The Image of Her by Lorna Peel – Book Review
The Image of Her by Lorna Peel – Reviewed by Lindsay
Publisher – Tirgearr Publishing
Pages – 299
Release Date – 11th May 2016
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Rachel Harris had been abandoned as a baby on the steps of a church-run children’s home in England, then later adopted. Who was her birth mother and what were the circumstances which led her to give up her baby?
Searching for someone who doesn’t want to be found seems a hopeless task, until Rachel meets Matthew Williams, a Church of England clergyman.
Then anonymous and increasingly frightening incidents begin and threaten to end their relationship. Are these actions connected to the mysterious events surrounding Rachel’s abandonment?
This book begins with a supernatural phenomenon that turns out to be something else. However, Lorna Peel keeps the theme of something supernatural in the form of a woman’s search for her biological mother.
The unknown elements of her adoption unsettling Rachel Harris to the point of continuing to delve, even when the clues are heart-breaking. So, there is somewhat of a haunting going on throughout the narrative. I loved the mystery and the story line. I love to read fun, bright chick-lit and this story was less fun, but more intense and kept me hooked.
I did not like how some of the relationships turned out, but I understand the reasoning behind Peel’s choice to leave some of them estranged at the end of the book. I also appreciated the amount of compassion and understanding that many characters showed as the mystery unfolds. The twists in the plot surprised me, and I loved that too.
However, because there are a few scenes between the heroine and hero that were too sexually descriptive for my taste, I do not give a very high rating. If I had known this book contained them, I would not have chosen to review it.
Reviewed by Lindsay
Lorna Peel is an author of contemporary and historical romantic fiction. Her debut novel, ONLY YOU, a contemporary romance set in London, England, was published in 2014. INTO THE UNKNOWN, a World War Two romance also set in London, was published in 2015 and reached Amazon’s top 20 best sellers in 20th Century Historical Romance. THE IMAGE OF HER, a romantic suspense set in rural England about a woman’s search for her birth mother, was published in May 2016. NEW BLOOD, a romantic suspense set in a stately home in Yorkshire, England, will be published on 3rd November 2016.