Title: Echoes of the Past
Series: Lobster Cove
Author: Emma Kaye
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Time travel, Witches
Publisher: Wild Rose Publishing
SYNOPSIS: In 1692, Isabeau Munier cast a spell to flee Lobster Cove and escape burning at the stake for witchcraft. Instead, she’s trapped by a curse that tosses her through time whenever she attempts to leave the small town. With her curiosity shop and Great Dane familiar, Isabeau has finally found her place in time. When her landlord’s sexy nephew moves in, she thinks she may have found Mr. Right as well.
Grayson Wright’s intrigued by the beautiful Isabeau, but a friend’s accusations make him worry Isabeau took advantage of his beloved uncle. Gray’s determined to learn the truth, even at the risk of losing his heart.
Can Isabeau prove she’s not the gold-digger Gray fears and that her love for him is true? Can Gray learn to trust his heart, which tells him Isabeau’s the perfect woman for him? Or will Isabeau’s curse take the chance away from them both?
REVIEW: Isabeau is a witch from another century and instead of escaping Lobster Cove and being burned at the stake. She is trapped in Lobster Cove but just jumps through time when she tries to leave Lobster Cove. Fortunately for her she meets a great guy named Stan Wright. He is always there for her when she turns up in different times. She actually sees the guy grow to a young man. Now however he has passed away and his nephew Grayson has come to see about his uncle’s affairs including the house and the shop Isabeau rents out.
Grayson is skeptical about Isabeau and with the help of a family friend, Sherri he thinks Isabeau has taken advantage of his uncle and he wants to find out the truth. Grayson moves in to the house where Isabeau has an apartment and slowly gets to know his uncle and Isabeau. He finds himself thinking about her and wanting her. Isabeau is trying to keep Grayson from finding out she is a witch so she offers to help him clean out the attic.
In this process they start to fall for each other. Isabeau hasn’t had any male companionship in many years and is afraid to let her guard down but sharing living space as well as a bathroom can be a little tricky.
When Sherri goes into premature labor, Isabeau tries to help and Sherri won’t have any of it. She calls the ambulance and goes to the hospital where the husband and Grayson have showed up. Grayson is torn between his heart and his brain telling him to believe in Isabeau.
He goes to chase after her and she disappears before his eyes. He finally starts to believe the rantings of his uncle and knows he loves Isabeau and has to get her back. He searches for the book where is uncle kept all the spells and he has Sherri help him perform the spell. He hopes it isn’t the last time he sees Isabeau. After Sherri recites the chant she is exhausted and needs rest. Grayson doesn’t know if it worked so he waits to find out. Read on to see if Grayson and Isabeau get their happy ending.
I really enjoyed this book. I am usually not one for the time travel but it wasn’t the focus of the book and it had to be shown at times to keep the story moving along. I like how Isabeau is a witch but she is a good witch and sometimes it is hard for people to understand there is always good and bad in everything. I also liked Grayson being so concerned about his uncle being taken advantage of but also how he had a huge heart and wanted to believe in Isabeau and the love he felt for her.
I would recommend this book.