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Posted May 23, 2012
A fast paced read. Kept me turning the page to find out what hap
A fast paced read. Kept me turning the page to find out what happened next. A great book, worth reading more than once.
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Posted July 10, 2012
An Absorbing Mystery… Follow two women who are separated
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Follow two women who are separated in time and yet seem to share a strange bond in Time Shadows, the first book in a series called The Shadow Chronicles. Follow Jacqueline Devore as she struggles to discover what her headaches and the man who aggressively pursues her from place to place have to do with her continual dreams that slowly become a reality of sorts, gripping her in a semi-conscious state in between two planes of existence. An absorbing mystery to both Jacqueline and the readers alike!
Follow the courageous, kind, and beautiful Michelle Suiste as she faces peril after peril in World War 2 occupied France: first the dreaded Drancy concentration camp, then the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp. There she meets the devil disguised as a doctor, Josef Mengele, Mengele performs unspeakable acts of terror upon innocent children and their helpless mothers. Meanwhile, Michelle struggles in her last trimester of pregnancy before giving birth at the death camp. Her two daughters, Eva and Ana, are also subjected to unspeakable terrors, raising the question: will Michelle and her twins survive the death camp?
Author, Sharon Jordan, seamlessly integrates two times, WW2 and the 1970s, with a store of surprise twists that no one, including this reader, will see coming. Get absorbed into where the two pasts intersect and interact in Jordan’s Time Shadows. From the vivid details, it is also clear that Jordan has done her research quite thoroughly.
Jordan truly documents the horrors that the Jewish people endure at the hands of the Nazis in occupied France during the Second World War in Time Shadows. The book also shows that a mother’s love is more powerful than the strongest of hate. I give Time Shadows 5 stars. Once you start reading, you will not want to put this book down.
Posted June 27, 2012
Time Shadows, by Sharon Jordan, is a story that follows a scient
Time Shadows, by Sharon Jordan, is a story that follows a scientist by the name of Jacqueline. Jacqueline begins experiencing dreams about another woman named Michelle living in France during WWII who is pregnant with twins. Michelle is being moved from prison to prison during the Nazi reign, and each night, Jacqueline is experiencing this too, amongst the torment, pain, and experiments that Michelle is also experiencing. Jacqueline turns to a psychic for any answers as to why she is connected to Michelle.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Jordan does a great job gripping her readers. She makes you feel for the characters through her writing. Time Shadows consumed my attention from page one, and had me not wanting to put the book down. I also really enjoyed all of the twists and turns that the book takes, keeping in completely unpredictable. Great job to the author, and I look forward to reading more from her.
Posted June 22, 2012
Time Shadows instantly grasped me. Jacqueline, a researcher from
Time Shadows instantly grasped me. Jacqueline, a researcher from a wealthy family, has been having strange dreams of France during the second world war. She vividly recalls the horrific details surrounding the detainment of Michelle, a woman she has never seen before. Her strange dreams reveal the suspicious machinations of the people around her, and she is stalked by a man with a European accent.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Jacqueline is fairly likeable. She does get very snippy and sarcastic with others around her, even when they're being helpful. It is annoying at times, but I try to think of what I would be like were I in her shoes. Jeffrey is also a very likeable character. He cares greatly for Jacqueline, and it shows in how willing he is to help her. I thought there romance was well done, and it didn't take up a large part of the story, which allowed the main drama to unfold.
The writing is pretty good. The horrid conditions of the camp are revealed vividly, and I actually felt a little queasy reading certain parts. The book got very dark in some places. The twists in the book were fairly well done, but I felt like the ending was resolved too quickly. For instance, I wanted to know why the villain wanted the book so much. There are noticeable errors with spelling/punctuation, but I feel like I say this for nearly every ebook. :)
Posted June 16, 2012
Time Shadows is the first published novel written by Sharon Jord
Time Shadows is the first published novel written by Sharon Jordan. It’s a time traveling thriller of sorts about a young woman, Jacqueline, who starts having dreams about events she would have no way of knowing the specifics about. The deeper she gets into the dreams, the more she loses herself to the woman’s life she dreams about, a woman who is pregnant with twins while enduring life in a WW2 concentration camp. Meanwhile, a mysterious man is out to get Jacqueline and she has no idea why. All she knows is that everything and everyone she once knew is changing and becoming sinister. The one person she learns to trust, and maybe love, is her lab assistant, Jeffrey.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
At the beginning of Time Shadows I found the storyline to be a bit weak with a few holes in the plot. It felt like I was dumped into the novel and had somehow missed some of the back ground, but as I got deeper into the story I forgot the lack of back ground facts and fell down Jacqueline’s rabbit hole so to speak. I quickly became engrossed in Michelle’s story, the woman of Jacqueline’s dreams. The parts written about the experiences at the camps were very vivid and well written which made them all the more chilling and terrifying. The character development of Michelle in particular was thorough and wonderful. It’s because she was so real that I felt so much of everything she went through. The cruelness of the Germans, in particular the doctors during the experiments, was terrifying. There was a wonderful twist at the end involving Jacqueline and Michelle that I never saw coming and made the book all the more exciting.
Ms. Jordan is a normally a poet but if Time Shadows is any indication of the talent she has for novel writing I hope to read many more novels from her. She brought chills down my spine and, by the end, tears to my eyes. Excellent!
Posted June 14, 2012
This is the story of Jacqueline, who through having the same dre
This is the story of Jacqueline, who through having the same dreams every night finds a psychic for answers. With the help of psychic Delphi, Jacqueline’s dreams are not just dreams; she is reliving the life of Michelle, who was married to a Jew, in the Second World War and she is pregnant with twins.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Through Michelle’s eyes, Jacqueline lives through the torment, pain, degradation of living in a German death camp, and being submitted to experiments due to carrying twins.
I found this book “unputdownable”, it was well written, descriptive and easy to read, and it had me gripped by the first chapter. The story however gave you an insight of the horrors that went on in the German death camps, and the tension at the end of the book will mean you will be reading throughout the night.