4 out of 4 stars
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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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