I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.
A woman fleeing her abusive husband moves into a 19th-century farmhouse, where she meets and soon falls in love with a poet who died in 1917, but as the curse that has kept him bound to the land is running out, they must discover how far they are willing to go for their love in author Amy S. Cutler’s “A Shadow of Love”.
When Annabelle flees her abusive husband and moves into an 1860’s farmhouse, she soon learns that she is not alone; she shares her home with Christian, the ghost of a poet who killed himself in 1917. Christian, wanting nothing but solitude, tries to scare Annabelle away, but once they come together while she is dreaming, they fall in love. The clock is ticking for Christian, for moments after his hanging his fiance magically cursed his spirit to be stuck on earth for one hundred years, and his time is almost up.
With Annabelle’s ex threatening her and the spirit she has fallen in love with on the verge of disappearing, Annabelle becomes obsessed with staying with Christian, and will do anything to be with him.
Being in love with a ghost is bad enough, but for Annabelle, discovering that her true love will be crossing over at any moment pushes her over the edge of reckless behavior.
What a truly brilliant paranormal romance read. The author did an incredible job of finding just the right balance between supernatural elements and the passionate romance that develops within this narrative. Despite the modern era, this book is written in, the tone and style of writing the author utilize almost conjures up in the reader’s mind a gothic romance of sorts as if this story could easily be played out in a Victorian England manor.
Yet it was the author’s blend of atmosphere and character development that really sold this story. The complex backstories of both the protagonists really showcased the trauma and experiences that each of them bonded over. The cast of characters surrounding them helped flesh out this world and kept Annabelle tied to the physical world as her heart drifted to the supernatural romance beckoning her. The setting itself felt very atmospheric, capturing the tone and genre perfectly and keeping me invested in these characters’ stories.
Haunting, emotionally driven, and thoughtful, author Amy S. Cutler’s “A Shadow of Love” is a must-read paranormal romance novel that fits perfectly into the fall season. The rich dynamics between these characters and the twists and turns their journey takes will have readers on the edge of their seats, while the final pages will hit readers right in the heart. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!
About the Author
Amy S Cutler, author of A Shadow of Love earned her master’s degree in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Most recently she was published in Slut Vomit: An Anthology of Sex Work and featured in the Tales to Terrify Podcast, among others. Her writing focus is suspense, horror, science fiction, and ghost stories. She can be contacted through AmysHippieHut.com. You can also follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Blog Tour Calendar
October 3rd @ WOW! Women on Writing
Join us as we celebrate the launch of Amy S. Cutler’s book A Shadow of Love. Read an interview with the author and enter to win a copy of the book.
October 5th @ Sadie’s Spotlight
Sadie spotlights A Shadow of Love and features an excerpt from the book.
October 6th @ Create Write Now
Mari L. McCarthy shares a guest post by Amy S. Cutler about the importance of learning how to self-market. A must-read post for authors!
October 8th @ Life According to Jamie
Jamie reviews Amy S. Cutler’s book A Shadow of Love. Don’t miss this exciting book!
October 10th @ Amy’s Booket List
Join Amy as she reviews Amy S. Cutler’s book A Shadow of Love.
October 12th @ Word Magic
Join Fiona as she shares a guest post by Amy S. Butler about the importance of finding a writing community.
October 15th @ What is That Book About?
Find out more about A Shadow of Love by Amy S. Cutler in this book spotlight.
October 16th @ Celtic Lady’s Book Reviews
Read a review of Amy S. Cutler’s book A Shadow of Love.
October 17th @ Jill Sheets’ Blog
Join Jill as she interviews author Amy S. Cutler about her book A Shadow of Love.
October 18th @ A Storybook World
Deirdra features Amy S. Cutler’s book A Shadow of Love.
October 19th @ Beverley A. Baird’s Blog
Bev reviews Amy S. Cutler’s book A Shadow of Love.
October 20th @ Knotty Needle
Join Judy Hudgins for her review of Amy S. Cutler’s book A Shadow of Love.
October 21st @ Beverley A. Baird’s Blog
Join Bev as she shares a guest post by Amy S. Cutler about the story behind the haunted house in the novel.
October 22nd @ Lisa Haselton’s Reviews & Interviews
Join Lisa as she interviews author Amy S. Culter about her book A Shadow of Love.
October 24th @ Girl Zombie Authors
Read a guest post by Amy S. Cutler about why ghost stories are so popular.
October 25th @ Four Moon Reviews
Join Samantha as she reviews Amy S. Cutler’s book A Shadow of Love. You can also win a copy of the book too!
October 27th @ Girl Zombie Authors
Come by Chris’ blog again and read a review of Amy S. Cutler’s book A Shadow of Love. You can also enter to win a copy of the book too!
October 29th @ Boots, Shoes and Fashion
Visit Linda’s blog for an in-depth interview with author Amy S. Cutler about her book A Shadow of Love.
October 31st @ Author Anthony Avina’s Blog
Visit Anthony’s blog for Amy S. Cutler’s guest post about finding a publisher.
November 1st @ Choices
Join Madeline as she features a guest post by Amy S. Cutler about the first draft process.
November 2nd @ Jessica Belmont’s Blog
Jessica reviews Amy S. Cutler’s book A Shadow of Love.
November 3rd @ Write Advice
Read Amy’s guest post about how she found the idea for Shadow of Love and turned it into a story.
November 4th @ Author Anthony Avina’s Blog
Read Anthony’s review of A Shadow of Love by Amy S. Cutler. A paranormal book you don’t want to miss!