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Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite
Soul and Shadow is the story of Amisihathor, a songstress in the temple of Hathor who, though she was buried along with her husband in his tomb, was in love with another. As Lily Evans, a research assistant views the exhibit of Amisihathor, she meets an older lady, Dame Ursula Allingham, and has the most interesting, but somewhat strange, conversation with her. Ursula tells Lily the story of Amisihathor and wants Lily to help solve the mystery of something that happened so very long ago. Follow Lily on her journey as this exciting, and sometimes dangerous, mystery unfolds. The author wonderfully blends the past and present, love and romance, mystery and history to give us a most intriguing story that will keep you on the edge of you seat until the mystery is solved. The surprising twists and turns as the story comes closer to an end will make this a most fascinating read.
This book is not my usual kind of reading, but I did find it a pretty fast-paced, interesting mystery and love story. Being the author's debut book, I was impressed by her ability to tell a story as a seasoned writer. The characters and dialogue were interesting enough to keep the book flowing nicely. I will have to say I didn't find the cover very appealing. A more striking cover designed more to fit the story would capture the interest of readers. Both young and older readers who enjoy ancient Egyptian cultures will enjoy this book.