Stormi's Review: Precious Bones by Irina Shapiro
PUBLISHER: Merlin Press LLC
RELEASED: November 14th 2011
GENRE: HISTORICAL ROMANCE, TUDOR
LENGTH: 221 pages
When the skeletal remains of a young woman and her baby are found entombed behind the kitchen wall of a historic Tudor house, Cassandra is overcome with grief. She seems to know who the young woman was, but not how she knows, or how she came to be there. Cassandra becomes inexplicably drawn to the house and the mystery of the "Bones of Blackfriars." As she begins to learn the truth about the Thorne siblings who occupied the house during the reign of Elizabeth I, her own life takes an unexpected turn, and she finds out that her fate is linked to the Thornes in ways she never imagined.
FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
When bones are found hidden in a wall in an old Tudor house, Cassandra, an author, finds herself drawn to the house. She seems to know things she shouldn't know being the fact that she has never been to the house and the fact that the bones are from the 16th century . When the house goes on the market she races to buy it. Soon she owns the house and all the secrets it holds. Why is she so drawn to the house and why does she seem to know who the old inhabitants were? Soon she finds her answer at a time where she loses her boyfriend and her best friend and finds a new lover that she has known longer than she realizes. This is the first stand alone book I have read by Irina Shapiro and I found it a great read. Many people who write, in my opinion as a reader and reviewer, sometimes do wonderful with series and then have issues with the stand alone novels. This was not the case here. Irina has become a wonderful writer in my mind and I have fallen in love with her writing. From the time periods, to the history, to the characters, her books lack for nothing. They are skillfully researched and very well written. This book was full of history and action and told a wonderful story of family, love, and history. I was very much drawn to this story as soon as I read the first page. The characters are detailed and easy to love and the story tells of a great love and a great loss. The ending is an amazing one and answers all the questions that this book brings about. I look forward to reading more from such a talented author.