Fountain of Youth

January 10, 2019

 

45 year old widow, Amelia Martin, finds her life has fallen to pieces. Worse, she’s one of three hostages kidnapped by bandits while holidaying in the Amazon jungle.

When her children refuse to pay the ransom, Amelia acquires a ruthless willpower to survive, and unexpected cold and deadly determination awakens in her to aid in her escape.

Months later when she emerges from the jungle, youth and wealth on her side, did she find the legendary fountain of youth, or did she discover the woman she’d always been deep inside?

REVIEW

An intriguing action and adventure story.

Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews

For thousands of years, people have searched in vain for a way to recapture their youth. The Fountain of Youth supposedly possessed the power to restore the youth of anyone who drank from or bathe in its waters… or at least that’s what legend would have us believe.

Author Margaret Pearce weaves an intriguing action and adventure story with twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints a philosophical tale in a very vivid and convincing way of the will to survive. It examines the fundamental nature of reality, including the relationship between mind and matter, between substance and attribute, and between possibility and actuality. It’s a relatively fast-paced novella that will keep you engaged from the first page to the last.

The book description gives a sneak preview: ‘45-year-old widow, Amelia Martin, finds her life has fallen to pieces. Worse, she’s one of three hostages kidnapped by bandits while holidaying in the Amazon jungle.

When her children refuse to pay the ransom, Amelia acquires a ruthless willpower to survive, and unexpected cold and deadly determination awakens in her to aid in her escape.

Months later when she emerges from the jungle, youth and wealth on her side, did she find the legendary fountain of youth, or did she discover the woman she’d always been deep inside?’…

Fountain of Youth had every element a good story should have. A solid 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.

It’s one of those stories that come along once in a while that makes you want to read it non-stop until you get to the end. It also has a distinctly cinematic feel to it. I’m giving nothing further away here. And this, I hope, will only add to the mystery and enjoyment for the reader!

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

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