Madow, M. (2011). Remembrance. Chesapeake, VA: Dream Scape Publishing.
Book 1 of the Transcend Time Series
YA / Romantic Fantasy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Blurb: Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from 1815, England... but she doesn't realize it until she meets her soul mate from the past and he triggers her memories to gradually return.
When Drew Carmichael transfers into Lizzie's high school, she feels a connection to him, like she knows him. But he wants nothing to do with her. Reaching Drew is more difficult because she has a boyfriend, Jeremy, who has become full of himself after being elected co-captain of the varsity soccer team, and her flirtatious best friend Chelsea starts dating Drew soon after his arrival. So why can't she get him out of her mind?
Lizzie knows she should let go of her fascination with Drew, but fighting fate isn't easy, and she's determined to unravel the mysteries of the past.
**************************************Hall Ways Review: Interesting premise and the author made it work. I had expected/hoped for more action around the masquerade dance; though that scene did include a critical/turning point to the story, the dance was a pretty minor part of the story and a bit of a let-down for me. I also would have enjoyed more detail of the past lives, but Madow gave us enough to move the story forward.
This could be a stand alone book, but the bridge book, Vengeance, suggests another level to the plot that could make for some interesting events in the sequel. Looking forward to finding out in book three, Timeless.