Carolina Spirit

September 27, 2017

BOOK DESCRIPTION

The untimely loss of her true love throws a young woman’s mother into a deep depression. Missing her father desperately, and unsettled by the rumors, Gracie sets out to seek the real circumstances in his tragic death. The imbalance awakens a ghostly energy that refuses to let go of Gracie, pushing her to the edge. As this presence grows more insistent, her best friend Gus worries about her state of mind, as the future becomes unclear for them all.

Growing up southern on an island off the coast of South Carolina stitches a tapestry of rich characters and endless outdoor adventures. Leading to a surprising conclusion that will leave you shedding a tear or two, laughing out loud and clapping your hands for the brave, unforgettable and resourceful inhabitants of Lady’s island named Gracie, and Gus.

A timeless story that anyone with a love of southern culture, ghosts and adventure will enjoy!

 

REVIEW 

A well crafted coming of age story that will haunt and enchant  

Whatever flaws we might identify or frustrations we might feel are trivial in comparison to a reader’s pure joy in losing himself/herself in a narrative. When all the elements come together: an intriguing plot, thoughtful, profound themes, complex, troubling, characters, and language that make us shudder for its honesty, clarity, and confidence; we gratefully set all analysis aside and give ourselves up to the sheer magic of a great book. And for me, Carolina Spirit, is such a book.

Author Bibiana Krall weaves an enchanting tale of mystery and suspense, with intriguing twists and turns that easily captivates the reader’s attention from the beginning. The story had every element a good story should have. An exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. There’s an abundance of well illustrated scenes that make you feel like you are right there in the story, and that’s something I really look for in a good book.

The book description gives a sneek preview; ‘The untimely loss of her true love throws a young woman’s mother into a deep depression. Missing her father desperately, and unsettled by the rumors, Gracie sets out to seek the real circumstances in his tragic death. The imbalance awakens a ghostly energy that refuses to let go of Gracie, pushing her to the edge. As this presence grows more insistent, her best friend Gus worries about her state of mind, as the future becomes unclear for them all.

Growing up southern on an island off the coast of South Carolina stitches a tapestry of rich characters and endless outdoor adventures. Leading to a surprising conclusion that will leave you shedding a tear or two, laughing out loud and clapping your hands for the brave, unforgettable and resourceful inhabitants of Lady’s island named Gracie, and Gus.’

Now, if that’s not enough to whet your appetite, I don’t know what will. But if you want to find out what happens, you’ll just have to turn the pages yourself to find out!

This captivating and commendable work had me immersed from the beginning. The story flowed from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows exceptional ability when it comes to storytelling. There are plenty of attention-grabbing moments in this page turner that will take the reader on a spellbinding journey!

It’s one of those books that come along once in a while that makes you want to read it non-stop until you get to the end. I’m giving nothing further away here. And this, I hope, will only add to the mystery and enjoyment for the reader. I will say, however, that fans of the coming of age/paranormal genres will love having a nibble on this one!

I’ll certainly be looking forward to reading more from Bibiana Krall in the future. I would definitely recommend this book. Five stars from me.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Bibiana Krall is an American author living blissfully inside the stories she creates. She recently earned an M.A. in Creative Writing at Wilkes University CW and is currently pursuing her MFA in Fiction. She looks forward to the opportunity of teaching, inspiring and engaging with the next generation of writers. Let’s connect on Twitter @Bibiana1Krall

A wanderer, dreamer and humanist, she writes character driven fiction with a love for classical literature, highlighting strong, female protagonists. Joined in this wild ride are her brilliant husband, two super cool Gen Z’s that keep her hip and curiously human goldfish named Frank & Tank with the latest tank mate aptly named, Drogon. (Thank you George R.R. Martin!)

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2 Comments

  • Bibiana September 29, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Thanks so much for your amazing review and appreciation for Carolina Spirit. I have come to think of Gracie and Gus in the story, as dear friends. I wish you success and happiness in all you do.

  • Emerald Book Reviews September 30, 2017 at 5:59 am

    It was our pleasure reading and reviewing Carolina Spirit. We wish you every success with the book!

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