It has time-travel, some romance, plenty of historical, and so much more. I hadn’t read any of the other books in the series so I am only assuming they are similar.
That being said I was drawn in from the first page to the last. After life knocks her down Lucy goes home to live with her parents only to have them go on a three month vacation. Leaving Lucy to care for her grandfather whom she barely knows. If that’s not enough she is also have “visions” of the woman in the portrait hanging in her bedroom.
Lucy and Mary have similar struggles although they are 200 years apart. The visions Lucy sees is where the time-travel comes in. Lucy isn’t sure if they are visions or she is actually somehow going back into to time, or what.
This book had so much going for it that I am so thrilled I took a chance on it. Take a chance I know that you will enjoy it.
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Anne Allen says
Hi, Rita, many thanks for taking the time to read and review my latest book. So glad you enjoyed and I loved your reiew. Best wishes, Anne x
Thank you so much Anne for your kind words.
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Eva Millien says
Sounds like a very intriguing read and I love the cover! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a magical holiday season!
wow – this is a yes please for me
The book sounds very interesting. Great cover!
I love historical fiction
Sounds like a really neat way to switch between times. I like that it incorporates time-travel and romance.