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Review by Star_and_Buck -- Yesterday by Samyann

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Yesterday" by Samyann.]
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Yesterday by Samyann is a novel based on reincarnation. It is a story of a woman named Amanda who believes that everyone she loves will be parted from her. Amanda lost so many people she loved including her parents and her boyfriend, which made her vow that she will never try to come close to anyone again.

The story begins with Amanda saving Mark Patrick Callahan, a cop, from a train accident who instantly falls in love with her. Amanda thinks that she knows Mark from her past life. This belief turns even stronger when she buys an antique clock from the 18th century. Amanda lives with Mary, her grandmother and a psychiatrist, and her brother. Read on to see if Mark can survive through Amanda's rejections to prove that their true love will never die and she will be loved as once she was.

The plot of the story was quite simple and fascinating and the character development throughout the book was exceptionally well. The idea of past lives was very interesting to me. The thing that I like the most about the book was the way in which the historical parts were described. The description of the American Civil War and the Chicago fire felt like I was the spectator of these events. This suspenseful story was engaging and tied me up from the beginning (even though I couldn't finish it in one read) till the end. Not only this, but the cats were also a part of reincarnation.

I didn't like the constant italicized thoughts of the characters. Also, I expected that Mary and Ed Morgan (owner of the shop from which Amanda bought the antique clock) will play a big role in the story but it was not the case. Except this, there was nothing that I did not like about the book. There were no typographical errors and grammatical mistakes in the book. Sex happens in the book but not directly on the page. The author avoids describing the actual scene on the page.

I rate this book 4 stars out of 4. The above-mentioned flaws were too small for me to dislike the book. Although the book is a work of fiction, it seems like it is a true story due to the introduction of historical events. Yesterday is a book worth reading. I would recommend this book to those who love to read historical romance novels and books on reincarnation.

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This sounds like an interesting book with a pretty interesting title. Reincarnation is a fascinating topic and one which immediately grabs a readers attention. Thank you for a great review!

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Manali_DC wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 13:23
This sounds like an interesting book with a pretty interesting title. Reincarnation is a fascinating topic and one which immediately grabs a readers attention. Thank you for a great review!
It is indeed an interesting book. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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Sounds like an interesting setup although I do not believe in reincarnation. Since it is a work of fiction I could give it a try. Thanks for the review!

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I'm not into romance, but those two lives so intertwined and immerse into historical events are fascinating. Thank you for your great review!
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Kirsi_78 wrote:
13 Aug 2020, 04:52
Sounds like an interesting setup although I do not believe in reincarnation. Since it is a work of fiction I could give it a try. Thanks for the review!
This is an excellent work of fiction.
Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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NetMassimo wrote:
13 Aug 2020, 08:29
I'm not into romance, but those two lives so intertwined and immerse into historical events are fascinating. Thank you for your great review!
Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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Amanda's story sounds really emotional. Thanks for your insightful review. Good job!
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Elvis Best wrote:
13 Aug 2020, 17:29
Amanda's story sounds really emotional. Thanks for your insightful review. Good job!
Thank you.

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A book centered around reincarnation and past lives? Yes please :) I have always been a fan of that theory, and I look forward to reading more about it in this fictional tale. Thank you for your detailed and thoughtful review! Happy reading :techie-studyinggray:
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Wow! Reincarnation sounds really fascinating. I would love to read this book. Thanks for your brilliant review.

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I'm don't believe in reincarnation but I'd be interested in discovering how the author developed on the idea. Great review.

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Having read your review, I'm sure this book is very interesting. The cover screams "pick me up". I commend the author for executing this one successfully. Great review!
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MeganDJ wrote:
14 Aug 2020, 00:04
A book centered around reincarnation and past lives? Yes please :) I have always been a fan of that theory, and I look forward to reading more about it in this fictional tale. Thank you for your detailed and thoughtful review! Happy reading :techie-studyinggray:
Do give it a try I am sure you will love it.

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Honest-reviewer wrote:
14 Aug 2020, 06:03
Wow! Reincarnation sounds really fascinating. I would love to read this book. Thanks for your brilliant review.
Thanks for ur comment.

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