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Monday, April 13, 2009

Make Me One With Everything by Caroline Dunford

Make Me One With Everything by Caroline Dunford
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Historical; Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full (214 pages)
Heat: Sensual
Rating: 3 books
Reviewed by Wild Plum

A secret held by the cult of Thomas Doctrine would forever change their lives.

Penny sees it all as receptionist at Golden Spirit, a Complementary Health Centre. Obsessive patients and neurotic new-age therapists are the norm, so it hardly seems strange when the office is electrified by the impending arrival of Thomas, an elite guru.

A bit jaded by the unending workplace drama, Penny shrugs off the fervour until Martin, a local clockmaker, draws her into a dangerous mystery that leads straight back to the Centre and its newest attraction.

This volume also contains a bonus ghostly love story, Appointment with the Past.

Penny works at a boring job while attending school part-time, trying to get over her divorce with a new man in her life, Martin. But there’s one catch about Martin; he’s brought a cult to her clinic. He enables Penny to help him find his missing sister and now the entire clinic is acting off.

Penny is suffering through depression. Her life has come to an end, or so her marriage has. She goes to work everyday and watches everything happening around her, but never involves herself. After work she attends school part-time and goes home. Penny doesn’t lead an exciting life, well not until her boss’ friend Martin comes to town and things start to heat up.

Martin drags Penny into his investigation in search of his missing sister. Penny tries to fight her feelings for Martin, but she keeps finding herself more drawn to him. Martin is attracted to Penny and tries to focus on finding his sister and keeping her safe. But can he keep her safe when the cult has come to her job and is now a part of her life?

This story from Caroline Dunford is confusing yet interesting. You never really know what is going on and what is going to happen. It’s full of action and suspense; Dunford keeps you on your toes wondering what in the world is going to happen next. Even with this you can’t stop reading, you just have to know how it’s going to end. This tale isn’t a typical romance novel, but who wants typical anymore? It takes a lot of thought on the reader’s part and a lot of concentration.

Dunford’s mind wanders a lot in this book and she quickly jumps from one scene to the next in a hurry. It’s a quick and fascinating read. So curl up with a cup of warm tea and prepare for an emotional and captivating read.