When history, romance, and the supernatural collide, can love triumph over all?Opening an ancient trunk transforms Doctor Rolfe Almersson's life. When the spiritually-sensitive academic breaks his rules about touching an article sans gloves, fierce love wells at him. The unwrapped parchment reveals a burnt diary written by Magistrate Nels Halverson. The diary documents meeWhen history, romance, and the supernatural collide, can love triumph over all?Opening an ancient trunk transforms Doctor Rolfe Almersson's life. When the spiritually-sensitive academic breaks his rules about touching an article sans gloves, fierce love wells at him. The unwrapped parchment reveals a burnt diary written by Magistrate Nels Halverson. The diary documents meeting seventeen-year-old orphan Aindrias Aster in 1701. Nels describes their eventual love affair, along with tragedies and triumphs in infatuated, intimate detail. Rolfe's obsession with his find overwhelms him. Reading about the men's evolving relationship influences Rolfe's tempestuous relationship with his lover. Will the story's romance and tragedy push Rolfe forward into romantic liberation and academic triumph or will it ruin his life?...
|Title||:||Love in the Shadows|
|Number of Pages||:||289 Pages|
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Love in the Shadows Reviews
Honestly, when I first read the blurb a while ago, I dismissed it, thinking it wasn't for me because it mixes two genres: historical and contemporary and I'm not usually a fan ... but I'm so glad I gave it a chance because "Love in the Shadows" is such an exquisite gem of a story!This novel is actually two stories linked together. The historic part is set in the early 1700s in New York then in the Carolina colonies, in Boston and in Sweden. The contemporary one is set in Stockholm, Sweden.S.A. Garcia's narrative flows smoothly with a languid build, neither boring nor too slow. All the characters are well rounded, beautifully integrated across time with an emphasis on emotion and connection. The settings are described in wonderful detail and it has such a strong sense of place.The author has certainly used a lot of historical research and authentic details for her storyline. The 18th century dialogues and phrasing are FANTASTIC and it gives the characters’ speech a sense of authenticity.The relationship between Nels and young Aindrias (the 18th century's couple) is a slow burner and is wonderfully portrayed as it evolves leisurely from friendship into love. It's done very convincingly and of course their relationship can never be discovered!Nels and Aindrias's story is incredibly romantic, beautiful, sad and had been completely forgotten until a passionate and lively 21st Century couple (Rolfe and Pet!) push them toward the light ... I totally recommend this book!"Before he slipped into the exhibit’s back room, Rolfe gazed up at the large sketches of the two men rendered by a talented artist. Nels’s rugged face seemed a little generic, but Rolfe knew fair Aindrias looked wonderful. What a beautiful man.""His brave new companions stood ready for their second chance. Tonight, their love in the shadows flared free for all to see."