I have always thoroughly enjoyed the books that I have read by T.A. Williams, he always manages to bring his stories to life in a lovely descriptive way. So I am so happy to be able to read and bring you my review of Chasing Shadows. As soon as I read the description I was pretty sure I would enjoy the story especially with the history aspect to it.
So what did I think...
The story instantly drew me in and grabbed hold,I loved finding out all about Amy and Luke as they travelled along the Camino de Santiago. Both characters are troubled by the past which made their journey even more interesting. It's lovely how Luke and Amy slowly get to know each other and become more comfortable with each other. I really enjoyed the fact that Amy was facing her fears and doing something to move forward with her life. Luc and Aimee also brought so much to the story with danger, mystery and some tense moments following them along the way.
The descriptions of the journey the pilgrims made were brilliant and T.A. Williams has done a fantastic job of creating a detailed story but without going overboard. I felt at times as if I was right there with all of them that's how immersed in the story I became. This book was brilliant at showing me a time period I wasn't really knowledgeable in. However it was done in a way that didn't feel as if I had been bombarded with information.
I loved both parts but maybe the time-slip aspect set in 1314 slightly wins. Both stories were engaging but I guess I liked the added mystery running through the 1314 story. Both time periods flow well and the story doesn't suffer as you go from 1314 to the present day. I have to say because the story has both an historical and a modern story it really is the perfect combination for me. Everything worked perfectly from the story to the characters I was completely hooked and I have to admit I got a little emotional at the ending.
Chasing Shadows is a heart warming story with wonderful characters and a beautifully written story!
Five stars from me!
Thank you to T.A. Williams, Faye Rogers, Canelo & Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.