Sunday, July 21, 2019

Book Review: The Seventh Life of Aline Lloyd by Robert Davies

When Evan Morgan's brother dies unexpectedly, he finds that not only was his brother fabulously wealthy but Evan has inherited a small farm in northern Wales. When he visits his new property, he meets the 'strange' Aline Lloyd, his neighbor. As he learns more about Aline, he also becomes more intrigued with her.
I know the area fairly well, and it is lovely to read about Denbighshire. The author does a nice job of describing the countryside and the lovely people in that area. I found the story itself is a bit odd. Aline is somewhat emotionless with the occasional flash of temper; it was hard for me to see why Evan was so attracted to her unless he was being manipulated. I couldn't relate to her paranormal side. She didn't seem to have much control and yet Evan accepted it fairly easily. I did like her history better and I wished the author had spent more time on her reincarnations, explaining how her powers developed over time. The short bits we got didn't really explain how she was so powerful in her current incarnation. 
I found the ending a disappointment. The book just seemed to end without much real resolution. I want to thank Netgalley and BHC Press for giving me the opportunity to read this book.

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