Author Clarissa Kae has written a split time historical/contemporary romance. This riveting novel is steeped in legend and has some paranormal episodes. As a reviewer of Christian books, this one left me a wee bit confused.
This is the complex contemporary story of Sienna. Her family is a bit odd, and she has the closest relationship with her grandfather. It is also the story of Ioan, her grandfather’s neighbor. Sienna and Ioan met when she was very young. They forged a strong bond that she cannot remember.
Set in Wales and England, the descriptions are vivid and take readers right to the story. I could visualize things happening. The conversations sounded smooth and authentic. Characters were well rounded and realistic. The writer has a smooth style of writing. Her story was well thought and well written. There are some great twists and turns to keep readers guessing.
There are some timeless life lessons tucked inside this book. However, I searched without success for the spiritual or faith ones. That was the major disappointment I had with this book. It gets a 4 star rating from me.
About the Book
Book: Of Ink and Sea
Author: Clarissa Kae
Genre: Romance with historical and paranormal elements
The Bristol Sea divides Cornwall and Wales—and sings an enticing tale to Sienna Rothesay, an English born, American raised photographer. Since childhood, she’s fought the temptation to listen to its siren song.When Ioan Waif, an enigmatic neighbor from her Welsh days calls her home to care for her ailing grandfather, Sienna is faced with an old myth that hints at a nefarious secret, linking her ancestors with Ioan’s.To uncover the truth, she must walk the blurry path between legend and reality but with more questions than answers, she fears giving into her heart will cost Sienna her head.
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About the Author
Clarissa Kae is a preeminent voice whose professional career began as a freelance editor in 2007. She’s the former president of her local California Writers Club after spending several years as the Critique Director.Since her first novel, she’s explored different writing genres and created a loyal group of fans who eagerly await her upcoming release. With numerous awards to her name, Clarissa continues to honor the role of storyteller.Aside from the writing community, she and her daughters founded Kind Girls Make Strong Women to help undervalued nonprofit organizations—from reuniting children with families to giving Junior Olympic athletes their shot at success.She lives in the agricultural belly of California with her family and farm of horses, chickens, dogs and kittens aplenty.
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