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Suddenly Psychic by Elizabeth Hunter
Series: Glimmer Lake #1
Published by Self-Published on February 18, 2020
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Robin Brannon was a normal wife, mom, and antique shop owner until a brush with death turned her day-to-day life upside down. Now she and her two best friends are seeing things that belong in a fantasy novel. Ghosts. Visions. Omens of doom. Nothing that belongs in the peaceful mountain town they call home.
Added to that, Robin’s marriage is on the rocks, her grandmother’s health is failing, her mother is driving away the customers at her shop, her teenage daughter refuses to get her drivers’ license, and her left knee aches every darn morning.
Robin doesn’t have the time, energy, or knees to unearth the secrets buried at the bottom of Glimmer Lake, but fate doesn’t seem to care. Some secrets are just dying to be exposed.
I really enjoyed the start of a new series, Glimmer Lake. It’a part of a new concept from a group of authors of paranormal romance with characters who are a bit older and more realistic, Paranormal Women’s Fiction. I am not surprised since I have enjoyed everything, in many genres, from this author. This series seems to focus on the things I love best – talents of the mind.
Suddenly Psychic starts with building the world where three women are best friends in a smallish town in California. One is married; one is divorced; and one is a widow. They all have children growing up, mostly teens or young adults. They have realistic issues with their children, parents, partners, and careers.
Everything was pretty normal until the women have a brush with death and suddenly, they know more. Their new talents are frightening and probably unbelievable to most people. They struggle with the meanings, an old murder, and the secrets from the past. They end up trying to learn whatever they can about some history from the library, and older relatives.
I loved the relationship between these women. There’s a down-to-earth authenticity and the solid feel of knowing they will be there as they face… well anything. Everyone needs these kind of relationships. Along with the mystery, we get personal growth of our ladies.
Even without their ability changes, they go through some big events and differences to their lives. I can’t guess where the series will go next but I’ll be going along. I am curious to see whether they will be more open with the sheriff in the future.
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great cover and everything about the book sounds great to me
I liked this and it was a bit more realistic than a cozy, but it has a cozy feel in some respects.
How wonderful you’ve discovered another series by one of your favorite authors! This does sound smart and interesting. Excellent review, Anne?
Yes and she is definitely a favorite author. I’ve enjoyed everything she writes.
This sounds delightful. I’ll have to look it up.
It is something different and a special new concept.
I liked your review of this one and the next one so much that I downloaded this one from KU. 🙂
I hope you love them. I’m a big fan of this author.
I saw recently that this was a new thing PWF. I’m completely interested in the genre as I love it when I read a story about someone who isn’t in her 20s anymore.
It’s all heroines who are women in their 40s or older by women in their 40s or older. It’s a change and an interesting one. People around that time with mid-life crisis, adjusting their original plans for a better life.
I’ve been seeing this one around recently. It sounds like a good one and what a pretty cover.
It’s a different concept with women in their 40s rather than YA. I like to read different, and this is different.