Thursday, September 25, 2014

Christine Amsden - Stolen Dreams

49. Stolen Dreams by Christine Amsden (2014)
The Cassie Scot Series Book 4
Length: 261 pages
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Started: 11 September 2014
Finished: 25 September 2014
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Christine Amsden for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 26 August 2014
Why do I have it? I like paranormal mysteries and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past. I'm also completely hooked on The Cassie Scot Series as well, so I had to see how it all ended.

For nearly twenty-five years, the patriarchs of the Scot and Blackwood families - two of the most magically-powerful families in Eagle Rock - have despised each other. A quarter of a century has passed for both Edward Scot and Victor Blackwood, and for all that time they've managed to keep a thin veneer of polite civility in place and their simmering mutual hatred in check. But that hatred is about to explode.

Two months after returning home from her sojourn in Pennsylvania, Cassie Scot is shocked to discover that her family has apparently taken a hostage in her absence. Desperate to end the feud before someone dies, Cassie does something that at one time she wouldn't have believed possible - she seeks help from local seer Abigail Hastings, Evan Blackwood's grandmother. However, while Abigail remains remarkably vague and extremely tight-lipped about her visions, she assures Cassie of one inescapable constant, someone will most certainly die: Abigail herself. And when her death comes at the hands of Cassie's own father, Victor Blackwood kills Edward Scot in retaliation.

But even Abigail's visions of the future can be fickle, and certain things may not be precisely as they appear.

Victor's son Evan persuades Cassie to help him learn the truth, teaming them up once again in their darkest hour. Recent revelations about Evan and his family make it increasingly difficult for Cassie to maintain her shield of anger against him. But is it possible for Evan and Cassie to ease tensions between their families; especially when the feud has seemingly taken on a life of its own?

This is the conclusion to the Cassie Scot Series, and I was absolutely thrilled to read it. I loved the evolution of the story throughout the entire series and wanted to know how it all would end. I give Stolen Dreams an A+! and must say that I'm incredibly sorry to leave the town of Eagle Rock behind. I will definitely keep my eyes open for more from this author in the future!

A+! - (96-100%)

May you read well and often

2 comments:

Christine Amsden said...

Thank you!

Emeraldfire said...

You're more than welcome, Christine - thank you for stopping by my blog! :)