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Book Review/Trailer - Brimstone and Water - Sharon House

Thursday, August 15, 2013

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I have always liked learning about ancient civilizations and how they conducted their every day lives. This book takes you way back to when Pharaohs ruled. Crete was hit by brimstone and water (Volcanic eruption and then by a massive tidal wave) which killed off a lot of the the population. Armys from stronger nations then came and killed off the rest. This book takes off from there with the princess of that nation being taken prisoner. She ended up living a charmed life in Egypt with the man who bought her freedom. Throughout her lifetime she carried with her a bridle with a secret compartment where she had written that if anyone should find this to please have her body buried in Crete. This was handed down from generation to generation until it became lost. Meanwhile the females of her line always had dreams of her. Which brings us to the present day.

This book seamlessly goes between the present day to the past-I could follow it easily. I was so engrossed in this story that Baby (my tyrant cat) kept trying to bat it out of my hands and at one point even tried biting it, thus I did have to put it down every once in a while. This author tried to take the religious beliefs of the ancients (multiple Gods) and bring it to present day Christianity-I think she missed something in the story she herself wove (but that is my opinion). I would suggest you read this book it is highly entertaining.

About the 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.

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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.

Her latest book is the historical romance, Brimstone and Water.

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Czjai said...

I've always been fascinated with Greece and Egypt and Peru and anything that has to do with ancient civilization. Will check this book out. Thanks for the reco! :)

ReviewsSheRote said...

does sound like an interesting read!

Not Everyones Mama said...

This looks like it would be right up my ally. I like learning about any time period in history and about different religions. Great review!
Thank you!

Kristyn said...

this sounds like a great read that my mom would really enjoy

Lexie Lane said...

Is it her real grandfather? I'm a bit slow. This sounds really good. I love stories where gods are involved.

Unknown said...

Looks like a very interesting book. It's always interesting learning about history in a fun storyline! Thanks for sharing about it.

Rebecca said...

sounds interesting will add to reading list

Chubskulit Rose said...

Brimstone always reminds me of the "Shrek". The setting and the location is interesting.

Taty said...

totally my kind of book, more for history, but still love anything not historical in a historical setting
Greece and Egypt great mix

Unknown said...

I love historical fiction. Can't wait to read this one.

Pinx said...

that's one nice book to read. i wish to get my hands on this one as i love stories of old and history. good review here.

Trendy Cyndie said...

really not my niche when it comes to reading but thanks for sharing all the books that you do

Unknown said...

I tell you, I had not heard of this book, but it does sound like one I would enjoy reading... thank you

Anonymous said...

This sounds like it could be interesting, thanks!

Vicki said...

I'm not a huge fan of historical fiction, but this does sound interesting.

Nova said...

Love the old good story

Marms said...

I am always interested in reading and knowing about ancient history and heritage. Nice book.

Adrianna said...

I always wonder what living in Pharaoh times was like. This would totally be a great read. Thank you for the review.

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