A small 16th century Danish Village during the plague, has suffered unimaginable loss and a deep sadness prevails among the households. As Christmas approaches, Lissi Johansen longs to continue a tradition from past holidays when her parents were still alive. She will need a miracle and the help of the miller Ole Anderson, who has suffered his own loss, to make her dream come true.
Who knew that a single Snowdrop cookie and good wishes could bring hope to a grieving community awakening them to the possibility of love and happiness again.
This beautifully written, heartfelt story is the perfect reminder that anything is possible when love and kindness are involved. I recommend this book with pleasure.
5.0 out of 5 stars
Reviewed in the United States on December 21, 2020
Devastated by the loss of her fiancée, Sherry roams the streets of Rio. She feels so lost, so alone, like a battered flower crushed underfoot. She happens across a shop and something beckons her inside. A wise, elderly man asks her a few cryptic questions. She answers honestly and before she can blink, she’s thrust into another world, a fantasy world, unlike anything she’s ever experienced. Nothing makes sense, not even the man who rescues her, who looks eerily like her beloved fiancée. Can her wish turn back time? More importantly, can she rewrite her future and spend the rest of her life with the man she loves?
A Whisper on the Wind is a magical paranormal romance story. Julie D’Arcy’s writing style engages the reader so it’s easy to immerse oneself in the story. The emotions Sherry feels is heartfelt and realistic. The world-building is very intricate. I connected with the characters right away. Equal parts supernatural, adventure and suspense, A Whisper on the Wind is a must-read. If you’re looking for a short paranormal romance you can read in under an hour, pick up A Whisper on the Wind. Highly recommend!
Disclaimer: I read this on Kindle Unlimited.
I read it all at once as I could not wait to see what happened next. At the heart of the engaging story is good old fashion hope and romance with the book having a HEA. Sherry, the main character lives a unique adventure that will mark her whole existence. I can’t tell more as I don’t like spoilers. True happiness is like a warm breeze that touches your life when you least expect it, a strange old man tells Sherry.
Great story. Perhaps the author will enlarge it and make it a novel.
He lay back on his towel, pulled his cap down half-covering his eyes, and watched. This guy was gorgeous—short black hair, a touch of the oriental look about him, and a slight but well-built body. Ace’s mouth watered just at the sight of all that glistening, golden-brown skin.
Ace is from a small town in Australia and for the Holidays he treats himself to a vacation in exotic Thailand where he hopes to meet a man. He’s never been with a man before though he knows that’s where his interest lie. Experimenting and self-discovery in a small town can be impossible.
There on the beach in Thailand, Ace spots the man of his dreams. His encounter with his mystery man grows even more romantic as he’s able to use his paramedic skills to rescue the guy from drowning. It turns out that the man he saved, Matt, is from Australia also. A romance a sultry as the Thailand sun grows from there.
Julie A. D’Arcy is a multi-talented writer and artist. She not only wrote this story but created cover art as well.
The novelette, Encounter in Paradise, is as luscious as its cover. The two sexy heroes and their hot yet warm-hearted tale will sweep you away for an hour or so. It’s also a great beach read for sunning on the sandy shore or lounge chair. I highly recommend Encounter in Paradise.
“Spellbound” is a definite 5 star read that I highly recommend to anyone with a love for romance, fantasy, and time travel.”