Review: Yesterday’s Kiss by Carly Fall

Posted February 28, 2014 by Vampbard in Paranormal Romance, Rating C, Reviews Tags: , , ,

Yesterday’s Kiss
Author: Carly Fall 
Reviewer: VampBard
Rating: C+

What I’m Talking About:

I really like Arizona, ghost towns, and historical sites. I can sit and imagine history unfolding around me as I take in the ambiance of an area. I’ve always been fascinated by ghosts, the paranormal, and anything that could be remotely construed as horror or the occult. I was pretty excited to read Yesterday’s Kiss, since I’m jonesing for warmth in the middle of this frigid Michigan winter, and Arizona is fabulously warm!

I did like a lot of things about the story. Ms. Fall is great at writing details. Sensory details. I felt as though I was right there, in the moment. I liked the way the characters traversed time, and the way the author showed us what happened. I’ve never been to Bisbee, but it seemed as though the descriptions were authentic, and completely believable.

I liked Joseph. I thought he was a genuine character. I liked the way we got to see his history with ‘Margaret’. I could feel his love for her. I could also feel his pain. Really. I may have dabbed at my eye a time or two, to keep the mascara from running.

Maggie was truly a lovable character. Readers will probably have a lot of compassion for her, and many will probably identify with her. I, on the other hand, wanted to protect her from early on in the story. For some reason, she just felt as though she needed protecting. I’m not even totally sure why I felt that way about her. I also liked her inner monologue throughout the title. She was constantly trying to talk herself out of the whole Joseph thing.

I did have a few issues with Yesterday’s Kiss. I felt as though the plot was stifled; I felt there was so much growing it could have done! Sentence structures and complexity also irritated me. The sentences were quite simple throughout, it felt. The dialogue for Joseph felt almost authentic for the time period, but the rest fell a bit flat for me. There was one plot issue that bothered me, but not enough to stop reading.

And the end. No. Phreakin’. Way! I actually had no idea how Ms. Fall would tie up the loose ends on this title! Kudos for keeping me in the dark for so long!

Rating:  C+ Liked It – But I had issues


About the Book:

Is she really encountering her one true love from the past?

When Maggie Ramos signs her divorce papers, she’s determined to start a new life free from her ex-husband’s verbal abuse and unfaithful behavior.

As a new start and celebration, Maggie decides to take a trip to Bisbee and Tombstone, Arizona. Because of her fascination with history, the two places have always captivated her with their rich pasts.

During a tour of the Copper Queen Mine in Bisbee, Maggie’s encounter with a miner named Joseph leaves her questioning her sanity. Claiming that he is her dead husband from the past, he is determined to prove to her that their love was real. He takes her on a journey vacillating between the present and the early 1900s, leaving Maggie to wonder if her psyche is shattering, or if she is really encountering her one true love from the past.

Does true love transcend death?

Release Date: December 11, 2013
Publisher: Westward Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance, novella
Format(s): e-book
Book Source: author via assistant

Purchase Info:
Yesterday’s Kiss

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