Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Review and Giveaway: "A Torch in His Heart" by Anna Belfrage

Synopsis:  In the long lost ancient past, two men fought over the girl with eyes like the Bosporus under a summer sky. It ended badly. She died. They died.
Since then, they have all tumbled through time, reborn over and over again. Now they are all here, in the same place, the same time and what began so long ago must finally come to an end.
Ask Helle Madsen what she thinks about reincarnation and she’ll laugh in your face. Besides, Helle has other stuff to handle, what with her new, exciting job in London and her drop-dead but seriously sinister boss, Sam Woolf. And then one day Jason Morris walks into her life and despite never having clapped eyes on him before, she recognises him immediately. Very weird. Even more weird is the fact that Sam and Jason clearly hate each other’s guts. Helle’s life is about to become extremely complicated and far too exciting.
 My Thoughts:  I loved the concept of this story!  I find the idea of reincarnation to be fascinating so 'A Torch in His Heart' was right up my alley. The thought that Jason and Helle were true soulmates and that Jason searched for her for centuries was just so swoonworthy.  It was also super interesting to hear Jason tell a little bit about some of his past lives.  To think of all the historical events he's seen!  I loved the flashbacks to Helle and Jason's first life and how the author peppered them through the story to give the reader more context.

'A Torch in His Heart' is the first in a series so there was a lot of world building and character development happening in this book.  At times the story moved a bit slow but knowing that the author was setting the stage for many things to come gave me the patience to stick with it.  The pace definitely picked up as the story progressed and by the end, I was begging for more!

One thing I've learned from Ms. Belfrage's books is that she writes the BEST villains ever.  Samion/Sam Woolf is completely terrifying and the quintessential bad guy.  He is just so evil and creepy as all get out even with his handsome outward appearance.  He seemed impossible to fight and yet I think Helle and Jason are going to give him a run for his money.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book.  I'm very excited to see what's next for Jason and Helle!  3 stars.

About the Author:
Had Anna been allowed to choose, she’d have become a time-traveller. As this was impossible, she became a financial professional with three absorbing interests: history and writing.
Anna has authored the acclaimed time travelling series The Graham Saga, set in 17th century Scotland and Maryland, as well as the equally acclaimed medieval series The King’s Greatest Enemy which is set in 14th century England. (Medieval knight was also high on Anna’s list of potential professions. Yet another disappointment…)
With Jason and Helle, Anna has stepped out of her historical comfort zone and has loved doing so.
Find out more about Anna by visiting her website, www.annabelfrage.com, You can also connect with Anna on FacebookTwitterAmazon, and Goodreads.
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