A Dim Reflection
by Aleigha C. Israel
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Third Person • Multiple Points of View• Fiction • 452 Pages
Back Cover Blurb:
William Caverly can’t seem to understand the unsettling feeling that has been nagging him for far too long. Memories of a baby sister are forever haunting his waking hours, and as he sleeps at night, he is repeatedly awakened by nightmares, confusing ones that he’d rather forget. He had been told that his baby sister died. He had seen her little body laid to rest beside their mother. But that didn’t explain the dim remembrance that he had of an event that happened not too long after that.
Charlotte Porter’s days are full and busy as she diligently teaches her young art students at her mother’s boarding school, and tries desperately to stay away from an annoying suitor. Painting has been her passion and dream ever since she could hold a brush, but lately, she has begun to question her mission and calling in life. What is her real purpose? And why does she know so little about her father, who supposedly died before she was born?
William thinks he’s discovered the hidden link that has kept him from his sister for over fifteen years. But then she’s kidnapped, leaving William no choice except to find her and get her back. Once and for all.
The beautiful cover pulled me in and made me wonder what the book was about from the moment I first glimpsed it. It’s gorgeous and intriguing and well done. Even now I keep looking back at it – the colors mesh so well.
The descriptions were well done and I could see the story in my head as I was reading it which is always a plus. The plot moved along, and new characters were constantly being added. There are several different settings, so you don’t have time to get tired of one place or pace before you’re pulled along to the next.
It has a very old-fashioned feel, with a large cast, many points of view, head-hopping, and a baby-snatching. Overall it wasn’t the style I generally read, and so I didn’t enjoy it as much as I was hoping I would. That’s just my opinion though, and I can think of several people who probably would find it to be there style. The book has action, is clean, has faith content, doesn’t get too violent, is family oriented, has suspense without becoming scary, and of course, there’s adventure. There’s a lot of siblings relating to each other and that makes me happy in books.
One slight problem for me was that this is the second book in the series, and yet I didn’t read the first one, therefore I was lost some of the time.
A Dim Reflection wasn’t action packed or fast paced, but it was the type of book that is clean and could be read to the entire family. For some odd reason (and I’m really not sure why cause I don’t know anything about the author) it reminds me of a book that a homeschooler wrote for other homeschoolers. (I possibly feel this way because I was homeschooled and grew up reading books like this one.)
I’m giving A Dim Reflection 3 out of 5 stars.
*This book was given to me for reviewing purposes