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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bridge of Souls by Sheri Lewis Wohl

Bridge of Souls by Sheri Lewis Wohl
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full (265 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Fern

Adrian Meade is on the run from her rich, powerful, and vengeful ex-husband, so she creates a new identity as Anna Koch to keep herself safe. Tired of running, she has no sooner put down temporary roots in Spokane, Washington, than she finds herself in the midst of an unexpected romance with her landlord, Jason “Bigs” Bigelow, and also confronted with the century-old mystery of a missing boy. Full of dark secrets, she keeps Bigs at arm’s length until their fiery passion becomes too great to deny. Love, lies, and a ghost complicate Adrian’s life even more than it already is. As secrets begin to crack and mysteries begin to unravel, the line between the past and the present fades. Can Bigs keep her safe from an evil that transcends time or will he lose the one woman who has finally healed his heart?

Bridge of Souls is the kind of story that takes me back to the suspense mysteries I enjoyed years ago. A heroine is on the run from an abusive spouse and moves to another town, assuming a new identity and hoping for a fresh start. Meanwhile, the man she becomes involved with has a pretty good idea not all is what it seems, but is too afraid to push for answers without scaring the woman he is falling for away. But in a unique twist, author Sheri Lewis Wohl has added something to set her creation apart from the rest.

The underlying ghost theme, as well as the consequent subplot, added a wonderful amount of depth and mystery. Not only to do realize something substantial will come from the little boy who wanders the halls of the one-time schoolhouse turned apartment building, you can also sense the importance of his connection to the heroine, Adrian. The mystery was one of many reasons I continued turning the pages and didn’t deviate from the course. I couldn’t wait to learn more about the child spirit, Raymond, and the circumstances surrounding his death.

Although the blooming romance between Adrian and Bigs occurs at an understandably slow pace, it’s credible, and allows the reader to get to know each of them on a deeper level. As a trust develops, you hope Adrian will do the smart thing and allow this protective and kind-hearted man in. She’s been physically damaged where he has been emotionally. Together, they cleanse old wounds and see brightness in the future for the first time. Their relationship is incredibly sweet, and I couldn’t help but fall in love with Bigs.

Thanks to various plot-twists and unforeseen links to the past, you may or may not see what’s coming. There are so many things taking place behind the scenes, which culminate in an explosive conclusion. That’s the beauty of Bridge of Souls. It can be enjoyed by fans of this particular line of story, as well as those who love a suspenseful paranormal romance.

Be sure to grab a copy Bridge of Souls of your own. The writing is fantastic, the characters weave their way into your heart, and you’ll enjoy the journey they take you on from start to finish.