Sunday, 25 May 2014

Books Read: Amanda James - Dancing in the Rain

What if the responsibility for preventing a major disaster lay with you?

Jacob Weston has felt like he doesn’t belong for as long as he can remember and the strangely vivid dreams he experiences only serve to make him feel more alone … But when his job in research science takes him thousands of miles away from what he thought of as home, Jacob finds the mystery of his past begin to unravel. A trip to the breathtaking Monument Valley and an extraordinary encounter with a Navajo guide seem to hold the key to who Jacob really is. 

After meeting the beautiful Rosenya Neboyia, Jacob feels he may have found what he’d been searching for. But with this meeting is the discovery that his dreams come with a responsibility, and that responsibility is bigger and scarier than he could have ever imagined…

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Jacob had always felt different to his parents and that he didn't fit in but it isn't until after their death that he discovers a deeply hidden secret about his true identity.  At the same time he's puzzled by the strange dreams he keeps having and what they mean but it's only when his job takes him to the US that the pieces of the puzzle start to fall into place and he soon finds himself caught in the middle of a whole new situation... 

The reader is given a clue as to Jacob's true identity in the opening chapter but are then taken on the journey of discovery alongside Jacob as he learns more about who he really is, his heritage and how he can play a part in averting a catastrophic disaster. 

Although I'm a sucker for a good romance story, the romance element between Jacob and Rosenya in Dancing in the Rain was almost secondary as I was hooked into the mystery element and wanting to know more.   

The descriptive writing was excellent, I could almost envisage what Monument Valley looked like and what life is like as part of a Navajo nation.  

A fantastic story from start to finish, I cannot wait to read more from Amanda James in the future.  Both novels I've read so far have been completely different, I still have Somewhere Beyond the Sea to read for myself as Emma did a guest review of it for me, so I'm interested to hear what she has in store for us with her next novel. 

I'd like to thank Liz at Choc Lit for sending me a copy of this eBook to review.  

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