December Readathon – ROSETTA by Simon Cornish @UnforgivingMuse #Bookreview

Today we have another review from a reader taking part in my December Readathon.

December Readathon

Gordon has been reading Rosetta by Simon Cornish, Gordon blogs here


Rosetta – a great mystery


‘Rosella’ by Simon Cornish is a novella in six chapters in which Graham Chandlers attends the funeral of his former boss, Alan Hargreaves, a professor of Archaeology, and meets Alan’s adopted daughter, the mysterious Rosetta. She gives inquisitive Graham old notes and journals relating to Alan’s last dig. Inspection of these raises questions about Rosetta’s adoption, and also hints at a possible conspiracy. Looking for answers leads Graham and Rosetta into a mystery, aided by Graham’s old university mate Tim (Tinkerbell) Bell.


Cornish is a very good writer, who sprinkles his writing with some entertaining observations. The premise is very intriguing, and the university backdrop to the story feels natural and authentic. The story has such great potential but it is over and done before you know it, and that left me disappointed. Twelve or fifteen chapters would have done this brilliant story more justice but a full length novel would have been a wonderful read.

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December Readathon – Shadows Of The Past by Carmen Stefanescu @Carmen_Books #wwwblogs @DaisyBanks16

This December I’m running a Readathon for those who would like to start writing book reviews.

December Readathon

Today’s review comes from Daisy, she blogs at

Daisy chose to write her review of Shadows Of The Past By Carmen Stefanescu


Daisy’s Review

I recently bought Shadows of the Past by the author Carmen Stephanescu. The story touched me deeply. The spell of devotion from love in the past pushing forward through many decades to give hope to love in the future is a very strong one. The author develops this theme beautifully. I enjoyed all the elements of magic in this story a great deal and Iโ€™m sure you will too.
Book Description
When Anne and Neil leave on a one-week holiday hoping to reconcile after a two-year separation, little do they know that destiny has other plans for them. Their discovery of human bones and a bejeweled cross in the hollow of a tree open the door to the supernatural realm and the anguished life of Genevieve, a nun from medieval England.
Can Anne save her relationship and help Genevieve her eternal rest?
The twists and turns in this paranormal tale keep the reader guessing up to the end and weave themselves together into a quest to rekindle love.
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