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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Book Review: Caught Between Two Worlds by June Moonbridge

A Suspenseful Entertaining Read!

This is a different genre from Miss Moonbridge's previous work, All That The Heart Desires. It involves more suspense and action but less romance.  To this, I see the potential of the author to write more of this type of books.  The excitement is certainly there, and the suspense builds up quite well.
The story revolves around Veronica Blake, narrated from a first person perspective.  A vacation to Egypt took an unexpected turn when she finds herself kidnapped by people completely unknown to her.  Things become even more bizarre when she was rescued, only to be kept isolated, albeit treated nicely, for weeks in the middle of nowhere. One revelation after another ensued as the story speeds toward a climactic ending.
The pace of the story was just right with some intense moments.  As earlier stated, the suspense and excitement factor made this an entertaining read. I find the author did a very good job in building the plot, slowly peeling away bits and pieces of the mystery to ensure the reader is hooked to the very end.  The author also made the story very believable with intricate description on the places where the story had occurred.
My main reservation is generally on character and character development.  While the author did portray Veronica to be a strong and rebellious character, sometimes I felt her stubborn nature to resist anyone who opposes her thoughts may be a bit overdone. Perhaps given her predicament at that time, some sense of panic is understandable.  I also felt her relationship with Nicholas was not developed properly and her love for him could not be easily related to by readers. It seems even less developed than her conflicts with Dona Yolanda Marie.
All in all, this book is easy to read and follow, has a solid plot and conflict, and the entertainment value is definitely there.  I would rate this 3.5 stars.
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Book Info

Genre: Romance, Women's Fiction
Links: Amazon
A vacation on the shores of the Egyptian Red Sea was Veronica Blake’s long lasting dream.
But dreams turn into nightmares. Controlling boyfriend Peter complains and embarrasses her frequently in front of everybody from the start. A trip to the ancient sites turns into a disaster. But the salvation comes in the form of the mysterious Nicholas, a blue-eyed man she remembers from the hotel.
Deep in the Sahara desert Veronica encounters a totally different way of life. She desperately seeks the truth about everything that happened. Alone and afraid of her new written future she finds consolation with Nicholas, the only man she’s left to trust.
Will she ever accept the truth she seeks, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Will she be able to find a way back to the life she was forced to leave behind?


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