Monday, August 19, 2013

Brimstone and Water Book Review

I have a really awesome book to share with you today called Brimstone and Water written by Sharon House. It is a really awesome book about a girl who is trying to fulfill her mother and father's last quest that they were on when their plane crashed while on the way to a place that they hoped would solve a long ago mystery.
Synopsis of Book:
Orphaned as a toddler, Caralynn Davidson grieves the loss of her grandfather as she takes over the reins of the family estate near a small Swiss village, but the Brimstone and Water from millennia ago that destroyed an ancient civilization is about to change Caralynn's life. She receives a letter from her grandfather, charging her with the mission of bringing an ancient soul to rest. "But I thought only God could bring a soul to rest," she whispers with the loosely held pages still in her hand.
Mynah is Caralynn's ancestor who is princess of Crete when the under gods attack. Mynah is transplanted into the exotic but foreign world of Egypt, where she learns that she can be welcomed into a new family but will never be able to rest until she is returned to her beloved Crete. Hoping that one day she will rejoin her family, Mynah tells her daughter and her daughter's daughters that they must satisfy her ultimate desire
For generations, Mynah has visited the women in Caralynn's family, and now Caralynn knows the time has come to visit Mynah herself. She learns in this compelling story about love and a soul crying out to be free that even Brimstone and Water cannot keep a family apart.
I really wasn't sure about this book once it came because I normally don't care for books that go back into history, I mean real history. But, once I got into the story, which I will have to admit, I liked the Princess story better than the current story about Caralynn.

It was more interesting because so much was happening to this woman who lost her culture and ended up being a slave for awhile before being rescued but her story did not end there. I can only imagine what life was back then and how fast they change in a blink of an eye.

I also fell in love with the mystical aspect of the story. I am sure they are just guessing or hoping that is the way the story ended but I didn't care by then. I was just glad that this long ago Princess of a culture that had vanished off the face of the Earth one day by a huge flood and then invaders taking advantage of their weaken condition came and killed who was left except for the ones that they wanted as slaves, had finally gotten her wish and was on her way home.

And you will get caught up in the love story of a century, the way I imagine an awesome and great love should be told and lived. What an awesome and inspiring story that Princess Mynah lived!

Happy Reading!

About the Author:
Author Sharon House and her husband Jon are retired and currently spend six months of the year in southwest Michigan wine country while traveling to warmer climates through the winter months.

They have a married son and married daughter, gaining a daughter and son, and four very lively grandsons ranging in age from teenagers to adolescent to toddler.  In college Sharon was a voice major with an English minor and loves to sing in her local church choir.  She credits writing to her maternal grandfather who owned and edited a small town newspaper in the early part of the 20th century and left a little ink in her veins.

This is such an awesome story that I decided to give this book to one winner who I hope truly loves this type of book just like me. This is a hardcopy only and it is a signed copy! I know, I hate to do it, but I want to share this story, that is how much it affected me! Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!


Maggie Fout said...

The sounds like a super interesting book. I am a huge history fan so it sounds right up my alley! Maggie Fout- e-mail

Anita Yancey said...

Yes, I do enjoy books that mix history with fiction. This one sounds like a great read. Thanks for having the giveaway.


Erika R said...

I do enjoy a mix.. ;) Thanks for the great chance

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