Yesterday - A Novel of Reincarnation [NOOK Book]

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This tender love story pulls the reader back to previous lives and a time richly elegant. In modern day Chicago, deja vu draws together a handsome mounted policeman and the beautiful young woman who saves his life. Yesterday is also a harrowing tale of escape through the American Civil War, the heart wrenching love of slaves for their young white charges, and The Great Chicago Fire of 1871. A life of tragedy is Amanda's destiny, or so she believes. But, in this historical romance, Mark fights through Amanda's ...
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Yesterday - A Novel of Reincarnation

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Overview

This tender love story pulls the reader back to previous lives and a time richly elegant. In modern day Chicago, deja vu draws together a handsome mounted policeman and the beautiful young woman who saves his life. Yesterday is also a harrowing tale of escape through the American Civil War, the heart wrenching love of slaves for their young white charges, and The Great Chicago Fire of 1871. A life of tragedy is Amanda's destiny, or so she believes. But, in this historical romance, Mark fights through Amanda's rejection to prove that she will love again as she once loved - Yesterday.
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Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com - M Masson
Samyann's new novel opens with a bang (literally!), and keeps the reader's attention right to the surprising conclusion. The characters are engaging, and the treatment of the reincarnation theme is imaginative. The reader will be challenged by this book to examine the possibility that the past and present might be closer to each other than he or she may have thought. There are some truly thrilling scenes (think Spielberg)
Amazon.com - GirlWith APen
If you believe in love, if you believe in fate, this book is for you. It restores your faith in the romance novel! There are so many richly woven layers to this story, which keeps you turning the pages. Each character is crafted so well, you root for them from start to finish. The history is brought to life, convincingly so-I'm not American and yet I experienced the sights and sounds of this story as though I was there. This is one to curl up with!
Amazon.com - Darlene Allen
I've lived in the Chicago area for many years and I'll never think of the city the same again! I'll think twice every time I hear an 'L' train, the Chicago mounted police will always get a second look and I really have to check out the renovated wood block streets. I loved the Chicago history and Civil War detail right down to the St. Michael's chimes. The characters are captivating from the beautiful Amanda, perseverant, sexy Mark, 'tell it like it is' godmother Mary.
Amazon.com - Bonnae Waldron
Must read book for any Chicagophile or history buff...Its a well written historical ride into the past and I personally loved all of the Chicago stuff. If you are into history, Chicago and romance this is the book for you!
Amazon.com - Laurie Rozakis
What a great read! I'm a long-time professor of literature and found the author's mix of historical fact and compelling narrative combined to create a compelling read. The author is a skilled at her craft, understanding how to fashion compelling, realistic characters, using dialogue and description to bring her fictional people to life. She "shows, rather than tells," so you really get caught up in the story. As a result, I found it difficult to put the book down.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016348261
  • Publisher: Samyann
  • Publication date: 2/26/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 404
  • Sales rank: 1,273,990
  • File size: 738 KB

Meet the Author

Samyann is a Chicago native and a lifelong fascination with the rich history of her city, coupled with an abiding curiosity about the intersection of past, present, and future, have led to the creation of a speculative masterpiece, Yesterday-A Novel of Reincarnation. Visit samyann.com
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  • Posted August 12, 2014

    Yesterday by Samyann is a beautiful love story sprinkled with my

    Yesterday by Samyann is a beautiful love story sprinkled with mystery and intrigue. This book had me immediately. Amanda has lived a life full of loss of those she cares for; her parents, fiancé. She fights tooth and nail not to get involved and love any more people but Mark worms a way into her heart. She saves his life and from that moment the connection between them is evident. Neither can place where or how they know each other but somehow, somewhere they do. Enter the old clock in the picture. Amanda deals in antiques and becomes mesmerized by an antique clock. The connections between her, the clock, and mark catapult her into trying regression .These sessions slowly bring her to the answers.
    The pacing and suspense of this novel was absolutely perfect; not too slow nor rushed. Just enough to keep me pondering what was going to happen next. The regression took Amanda back to civil war and post war days in the South and North. Samyann did a truly exceptional job writing down the accents and conveying a full picture of the novel as it unfolded. I was intrigued from page one. There wasn’t a dull moment in the read.
    Fantastic!

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  • Posted March 22, 2013

    Acquired: I received a free copy of Yesterday from the author in

    Acquired: I received a free copy of Yesterday from the author in exchange for an honest review.

    Rating: 4/5

    Review: The book was definitely a sweet romance. Combines some elements of a few great books I've read recently. The past life regressions are growing on me. I was slightly disappointed that I couldn't always connect with Amanda on an emotional level. Maybe I've matured more than Amanda realizing death and tragedy always comes in bundles and is a part of life but I couldn't follow her tantrums to doorway of the closest asylum every time someone in her past life died. As for the ending of the book there better be a sequel catching us up on whether Amanda accepts her connection to Mark and what that means for their future. Overall, I really enjoyed Yesterday.

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