Garda

Welcome to the Realm

Fiction - Paranormal
358 Pages
Reviewed on 08/01/2013
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Author Biography

Stacy Eaton is a police officer by profession. Currently, she is working as the department investigator and enjoys digging into cases and putting the pieces of the puzzles together.

Stacy resides in southeastern Pennsylvania and is the wife to a police officer and the mother of two. She is very proud of her son who is currently serving in the United States Navy and equally proud of her nine year old daughter who works hard in her Tae Kwon Do studies.

When Stacy is not working her demanding job, or spending time with her family, she works on her business and volunteers with the World Literary Café. When there is time, she writes.

Her current projects include finishing up edits for Liveon, a contemporary romance set to release late 2013. Second Shield a romance and crime novel that should be released by January 2014. She is also working on Book 3 of the My Blood Runs Blue series, Mixing the Blue Blood and 4 other projects.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers' Favorite

To her colleagues, Corey Hamilton, an honest police officer, has a heart like an angel. Author Stacy Eaton’s Garda: Welcome to the Realm is a unique story where the main protagonist falls in love with her fellow police officer Mitchell O’Reilly. The problem is that the guy is a married man with a child. Corey’s greatest secret is known to Brock, one of the guards of peace, who comes from Garda Síochána, a place that lies between heaven and earth. He is Corey’s personal Garda and is tasked to train Corey, after her death, for her future but her past continues to haunt her. Will Corey be able to tread the right path this time?

This is the first time I have read Stacy Eaton and Garda is the first novel of her Guardian Angel series. This book can stand on its own without reading the other books in the said series. Although incorporating angels in the everyday lives of ordinary people is not a new idea, the author manages to create something unique in her story that truly intrigues me.

First and foremost, the imaginary place between heaven and earth, the realm called Garda Síochána, is quite fascinating, and especially the Guardians who live there and their purpose on earth. There is clearly a touch of fantasy in this novel but it does not make the story less interesting for those who are not big on fantasy novels. This is because Eaton’s ability to tell her story is so totally convincing that it feels very realistic. How the author weaves the lives of her three main characters –- Corey, Mitchell and Brock –- without sounding contrived should also be commended. Garda will definitely surprise readers who love fantasy novels involving angels and stories with unexpected twists and turns.