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Beth's Review: Twice Upon A Kiss by Jane Susann MacCarter


Author Provided Copy Publisher: Omnific Publishing Released: June 2015 Genre: Romance, Fantasy Length: 330 pages Format: eBook, Paperback Add to Goodreads Buy Links

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College senior Stella Denton has very few prospects and even fewer suitors—i.e. none—when a gunshot wound to the head catapults her from her life in 21st century Minneapolis to Jarmo, a real-life hunter-gatherer society circa 7000 BCE, located in what will become modern-day Iraq. As Stella starts living sequentially in both the past and the present, she finds, much to her surprise, that she thrives far more in the ancient society of Jarmo.Life in ancient times, though, is not always idyllic and peaceful.

An impending war in Jarmo could get her people slaughtered unless she takes immediate action to save herself and her tribe. Yet having something worth fighting for--even dying for-- makes Stella feel more alive than she ever has in her mundane modern existence.During her dual-life journey, Stella draws the interest of Dr. Vale, an unappreciated thirty-something professor of paleoanthropology; charismatic Chieftain Hari of the Jarmo tribe; and young Ashur, a prehistoric teenager in need of lessons in love.

When the time comes to make an irrevocable choice between her two lives, will Stella choose down-to-earth reality or the allure of the unknown? Four Boundless Stars

MacCarter puts a unique twist, more than one actually, to a known story plot. Torn between two lovers’ centuries apart, Stella, the main character jumps from current day to the Neolithic Era through a tunnel she drifts through while in a coma. This time travel occurs more than once, allowing her to experience two similar lifestyles in two very different environments. In the end, she must choose only one. Which will she choose?

During these times, readers experience suspense, action, romance, and some pretty strange tribal traditions with Stella; during her Stone Age life, where she must organize a war to protect her village from a bloody invasions, and today, while she recovers from a major brain trauma. This is an extremely entertaining story and I recommend this to any readers that love action.

I give this book 4 stars, I really enjoyed it.


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