Monday, January 12, 2015

Book Review: Enlightened (EVE series book 2) by A.L. Waddington

  • File Size: 3735 KB
  • Print Length: 261 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1620153548
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Booktrope (March 24, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

Continuing where Essence, Book 1, EVE series ended, the barrier between Jocelyn Timmons consciousness continues to dissolve as she better understands the two lives she lives and enormity of her newly discovered inherited gift of EVE (Essence Voyager Era) which allows her to fall asleep on one plane of existence and awaken on another as her soul travels nightly.

In Enlightened, Book 2, present-day Jocelyn uncovers the vast wonderment of the Victorian era but soon learns that life then was not as grand for women as she has read in the classics. Still, she finds comfort in the support of family and friends; a bolstering contrast to her overly hectic, career-oriented family in the twenty-first century. Her love for Jackson Chandler strengthens across time and becomes the light she so desperately needs as the world she has always known no longer makes sense. Yet, the closer she is drawn to Jackson by their mutual ability, the more strain develops amongst those she loves in 2009.

On the other side of Jocelyn’s consciousness in 1878, she remains ignorant of EVE. Her life is crumbling around her, yet she finds herself anxiously awaiting the images that invade her dreams. Jocelyn longs to be the woman she portrays in that world yet her jealousy is unbearable. Miscommunication, betrayal and hidden agendas make trust near impossible. The clearer the visions become the more she questions motives of her closest confidants and foregoes revealing the images that plague her perception. As her life seems to unravel, Jocelyn’s two worlds collide, and she is enlightened as the pieces start to fall into place. But is she strong enough to survive the truth? Is Jackson really her destiny? And can their love transcend time?

About the Author: A.L.Waddington

About the Author:

A.L. Waddington completed her undergraduate studies at University of Texas Dallas and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. She graduated from IUPUI with a BS in Psychology. A.L. and her husband, Ty have a son, two daughters, three puppies, and an oversized cat. They reside in Indiana. 

My Review:  

Once again A.L. does it again! The true love and dynamic of these two characters is superb!  What I enjoyed most is comparing the things in one time that would be considered "small things" such as getting married at 18 in the 1800's, or "females getting full education" in the 2000's.  These small things while seemingly innocuous are actually quite boat rockers in the other time periods.  I enjoyed how the love developed further and you also get to know more depth of other characters such as William and Olivia.  I enjoyed this book just as much as the first one and look forward to reading more!  

Easily gained a 5 out of 5 from me.

Views expressed are those of Two Children and a Migraine and not influenced in anyway.  A book was supplied for review purposes only and no compensation was received for this post.