Thursday, November 26, 2015

Hidden Shadows Book Review

I have a really wonderful book to share with all of you called Hidden Shadows written by Linda Lucretia Shuler that I think you will want to read.
Cassie Brighton, devastated by the death of her husband, flees to a remote homestead in the rugged Texas Hill Country. Alone in a ramshackle farmhouse steeped in family secrets, Cassie wages a battle of mind and heart as she struggles to overcome the sorrows of her past, begin anew, and confront the possibility of finding love again. 
My Thoughts:
This book was another one that I found profoundly interesting and beautiful at the same time. I know that when we lose someone, we don't think at the time that we will ever get over it and some people truly don't, but the vast majority does if they are open to change.
Cassie does not think she will be one of those people when she moves into her grandmother's home, but things and time has a way if you are open to listening and learning from new surroundings and the people you encounter. One such encounter is a small boy who desperately needs and wants a mother. With Billy, she begins her journey back into life and from there, all things are possible.
Finding love is never easy, but once you have had it, you are quick to understand when you do find it again and are not as flighty or foolish the second time around to lose sight of the fact that it can be taken away just as easily, so no games, no mind controlling and most of all, honesty is the best policy.
This book will bring out the best in you and I hope that you will smile as much as I did and chuckle a time or two in between.
Happy Reading! 
About the Author:
Linda Lucretia Shuler wrote her first story when she was six, Koko the Monkey, which she still has tucked into a drawer. Since then her stories and poems have appeared in anthologies and literary journals, and a handful of her plays have been produced in schools and community theatres.
Linda received a BFA in theatre from the University of Texas, and an MA in theatre from Trinity University while in residence at the Dallas Theatre Center. She taught theatre arts in college and high school for three decades, loving every moment and directing nearly a hundred plays in the process. She also wrote theatre arts curriculum K-12 for Houston ISD, conducted numerous workshops, and performed in community theatres.
Hidden Shadows, Linda’s debut novel, takes place in Willow City, a ruggedly beautiful section of the Texas Hill Country less than three hours from her home in San Antonio. Several other manuscripts are in the works, reaching across the genres. These include a prequel to Hidden Shadows, plays, and a collection of poems and a half-dozen different story ideas demanding attention.
Linda enjoys participating in Toastmasters, writer organizations, critique groups, and book clubs. She continues her love of theatre, delights in watching the birds flocking outside her office window, and is an enthusiastic fan of San Antonio’s championship basketball team, the Spurs. 

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you. 


Mayra Calvani said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful review and the giveaway, Mary! I'm spreading the word!