Shadows of Something Real by Sophia Kell Hagin ~ Book Review by Ameliah

Shadows-of-Something-Real-Review-Sophia-Kell-Hagin-Prism Title: Shadows of Something Real

Author: Sophia Kell Hagin

Publisher: Bold Strokes Publishing

Cover Artist: Sheri (

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars


In some ways, Marine Lieutenant Jamie Gwynmorgan has it pretty good. The motherly kindness of Lynn Hillinger, the senator she saved during the war that nearly killed them both, never wavers. Plus she has a great place to stay while she’s on convalescent leave—and a steady supply of the best lemonade on earth.

But flashbacks and nightmares shadow her as she tries to decide: Attempt a return to active duty, or…what?

Jamie doubts she can ever achieve the peaceful life she dreams of—until she meets smart, idealistic Adele Sabellius. As their relationship deepens, almost anything seems possible.

Soon, however, Jamie learns that something more menacing than nightmares and flashbacks has begun to twist the restless shadows around her. Though she may never understand why Adele loves her, Jamie will do whatever it takes to keep Adele safe when relentless enemies emerge from those darkening shadows to threaten yet another war.

Ameliah’s View:

Just Breathe
Jamie is a former POW with a nasty case of PTSD doing her best to hang on. Adele is a Red Cross worker visiting her sister when she meets the wounded warrior. Can she be the anchor Jamie needs to keep her in the here and now long enough to heal so she can keep her new family safe from those who are trying to kill them? Or is she too badly damaged to see the truth and be set free?

I had a hard time getting into this story. It started slowly but once I got into it I didnt want to put it down. It was really pretty good.

I liked the complexity of the story lines and the characters. Ms. Hagin allowed us to see how the ladies related to each other in a variety of ways and I feel like I really got to know them and grow attached to them. (I can totally see Lynn as Dame Judy Dench) I did worry about Jamie until the end. There were a few questions that didn’t get answered but most everything was tied up at a satisfying end.

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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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