Age wise THE SPIRIT GUIDE is on the younger side of the New Adult, historical, paranormal genre and I usually don't read stories with character this young. However, I am so glad that I took a chance on this one! Davies creates a complex and engrossing world of magic, political intrigue against a historical background. THE SPIRIT GUIDE takes place in a time where women are little more than chattel with little to no influence over the direction their own lives take. Seren is a very young woman with a special gift that she has to hide just to keep herself physically safe. Seren feels that there is no one she can trust with her secret and lives in constant fear of being discovered.
I enjoyed that the characters we multifaceted and not simple. Roth, Seren's husband deals with things poorly at times, but you also have to take into account the thinking and cultural norms of 12th century Britain. Although it's easy to become annoyed with him, I had to remind myself that I couldn't measure him against my modern sensibilities.
When George comes into Seren's life we find that he is more than initially expected. Seren is a strong and determined young woman trying to wrest control of her destiny during a time when it's unacceptable for a girl to have a voice and thoughts of her own.
THE SPIRIT GUIDE is full of the unexpected with twists and turns, betrayal, and evil intentions that will have you hooked until the very end.
**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**
Seren has an unusual gift – she sees spirits, the shades of the dead.
Terrified of being accused of witchcraft, a very real possibility in twelfth century Britain, she keeps her secret close, not even confiding in her husband.
But when she gives her heart and soul to a man who guides spirits in the world beyond the living, she risks her secret and her life for their love.
About Elizabeth Davies
Elizabeth Davies was born and raised in South Wales more years ago than she cares to remember. She lived in England for nearly two decades but returned to her roots when she felt the mountains of her youth calling to her, and hiking in her beloved Brecon Beacons is now one of the joys in her life. When she is not working as a full time secretary, Elizabeth loves spending time with her family, hates doing necessary chores, and tries to fit in writing whenever she can. She has published several books: the Resurrection trilogy, beginning with "State of Grace", continuing with "Amazing Grace", and ending with "Sanctifying Grace", and "The Spirit Guide" She is currently working on another paranormal romance set in Wales.
She is also seriously ad ...more